10+ Best Articles on Activism
The most useful articles on activism from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Activism Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on activism by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- The mindfulness conspiracy
- “What Can I Do?” Part 1 — The Personal
- The Black Women Who Paved the Way for This Moment
- Anger is a valuable emotion driving private and public good
- Paths to Depolarization
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Activism needs introverts
For the introverts among us, traditional forms activism like marches, protests and door-to-door canvassing can be intimidating and stressful. Take it from Sarah Corbett, a former professional…
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“What Can I Do?” Part 1 — The Personal
As climate people, we hear this question again and again: “What can I do?” Many of us are trying to figure out how to help address the climate crisis. So, we’re taking on that critical question in a…
Mike Davis, California’s ‘prophet of doom’, on activism in a dying world: ‘Despair is useless’
His warnings of ecological and social breakdown have proved accurate. But with months to live, Davis is anything but defeated
The Black Women Who Paved the Way for This Moment
Today’s protests build on a long tradition of activism.
In focus: 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence
The United Nations is marking the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence from 25 November to 10 December 2021, under the global theme set by the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE campaign:…
Climate Deniers Shift Tactics to ‘Inactivism’
Fossil fuel interests are trying to blame climate change on individuals while also sewing division, says Michael Mann, one of their prime targets
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on activism.
Paths to Depolarization
Grassroots activism and electoral reform are important. But only a political realignment can save America.
Anger is a valuable emotion driving private and public good
To those who say anger is destructive or pointless: Not so! Getting angry spurs and sustains us to take action for justice
The mindfulness conspiracy
The long read: It is sold as a force that can help us cope with the ravages of capitalism, but with its inward focus, mindful meditation may be the enemy of activism
«Society therefore needs therapy, not radical change. This is perhaps why mindfulness initiatives have become so attractive to government policymaker»
The case for a more radical climate movement
Author Andreas Malm on the failures of climate activism and the need for escalation.
«Given the stakes, why hasn’t the global climate movement become far more radical than it is?»
Protest and persist: why giving up hope is not an option
The true impact of activism may not be felt for a generation. That alone is reason to fight, rather than surrender to despair
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