Posts Tagged ‘collective’

Building Collective Power Within Our Organizations

Above Photo: Kevin Butz / Unsplash. As we imagine an alternative society, we should think about how we will create something more collective, something where all people have a voice. Most of us come from a tradition where a select few make large impactful decisions for social justice organizations. Organizations have practices that at times […]

Fauci: ‘Individual Rights Are Not As Important As The Needs Of The Borg Collective’

Fauci: ‘Individual Rights Are Not As Important As The Needs Of The Borg Collective’ WASHINGTON, D.C.—After suddenly disappearing for a few days, Dr. Fauci returned wearing an odd face mask connecting to metal tubes and covered in blinking lights. The nation’s beloved doctor then gave a speech emphasizing the need to deemphasize the needs and […]

Climate Crisis: Our Collective Delusions

Protestors at venue of Glasgow summit on climate change It’s apparent; Climate extremes are real. The last six years have been the hottest years on record.    Megafires, polar melting, very severe cyclonic storms and other extreme weather events made half of the world population suffer. The Scientific community has warned the global leaders to take […]

Islamic Jihad Warns “Israel” against “Collective Punishment” of Palestinian Inmates

 SEPTEMBER 8, 2021 By Staff, Agencies The Islamic Jihad strongly warned the “Israeli” regime against trying to punish other Palestinian prisoners over the recent escape of six inmates from a maximum-security “Israeli” jail. The Palestinian resistance movement issued the warning in a statement on Tuesday after Palestinian sources revealed that the regime was administering “collective […]

The Collective West Fears an Increased Role for Germany

Over the last hundred years, oil and gas have often been the cause of numerous conflicts and wars. They have given rise to ad hoc strategies to seize energy deposits or prevent adversaries from gaining control of a vital resource to industrial nations and modern armies. And more than once, invader countries have learned by […]

Debtors’ Unions: Indebtedness As A Source Of Collective Power

Above Photo: Terry Laban. With Nearly Three Out Of Four Households Carrying Some Kind Of Debt, Debtors’ Unions Are Reframing Indebtedness As A Shared Problem And A Source Of Collective Power. debt•ors’ un•ion noun 1. A group of people fighting for the renegotiation and cancellation of debts, and for universal public goods. So, like a labor union for debtors? […]

America’s Afghan Debacle & West’s Collective Bungle

Taliban’s return to Kabul this week in lightning speed dislodging world’s No.1 self-styled sole Superpower Uncle Sam, is outstanding as much as astounding, considering Taleban’s de facto rag-tag force with primitive weapons and nil airpower. They outsmarted the U.S. in almost every department of high-altitude mountain guerrilla war. Quite significant too, that a U. S. […]

Mythological Islands in Folklore and the Collective Subconscious

To quote the poet John Donne: “ No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main ”, but every person may also venture to the mythical islands of the collective subconscious where a wounded soul goes to recover and uncover the Hidden Self. […]

Mythological Islands in Folklore and the Collective Subconscious

To quote the poet John Donne: “ No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main ”, but every person may also venture to the mythical islands of the collective subconscious where a wounded soul goes to recover and uncover the Hidden Self. […]

Longtime Israel advocate Wittes says Biden must address ‘collective punishment’ of Palestinians

The Israel lobby is under huge pressure these days as the Democratic Party base becomes more sympathetic to Palestinians in the wake of the latest Israeli onslaught. A pro-Israel group, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, held an event on the Gaza conflict last week, and there were two surprising responses to the progressive shift. […]

Antisemitism, the Muslim world’s sole collective contribution to Palestine

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Collective for what? Humility and compassion is the need of time

In the recent past we have seen enough of riots, trolling and devaluation of others in the name of collectivity. Nothing is like groups emancipation and collectivity if it is used for degradation and humiliation of others. Emotion which pleases us when others are suffering is dehumanizing. In the time of pandemic, there is a […]

The Enormous Impact Of Eroded Collective Bargaining On Wages

Above photo: Danny Johnston/AP. A major factor depressing wage growth for middle earners and driving the growth of wage inequality over the last four decades has been the erosion of collective bargaining. Indeed, the only factor more responsible for weak wage growth for the typical worker is the excessive unemployment perpetrated by central bank policymakers’ high […]

Kathy Griffin: America Experiencing ‘Collective Trauma’ as Second Impeachment Trial Begins

Nearly three years after she posed for a photo holding a bloody replica of President Donald Trump’s severed head, comedian and left-wing activist Kathy Griffin said Americans are experiencing a “collective trauma” as the second impeachment trial against former President Trump began on Tuesday. “I don’t know if we’ve even started to process it, much less work […]

Establishment Media Express Collective Outrage over Democrats’ Impeachment Video

Several members of the media took to Twitter to express outrage over the House Democrats’ selectively edited impeachment trial video. Impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), who previously objected to results from Donald Trump’s 2016 victory, showed a dramatic video that spliced together Trump’s statements with protesters who attacked the Capitol. The video, for example, […]

‘In the Strong Name of Our Collective Faith’? Closing of Inauguration Benediction Refuted by Pastor

WASHINGTON — “In the strong name of our collective faith, amen” was how Silvester Beaman of the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Delaware ended his benediction on Wednesday during the Biden-Harris inauguration. His avoidance of using the name of Jesus in the prayer was noted by at least one pastor, who refuted Beaman’s choice of […]

The Collective Assassin: the insecurity and victimhood behind Israel’s militarism

In his voluminous book “Rise and Kill First” (2019), Israeli journalist Ronen Bergman opens with the blunt statement that ‘…since World War II, Israel has assassinated more people than any other country in the Western world.’ This comes to nearly 2300 operations, killing several thousand people. The statement is controversial and there is no empirical […]

The collective shame of global hunger

Image Credit: BORGEN Magazine We live in a world of plenty, resource rich, financially wealthy, but, despite this abundance an estimated 700 million people go hungry every day. Millions more are food insecure, meaning they may have food today, but have no idea if they will have any tomorrow or next week. Additional millions can […]

Remembering Winter in Kashmir: Shaping A Collective Memory of the Past

During nineteenth and first-half-of-the-twentieth century, a popular proverb on every Kashmiri’s tongue was Sountas na keneras, Te hardas na neeles , meaning “plough the soil in spring even if it is sodden, and reap the standing crop in the autumn even if it is unripe.” Like a grand narrative, this age-old wisdom was taught to […]

‘Writing for the sake of collective survival’ — the emotional brilliance of the Palestine Writes Festival

This past year, the isolated loneliness of being a writer has been magnified by the cruelties of the pandemic. Spending five intense virtual days at the Palestine Writes Literature Festival with over 3,000 people from 75 different countries was an exhilarating and welcome relief, even though it came with the expected Zoom toxicity levels and […]

Chris Hedges: The Collective Suicide Of The Liberal Class

Above image: By Mr. Fish. No one can, or should, take them seriously. They stand for nothing. They fight for nothing. Liberals who express dismay, or more bizarrely a fevered hope, about the corporatists and imperialists selected to fill the positions in the Biden administration are the court jesters of our political burlesque. They long ago […]

Embassy Protection Collective Members Mark End Of Federal Probation

Above photo: Embassy Protectors and supporters after being released from detention after the arrests, May, 2019. Members will Travel to Venezuela as Election Observers. They Reiterate the call for the US to stop its illegal interference in Venezuela. Washington, DC – Today, three of the four members of the Embassy Protection Collective, Adrienne Pine, David […]

City Workers Push For Collective Bargaining Rights

By Brett Hall and Jane Alvarez-Wertz, WAVY. November 19, 2020 Above photo: WAVY. Virginia Beach, VA – While local government employees are not legally allowed to engage in collective bargaining in the commonwealth until May 1, a group of workers from public utilities and public works making known their desire to have “a seat at […]

Billionaire collective fortunate grows, while rest of America struggles during pandemic

Image Credit: AP Images, AP Images, Reuters In the past six months America’s billionaires’ net worth rose, while millions of Americans lost their jobs and remain on unemployment. The nation’s 643 billionaires, classified by Forbes, collectively gained 29 percent more wealth since March 18 when state and local governments enforced economic restrictions in response to […]

Common Ground Collective Teaches Us About Surviving Crisis Together

Fifteen years after Hurricane Katrina, the Common Ground Collective’s uncommon success offers lessons on how to build effective mutual aid projects today. It started in Malik Rahim’s kitchen, as the waters from the broken levees continued to flow through New Orleans’ lower 9th Ward. A small group of activists from the city and Austin, Texas, […]

Co-Creator of, Christian Coffins, Launched Coffins Collective!

Coffins Collective was founded in 2016 by Christian Coffins (proprietor of Coffins Print Shop since 1998, co-founder of, founder and front man of Sacred Owls, creator of, founder of Coffins Comix, & founder of Coffins Flix Film Studio and Publishing House). So as you can tell, there are a lot of projects that […]

Collective Intelligence May Be Humanity’s Best Bet to Stave off an Uninhabitable Planet

The world faces an unprecedented convergence of crises. The ecological crisis, which points to a nearly uninhabitable planet by the end of the century if business-as-usual continues, is perhaps its most apocalyptic dimension. But the ecological crisis is intimately bound up with the business-as-usual political, economic, and cultural structures of industrial civilization-as-we-know it.   The crisis […]

‘Collective Narcissism’ drives Liberal belief in Fake News – Study

     “Exaggerated feelings of moral superiority” make liberals vulnerable to believing fake news, according to a study which looked at stories relating to Brexit and U.S. President Donald Trump. Researchers at Nottingham Trent University found liberals and conservatives are equally likely to believe untrue news stories that correspond to their worldview and dismiss factual information […]

Resisting Israel’s ‘patently illegal’ policy of collective punishment in Gaza

Yesterday, Israeli human rights NGO B’Tselem began a media campaign urging Israel Defense Forces soldiers posted on the Gaza border to disobey “patently illegal” shoot-to-kill orders against unarmed protesters, as Yossi Gurvitz has reported on this site. Gurvitz has elucidated why this move by B’Tselem is “breathtakingly brave”: “By declaring the ROE used on the […]

Shedding the Layers in Our Collective Expansion

February 19th, 2018 By Rachel Horton White Guest writer for Wake Up World There is something magical happening right now. Many of us are awakening to the understanding that we are so much more than we have been taught. That we are beings of light, we are creators, we are healers, we are manifestors. We are connected […]

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