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Author: Ben Keating

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Intense pressure can cause radical transformation, like how coal can turn into a diamond. But it can also cause things to crack and break. Welcome to technology in 2020. Last weekend in Tulsa, the twitterer in residence was hoist with his own petard. The campaign that claimed to rule social media found itself pranked by hundreds of thousands of young activists. K-pop fans combined with other Tiktoc users to stage a mass intervention into the ticket sales at the President’s…

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#29 Bushfires Part 2 – Renegade Aid in Batemans Bay

ChangeMakers Podcast · #29 Bushfires Part 2 – Renegade Aid in Batemans Bay   In all of Australia, Batemans Bay and the South Coast was one of the worst affected. With devastation everywhere, formal government services and charities weren’t able to cope. This is the story of the little known community initiative that saw the breach and stepped in to fill the gap. Listen by clicking play above, or listen via an app on Apple, PodcastOne, Spotify or Stitcher – or on most other podcast…

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#28 Bushfires Part 1 – Black Ops Mosquitos

ChangeMakers Podcast · #28 Bushfires Part 1 – Black Ops Mosquitos In the summer of 2019, Australia had the worst bushfires on record. Everyone knows the story of the official fires services. This is the story of the not-so-official fire fighting squad. Listen by clicking play above, or listen via an app on Apple, PodcastOne, Spotify or Stitcher – or on most other podcast apps by searching “ChangeMakers.” Or use our RSS feed. Join our weekly email list to hear our latest musings, podcasts and training….

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Organised Money – ChangeMakers Panel

  ChangeMakers Podcast · Organised Money – ChangeMakers Panel One of the hardest things to do when making change is raising money to support your work. Today we host a panel to discuss the art of organising money with Colleen Loper from Way to Win (US) and Stefan Baskerville from New Economics Foundation (UK). We discuss the different ways you can raise money and the pros and cons of these strategies. We explore why it is so hard to raise…

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Richard Fuller – Change Maker Chat

ChangeMakers Podcast · Richard Fuller – ChangeMaker Chat What happens to the communities that suffer from toxic pollution? Too often nothing. But not if they partner with Pure Earth, the world’s only global NGO working on toxics. Today we talk with it’s founder Richard Fuller – engineer turned toxics crusader who has helped lead an intervention that has cleaned up over 120 places. We find out how he got into it, and how Pure Earth works with communities to create…

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Joan Garry – Change Maker Chat

  Social service organisations like food banks, charities, and nonprofits are being squeezed at both ends by the pandemic – their resource base has collapsed while they now have much greater demand for their services. Joan Garry talks us through these challenges based on her decades of experience as an advocate, nonprofit CEO and mentor to thousands of nonprofit leaders across North America. For more of Joan – see her website – https://www.joangarry.com/ And – https://nonprofitleadershiplab.com/ Listen by clicking play…

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Margaret Klein Salamon – Change Maker Chat

  What are the psychological features of the climate disaster? How does fear cause some people to step back, and others to step forward and make change. Margaret Klein Salamon is a psychoanalyst who has transitioned into a climate change warrior. Today she talks about her journey, and how we can understand emergency and fear to build a powerful movement for change. See: https://www.theclimatemobilization.org/about/ http://theclimatepsychologist.com/author/theclimatepsychologist/ Join our weekly email list to hear our latest musings, podcasts and training. Click on…

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#27 This is a Big Moment

  ChangeMakers Podcast · Episode #27 – This is a big moment Episode #27 – COVID-19 has shaken the foundations of life as we know it. There is fear, but is there hope as well? This episode features three stories, about healthcare, mutual aid and green stimulus, that show people making something better out of this difficult time. We speak with Dr. Claire Hooker, from Sydney Health Ethics at the University of Sydney; Professor David Isaacs, one of Australia’s leading…

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Owen Jones – Change Maker Chat

  This is the long story behind one of the United Kingdom’s most high profile left wing figures. In this Chat we learn about Owen Jones’s journey into political life, how extra-parliamentary activism shaped him, but also why the British Labour Party matters. Owen Jones is a writer and political commentator in the United Kingdom. He is a columnist for The Guardian and the author of two books, Chavs: the Demonization of the Working Class, The Establishment: And how they…

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Professor David Isaacs – Change Maker Chat

We are swirling in the midst of a pandemic surrounded by keyboard warriors claiming to know what is going on. This week we speak to one of Australia’s leading infectious disease doctors – Professor David Isaacs – to get a briefing about everything COVID-19, where it came from, what makes it a pandemic, and how to stay safe. Listen by clicking play above, or listen via an app on Apple, PodcastOne or Stitcher – or on most other podcast apps…

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