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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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Hong Kong Webinar – news from the front line: a ChangeMakers Face to Face event

On Friday 22 May, Beijing officials circulated a radical new law that would allow mainland forces jurisdiction in Hong Kong. Surprising local democracy protests and even Beijing aligned politicians, this legislation represents a dramatic over-reach of mainland forces – threatening, if not effectively ending the “One Country, Two Systems” policy that the Peoples’ Republic of China agreed to in 1997. To help us outside of Hong Kong understand what that means, and what we could do to act in solidarity…

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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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Jack Mundey and how he made social change

by Amanda Tattersall I remember when I first heard of Jack Mundey. It wasn’t at school, although it should have been, and it wasn’t from reading a sign on a big bold plaque in the Rocks or Centennial Park. It was from my friend at university. At the time I was in the student movement, and my friend Zoe Taylor told me this extraordinary story that frankly sounded a little out of this world. It was a tale of a…

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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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Reading & Resources

There are almost limitless interesting readings and resources on ChangeMaking. Here are a few of our favourite readings and tools that you might find useful. We are keen to promote and share interesting resources – so if you have readings you would suggest we share, send us an email to [email protected] or add ideas and suggestions in the comments section below. THINKING ABOUT ACTION Rules for Radicals – Chptr 7 – Tactics – Saul Alinsky Rules for Radicals is the most…

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