What is the Beast?

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What is the Beast? “The Beast” is an often-used metaphor for the system of inequality, exploitation, destruction and oppression we live in and struggle against, across history, around the globe, and in our own colonized minds and bodies. Capitalism and imperialism are the Beast, but the Beast also encompasses older social inequalities, irrationalities, isms and […]

What’s Love got to do with Activist Culture?

The Activist Experience: a graphic narrative


A story in pictures of some of the delights, dilemmas and dangers of being an activist.

Protecting Activists

Do Activists Need Protecting? After all, activists are generally the ones who make sure that others are protected, the vulnerable and oppressed everywhere. Activists are the first responders in the face of injustice, demanding immediate aid and rescue for people in bad situations of all kinds, and also calling for long term transformation of the […]

What exactly do you mean by love?

We need to understand the nature of love in the activist community, to protect it from the constant attacks of the Beast.

Fiction for Protection?

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Stories connecting people with authentic activist s/heros, showing how they live, love and create movements, can make it harder to marginalize and harm real-life activists.

What is an Activist?

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They step (or get pushed) beyond private discontent into the rewarding, challenging, risky arena of collectively organizing and spurring on movements for social transformation.

Being Unlikable

being unlikable My browser home page  obligingly shows me articles it pulls in from mainstream cyberspace according to some method that could be considered creepy or helpful, depending on whether you enjoy having your mind read/shaped by…Google? Facebook? One algorithm to find and bind them all? I try not to be seduced too often, but […]

Rainwood House Sings – Preview

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Rainwood House Sings Preview Chapter 1 – The Basement Click on small X (right side, above) to toggle full screen. Chapter 2 – The Kitchen Click on small X (right side, above) to toggle full screen. Foreword by Danny Glover Click on small X (right side, above) to toggle full screen. Preorder Rainwood House Sings

Start Here


Setting out on our quest to see how activists bravely march (and talk, teach, write and sing) through Beastland and manage life while making movements.