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The most important person in America is not Trump

Our most admired, most important Person of the Year for 2017 goes to…

Written by Carol Benedict

Screenshot: Euronews

2017 is a year no one will miss much. We struggled through the year with the “deer in the headlights” syndrome across our populace; so much so that “not normal” became expected, and the expected became obscure.

But what did we find when we looked at the year to decide who was the biggest influence on us, who did we turn to for hope and inspiration in our darkest moments? Our collective minds turn to the voice of the resistance – every person, team, organization, group and crowd that forged a line and said “ENOUGH!” in one great shout. Continue reading

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Why resistance is the shortest way to global justice

In a context of growing injustice, reclaiming the importance and the meaning of the word resistance is more urgent than ever.

By Alaa Tartir. Published 11-16-2016 by openDemocracy

Beautiful resistance – found in a Bethlehem refugee camp. Photo: HFOY

Beautiful resistance – found in a Bethlehem refugee camp. Photo: HFOY

The world dis-(order) continues to expand and take different shapes and forms, and so does injustice. The democratic norms are in crisis and the political representation gap continues to widen.

New conflicts keep erupting in this highly securitised world, and new technologies of oppression and aggression are deployed. Global citizens feel less empowered, and far from the core of their political systems. The answer to all of this is resistance.  Continue reading

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