Archive | April, 2014

Living with mental illness: one story

Mental illness, social justice and privilege An anonymous writer shares his story of living with mental illness, and highlights the social forces which impact on personal experience.  “Stories matter, many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can also be used to empower and to humanise. Stories can break […]

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Neoliberalism and the Energy Deficit for Social Activism

Tulia Thompson makes the connections between the impact of neoliberal policies and our capacity to engage in social activism. This article was written in mid 2013 and makes reference to the state of the welfare system in Aotearoa New Zealand, and political leaders in that country (John Key, Prime Minister and Paula Bennett, Minister for […]

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