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  • Bill McKibben’s 20-city Fall Tour, “Do The Math”

    Posted Thursday September 20th 2012 by Jen Angel

    This Fall, Bill McKibben and 350.org will be are planning an impressive educational tour to urge action on climate change. The tour, titled "Do The Math," is based on McKibben's recent Rolling Stone article, "Global Warming's Terrifing New Math." From the 350.org website: "It’s simple math: we can burn 565 more gigatons of carbon and stay below 2°C of warming — anything more than that […] Keep reading
  • Filmmakers Bring Palestine-Apartheid Comparison to East Coast Campuses

    Posted Friday September 14th 2012 by Mike McKee

    Are there lessons to draw from the South African experience of Apartheid relevant to conflicts all over the world? The new documentary "Roadmap to Apartheid" explores these connections as they exist in the enduring Israel-Palestine conflict. As much an historical document of the rise and fall of apartheid, the film shows us why many Palestinians feel they are living in an apartheid system today, and […] Keep reading
  • Best African Short Stories: African Violet

    Posted Sunday September 9th 2012 by Isaac Lev

    African Violet, a compilation of stories from the 12th annual Caine Prize for African Writing, is our first endeavor into fiction writing. The Caine Prize has been called "The near-infallible early-warning system for new African talent," and reading this year's collection, we can see why.  The book starts with a punch from prize-winner Rotimi Babatunde: The old jailhouse on the hilltop had remained unihabited for many […] Keep reading
  • Sept 12, New York City: Chris Hedges debates Crimethinc on Diversity of Tactics

    Posted Thursday August 16th 2012 by Jen Angel

    We've been working for quite some time to get this event off the ground, and we're finally ready to make the announcement! This debate is important - and worth having outside of the Internet. Please help spread the word to friends in and near NYC so they can attend in person, and stay tuned for a livestream link. Occupy Tactics: Violence and Legitimacy in the […] Keep reading
  • What We Talk About When We Talk About Ownership: Marjorie Kelly’s “Owning Our Future”

    Posted Monday July 2nd 2012 by Mike McKee

    Can Innovative Ownership Solve the Economic Crisis?: Marjorie Kelly’s “Owning Our Future” Takes Readers on a Global Journey to Find Out Most of the great political struggles of the past 5,000 years can be reduced to a simple question of ownership. It is, as the adage goes, 9/10ths of the law. But what does ownership mean, really? And what other visions are possible? Looking around […] Keep reading
  • Tim Gee’s U.S. “Counterpower” Tour Dates

    Posted Tuesday June 19th 2012 by Mike McKee

    Change can and does happen. But why is it that some campaigns succeed while others fail? Is it luck, or is there a common strategy unifying those that have achieved their aim, and what can we learn from the past? In Counterpower, activist Tim Gee seeks to get to the root of how change happens by taking an in-depth look at the strategies and tactics […] Keep reading
  • A New Resource for Occupy: Dreaming In Public

    Posted Wednesday May 30th 2012 by Jen Angel

    Today I arrived to find a stack of advance copies of Dreaming in Public: Building the Occupy Movement at my front door. This new book from New Internationalist is simply a brilliant compendium of the first six months of Occupy, from the cover (designed by Oakland local Tim S. of Front Group Design) to the many included pieces from friends and comrades. Occupy was enabled […] Keep reading
  • Can a Public Art Campaign Empower NYC’s Nannies?

    Posted Saturday May 19th 2012 by Mike McKee

    Domestic workers can seem invisible - but in the New York City area alone, there are at least 200,000 (and some estimates are as high as 600,000). Although nannies and assistants-to-the-elderly care for our loved ones (or, ARE our loved ones), the profession is often complicated by confusion surrounding practices, standards and labor laws. If only there was a hotline to call for information and […] Keep reading
  • From Activist to Terrorist: Jake Conroy and Will Potter

    Posted Monday May 7th 2012 by Jen Angel

    What we do here at Aid & Abet is try to connect writers and activists with community groups and media that want to hear their message. Sometimes the work feels so urgent and important that it's difficult to know what to say about it. If you have ever attended a demonstration or engaged in other nonviolent protest, I want you to hear from Jake Conroy […] Keep reading
  • Tim Gee, activist and author of Counterpower, to Tour US July 2012

    Posted Friday April 20th 2012 by Jen Angel

    We have definitely had our share of travel difficulties working with authors from outside of the US, but we are excited that Tim Gee, author of Counterpower: Making Change Happen, finally has a US Visa! He'll be touring the US this summer talking about his book and social activism. In Counterpower Tim seeks to get to the root of how change happens by taking a […] Keep reading