Links - Community Organising
One River, Many Relations
One essential voice is excluded from Canada’s largest and most controversial industrial development; the voice of Indigenous communities downstream from the Oil Sands. In close collaboration with local communities along the Athabasca and Slave Rivers our focus on changes in the health of wildlife, the environment, and local people have led us to develop the One River, Many Relations Documentary. Our hope is that our film can play a role in the sharing of information, concerns, and perspectives on development in the watershed, and also create connections between communities, citizens, researchers, industry, and government. In the process, hopefully all, including those of us that live up and down stream, can better realize how local people are being affected.
Pesticide Action Network, Asia & the Pacific
Advancing food sovreignty, gender justice, and environmental sustainability, PAN Asia Pacific (PANAP) is one of five regional centres of Pesticide Action Network, a global network dedicated to the elimination of harm upon humans and the environment by pesticide use. Alongside this, the centres focus on promoting sustainable biodiversity-based ecological agriculture (BEA).
Los Despojados literally means “the dispossessed”. It refers the people who must lose everything in order to make room for the global economy. They are also the people who resist and fight for control of their land, their communities, and their future. They are not against the system - the system is against them. The six short documentary films presented on this website tell the stories of communities from four different countries - Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, and Panama - who find themselves at the front lines of a global war being waged by capital on the world’s peasants, small farmers, and indigenous peoples.
World Comics Network
World Comics Network promotes the use of Grassroots Comics as a medium for self-expression, advocacy, teaching tool and more. Started in mid-nineties in India by cartoonist Sharad Sharma, now the network is active in different parts of the globe.
The facts are in: nonviolent resistance works
Recently, Columbia University Press published an extraordinary scholarly book that proves how nonviolence works far better as a method for social change than violence. An article by Jon Dear in the National Catholic Reporter.