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Based on the research collated and the ideas and experiences generated by the Smart CSOs Lab, the booklet Re.imagining Activism: A practical guide for the Great Transition is a practical tool for activists and social change leaders. It was written for grassroots activists and social change leaders working on diverse issues such as climate change, poverty, equality, health, human migrations and gender equality. It is for anyone committed to building or others who are already involved in the world of building and advocating alternative models of society and economy. They all work towards a just and ecologically sustainable world and are keen to learn how to create more effective strategies for deep systemic change

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On May 6, 2015, the Chicago City Council adopted legislation that formally sought to repair the damage wrought by a decades-long pattern of police torture. After months of careful negotiations between City Hall and the advocates for torture survivors, the council unanimously passed a package of laws providing for both financial and nonfinancial compensation, or reparations, for torture survivors and their families.

Drawing on the successful passage of this reparations legislation, this chapter identifies the intervention of the grassroots group Black People Against Police Torture (BPAPT) as pivotal in overcoming entrenched pro–law enforcement opposition to demands for accountability and redress. In particular, this article argues that the crucial contribution of BPAPT was its adoption of a strategic approach to international human rights law and institutions that prompted subsequent breakthroughs at the local, state, and federal level.

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Frontier Myanmar is an unbiased voice in transitional Myanmar. They inform and entertain with a fortnightly, English-language review of current affairs and business, featuring long-form and investigative articles, insights and analysis. They believe access to high-quality journalism is important for the development of democracy and we make all our content available online for free, in both English and Myanmar languages.

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Digital rights means different things to different people: From digital rights management to digital human rights. This post shall give you an overview on these different concepts. We will take a look how the focus on digital rights has shifted in the last 20 years and what are the challenges of applying such rights in cyberspace.

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This document is meant to help you take some precaution and map how you plan on acting, engaging, or abstaining from action in November. Remember: each of us has a different risk model, meaning that we each know best what we can or can’t handle, have capacity for, or expertise on. Your safety plan should serve you and people you care about. Not having some of the items of this list does not reflect a lack of preparation — you can best assess. A recommended way to use this list is to make a copy, share with friends, and check the things you feel/have, and then make a plan to get anything missing.

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This manual describes in detail how to coordinate a balloon banner, using two weather balloons, and a screen & fabric banner between approximately 150 sq ft and 350 sq ft. For smaller or larger banners, the same principles apply, but obviously the timeline, action team size, number of balloons, and amount of gear/equipment will need to be adjusted.

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A security culture is a set of customs and measures shared by a community whose members may engage in sensitive or illegal activities. Security culture practices minimize the risks of members getting arrested or their actions being foiled. In other words, while we are trying to stop bad things from happening, our powerful opponents (usually governments or corporations) are working hard to stop us. This guide is about the security measures activists can take to protect ourselves and make our work more effective.

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