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Challenges Against Social Justice

By |March 23rd, 2016|

Big challenges against social justice are multiplying fast.  The political scene in the USA is now recreated as a new and more powerful form of reality TV, [...]

Why Social Power Is So Important

By |February 2nd, 2016|

As we begin to move through the New Year it is natural to wonder about what kind of year we will experience in 2016, and also to [...]

WHAT IS SOCIAL JUSTICE? PART III:

By |December 7th, 2015|

“WE NEED A NEW KIND OF SOLIDARITY” If we are going to make social justice work in this 21st century, we will need a new kind of [...]

WHAT IS SOCIAL JUSTICE? PART II

By |November 13th, 2015|

“Social justice is a political philosophy that values equality and solidarity”.[1] This seemingly simple definition of “what is social justice?” gives us critical insights into how the [...]

WHAT IS SOCIAL JUSTICE? PART I

By |October 9th, 2015|

We all have heard the phrase ‘social justice’ and seen questions about this phrase quite a bit these past few weeks, particularly in terms of the migration [...]

Collective Altruism vs Violence

By |September 15th, 2015|

To be effective at creating the social change we want and need, it is necessary to become better aware of the connections which pull us together; only [...]

Using New Social Movements to Organize

By |August 4th, 2015|

This morning I was sitting reading my local newspaper, wondering how best to start my Social Power Blog. And there it was---the main editorial. The headline was: [...]

How to Really Change Things: Part II

By |July 2nd, 2015|

President Obama is right---sympathy is not enough! The necessity to really change things, not only in terms of racial injustice, but also in terms of the racial [...]

How to Really Change Things: Part I

By |June 12th, 2015|

The May 4 blog suggested that criminal justice system reform to create greater racial justice will be useful and necessary; but it will not be sufficient. On [...]

Racial Injustice, Poverty Eradication, and Community Organizing

By |May 6th, 2015|

The recent death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Maryland, USA while in police custody follows similar, well publicized events in Ferguson, Missouri, New York City, and South [...]