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How to mount an effective letter-writing campaign

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From the release of political prisoners to political change both large and small, letter-writing campaigns have also been a solid staple for social activists across the world. Although modern technology may have replaced the written letter with emails and social media, the tactics within these campaigns still remain largely the same. Today we give you 7 tips to run the …

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Best of 2015


This excellent article by deserves to be made available to all IDAHOT activists! The 2015 Creative Activist Awards By Nadine Bloch In November 2015 in Paris, activists with the Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination and others launched the Climate Games to counterbalance the U.N. climate talks — yet another international convention full of hot air on an ever more scorched earth. Climate Game Awards were used …

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Tired of being pink-washed? Try “Brandalism”


Brandalism is a tactic that use existing brands and vandalises them by associating them with negative messages. During UN Climate Change summit in Paris in November 2015, COP 21, activists against green washing mobilised for a very visible campaign. Over 600 artworks critiquing the corporate takeover of the COP21 climatetalks were installed in advertising spaces across Paris ahead of the United …

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Tactics for action: storming the debate


From The Advocate magazine Jennicet Gutiérrez, a transgender woman and undocumented immigrant, received both praise and condemnation for interrupting President Obama’s speech at a White House LGBT Pride reception in June to call for an end to deportations. But whatever you think of her action, it’s inarguable that it’s part of a long tradition in our movement. For more than 40 years, …

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Insider story: New Delhi’s first ever Queer Flash-mob


Shashank, a business development professional in a consulting firm; is one of the core team member of the queer collective called Harmless Hugs which is currently operating in Delhi and Kolkata. Harmless Hugs is a queer collective which was founded in 2012. It is an expansive space driven by core values of unity in diversity and coexistence. Raising over tags, …

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