Articles by: Collective 20

Live Like Them

Live Like Them

Back in the time before the time before the time before now, we used to have a chant. It would name some courageous, creative, fighter for justice and then urge that we Live Like Her, Live Like Him. In that time, in the next time, in the next time, up until now, would any serious committed activist for racial, gender,[Read More…]

by August 31, 2020 World
Raise, Don’t Stabilize and Don’t Reduce Social Costs

Raise, Don’t Stabilize and Don’t Reduce Social Costs

The on-going Black Lives Matter protests are beyond incredible. Pandemic rages. And yet week after week people courageously persist. Duration unprecedented. Intensity amazing. The protests are inspiring. But what is the underlying logic? Where are the protests headed? Indeed, stepping back just a bit, what is the purpose of any activist protest? Set aside that tiny numbers engage for fun[Read More…]

by August 6, 2020 World
Dump Trump then Combat Biden

Dump Trump then Combat Biden

The U.S. presidential election has so far involved and will undoubtedly continue to involve a clash over voting strategy for the left. A significant array of left commentators, for example, Cornel West, AOC, Angela Davis, and Noam Chomsky have been and will likely continue urging all progressives to vote for Biden at least in swing states, even if they can’t[Read More…]

by July 27, 2020 World
Gearing Up or Dying Down

Gearing Up or Dying Down

Since the 1960s, how many movements have excitedly exploded into existence, only to later morbidly melt away? In contrast, how many movements have constantly interminably grown and strengthened over time? The answer, best we can tell, is that most movements have rapidly grown during their initial stages, only to lethargically decline later. Most movements gloriously birth and later ingloriously die.[Read More…]

by July 11, 2020 Counter Solutions
It’s the economy, stupid!  Or is it the stupid economy?

It’s the economy, stupid! Or is it the stupid economy?

According to statistics from the World Health Organisation, the number of coronavirus cases being reported worldwide remains significant.  For example, in the 24-hours between 9th and 10th July, over 200,000 new cases and 5,575 deaths were reported globally with the highest occurrences in the US, Brazil and India, followed closely by large swathes of Asia, the Middle East and South[Read More…]

by July 10, 2020 Counter Solutions
Tomorrow’s World, Today

Tomorrow’s World, Today

COVID-19, and before Covid everything else, has raised a question that is now percolating, and even reverberating. And then came a white knee crushing a Black neck. A dream so long deferred suddenly exploded in city after city. What’s next? From the social distancing, what? From the fumes and flames, what? From the bodies in morgues and the ashes littering[Read More…]

by June 30, 2020 Counter Solutions