Slacktivism (sometimes slactivism or slackervism ) is a portmanteau of the words slacker and activism . The word is usually considered a pejorative term that describes "feel-good" measures, in support of an issue or social cause, that have little or no practical effect other than to make the person doing it feel some amount of satisfaction. The acts tend to require minimal personal effort from the slacktivist. The underlying assumption being promoted by the term is that these low cost efforts substitute for more substantive actions rather than supplementing them, although this assumption has not been borne out by research. [ 1 ] Slacktivist activities include signing Internet petitions , [ 2 ] joining a community organization without contributing to the organization's efforts, copying and pasting of Social Network statuses or messages or altering one's personal data or avatar on social network services .
Resources and information on fighting corporate power, democratizing our government and freeing people's time. Many people are spending a lot of their time volunteering to stop specific environmental threats, to address a specific labor issue, or to stop various other corporate abuses to our communities. The number of problems seems endless. Isn't there a faster way to save the world?
In Western business cultures, a handshake when meeting someone is an example of initial cooperation. Tit for tat is an English saying meaning "equivalent retaliation ". It is also a highly effective strategy in game theory for the iterated prisoner's dilemma . The strategy was first introduced by Anatol Rapoport in Robert Axelrod 's two tournaments, held around 1980. Notably, it was (on both occasions) both the simplest strategy and the most successful . [ 1 ]
" Pay it forward " is asking the beneficiary of a good deed to "repay" it to others instead of to the original benefactor. The concept is old, but the phrase may have been coined by Lily Hardy Hammond in her 1916 book In the Garden of Delight . [ 1 ] "Pay it forward" is implemented in contract law of loans in the concept of third party beneficiaries . Specifically, the creditor offers the debtor the option of "paying" the debt forward by lending it to a third person instead of paying it back to the original creditor.
In social dynamics , critical mass is a sufficient number of adopters of an innovation in a social system so that the rate of adoption becomes self-sustaining and creates further growth. It is an aspect of the theory of Diffusion of Innovations , written extensively on by Everett Rogers in his book, " Diffusion of Innovations ". [ 1 ] Social factors influencing critical mass may involve the size, interrelatedness and level of communication in a society or one of its subcultures. Another is social stigma , or the possibility of public advocacy due to such a factor. Critical mass may be closer to majority consensus in political circles, where the most effective position is more often that held by the majority of people in society. In this sense, small changes in public consensus can bring about swift changes in political consensus, due to the majority-dependent effectiveness of certain ideas as tools of political debate.
La finance manque de moralité? Les banquiers sont des irresponsables qui mettent en péril notre économie? Ken Livingstone a la solution. Maire de Londre de 2000 à 2008 et candidat à l’élection municipale de 2012 face au conservateur Boris Johnson, il aurait déclaré lors d’un dîner qu’il faudrait , rapporte le Sun.
Ces 3 grèves sont individuelles. Vous pouvez commencer à y participer dès maintenant, et c'est vous-même qui déciderez d'arrêter, lorsque vous estimerez que les changements que vous souhaitez auront eu lieu. C'est un mouvement de résistance individuel, sans organisation centralisée, basé sur l'intelligence et le libre-arbitre des participants. Les 3 grèves correspondent à trois niveaux d'engagement croissant. Chaque niveau est plus puissant, mais demande aussi davantage d'efforts que le précédent.
Posted by venessa miemis on Thursday, April 26, 2012 · 10 Comments I spent last week in an immersive personal development / coaching / business development retreat with a colleague, which spurred me to some new insights and opinions about collective intelligence, co-creation, and the general pursuit of goals and growth in life. The hosts were the same team that ran a culture-hacking bootcamp at Agile Boston a few months back, who were kind enough to invite us to Seattle to be facilitated through a longer team alignment process together. I went in with curiosity moreso than expectations, having a general understanding that we would do some kind of work that would clarify our agreements as well as sketch potential business models and strategies.
by Maria Popova “Live as if you were living already for the second time and as if you had acted the first time as wrongly as you are about to act now!”
Solutions / Critical Mass Actions - Would you take part in a social change if 100,000 others joined you?What Critical Mass Actions are taking place? This, to a great extent, is up to you. Following are a list of actions we believe are most essential, and below is the place for you to suggest others. We will be partnering with other organizations to help mobilize what is necessary to achieve an effective critical mass action when the issues you value most become evident. Actions will be organized with integrity, transparency, and always designed to be non-violent.
Titre: De la Dictature à La Démocratie Auteur: Gene Sharp Traduction: Dora Atger, 2009
C’est à travers un article du journal New York Times d’aujourd’hui que j’ai découvert l’existence de ce livre qui montre comment les populations peuvent renverser les régimes dictatoriaux par « la défiance politique », c’est-à-dire par le « combat nonviolent » se traduisant par la protestation, la non-coopération, et diverses formes de défis politiques. L’ouvrage aurait inspiré les mouvements qui ont balayé les régimes tunisiens et surtout égyptiens. Il propose et analyse différentes stratégies de lutte contre les dictatures. Il a été financé par l’Institution Albert Einstein, qui organise des séminaires et ateliers sur les stratégies de « défiance politique ».
Actualités | Social Publié le 8/03/2011 Chacune des méthodes indiquées ci-dessous a été mise en oeuvre au cours de l’Histoire et a fait l’objet d’études publiées dans le tome II de The Politics of Nonviolent Action écrit par Gene Sharp. Cette liste est disponible en anglais en ligne et en format PDF . La traduction française de cette liste est disponible en ligne .
"Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results"
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21 February 2011 Last updated at 05:42 ET By Ruaridh Arrow Director of Gene Sharp - How to Start a Revolution In an old townhouse in East Boston an elderly stooped man is tending rare orchids in his shabby office. His Labrador Sally lies on the floor between stacks of academic papers watching him as he shuffles past. This is Dr Gene Sharp the man now credited with the strategy behind the toppling of the Egyptian government. Gene Sharp is the world's foremost expert on non-violent revolution. His work has been translated into more than 30 languages, his books slipped across borders and hidden from secret policemen all over the world.
Par Federico Mayor Zaragoza Sur les stratégies de résistance civile Résister, c’est le début de la victoire, a déclaré Adolf Pérez Esquivel.