It feels like it matters more than ever that protest is effective, but how do we create the space to examine our methods and perhaps dream up new ones?
There is a deficit of language in relation to the apparent contradiction of the ongoing pain of loss and the emergence of hope
There is so much more we need to do, but when times are dark, maybe light, joy and celebration can be acts of defiance?
We can’t avoid confronting the full scale of what’s happened to Greece by retreating into arguments about what could or should have been done
In the UK I have to work harder to hold onto the things that seemed so clear in Greece, but what I’ve seen there, and in the Netherlands this past week, also fuels my dreams
Holding the tension between acknowledging the full scale of loss and continuing in hope isn’t easy – but it is the stuff that great exploits are made of
Back in London I feel cut off from Athens, missing the conversations, the intensity, the roll ups, the sense that politics matter
On this night in Athens, I didn’t want to accept the idea that nothing could be done to reign in the power of the corporations and the economic elites
The question of whether we can make a difference in the world seemed particularly important as I walked through Plaka on Monday
Four articles I’ve read most accurately reflect what I’ve been seeing and hearing in Athens over the last few days