Ananya Roy is a faculty member at Activist Graduate School where she co-taught a course on Housing Justice Activism and Protest–Past, Present and Future with Occupy Wall Street’s Micah White (Team Human Ep. 04). Roy is a professor of Urban Planning and Social Welfare at UCLA, where she is also director of the Institute on Inequality and Democracy.
In this conversation for Team Human, Roy and Douglas Rushkoff explore what it means to be a “double agent” as activists, educators, and instigators of social change. Read More
As the Extinction Rebellion (XR) gears up for the International Rebellion on April 15, Micah White chatted with Robin Boardman, a co-founder of XR and a student at Activist Graduate School.
Watch as they discuss the history, strategy and theory of Extinction Rebellion (XR), a provocative new environmentalist protest movement emerging from the UK. Read More
Old rank activists decry current protesters for using the same tactics they did 50 years ago. When current protesters block highways they are “disrupting everyday life.” When they resist or attack a hyper militarized and abusive police force is no longer “civil disobedience” or “protest.” Now it is just the acts of “football hooligans, and some who are disaffected youths from the banlieues [suburbs]”. And when new rank protesters attack and criticize icons of imperialism and colonialism, they become terrorists of the state. Read More