Category Archives: Global Problems

Swedish Climate Activist, 15, Tells COP24, “Change is Coming.”

‘We Have Not Come Here to Beg World Leaders to Care,’ 15-Year-Old Greta Thunberg Tells COP24. ‘We Have Come to Let Them Know Change Is Coming’

“We can no longer save the world by playing by the rules,” says Greta Thunberg, “because the rules have to be changed.”

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/12/04/we-have-not-come-here-beg-world-leaders-care-15-year-old-greta-thunberg-tells-cop24?cd-origin=rss&utm_term=%27We%20Have%20Not%

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interesting interviews on YouTube

Consider subscribing to Dr. Gayle’s YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYQz9QMYs2b1R1uAKnMzWQQ?fbclid=IwAR2246BAhbtZZ9MPiXY-P4a3EDQOEm9IfLpbhVKKTcES7P2i-K68H-biSB8

Interviews with global youth and adult panels from her radio show, as well as dance videos.

Tanzanian President Opposes Contraception

https://theconversation.com/tanzanian-president-bluntly-attacks-contraception-saying-high-birth-rates-are-good-for-economy-103513?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20October%2025%202018%20-%201144610321&utm_content=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20October%2025%202018%20-%201144610321+CID_4d21fd0f746308dbfd4621471f349a8b&utm_source=campaign_monitor_us&utm_term=Tanzanian%20president%20bluntly%20attacks%20contraception%20saying%20high%20birth%20rates%20are%20good%20for%20economy

Activist Resources

Brave: Young Women’s Global Revolution is available in affordable paper and ebook.

Reviewed By Edith Wairimu for Readers’ Favorite 5 stars

Brave: Young Women’s Global Revolution, Volume 1 by Gayle Kimball provides a platform for thousands of youths, from 88 countries spanning various continents. More than 4000 surveys and hundreds of interviews were conducted. Its focus is on global issues, mostly those pertaining to women on a global scale. We read the real points of view of women on gender equality and how they envisage the future. Gayle Kimball presents the issues that affect young women among different cultures. She also records young people’s take on material wealth, and the positive and negative roles that global media has played in defining the status of women. Statistics which give weight to the material are included in every chapter and topic. Direct quotations of the interviewees’ opinions are also incorporated as well as thought-provoking questions.

It was great to read a book that focuses on a group that has been overlooked by many researchers in the past. Even though the youth are the future and although they make up a vast component of the world’s population today, their voice is yet to be sufficiently recognized. Another great aspect of Brave: Young Women’s Global Revolution, Volume 1 was that Gayle Kimball captured the true voices of women across the world. It was fascinating to read the opinions of these women. Interestingly, most of their statements shared similar sentiments. They believe that it is time: time for the inclusion of women and time for equality. Uniquely designed and expertly presented, Brave: Young Women’s Global Revolution, Volume 1 inspires and champions women forward.

 

A book for first-year students: Your Mindful Guide to Academic Success: Prevent Burnout. Also a $10 ebook.

 

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If you’re interested in women’s culture, two older anthologies I edited are

Ed. Women’s Culture (Scarecrow Press)

Ed. Women’s Culture Revisited. (Scarecrow Press)

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Resist! Goals and Tactics for Changemakers, 400 pages, will be available as a $10 ebook later this month.

Introduction

Part 1: Issues and Goals

Chapter 1: Globalization Issues

 

Chapter 2: Democracy vs. Autocracy

 

Chapter 3: Equal Opportunity vs. Poverty

 

Chapter 4: Change Work

 

Chapter 5: The Bottom Line: Environmentalism

 

Chapter 6: Who are the Changemakers?

 

Part 2: Tactics and Theories

Chapter 7: Activist Tactics

Chapter 8: How to Make a Revolution

 

Chapter 9: Theories about Social Movements and Power 

 

Chapter 10: Communication Techniques to Gain Support

 

 

 

Model local government programs

https://youtu.be/Z0mveXd43xU

or go to YouTube and search “Gayle Kimball”

Two candidates and two professors discuss what city and state governments can do for their constitutents. Sonia Aery is a candidate for California State Assembly and Scott Huber is running for Chico City Council. LaDona Knigge is a Geography Professor and Craig Scarpelli is a Political Science Professor at California State University Chico. On September 13 we discussed model programs and priorities for government action, including housing and the environment.

“Resist! Goals and Tactics for Changemakers” provides more models and tactics; available for $10 on Amazon and other ebook platforms.

Cyber security info

https://theconversation.com/what-teenagers-need-to-know-about-cybersecurity-81059?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20August%2030%202018%20-%20109939815&utm_content=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20August%2030%202018%20-%20109939815+CID_cecee743beffd0c06f8334a9c1a653fe&utm_source=campaign_monitor_us&utm_term=What%20teenagers%20need%20to%20know%20about%20cybersecurity