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Ruth Stokes replied to joe taylor's discussion Because We Say So by Noam Chomsky in the group Radical's Digest
"Seconded!"
Sep 7, 2015
Ruth Stokes replied to joe taylor's discussion Do These Statements Make Sense re the Labour Leadership?
"I agree with those statements Joe. I've also just registered so I can vote for Jeremy. It's so refreshing to actually have a politician who stands for something.  I'm not sure what I think about the second vote/deputy leader…"
Aug 7, 2015
Gavin Barker left a comment for Ruth Stokes
Oct 23, 2014
Gavin Barker left a comment for Ruth Stokes
"Hi Ruth Re MP's letter - I have set out in more detail what I have learned from all this and why I think this approach can be adapted to a social media age. Let me know what you think,  Cheers, Gavin"
Oct 23, 2014
Ruth Stokes commented on joe taylor's blog post Our bullying corporations are the new enemy within - George Monbiot
"Agree with Joe - thanks for sharing the letter Gavin. Really well put together. Please do share the reply, if you get one. You may have just inspired me to write my own letter..."
Oct 13, 2014
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Book reading of The Armchair Activist's Handbook at Red Door Studios

January 31, 2014 from 7pm to 11pm
I'll be reading an extract of The Armchair Activist's Handbook at the Words With Edge festival at Red Door Studios, east London on Friday. Readings by a variety of local writers begin at 7pm. There's a party afterwards to celebrate the end of the festival. Come along if you're in London!See More
Jan 30, 2014
joe taylor commented on Ruth Stokes's blog post An Armchair Activist's guide to Christmas
"Thanks Ruth - that's great."
Dec 20, 2013
Ruth Stokes posted a blog post

An Armchair Activist's guide to Christmas

Earlier this week, when I was doing a webinar for Natcan and GlobalNet21, I was asked if I would do a blog post about how to be an armchair activist at Christmas.So I've put down a few simple ideas to try to cut unnecessary consumption, reduce waste, and buy from more ethical sources.Link here: http://ruthstokes.com/an-armchair-activists-guide-to-christmas/See More
Dec 20, 2013
Jeff Mowatt commented on Ruth Stokes's blog post The Brand voting debate: why I think we need to engage differently
"Steve, I agree very much with what you say. I find the greatest obstacle to be hubris. There's an academic in the Guardian offering a social enterprise response to Russell Brand. In 2004, we were alone in offering an alternative to the current…"
Nov 13, 2013
Steve Radford commented on Ruth Stokes's blog post The Brand voting debate: why I think we need to engage differently
"Russell Brand (a so-called "comic" who is both unfunny and unappealing as a personality) may have been quite correct to say that voting for the mainstream parties is a waste of time, but he offered no real alternative. Paxman's later…"
Nov 13, 2013
joe taylor commented on Ruth Stokes's blog post The Brand voting debate: why I think we need to engage differently
"You are so right when you say We don’t just vote at the ballot box – how we live our lives every day is a vote for the type of world we want to live in. I wonder how many people who are concerned about the way bankers have taken over…"
Nov 12, 2013
Jeff Mowatt commented on Ruth Stokes's blog post The Brand voting debate: why I think we need to engage differently
"Yes, indeed. One of the influences on our paper which challenged tradtional capitalism was Marilyn Ferguson's The Aquarian Conspiracy. In this video interview she talks of a creating a positive image of what peace can be. This is how we saw…"
Nov 11, 2013
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The Brand voting debate: why I think we need to engage differently

I was lucky enough to sit in as a guest on Redshift Radio’s Midweek Uplift show this week to speak about the Russell Brand/Robert Webb voting debate, and offer some ideas for how people might be able to bring about change.The main point that the whole thing has thrown up for me is that we need to engage more, not less, and – crucially – we need to engage differently.Yes, our political system is in many ways…See More
Nov 11, 2013
Ruth Stokes replied to joe taylor's discussion Timebanking
"I have experience on Timebanking, but only from a user perspective, so I don't think I can be much help. However... I know someone who might be. I'll get in touch with him and ask if he's got time to answer a few questions."
Nov 8, 2013
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Nov 7, 2013
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Nov 7, 2013

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An Armchair Activist's guide to Christmas

Earlier this week, when I was doing a webinar for Natcan and GlobalNet21, I was asked if I would do a blog post about how to be an armchair activist at Christmas.

So I've put down a few simple ideas to try to cut unnecessary consumption, reduce waste, and buy from more ethical sources.

Link here: http://ruthstokes.com/an-armchair-activists-guide-to-christmas/

Posted on December 20, 2013 at 11:55 — 1 Comment

The Brand voting debate: why I think we need to engage differently

I was lucky enough to sit in as a guest on Redshift Radio’s Midweek Uplift show this week to speak about the Russell Brand/Robert Webb voting debate, and offer some ideas for how people might be able to bring about change.

The main point that the whole thing has thrown up for me is that we need to engage more, not less, and – crucially – we need to engage differently.

Yes, our…

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Posted on November 11, 2013 at 18:37 — 4 Comments

Falling Fruit: a global map for collaborative foraging map

When I was writing my book, foraging was one of the methods I used to try to reduce my reliance on supermarkets, since I'm uncomfortable with the amount of control these companies have over our what we eat and our food supply chains. I personally think that using what's on our doorstep instead of letting it go to waste - instead of getting all our food from imported sources - is important.

So I'm really pleased that a new open-source foraging map has just launched in the UK.…

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Posted on November 1, 2013 at 15:26 — 3 Comments

The middle ground between clicktivism and protest

Following on from Joe's very kind mention of my book, The Armchair Activist's Handbook, I thought I'd post a link to a blog I wrote for the New Internationalist this week.

The book was a bit of a journey for me - I went from being someone frustrated with the state of things to finding ways that I could make a bit of a difference (which fit with my busy life rather than taking it over - which is what I'd always been afraid of).  So the blog is about finding that comfortable…

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Posted on August 6, 2013 at 20:13 — 7 Comments

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At 16:49 on October 23, 2014, Gavin Barker said…
At 16:49 on October 23, 2014, Gavin Barker said…

Hi Ruth

Re MP's letter - I have set out in more detail what I have learned from all this and why I think this approach can be adapted to a social media age. Let me know what you think, 

Cheers,

Gavin

 
 
 

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