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inspire and empower change

October 2020

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inspire and empower change

Now

is the time

Hamilton Fish

Publisher and Editor of the

Washington Spectator

The homestretch of the interminable 2020 election is underway. For those who see the presidential contest as a horse race, which includes most of the American press, neither the Trump nor Biden camp appears to have benefited much from its convention, the poll numbers having stayed more or less consistent since July or earlier. How and why as many as 48 percent of eligible voters surveyed consider it acceptable that this individual should continue as president is a question that occupies a lot of my thinking, and one that I’ll try to address in this piece.

People on both sides of this deeply divided country view this election as a fight for the soul of the nation, but any similarity between the opposing camps ends there. President Trump has openly adopted the trappings and the reality of the authoritarian leaders whose respect he covets. He has embraced white supremacists and sided with law enforcement in the debate over recurrent police violence against Black people, while the Democrats have called for inclusivity and racial justice and have nominated the first woman of color to serve on the national ticket of a major party. 

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Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

Martin Luther King

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Coming soon, article by

Tawakkol Karman

2011 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and

human rights activist.

Come leaders who bully like internet trolls

We’ll curse you with four-letter words love and hope

For we will go high even when you go low

The order is rearranging

For you have the power, but we have the vote

Well, the times they are a-changin’

from Jimmy Fallon's revamp of

"The TimesThey are-a-Changing"

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Politics

The  Missing

by Ram Kumar Bhandari

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Politics

Second generation

by Nadia Bamoshmoosh

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Politics, Technology

Cyber Sovereignty

by Fabrizia Candido

The new troubles of a war correspondent.

As violence is spreading around the world, you don’t have to be a war correspondent to be in physical danger. We are seeing firsthand how tens of journalists have been attacked by security forces in Southeast Asia, Venezuela Egypt, Yemen and most recently Belarus while they are covering the protests against the regime. Since the beginning of this year 20 journalists and media assistants were killed and 357 were arrested including 118 citizen journalists in their line of duty. 

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by Dr. Nadia Al-Sakkaf

Jimmy Fallon's revamp of Dylan's

The Times They are-a Changin'

Come gather ‘round people wherever you roam

And admit that our country don’t feel like our home

And that silence speaks louder than those who condone

If a tweet to you is worth favin’

Then lift up your voices and put down your phones

For the times they are a-changin’

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Creativity or in this context “design”, in all its complexity, is intelligence creating knowledge.

Design is vital, powerful and provocative.  It enhances imaginative thinking, fosters empathy, while driving on experimentation and new ways of questioning, collaborating and seeing – all crucial elements for the future of innovation, humankind and the planet.

“Breaking Through the Noise” explores the work of Bruce Mau, the visionary Canadian designer, creative problem solver and founder of Massive Change Network.  

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by Alexandre von Hornstein

Culture

 UFFIZI - Renaissance Now

by Vittorio Zappa

When everything is connected to everything else, for better or worse, everything matters.

Bruce Mau

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Sport

Writing the Game

by Dom Smith

Believe in your own ability to inspire and create change

Community Service

Serve the City

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Environment

The 5 R's

by Elena Gebhard

Environment

RISE UP

by Sam Collins

Oceano Azul Foundation

Your voice can make a difference.

Motivate governments and businesses to take the bold, fair actions required to set the ocean on a course to recovery.

Let the best of TAKE ACTION come to you.

NEWSLETTER

inks for action

Illustration by Lorenzo Bejarano

Alexandre von Hornstein

TAKE ACTION Co- Founder

PPE Student at the University of York

A heartfelt thank you to our contributors, for all your input and support.

Vittorio Zappa

TAKE ACTION Co- Founder

PPE Student at the University of York