by Paolo Fresia with Romy Krämer

Following the publication of our article about where we believe EA adds to the philanthropic landscape and where it fails to encourage a deeper, much-needed reflection, we have been excited to receive a high level of engagement. In particular, we appreciated the reactions by members of the EA community, and the many thoughtful responses on the EA Forum. We applaud many of such posts’ focus on a constant quest to find solutions to the world’s problems, rather than to be 100% right. We also don’t aim to definitively solve the debate or to argue…

by Romy Krämer with Paolo Fresia

Alongside grantmaking, part of our work at Guerrilla entails engaging people of financial wealth in conversations about our radical approach to philanthropy, in the hope that this helps move resources to grassroots social movements and attention to the need for a Just Transition. Many of the people we speak to in that capacity have expressed an interest in Effective Altruism (EA) and some even cite it as a reason why they won’t support grassroots activism. …

by Ivan March

Guerrilla Virtual Meet-ups for Radical Activist Resourcing

The word, ‘call’ stems from the Old Norse kalla, meaning to ‘summon loudly’, and this is what we’ve been going for in our ‘Radical Philanthropy Calling’ sessions, sounding the alarm that it is high time for folks with wealth to get radical with their giving.

How many sobering Oxfam infographics are needed before wealth inequality is taken seriously? Peter Buffet’s* critique of the aid sector, alongside the foundations that fuel it, was aptly summed up as the Charitable Industrial Complex seven years ago, yet little has been done to dismantle…

by Ivan March

The 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP25, was the 25th one since they started, and it was held in Madrid, Spain, from 2 to 13 December 2019 under the presidency of the Chilean government.

click Agisilaos Koulouris of the COP25 actions

The Chilean government, unilaterally cancelled the COP25 just a month before its scheduled date, claiming that the anti-government revolts of the Chilean civil society under the slogan “Chile Awakened” (Chile Despertó), would make the event hosting challenging. This could have also easily been an attempt at keeping media scrutiny and global public attention at bay, over the repression and…

by Ivan March

When an unorthodox foundation and its renegade grantees met online…

On the anniversary of the CIA-backed, military coup in Chile & the fall of the Twin Towers, a small slice of the European activist community gathered virtually to inspire, conspire and perspire together.

Switch on Zoom, connect to audio, frame face, adjust bed hair, try not to think too hard about Zoom’s data security, the usual drill in pandemicworld, and we’re live!

As is by now customary in international online meetings, sharing the country you are beaming in from, during those first 5 minutes of waiting for…

by Dan Glass

What can be learnt from the queer experience in building a toolkit for hope and perseverance in the age of Corona?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has just begun to acknowledge that ‘there is such a thing as a society’ because of communities coming together in the face of COVID-19. While this may be news to out of touch politicians, isolation, distancing, stigma, austerity, loneliness are nothing new to marginalised communities such as the LGBTQI+ community or people living with HIV. …

by Ivan March

Autonomy, a little think tank with big ideas about how to tackle the coronavirus & how to radically re-organise in its wake

Bronnie Ware, an Australian palliative care nurse, recorded the dying epiphanies of patients she cared for in the final weeks of their lives, and she collected these into a book called The Top Five Regrets of the Dying. The second most common conclusion was: ‘I wish I hadn’t worked so hard’.

Political pandemic artwork from Amplifier Art

Autonomy is an independent, activist think tank with one focus: work. They write up understandable, jargon-free analyses, draw up socially relevant policy proposals and…

by Alex King

Two young children are laughing as they ride in circles around Kato Pedina’s town square on their tiny bicycles. They’re watched over by adults sitting on tables outside the small taverna, a scruffy stray dog spreadeagled on the floor and a stern-faced statue of a hero of the Greek resistance in WWII — which is one of the most modern things in sight. Cast your eyes around in any direction throughout this idyllic stone hamlet in the northwestern foothills of the Mitsikeli mountains and you’ll struggle to find anything that’s not centuries old.

Kato Pedina is one…

by Camille Barton

Phyllis Opoku-Gyimah, also known as Lady Phyll, is a force to be reckoned with. Her pioneering activist work has increased visibility and advocacy for Queer, Trans and Intersex People of Colour (QTIPOC) in the UK and beyond. One of her landmark achievements is as the co-founder and director of Black Pride, the first event of its kind in Europe celebrating “LGBTQ people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American descent… to promote and advocate for the spiritual, emotional, and intellectual health and wellbeing” of these communities.

“When we rise together, we are mighty.”

Lady Phyll…

by Antonis Schwarz

This time, last year, the Dutch historian Rutger Bregman set off a grenade at the World Economic Forum in Davos with his crisp and spot-on statements about tax avoidance. Activists around the world rejoiced. It was about time someone called out the hypocrisy of the elites in Davos who consistently avoid facing the issue of tax justice. It seems that as long as they get to decide how globalization unfolds everything is A-Okay.

Being active in the impact investing field for over 8 years now, it is interesting to see how little the issue of tax…

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