Author: MobLab Team

MobLab Dispatch: Big Asks. Big Results.

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Read past Dispatches and subscribe Rasmus Törnqvist of Greenpeace Nordic tells Ben Valentine in a story for MobLab that Virtual Reality “provides a unique opportunity to take millions of people to the arctic.” Valentine spoke with Törnqvist, Greenpeace’s Pete Speller and other VR filmmakers to find out why A Journey to the Arctic is impacting Arctic campaigning, how VR establishes viewer empathy, and the critical role of campaigners in guiding the user’s VR experience. Campaign teams can do better and win bigger by identifying and supporting marginalised staff writes Kaytee Ray-Riek for MobLab. Kaytee notes that while we all...

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MobLab Dispatch: Beautiful Campaigns

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Read past Dispatches and subscribe Beautiful Rising’s new online campaign toolbox surfaces deep experience, insights, and innovative technology. Campaigners from the Global South contributed to the this multi-platform organising guide. Writing for MobLab, Søren Warburg and colleagues discuss how to use the platform to learn and create actions reflecting the complexity, courage and humor of global social movements. Youth leadership around the globe is networked, participatory and based in locally-driven, globally connected social movements. That’s according to The New Global Citizen: Harnessing Youth Leadership to Reshape Civil Society, a just-released report from Rhize. Authors outline ways for NGOs and...

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MobLab Dispatch: Creativity and Campaign Tech

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Read past Dispatches and subscribe What smart approaches to tech innovation are helping NGOs use mobile devices, apps and SMS to create people power? In conversations with a wide-ranging set of creative campaigners and developers, Nithin Coca identifies four takeaways for any group looking to get started with creating empowering apps and tech tools. Fight for $15 is a tightly run campaign to raise America’s minimum wage. It is also, Tom Liacas writes for MobLab, a strong example of directed-network campaigning that demonstrates how leaders can let go of a campaign, open up to a wider grassroots audience, and...

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MobLab Dispatch: Empires, orphans and empathy machines

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Read past Dispatches and subscribe ANNOUNCING… CampaignCon! Join an incredible mix of social change campaigners and activists from around the world for a technology and activism skillshare this October. Together, we’ll share expertise, build networks and capacity, learn from one another, and develop the plans and strategies needed to take technology-supported networked campaigning to the next level. Hope to see you in Catalonia! Online networks create a constant feedback loop between dispersed social movements, field activities, and individual actors, writes Victor Luckerson in a recent analysis of Black Lives Matter for The Ringer. Over 6.6 million #BlackLivesMatter tweets in...

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MobLab Dispatch: It’s time for visionary organizing

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Read past Dispatches and subscribe Beautiful Rising has risen. Organisers call it a handy guide, tailored to the pragmatic needs of the everyday troublemaker. The site, built with lessons and learnings from the global South, is an interactive platform for building better movements and more powerful actions. Writer Natasha Lennard talks with Nicholas Mirzoeff about why some digital protests are able to transform into organised movements with the power to impact communities, media and policy and others remain outraged protests. It’s an engaging conversation that points to examples from around the globe. Tactical Tech released results of a two-year study on...

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