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George Lakey

George Lakey

George Lakey is an activist sociologist and author who recently retired as professor at Swarthmore College. He is the author of "Viking Economics: How the Scandinavians Got It Right and How We Can, Too"(Melville House, NY & London) and "Toward a Living Revolution: A Five-Stage Framework for Creating Radical Social Change." He has led over 1500 social change workshops on five continents and led projects on local, national and international levels. His first time arrested was in the civil rights movement; recently he went to jail in the successful campaign to stop the nation's seventh-largest bank from financing mountaintop removal coal mining.

Articles by this author

 

Debunking the Popular—But Dangerous—Assumption That Violence Keeps Us Safe

A romanticized belief in violence renders people irrational to the point of hurting ourselves, over and over again.

George Lakey ·


Even Without Russia's Military Might, Ukraine Can Defend Against Invasion

Throughout history, people facing occupation have tapped into the power of nonviolent struggle to thwart their invaders.

George Lakey ·



What the Nordics Bravely Won, People Across the US Are Now Demanding

With a growing hunger for "an alternative and achievable vision," Americans are increasingly looking to what the social democracies of northern Europe have shown is possible

George Lakey ·


How Do We Stop Trump and Win Gains in Justice and Equality?

From defense to offense in an age that demands deep strategy and mass mobilization

David Solnit ·




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