Commonweal’s physical collection of books and journals is housed at the University of Bradford’s JB Priestley Library. You can become a Commonweal member, visit the Collection and borrow items for free.
We share #nonviolence resources & solutions, to inspire, inform & connect ordinary people who have had enough of violence.
2018 was our 60th anniversary!
Here’s to the healing we find in greenery, whether in a rural landscape, at a city park or at home with a houseplant.
#nature #greenspace #mentalhealth #stress #quarantine #houseplants #gardening #trees #inequality
The Ways We Are Healed by Nature (Even Houseplants) – Yes! Magazine
Green growing things heal us in surprising ways. Communities are trying to bring plant life to areas that lack it.
‘As we awaken to the truth of the profound failure of our existing institutions, we also awaken to the truth of our possibilities and interconnections with one another and with Earth…’
#COVID19 #coronavirus #interdependence #climate #justice #peace
Opinion | Why Coronavirus Is Humanity’s Wake-Up Call
The pandemic is exposing the deep systemic problems in our society—and it removes any excuse for not addressing them.
ONLINE PUBLIC MEETING: CORONAVIRUS, CAPITALISM & GLOBAL INEQUALITY
11am-1pm, Sat 28 March
On the global justice issues emerging from the coronavirus crisis and the prospects for building a better world out of it.
The physical Commonweal Collection is closed during the Covid-19 outbreak as the University of Bradford library has closed to all external readers, including Commonweal members.
We will keep you updated if anything changes.
#amreading #nonviolence #Covid19 #Bradford
‘The human race is challenged more than ever before to demonstrate our mastery, not over nature but of ourselves.’
Free online course in #HumanRights, by @AmnestyUK at @FutureLearn. Starts 13th April (open to join now).
‘This course is for everyone who wants to know, claim and defend their human rights and the rights of others.’
No prior knowledge needed.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Online Course
Get an introduction to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) with this online human rights course from Amnesty International.
Today marks 62 years since Gerald Holtom designed the peace symbol! We have copies of the original (original is @CommonwealUK @UniofBradford ) and we also have original badges designed by Eric Austen. Happy birthday ☮️! 🕊️
Student Central, #Bradford Uni, TUES 18th 12pm-3.15pm
Lots of peace, politics, development, social change books, all at £1 each. A must for peace and development students and great for anyone interested in the world.
’10 things you should know about socialism.’
This article clears up a few myths. It’s from the US, but its insights travel well enough.
#economics #equality #socialism #capitalism #fascism
Analysis | 10 Things You Should Know About Socialism
What do we mean when we talk about “socialism”? Here are ten things about its theory, practice, and potential that you need to know.