Category Archives: Action and speech

Sometimes we may find ourselves alienated from our own actions, silenced by cultural or societal expectations, or unsure about our own motives. The question of whether what we said is a lie, a cliché, an evasion, or the plain truth may be unanswerable. So too the question of whether what is done is done hypocritically, cynically, or wholeheartedly. What, then, are the inter-personal contexts and circumstances which encourage, enable, or inhibit authenticity and truthfulness? Read more »

Mapping Tyneside Radicalism: www.radicaltyneside.org

Northumbria University’s Histories of Activism group have just launched a website which maps an archive of radical activity in and around Newcastle. We explored the theme of integrity and activism with them at a workshop in 2014.

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“Gandhi is like the Occupy Movement”

Interview with Norman Finkelstein on Democracy Now drawing some lessons for the contemporary left and for Palestinians in the occupied territories from the lessons of Gandhian non-violence. Gandhi is the subject of today’s Portraits of Integrity meeting.

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Ideology and Integrity

A comment piece from the New York Times, Ideology and Integrity, discussing the importance of ‘intellectual integrity’ in our politicians. Highly relevant in the UK, which goes to the polling booths on Thursday. Here’s an extract: You see, you shouldn’t … Continue reading

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Integrity and trust

Thanks to Joe Hardwick for sending this unsavoury extract from Charles Grant, Observations on the State of Society among the Asiatic Subjects of Great Britain (1792, printed 1813). Integrity is glossed as ‘conscientious in the whole of his conduct’.

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Integrity in the news: ‘A stand for democracy in the digital age’

Writers Against Surveillance — a collective of 562 authors — have launched a petition calling for the ‘defence of civil liberties against surveillance by corporations and governments’. They identify ‘integrity of the individual’ as a precondition for democracy:

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Final Programme for ‘Activism and Integrity’

The final programme for this workshop is now available to download here. For more information see the workshop page.

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