Tagged: Activism

Climate activism has gone digital and disruptive, and it’s finally facing up to racism within the movement - News

Guest Author Dec 07, 2021

Nina Hall, Johns Hopkins University; Charles Lawrie, University of Sussex, and Sahar Priano, Johns Hopkins University   To understand the agreement states reached at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow earlier this month, it’s important to explore how climate activism has grown and changed since the Paris Agreement in 2015. Climate activists have played a pivotal role. They … Read More

Social media, activism, trucker caps: the fascinating story behind long COVID - COVID-19

Guest Author Sep 28, 2021

Deborah Lupton, UNSW   Today, we use the term “long COVID” to describe the lingering symptoms some people have many weeks or months after infection. But how long COVID came to be recognised by doctors and the wider community shows us the power of patient activism, networking, research skills and persistence. Using social media, patients collected … Read More

Scientist as activist - Code for life

Grant Jacobs May 05, 2011

I’m opening this as a discussion, taking my lead from a couple of comments made by readers in another thread (Wakefield autism studies slammed as fraud by BMJ, if you really must know). Carol starts with: ‘[…] It is not usually a good thing when scientists get estranged from the scientific … Read More