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Bright Ideas Trust

Bright Ideas Trust is a registered charity founded in 2007 by Richard Morris as a social enterprise vehicle for Tim Campbell. BIT was established to help disadvantaged people aged 16 to 30 build their own businesses. Richard Morris went on to fou ...

                                               

Business and Technology Education Council

The Business and Technology Education Council is a provider of secondary school leaving qualifications and further education qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Whilst the T in BTEC previously stood for Technical, according to ...

                                               

Council for Industry and Higher Education

The Council for Industry and Higher Education, known as CIHE, was a non-governmental organisation founded in 1986 in the United Kingdom, and from 1997, was a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity. CIHE aimed to be "a strategic lea ...

                                               

Council for National Academic Awards

The Council for National Academic Awards was the national degree-awarding authority in the United Kingdom from 1965 until its dissolution on 20 April 1993. The establishment followed the recommendation of the UK government Committee on Higher Edu ...

                                               

Education Business Partnership

Education Business Partnerships were, until 2011, UK-government-sponsored bodies. In 2011 the Department for Education abolished funding for Education Business Links. EBPs now directly contract with schools to provide Work Experience, Work Relate ...

                                               

Heads Teachers and Industry

HTI was created by UK business leaders to provide leadership training for teachers. It has been described as" the leading UK charity, which works at the strategic interface between education and business.” In 1986 the Confederation of British Ind ...

                                               

National Centre for Universities and Business

The National Centre for Universities and Business develops, promotes and supports collaboration between universities and business across the UK. NCUB is headed by Dr Joe Marshall Chief Executive and Sam Laidlaw Chair. NCUB’s Leadership Council in ...

                                               

Polytechnic (United Kingdom)

A polytechnic was a tertiary education teaching institution in England, Wales and Northern Ireland offering higher diplomas, undergraduate degree and post graduate education that was governed and administered at the national level by the Council ...

                                               

Sandwich degree

A sandwich degree is a course specific to the United Kingdom. A thick sandwich degree is either a four-year undergraduate course as part of a bachelors degree, or a five-year postgraduate course as part of a masters degree, and involves a placeme ...

                                               

Skills CFA

Instructus Skills is both the standard setting organisation for business skills and the largest apprenticeship-issuing authority in the United Kingdom by number of certificates issued. Instructus Skills has one of the largest organisational footp ...

                                               

Anti-corporate activism

Activists argue that corporate globalization corresponds to a displacement in the transition from a highly industrial-based economy to one where trade development is connected with the financial deregulation on the basis of circulation of capital ...

                                               

Adbusters

The Adbusters Media Foundation is a Canadian-based not-for-profit, pro-environment organization founded in 1989 by Kalle Lasn and Bill Schmalz in Vancouver, British Columbia. Adbusters describes itself as "a global network of artists, activists, ...

                                               

Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic

Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic is a 2001 anti-consumerist book by John de Graaf, environmental scientist David Wann, and economist Thomas H. Naylor. Viewing consumerism as a deliberately spread disease, the book consists of three parts - s ...

                                               

AllOfUs

AllOfUs was an American progressive political action committee founded on September, 2016 by Yong Jung Cho, Max Berger, Waleed Shahid and former members of the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, 2016. The organization formed with the goal of t ...

                                               

Anti-globalization movement

The anti-globalization movement, or counter-globalization movement, is a social movement critical of economic globalization. The movement is also commonly referred to as the global justice movement, alter-globalization movement, anti-globalist mo ...

                                               

Anti-sweatshop movement

Anti-sweatshop movement refers to campaigns to improve the conditions of workers in sweatshops, i.e. manufacturing places characterized by low wages, poor working conditions and often child labor. It started in the 19th century in industrialized ...

                                               

Antiglobalization activists in Syria

AGAS - Antiglobalization Activists in Syria - is a Syrian-based collective of opponents to the neoliberal globalization. In Arabic the group uses the name al-Badil which means the alternative. AGAS was set up on January 1, 2003. Several of its le ...

                                               

Artificial demand

Artificial demand constitutes demand for something that, in the absence of exposure to the vehicle of creating demand, would not exist. It has controversial applications in microeconomics and advertising. A demand is usually seen as artificial wh ...

                                               

Big Chocolate

Big Chocolate is a business term assigned to multi-national chocolate food producers, akin to the terms assigned to "Big Oil" and "Big Tobacco". According to self-described fair trade proponents including Ghanaian cooperative Kuapa Kokoo, "Big Ch ...

                                               

Big Oil

Big Oil is a name used to describe the worlds six or seven largest publicly traded oil and gas companies, also known as supermajors. The term emphasizes their economic power and influence on politics, particularly in the United States. Big oil is ...

                                               

Big Soda

Big Soda is a term used by the media, various activist groups, and CrossFit to describe the soft drink industry as a collective entity. The term connotes the business and lobbying power of soft drink companies who, like Big Oil and Big Tobacco, w ...

                                               

Billboard hacking

Billboard hacking or billboard hijacking is the practice of altering a billboard without the consent of the owner. It may involve physically pasting new media over the existing image, or hacking into the system used to control electronic billboar ...

                                               

Borf

Borf was a graffiti campaign seen in and around Washington, D.C. during 2004 and 2005, carried out by John Tsombikos while studying at the Corcoran College of Art and Design. This four letter word was ubiquitous around the Northwest quadrant of W ...

                                               

Brandalism

Brandalism is an anti-advertising movement founded in July 2012 in London. Twenty-six British artists ran a "subvertising" campaign, whereby they covered billboard adverts in five English cities with art pieces. In May 2014, 40 Brandalism activis ...

                                               

Corporate Watch

Corporate Watch is a "not-for-profit journalism, research and publishing group that undertakes research on the social and environmental impact of corporations and corporate power." It was established in 1996 and incorporated in 1999 as a company, ...

                                               

CorpWatch

CorpWatch is a research group based in San Francisco, California, USA. Its stated mission is to expose corporate malfeasance, and to advocate for multinational corporate accountability and transparency.

                                               

CrimethInc.

CrimethInc., also known as CWC, which stands for either CrimethInc. Ex-Workers Collective or CrimethInc Ex-Workers Ex-Collective ", is a decentralized anarchist collective of autonomous cells. CrimethInc. emerged in the mid-1990s, initially as th ...

                                               

The Cultural Creatives

The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People Are Changing the World is a nonfiction social sciences and sociology book by sociologist Paul H. Ray and psychologist Sherry Ruth Anderson, The authors introduced the term "Cultural Creatives" to desc ...

                                               

Cultural hegemony

In Marxist philosophy, cultural hegemony is the domination of a culturally diverse society by the ruling class who manipulate the culture of that society - the beliefs and explanations, perceptions, values, and mores - so that the imposed, ruling ...

                                               

Culture jamming

Culture jamming is a tactic used by many anti-consumerist social movements to disrupt or subvert media culture and its mainstream cultural institutions, including corporate advertising. It attempts to "expose the methods of domination" of a mass ...

                                               

Daniel Pennock Democracy School

The Daniel Pennock Democracy School teaches citizens and activists how to use democratic processes through peoples constitutional rights to confront corporate wrongdoing. In addition it explores the limits of conventional regulatory organizing an ...

                                               

Detournement

A detournement, meaning "rerouting, hijacking" in French, is a technique developed in the 1950s by the Letterist International, and later adapted by the Situationist International, that was defined in the SIs inaugural 1958 journal as "he integra ...

                                               

Ethical Consumer

Ethical Consumer Research Ltd is a not-for-profit publisher, research and campaign organisation which publishes information on the social, ethical and environmental behaviour of companies and issues around trade justice and ethical consumption. I ...

                                               

Fugazi

Fugazi is an American rock band that formed in Washington, D.C. in 1986. The band consists of guitarists and vocalists Ian MacKaye and Guy Picciotto, bassist Joe Lally, and drummer Brendan Canty. Fugazi are noted for their style-transcending musi ...

                                               

Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Godspeed You! Black Emperor is a Canadian experimental music collective which originated in Montreal, Quebec in 1994. The group releases recordings through Constellation, an independent record label also located in Montreal. After the release of ...

                                               

Halliburton

Halliburton Company is an American multinational corporation. One of the worlds largest oil field service companies, it has operations in more than 70 countries. It owns hundreds of subsidiaries, affiliates, branches, brands, and divisions worldw ...

                                               

Hardline (subculture)

Hardline is a deep ecology subculture that has its roots in the vegan straight edge hardcore punk scene. It is commonly seen as a more extreme version of straight edge. From an initial founding statement the movement attempted a break with the st ...

                                               

Hyperconsumerism

Hyperconsumerism, hyper-consumerism, hyperconsumption or hyper-consumption refer to the consumption of goods for non-functional purposes and the associated significant pressure to consume those goods exerted by the modern, capitalist society, as ...

                                               

Justice Democrats

Justice Democrats is an American progressive political action committee founded on January 23, 2017, by Kyle Kulinski of Secular Talk, Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks, and Saikat Chakrabarti and Zack Exley, former leaders from the 2016 Bernie Sande ...

                                               

Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance

The Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance 한인타운 노동연대, also known under its past name Korean Immigrant Workers Advocates 남가주 한인 노동 상담소, is a multi-ethnic immigrant worker civil rights membership organization based in the Los Angele ...

                                               

Labour Behind the Label

Labour Behind the Label is a UK-based not-for-profit co-operative organisation with an office in Easton, Bristol which campaigns for workers rights in the clothing industry. It is the platform of the international Clean Clothes Campaign in the Un ...

                                               

Land grabbing

Land grabbing is the contentious issue of large-scale land acquisitions: the buying or leasing of large pieces of land by domestic and transnational companies, governments, and individuals. While used broadly throughout history, land grabbing as ...

                                               

Alexey Limanzo

Alexey Limanzo, President of the Association of Indigenous Peoples of North Sakhalin Region, is the chairman of the council of the indigenous people plenipotentiary of Sakhalin Island

                                               

Literary activism

Literary activism is a form of protest and critique aimed at corporate publishing houses and the literary fiction/nonfiction that they publish. The progenitors of literary activism are the members of the Underground Literary Alliance. This group ...

                                               

Maxime, McDuff & McDo

Maxime, McDuff & McDo is a 2002 documentary film by Magnus Isacsson that shows the attempt to unionize a McDonalds restaurant in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. They were successful, but McDonalds quickly shut down the franchise after the union won.

                                               

Monochrom

monochrom is an international art-technology-philosophy group, publishing house and film production company. monochrom was founded in 1993, and defines itself as "an unpeculiar mixture of proto-aesthetic fringe work, pop attitude, subcultural sci ...

                                               

Occupy Harvard

Occupy Harvard was a student demonstration at Harvard University identifying itself with the global Occupy Movement. It sought to create a forum for discussing economic inequality at Harvard, in the United States, and throughout the world. It cri ...

                                               

Occupy South Africa

Occupy South Africa was a South African initiative primarily aimed at protesting and inciting mass action against the racial, economic and social inequality in South Africa. It is part of the globally Occupy Wall Street movement. It consists of a ...

                                               

Organic Consumers Association

The Organic Consumers Association is a non-profit advocacy group for the organic agriculture industry based in Minnesota. It was formed in 1998 by members of the organic industry and consumers of organic products after the U.S. Department of Agri ...

                                               

Pirate radio

Pirate radio or a pirate radio station is a radio station that broadcasts without a valid license. In some cases radio stations are considered legal where the signal is transmitted, but illegal where the signals are received - especially when the ...

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