Alnoor Ladha

Dr. Elizabeth Debold

Alnoor’s work focuses on the intersection of political organizing, systems thinking, storytelling, technology and the decentralization of power. He is a founding member and the Executive Director of The Rules (/TR), a global network of activists, organizers, designers, coders, researchers, writers and others dedicated to changing the rules that create inequality, climate change and poverty around the world. The Rules focuses on five strategic areas that are in desperate need of radical reform: Money, Power, Secrecy, Ideas and The Commons. The Rules is partly a movement-building and shaping think tank and partly a de-schooling program for young activist leaders from around the world. Alnoor is a writer and speaker on new forms of activism, the structural causes of inequality, the link between climate change and capitalism, and the rise of the Global South as a powerful organizing force in the transition to a post-capitalist world.

Calling himself both an anarchist and a mystic, Alnoor says that “The activist movement holds one part of this necessary step toward a post-capitalist world, and the spiritual or consciousness movement holds another aspect. Today is the time for a symbiosis of the two.”