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On the Occupy Movement and Revolutions comes in Stages

Early on in a social movement, participants often see victory just around the corner. In their euphoria they imagine walls crumbling and victory within reach. Their theory of change has been influenced by movies and brief historical references to past … Continue reading

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Social Movements: How People Make History

Most sociologists believe that structural conditions make social movements more or less likely. They argue, in everyday parlance, that sometimes the “time was ripe” for movements to emerge, to grow, and to bring about change. That’s what Carl Oglesby, a … Continue reading

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Stages for Social Movements

We need a political strategy that is at the same time a community strategy, one that says “yes” to creative innovation in the here and now and links today’s creativity to the new society that lies beyond a power shift. … Continue reading

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The Crisis and a Way Forward: What We Can Learn from Occupy Wall Street

The financial crisis of 2007 has generated ubiquitous commentary; it also spurred a global grassroots uprising that began with Occupy Wall Street. This movement provided a unique analysis of the crisis as well as a practical example of a way … Continue reading

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The Autonomous Roots of the Real Democracy Movement

The years since 2011 have witnessed the (re-)birth of a global cycle of struggles around the issue of democracy. With the representative institutions of liberal democracy in crisis, social movements appear to be increasingly moving away from claims-based and state-oriented … Continue reading

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Brasil: unas movilizaciones que continúan. Dossier

Para el gobierno ha llegado el momento de aliarse al pueblo o pagará la factura en el futuro. Esta es una de las conclusiones de João Pedro Stedile, dirigente del Movimiento de Trabajadores Sin Tierra (MST) sobre las recientes movilizaciones … Continue reading

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Limites e contradições dos movimentos que estão nas ruas

Paolo Gerbaudo, pesquisador do Kings College e especialista em movimentos sociais, fala sobre as semelhanças e diferenças entre os protestos de rua que sacudiram países como Egito, Turquia, Espanha e Brasil. Gerbaudo aponta a força desses movimentos, mas também indica … Continue reading

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Micropolíticas de los grupos: para una ecología de las prácticas colectivas

Hay ahí cuando menos una señal que nos tiene que hacer pensar: ¿cómo puede ser que en los grupos la cuestión de la micropolítica nos sea tan ajena y que no seamos capaces de acercarnos a problemas como el poder, … Continue reading

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Democracia Distribuida: Miradas de la Universidad Nómada al 15M

Mayo de 2011 fue uno de esos momentos en los que la gente sale a la calle, habla y actúa al mismo tiempo. Si bien no podemos medir la capacidad de afectación del acontecimiento 15M en nuestras vidas, tomaremos como … Continue reading

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¿Sientes? El papel de las emociones como motor de acción colectiva en la sociedad red

En momentos de convulsión social, las emociones son un factor de motivación tan importante o más que las razones objetivas que llevan a salir a la calle. Durante el 15M, el calor de las emociones entre el colectivo, canalizadas por … Continue reading

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