Category Archives: Protest and mobilisation

A Mother and Citizen Facing the Social and Climate Emergency: the French State Mobilised against the Right to Demonstrate

‘If they stop thinking, every human being can act as a barbarian.’ Hannah Arendt (Originally published in French at https://blogs.mediapart.fr/refondation-ecole/blog/270919/l-etat-francais-en-marche-contre-le-droit-de-manifester, this English translation appears by permission of the text’s anonymous author). There were tens of thousands of us in the street … Continue reading

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Thinking about the common with Pierre Dardot and Christian Laval

Best known outside of France for their important book on neo-liberal governance, Dardot and Laval have more recently (2014) added another important work to their output, a work whose breadth and ambition is clearly indicated by its title, Commun: essai … Continue reading

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L’histoire est dans la rue: L’Écotaxe and the Crisis in Brittany

Saturday 2 November witnessed a mass demonstration in Quimper, Brittany. Anywhere between 15,000-30,000 people were in attendance protesting for the suppression of the l’écotaxe in Brittany. This tax will target and charge the most polluting vehicles using the French road … Continue reading

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Lost Elections’ Strategic Lessons for Workers’ Movements Everywhere Tuesday, 12 June 2012 12:01 By Richard D Wolff

Last week’s elections in Wisconsin and in San Diego and San Jose, California, brought victories for capitalists’ over workers’ priorities. Majorities of voters endorsed politicians’ plans to ease state and city budget difficulties by cutting public employees’ jobs, wages, pensions … Continue reading

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University of California and the criminalisation of dissent (letter appealing for support)

Dear Fellow Education Activists, I’m writing today with an impassioned and profoundly frustrated heart about what is happening on our campus at UC Berkeley, the so-called “home of the Free Speech Movement,” and beyond. It’s extremely important to share this story with … Continue reading

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Taking stock: Occupy in late January by Jeffrey Masko

With wind and rain, OWSW ushered in a new phase of Occupy with the January 20th day of actions in the financial district of San Francisco. Any claim that Occupy is dead or in decline has been proven to be … Continue reading

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Video artist Joan Loague and Occupy Wall St.

Noted video portrait artist, Joan Logue has been documenting the “Occupy Wall Street” event since it began to until December 7th. Her pieces ( here ) are short takes on Occupy actions and activity around in Zuccotti park and Brooklyn, … Continue reading

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