Protest

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Action Will Be Taken: Left Anti-Intellectualism and Its Discontents
Featherstone, Liza; Henwood, Doug; Parenti, Christian
Article
2004
Marxism's decline isn't just an intellectual concern -- it too has practical effects. If you lack any serious understanding of how capitalism works, then it's easy to delude yourself into thinking tha...
The Activists' Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Participatory Democracy
Ricketts, Aidan
Book
2012
A guide to grassroots activism.
All the World's A Rage?
Article
2000
In today's political vocabulary, "direct action" is interpreted to mean any form of action short of marking an 'X' on a ballot. Throwing a brick through a Starbucks window is certainly a direct action...
An analysis of the G20 protest and the black bloc
Ritch
Article
2010
It should be clear that the actions of the black bloc reflect their politics. The actions in Toronto mirror those tactics used elsewhere. The tactics and politics regardless of their intent are inhere...
Another World is Possible: Globalization and Anti-capitalism
McNally, David
Book
2002
A call-to-arms for progressive activists. McNally argues that capitalism is synonymous with imperialism and fundamentally incompatible with democracy.
An Anti-Capitalist Manifesto
Callinicos, Alex
Book
2003
An extended argument about what the anti-capitalist movement should stand for.
The Art of Activism
Tatchell, Peter
Article
1997
The unique style of 'protest as performance' pioneered by the queer rights group OutRage!
Asamblea Popular de los Pueblos de Oaxaca: Connexipedia Article
Article
An organization that came together in response to the political situation in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, first meeting in June 2006.
Athenians Teach a New Lesson in (Workers) Democracy
Lerner, Eric
Article
2011
The Popular Assembly at Syntagma has been able to go beyond democratic discussion to democratic decisions but the construction of real workers democracy is still under way. While thousands take part i...
Berlin's oldest squatters in town defend threatened community centre: Pensioners take a stand against development of their comunity centre
Connolly, Kate
Article
2012
Dozen of pensioners took over a community centre in the east Berlin suburb of Pankow last month after the local council said the building they had used as a community centre for 15 years had to make w...
Bolivia After the Referendum: Against The Current vol. 137
Webber, Jeffery R.
Article
2008
The month following Bolivia's recall referendum on August 10, 2008 tragically confirmed the class polarization of that country. The right-wing autonomists of the Santa Cruz, Pando, Beni, Tarija and Su...
Burdened with Debt Reloaded: The Politics ofr Devaluation
Article
2012
A series of defensive and sectional struggles at workplaces in the private sector reveal that the Greek industrial capital has already taken advantage of the new institutional framework of the “state ...
China's Worker Protests: A Second Wave of Labor Unrest?: Against The Current vol. 121
Yan, Wong Kam
Article
2006
There has been a 30% rise in collective riots in China in recent years. Whereas in 1993, there were 10,000 reported cases with 700,000 participants, in 2003 it jumped to 60,000 with 3 million partici...
Connexions Library: Organizing Focus Page
Website
Selected articles from the Connexions Online Library.
Coxey's Army: Connexipedia Article
Article
A protest march by unemployed workers from the United States.
Declaration of the Occupation of New York City
Article
2011
Document accepted by the NYC General Assembly on September 29, 2011.
Defiance with Freedom in Mind
Tatchell, Peter
Article
1994
The case for civil disobedience.
Direct Action for Democracy
Tatchell, Peter
Article
1999
Direct action protests are about people taking power for themselves, instead of leaving politics to professional politicians.
Diversity of Tactics and Democracy
Lakey, George
Article
2002
To me, a strategy isn't democratic if it intrinsically alienates the majority of oppressed people and shuts the door to their participation. A strategy isn't democratic if it drives away the working c...
Do or Die: The people versus development in the Narmada Valley: New Internationalist July 2001 - #336
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2001
A look at the case the Supreme Court of India against The People regarding the Narmada Dam.
Do the Greeks get it?
Proyect, Louis
Article
2012
A word has to be said about the somewhat depressing character of the clash between reformism and ultraleftism in Greece. Radical youth might have a natural prejudice against the KKE and PAME because i...
The Domestic War on Protesters: It's Not Just Egypt
Thompson, Brad
Article
2011
While the US claims to uphold right to demonstrate around the world, there have been countless examples throughout the history of this country of protests being shut down by an overwhelming police pre...
Dorothy Day Refuses To Duck-And-Cover
Sun, Rivera
Article
2016
On June 15th, 1955, Catholic Worker founder Dorothy Day joined a group of pacifists in refusing to participate in the civilian defense drills scheduled on that day. These drills were to prepare the ci...
Emergence: An Irresistible Global Uprising
Notes from Nowhere Collective
Article
2003
An Essay from the Book We Are Everywhere.
Faces of global resistance: New Internationalist September 2001 - #338
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2001
Discussion of corporate globalization and how some are organizing themselves to resists.
Fight the Power!: A Visual History of Protest Among the English-Speaking Peoples
Wilson, Sean Michael; Dickson, Benjamin; Emerson, Hunt; Spelling, John; Pasion, Adam; cartoons Polyp
Book
2013
Throughout history, ordinary people have risen up against oppression and injustice. Fight the Power visualizes 14 key moments in the last 200 years when people across the English-speaking world stood ...
Fighting Subpoenas and Gag Orders in Iowa: Against The Current vol. 110
Omidvar, Iraj
Article
2004
More than two months have passed since federal officials withdrew the grand jury subpoenas against four peace activists and Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. The withdrawal of the subpoenas and th...
Five Days in Seattle: A View from the Ground
Dixon, Chris
Article
1999
About the 1999 protests in Seattle.
Freedom Now Vision Unfinished : Book Review of LeBlanc and Yates's "A Freedom Budget for All Americans"
Miah, Malik
Article
2014
Miah critiques LeBlanc and Yates' analysis of the Civil Rights Revolution, in light of the fact that the Freedom Budget issued during this time remains unfulfilled.
Fuel For Occupy Wall Street's Fire
Cooke, Shamus
Article
2011
Ultimately, the Occupy Wall Street protests have already succeeded. The movement has successfully re-focused the nation's debate on who ruined the economy and who should be targeted, shifting blame aw...
The futility of activism using violence as catharsis
Davidson-Harden, Adam
Article
2010
The anarchist practitioners of violence are fundamentally elitist. They do violence because it makes them feel good, and they don't care about the fact that it undermines the real work for social chan...
Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite
Levine, Bruce E.
Book
2011
Levine offers insights into the epidemic of political passivity in America and analyzes how major U.S. institutions have created helplessness and fatalism. He proposes ways of recovering dignity, ener...
The Great Strike at UNAM: Against The Current vol. 88
Castillo, Christian
Article
2000
The Great Strike of the Mexican National Autonomous University (UNAM), which for more than nine months was occupied by students organized in the Strike General Committee (CGH), started on April 20, 19...
Herman's House
Bhalla, Angad Singh
Film/Video
2012
'What kind of house does a man who has been imprisoned in a six-foot-by-nine-foot cell for over 30 years dream of?' This film captures the remarkable creative journey and friendship of Herman Wallace,...
How Israel Silenced its Gaza War Protesters
Eldar, Akiva
Article
2009
A new report from Adalah shows how the courts and police attempted to stamp out opposition to Operation Cast Lead.
How Labor and Climate United Can Trump Trump
Brecher, Jeremy
Article
2017
Co-operation between labour and climate groups may be possible in the Trump era.
How the 'black bloc' protected the G20
Davidson-Harden, Adam
Article
2010
The black-clad mob in Toronto has left a lot of people not only in the general public but in the wider nonviolent social/global justice movements in Canada feeling disgusted, demoralized and dispirite...
How Ultraleftism Divided UNAM Strike: Against The Current vol. 88
Hearse, Phil
Article
2000
MEXICO CITY -- Commandeered buses flying red and black flags and Che Guevara portraits sped through the city on October 2, ferrying students to a demonstration commemorating the 1968 student massacre ...
If I Can't Dance ....: Why is the Left So Boring?
Rovics, David
Article
2008
Rovics asks, why is so much of the left in the US so attached to being so dreadfully boring? Why do so many people on the left apparently have no appreciation for the power and importance of culture? ...
Immigrant Students and Workers Take to the Streets: Outpouring in Chicago: Against The Current vol. 122
Feinberg, Joseph Grim
Article
2006
In late February, word began to spread around Chicago about a protest against HR 4437, a bill passed by the House of Representatives to criminalize undocumented immigration, as well as aid given to un...
In Spain they are all indignados nowadays
Ainger, Katharine
Article
2013
The indignado protests that flared up two years ago have become a Spanish state of mind.
In the Aftermath of the G20: Reflections on Strategy, Tactics and Militancy
Whyman, Ritch
Article
2010
The tactics of the Black Bloc make it clear that, for them, it is more important to smash windows than to try and march with thousands of workers and engage them in arguments about how to move struggl...
Inventing Reality: The Politics of News Media
Parenti, Michael
Book
1993
Parenti sets out to demonstrate how the news media distort important aspects of social and political life and why they do.
Iraq's Torture by Sanctions: Against The Current vol. 91
Finkel, David
Article
2001
An interview with Kathy Kelly. Kathy Kelly, organizer for Voices in the Wilderness, has been involved in the struggle around ending sanctions against Iraq for the past decade. David Finkel interviewed...
Is that an archive in your basement... or are you just hoarding?: Sources News Release
Article
2012
Are you an 'accidental archivist'? Have you been saving the publications and documents produced by the social justice projects you've been involved in? Then Connexions would like to hear from you.
Kavita Krishnan: 'Women's Liberation, Everyone's Liberation'
Krishnan, Kavita
Article
2014
Kavita Krishnan, a socialist organizer and a well-known international spokesperson for the movement against sexual violence in India, speaks on sexual violence, everyday sexism, protest, solidarity, a...
Keystone Cops: TransCanada Cultivates Close Ties With Nebraska Police Agencies
Federman, Adam
Article
2014
Since August 2011, the Nebraska Information Analysis Center (NIAC) – one of more than 70 Department of Homeland Security “fusion centers” – and TransCanada Corporation, the company behind the Keystone...
The Labadie Collection
Website
The Labadie Collection was established in 1911 when Joseph Labadie, a prominent Detroit anarchist, donated his library to the University of Michigan. Although the Collection was originally concerned m...
Labour's Day of Protest -- The Issues and the Press
Article
1976
An issue sheet examining the biases of the Canadian Press in its coverage of the Oct 14th national Day of Protest against wage and price control policies.
Lakota vow: dead or in prison before we allow the KXL pipeline
Ibanez, Camila
Article
2014
On February 2,7 2014 Oglala Lakota and American Indian Movement activists joined in a four-directions walk to commemorate Liberation Day, an event to mark the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee. As they do...
Los Angeles: Assessing D2K Protests: Against The Current vol. 89
Cooper, Louise
Article
2000
More than 10,000 activists gathered in LA for the Democratic convention protests August 5-18. The main protest held Monday, August 12 drew around 10,000 activists. Three thousand had gathered for the...
Make Sure You Don't Fall: Perspectives on the Recent Social Agitation in Chile, Part One
jorgbudrovich
Article
2012
Discontent and rage have always been there, but while Social Democracy was in power, the supporters of the regime -- well placed in the open spaces for action and thought in high schools, universities...
The Making of Jericho Road: Against The Current vol. 132
Williams, Charles
Article
2008
An interview with Michael Honey. The paperback edition of Michael Honey’s Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign is released this January 2008.
A Marxist History of the World part 100: 1968-1975: the workers' revolt
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
As the crisis of capitalism spread around the world, the working class took centre stage – but the revolt did not result in successful revolution anywhere.
A Marxist History of the World part 99: 1968 - the long sleep ends
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
The long sleep of the post-war period was brought to an end in 1968, as revolts erupted across the developed world.
Militant Hope in the Age of Trump
Giroux, Henry A.
Article
2017
Debates over whether Donald Trump was a fascist or Hillary Clinton was a right-wing warmonger and tool of Wall Street were a tactical diversion. The real questions that should have been debated includ...
Morality Policing
Monbiot, George
Article
2010
The police treat protests and festivals as a threat to their power.
Morrison, Norman: Connexipedia Article
Article
Baltimore Quaker best known for committing suicide in an act of self-immolation to protest United States involvement in the Vietnam War. (1933-1965).
The Myth of Peaceful Protest: The Patronizing Intransigence of Power
Johnson, Allan G.
Unclassified
2015
Johnson discusses how peaceful protest is depicted as the way to speak out, and any kind of disorder or defiance of authority is presented not only unacceptable, but unnecessary.
The New Student Left: An Anthology
Cohen, Mitchell; Hale, Dennis
Book
1966
A collection of essays by active participants in the 1960s student movement on American college campuses.
A New Wave of Climate Insurgents Defines Itself as Law-Enforcers
Brecher, Jeremy
Article
2016
Grassroots movement organizations from every continent will hold a global week of action called Break Free From Fossil Fuels in May 2016. They envision tens of thousands of people mobilizing worldwide...
No Heroes in Montreal -- Why Endless Protest Does Not a Movement Make
McCuen, Heather
Article
2012
No matter what you've taken to the streets to oppose - no matter how just your cause - your message gets lost when you don’t engage the community, you don't exercise discipline, or you just start acti...
NSW protesters: 'We will break these laws'
Mcllroy, Jim
Article
2016
"This is a law to protect the rich. We will need to break these laws to protect our democratic rights," Aboriginal activist and lead NSW Senate candidate for the Socialist Alliance team in the federal...
Oaxaca protests 2006: Connexipedia Article
Article
2006
The Mexican state of Oaxaca was embroiled in a conflict that lasted more than seven months and resulted in at least seventeen deaths and the occupation of the capital city of Oaxaca by the Popular Ass...
Obsolete Communism: The Left-Wing Alternative
Cohn-Bendit, Daniel; Cohn-Bendit, Gabriel
Book
1968
An account of the May 1968 uprising in Paris, positing a left radical alternative to the encrusted beliefs of the old left and the right. A comment on power, on bureaucracy, and on the paths to libera...
Occupation of Anicinabe park: The Occupation of Anicinabe Park 1974; Two Interviews
Burke, James; Ironstand, Lyle; Cameron, Louis
Article
1992
These interviews with Lyle Ironstand and Louis Cameron have been reprinted from Paper Tomahawks: From Red Tape to Red Power by James Burke, published in 1976 by Queenston House Publishing.
Occupy!: Scenes from Occupied America
Taylor, Astra; Gessen, Keith (eds)
Book
2011
An unofficial record of the New York branch of the Occupy movement, Occupy! combines adrenalin-fueled first-hand accounts of the early days and weeks of Occupy Wall Street with contentious debates and...
Occupy Wall Street vs. Kingian Methods: Where are the Demands?
Gray, Heather
Article
2011
The students, the labour unions, the working poor, the immigrants, the activists all over the country should come up with the solutions and make the demands. There can be dangerous consequences in or...
Occupy Wall Street - Wikipedia article: Connexpedia article
Article
2011
About the demonstrations in New York City, 2011.
Occupy Wall Street! Observations from a New York Public Sector Worker
Solidarity Member in New York
Article
2011
A lot remains to be seen, but if Madison is any indication, upping the ante in this struggle and achieving real results will require more than crowds ... it will require the focused activity of signif...
On to Ottawa Trek: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Article
In 1935, 1500 residents of federal unemployment relief camps in BC went on strike and moved by train and truck to Vancouver, spurred by angry concern for improved conditions and benefits in the camps...
On-to-Ottawa Trek: Connexipedia Article
Article
A 1935 social movement of unemployed men protesting the dismal conditions in federal relief camps scattered in remote areas across Western Canada.
One Fine Day
Bense, Klaas
Film/Video
2011
The documentary One Fine Day, shows six people from different cultures and religions who all, through a small nonviolent act, have had a significant and positive influence on society. Director Klaas ...
Organizing that Changed Mississippi: Book Review of Salter Jr.'s "Jackson Mississippi" and Moody's "Coming of Age in Mississippi"
Chandler, Bill
Article
2014
A review of two books about the Mississippi's civil rights movement in 1965 from the perspectives of an African-American female student and a Native American male professor.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 30, 2016: Conflict of interest
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
This issue of Other Voices shines a light on the murky world of conflict of interest, the hidden reality that often underlies appearances of neutrality, objectivity, and due process. Conflicts of inte...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - August 13, 2016: Sports and Politics
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Sports and politics have always been intertwined, though perhaps never as much so as in the current era. In the modern sports era, survival and success depend largely on the favour of corporations, wh...
Paris and London in the 18th Century: Studies in Popular Protest
Rude, George
Book
1952
Articles relating to popular protests and revolts breaking out in Paris and London during the eighteenth century.
Paul Goodman: Writing on the Web
Website
Writings of the social critic Paul Goodman.
Please Stop Chanting That 'We' Won the Popular Vote!
Burgis, Ben
Article
2017
"We" didn’t win the popular vote, because we weren't on the ballot. We are the ninety-nine percent.
Police Unions Sustain Police Violence Epidemic: Since when did we decide that police officers should be above the law?
Boardman, William
Article
2015
Two of the biggest police unions in the country are now on record in opposition to free speech. They are on record against constitutionally protected free speech that opposes the epidemic of police vi...
Political Protest: Connexipedia: Article in the Canadian Encyclopedia
Whitaker, Reg
Article
Political protest is the kind of political activity, eg, demonstrations, strikes and even violence, usually but not always undertaken by those who lack access to the resources of organized pressure gr...
The Politics (and Anti-Politics) of Occupy Wall Street
Erin
Article
2011
At present, the occupation reveals a lot about where people's politicization begins in the United States.
The Politics of Nonviolent Action: Part Two: The Methods of Nonviolent Action
Sharp, Gene
Book
1973
An encyclopedic treatment of the theory and practice of nonviolence, with a detailed examination of 198 specific methods of the technique — illustrated with actual cases — within the broad classes of ...
Prisoners of the Good Fight: The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939
Geiser, Carl
Book
This book tells of the hope young Americans had to stop Hitler and Mussolini in Spain, how they were captured, and what happened to them after their capture. It reveals the amazing breaks which allowe...
Protest song: Connexipedia Article
Article
A song which is associated with a movement for social change.
Protests of 1968: Connexipedia Article
Article
The Protests of 1968 consisted of a worldwide series of protests, largely led by students and workers.
Push Comes to Shove: The Escalation of Student Protest
Kelman, Steven
Book
1970
Diary of Kelman's undergraduate years at Harvard during times of SDS-led student protest.
Que se vayan todos! Krise und Widerstand in Argentinien
Situaciones, Colectivo
Book
2003
A collection of essays studying noncapitalist collectivism.
Quebecers' right to protest restricted after 2012 "Maple Spring" in Canada
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression
Article
2013
In 2012, a massive student strike over tuition fee increases rocked Quebec and thousands took to the streets, marching in protest. In the aftermath, Montreal residents find that their ability to prote...
Reclaim the Power! Climate protestors rout security with UK-wide fossil fuel strikes
Tickell,Oliver
Article
2015
The fossil fuel industry and its political backers have been left reeling by an unprecedented series of direct action strikes against targets across the country to protest at continuing investment in ...
Reflections for the US Occupy Movement: From Barcelona's Neighborhood Assemblies
Gelderloos, Peter
Article
2011
The deeper a struggle’s historical roots, the greater its collective knowledge.
Reflections on DC: Promises and Pitfalls in the Anti-Trump Uprising
Dimaggio, Anthony
Article
2017
The first mass protests of President Donald Trump represent a historic moment – one worth reflecting on so we can understand where we are and where we're going as a nation.
Remembering the Earth Day Wall Street Action
Messersmith-Glavin, Paul
Article
2015
In 1989 the Greens held their national gathering in Eugene, Oregon. That was before they had entered national electoral politics, when they still focused on grassroots organizing, and what we now call...
Resist: A grassroots collection of stories, poetry, photos and analyses from the Quebec City FTAA protetst and beyond
Chang, Jen; Or, Bethany; Tharmendran, Eloginy; Tsumura, Emmie; Daniels, Steve; Leroux, Darryl
Book
2001
A dynamic collection of personal accounts, creative works, reflections, images and analyses about the protests against the FTAA summit that took place in April 2001 in Quebec City.
Resistance in China Today
Yu, Au Loong; Ruixue, Bai
Article
2012
Cases of Resistance in China continue to grow. Protests both large and small are extremely frequent. These range from workers’ protests against unpaid wages and demands for labor rights to protests ag...
Rise of the naked female warriors
Cochrane, Kira
Article
2013
Known for its topless protesters, Femen is a worldwide movement against patriarchy. But are the activists' breasts obscuring the message?
Second Nature: The Animal-Rights Controversy
Herscovici, Alan
Book
1984
Animal-rights advocates argue that humans have no right to kill any animal, whether by hunting or farming or for medical research. Is this a cure for our ecological ills or is it a symptom of the dise...
Seeds of Fire: A People's Chronology
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
Recalling events that happened on this day in history. Memories of struggle, resistance and persistence.
Selma to Montgomery marches: Connexipedia Article
Article
Three marches in 1965 that marked the culmination of the voting rights movement of the American civil rights movement.
Should You March Against Trump?
Nair, Yasmin
Article
2017
Yasmin Nair addresses the issue of whether or not to march against Donald Trump this week, or in the months and years following.
The State of the World Atlas
Kidron, Michael
Book
1981
Stop the War: The Story of Britain's Biggest Mass Movement
Murray, Andrew and German, Lindsey
Book
2005
Strategic Thinking and Organizing Resistance
Scipes, Kim
Article
2017
Argues the need for strategy and vision, and effective organizing, in forming a resistance movement to the Trump presidency, and provides several suggestions for organizers.
Strike Wave Sweeps Brazil
La Botz, Dan
Article
2011
Workers in Brazil—in heavy industry, services, the public sector, and agriculture—are involved in a series of strikes and mass protests such as the country hasn’t seen in decades.
Student Power and the Canadian Campus
Reid, Tim; Reid, Julyan
Book
1969
A collection of articles about student activism in Canada in the lates 1960s.
Summit Protests Are Obsolete
Giordano, Al
Article
2010
I can understand why a lot of folks went to the G20 protests, sincerely wanting to stand up and be counted against savage global capitalism and its consequences. The problem is, almost nobody who didn...
The Sussex University Occupation
Article
2013
Interview with Maia Pal during and immediately following the campus occupation against outsoursing at Sussex, England, which was broken up by the police on April 2, 2013.
Ten Points for the Occupied Movement
Short, Jase
Article
2011
Against Wall Street’s culture of economic exploitation, environmental degradation and human oppression we stand together to testify that another world is possible, a decent and humane world, a democra...
Time for Civil Disobedience
Tatchell, Peter
Article
1990
The lesbian and gay movement should be committed to a strategy of non-violent civil disobedience to force the repeal of Britain's discriminatory anti-homosexual laws.
Touching a Nerve: No apology for fighting homophobia
Tatchell, Peter
Article
1993
Defending OutRage!'s decision to campaign against the homophobia of Lord Jakobovits.
Toyi-toyi: Connexipedia Article
Article
A dance that became famous for its use in political protests in the apartheid-era South Africa.
Transforming Power: From the Personal to the Political
Rebick, Judy
Book
2009
Rebick champions new ways of achieving political goals by emphasizing co-operation and consensus over confrontation and partisanship.
Tree sitting: Connexipedia Article
Article
A form of environmentalist civil disobedience in which a protester sits in a tree, usually on a small platform built for the purpose, to protect it from being cut down.
The Truth About Kent State: A Challenge to the American Conscience
Davies, Peter and The Board of Church and Society
Book
1973
An account of the murder of four students at Kent State University by National Guard troops.
2004 Republican National Convention protest activity: Connexipedia Article
Article
Marches, rallies, performances, demonstrations, exhibits, and acts of civil disobedience in New York City to protest the 2004 Republican National Convention and the nomination of President George W. B...
Ukraine's Protest Movement: Is a 'Left Sector' Possible?
Budraitskis, Ilya
Article
2014
A conversation about the necessity and possibility of a "Left Sector" and its struggle for hegemony in the 2013-2014 Ukrainian protests is important not only in the contemporary Ukrainian context, but...
A View of the Occupy Wall Street Movement from the Inside: A Participant's Critique of the Occupation of Wall Street
Tucker, Fritz
Article
2011
The Occupy Wall Street movement was supposed to be a revolt against a hierarchal, dehumanizing oligopoly. In reality, all that was created was a microcosm of the same system, but with new leaders. Lik...
Wall Street occupation ignites mass movement
Bihn, Pham
Article
2011
The simple, horizontal structure originally created around a GA using modified consensus has become a barrier to practical and political work by the occupiers and those involved through working groups...
Want to Stop Trump? Take a Page From These Dockworkers, and Stop Work
Cole, Peter
Article
2017
On the day of Donald Trump's inauguration, many Americans wrung their hands. Some took to social media to express their discontent while others protested. But, perhaps, the most dramatic and important...
What Makes a Protest Violent?
Jacobs, Ron
Article
2013
The conversation about protest violence has changed but the essential reality remains: the State and its enforcers (public and private) determine what acceptable violence is and what isn’t. This deter...
What Would it Mean to Win?
Turbulence collective
Book
2010
Where is the movement today? Where is it going? Are we winning? The authors of the essays in this volume pose these and other momentous questions.
The Whole World is Watching: Chinese Diggers?
Carson, Kevin
Article
2011
Thousands of villagers at Wukan, in China’s Guangdong province, are protesting the theft of their communal land by a corrupt local government in collusion with developers.
The Whole World Stopped Watching: "Diversity of Tactics", Repression, and the RNC protests in St. Paul, Minnesota (Part I)
Duhamel, Phillippe
Article
2008
I must engage those of my activist friends who believe in the "Diversity of Tactics" framework, the now established modus operandi of summit and convention protests. I have come to believe a sorry rec...
Why is the New York Times promoting the "black bloc"?
Van Auken, Bill
Article
2017
A New York Times article, which ran across four columns of the newspaper's front page under a huge photo of a black-masked individual preparing to break an office building window with an iron bar duri...
Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions
Mason, Paul
Book
2012
From London to Cairo, Wisconsin to Tehran, Paul Mason charts new forms of collective action: fluid networks of agile, Twitter- and Facebook-savvy networks of youthful protesters. The events, says Maso...
Why we walked out
Hasan, Ahmad; Bäck, Danielle
Article
2010
Students across the US are protesting a public relations campaign that brings soldiers from the Israeli army to speak on campuses. These tours are an attempt to justify recent war crimes committed by ...
The Women's March Was a Dismal Failure and a Hopeful Sign
Rall, Ted
Article
2017
Despite what pundits said, the Women’s March was not a movement. Nor was it the beginning of a movement. It was a moment: a show of hands: "I'm against Trump," these women (and men) told the world. Qu...

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The Connexions Archive & Library is Toronto-based project dedicated to keeping alive the rich history of grassroots movements for social justice. Connexions preserves 'alternative' histories that r...
Marxists Internet Archive
Large archive of the writings of Marx and Engels and of others in the Marxist tradition. Searchable.
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An organization of Marxist-Humanists standing for the abolition of capitalism, both in its private property form and ins its state property form. We stand for the deveopment of new human relations; wh...
Protest.net
Protest.Net is a collective of activists who are working together to create our own media. By publishing a public record of our political activities on the web we are taking a stand against the establ...

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Sources News Release
2009
Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje and Nino Ricci and more than 40 members of PEN Canada, the writers' association, have signed a petition on behalf of prominent Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.
Master's student earns top marks for dissent
University of Toronto rabble rouser graduates in a gown of protest- but still faces criminal charges from a sit in gone wrong
Hammer, Kate
2008
Noam Chomsky: 'No individual changes anything alone'
Edemariam, Aida
2013
Noam Chomsky is one of the world's most controversial thinkers. Now 84, he reflects on his life's work, on current events in Syria and Israel, and on the love of his life – his wife.
Russian Censors Falsify Evidence Against Newspaper to Uphold Ban on Political Coverage
Rothrock, Kevin
2015
Almost a year ago, the Kremlin's media watchdog agency, Roskomnadzor, warned a series of news outlets against publishing reports about a protest that took place in Siberia on August 17, 2014. Last wee...
Self-censorship concerns in Hong Kong after bashing of journalist and protesters
Sources News Release
2014
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is deeply concerned that Hong Kong police beat up a journalist and brutally attacked a pro-democracy protester while breaking up a demonstration. With...
Two foreign journalists arrested while covering Greenpeace operation
Sources News Release
2009
Reporters Without Borders deplores yesterday#s arrest of two foreign journalists # Kumkum Dasgupta of India and Raimondo Bultrini of Italy # while covering a Greenpeace protest against uncontrolled de...
2011 Spanish protests
Wikipedia article
2011
A series of ongoing demonstrations in Spain.
The women of Greenham Common taught a generation how to protest
Kidron, Beeban
2013
The women of Greenham Common taught a generation how to protest. Thirty years on, the lessons of their occupation are as relevant as ever.

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