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01.04.2017
‘Sweet Dreams and Beautiful Nightmares’: Why Security is a Black and Brown Issue

The term ‘security’ is used as though it were neutral, but in fact it is underpinned by assumptions and prejudice, with some regarded as worthy of protection while ‘others’ are seen as threatening.

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01.09.2015
Criminalising Resistance: The European Network Against Mega-Projects

Every opportunity that comes up is used by mega-project promoters and their allies to stigmatise resistance movements.

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01.09.2015
“It’s About Time to Start Acting” – Art, Protest and the Public Space

An interview with the philosopher, writer and activist, Lieven De Cauter.

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01.09.2015
Connecting the Struggles: Editorial

Introduction by the Editorial Board

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04.11.2014
Tweets and streets: rare flowers of history

In the protest movements that have emerged since the financial crisis, from Occupy in the US to the Arab Spring, social media has gained new significance as a method of communication, both between activists and as a means of bringing the message to the rest of the world. The protests which took hold in Turkey last year were no exception – but how has the situation developed since then, and how have the authorities responded?

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27.10.2014
Britain’s Tarpaulin Revolution: the Green Party and the return of Occupy

The UK’s new ‘Tarpaulin Revolution,’ led by a revived Occupy movement and featuring many Greens, hopes to capture the imaginations of people across Europe – in cities and countries also suffering the impacts of inequality, austerity and ‘democracy’ weighted to benefit the 1%.

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18.02.2014
Reawakening the Spirit of Gezi: Popular Resistance to Istanbul’s ‘Pharaonic’ Projects

Popular protest may have saved Gezi Park, but elsewhere in Turkey the destruction on the environment in pursuit of private profit continues. The Green Though Foundation organised a conference to discuss the challenges posed by these developments and what they say about politics in modern Turkey.

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31.01.2014
From the Energy to the Agricultural Transition

Nearly 30,000 people took to the streets of Berlin on January 18, 2014 to protest the industrialisation of farming and the E.U.-U.S Free Trade Agreement currently under negotiation. In addition to making their demands heard, the organisers gave a voice and a face to Agrarwende, a citizen movement that is gaining steam in Germany and that calls for a rethinking of agriculture.

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06.05.2013
Turkey: Politicised in Joy and Hope

The protests in Turkey draw their strength from their diversity: witty artists, dedicated environmental activists and Muslims opposed to neoliberalism. Together, they stand a chance of opposing Erdogan’s authoritarian, arrogant government.

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06.07.2012
The Maple Spring in Quebec

What is the similarity to the Arab Spring? A complete social uprising, which has since mobilised Quebec’s social-democratic and predominantly French speaking society, with an unemployment rate below 7%.

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