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Protest Cultures, January 2004
- Introduction: Protest Cultures
Cynthia Hoffman, Joe Lockard, J.C. Myers, Scott Schaffer
As both year-ending and year-beginning, the issue looks at immediate pasts and futures of anti-war and anti-capitalist politics.
- Protest, Socialism, and Social Peace
The anti-war movement was objective proof that the normative idea of life can mobilize millions of people against immediate threats to life. Its failure is not explained by intrinsic theoretical or practical deficits, but by the terrifying dogmatism of the Bush cabal and the hysteria generated by September 11th.
- Protest Culture, Neo-liberalism, and Contingent Human Rights
Joe Lockard, Joel Schalit
If protest culture represents the expression of intellectual and political liberty in contemporary neo-liberal societies, it also represents the scope and limitations of such freedoms.
- The Iraq War and Greek Anti-War Organisations
Iosif Botetzagias, Moses Boudourides
In recent years, 'social mobilisation,' both its essence and its form, has become a contested issue in Greek politics.
- Misrepresenting Youth: UK Media and Anti-Iraq War Protesters
UK media coverage of protestors offers a set of binary oppositions that are inimical to seeing young people as part of an informed, rational and democratic citizenry.
- Demonstraightening Out the FTAA
While the three-day negotiations over the formation of a Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) proceeded in Quebec City in April 2001, tens of thousands of demonstrators toted placards outside, demanding to be heard.
- Anarchists: Impressions of the Miami FTAA
In the long media buildup to the November FTAA negotiations, Miamians were often told that of the tens of thousands of outside protesters who would be coming to our city, ninety percent would be decent citizens who were exercising their rights of speech and assembly, but ten percent were "anarchists" coming to destroy our businesses and property.
- Seattle and the WTO Protests: An Other Side
In the end, the only message I heard was that of hypocrisy; the looters who stole espresso machines and electronics and used WTO as an excuse to do it; the anarchists whose goal was to destroy livelihoods, ruin property, and frighten people while other protestors weakly chanted no violence...
- Strategy, Tactics, and Solidarity: The Anti-Globalization Movement and Its Discontents
Voices of resistance have increasingly penetrated the flow of discourse concerning these world powers, materialized in the form of street demonstrations against organizations such as the IMF, WTO, FTAA, the World Bank, and G-8.
- Peace and Justice, North and South
It was a relief for me to take the streets once again this fall against the institutions of global capitalism, after a year of protesting the invasion of Iraq. This was more my style.
- Unionizing Silicon Valley: Victories and Cultural Strategies
The challenge before us -- organizing Silicon Valley and all North American cyberproles and workstation jocks -- is not going to be an easy one.
- Three Organizer Interviews
Interviews with Arnold Becchetti, David Brown, and Todd Chretien.
- And on the Eighth Day: The Struggle for Linguistic Organization
In times of change or crisis, the calls for grammar, order, and God multiply.
- Street Protest Architecture - Dissent Space in Australia
Street protests appear suddenly in prominent public places - their effect is to stand out in public, in dramatic and symbolic contrast to a context. In their conspicuousness, they enliven and animate the city as a form of public theatre.
- Domestic Protest: The Ecovillage Movement as a Space of Resistance
The rise of a protest movement to challenge the forces that promote the globalization of a non-sustainable capitalist industrial system has been paralleled by the rise of the ecovillage movement as a national and international enterprise.
- The Revolution Will Be Visualized: Emory Douglas in the Black Panther
Beret-wearing, gun-toting, angry young black men in black are the most persistent icons representing the Black Panthers from the 1960s and 70s. According to mainstream media accounts, their mission was essentially to scare white people about armed revolution in retaliation for discrimination. Mission accomplished; people were scared.
- Pink Bloque: A Photoessay
Rachel Caidor, Dara Greenwald, Pink Bloque
The Pink Bloque is a Chicago-based radical feminist dance troupe dedicated to challenging the white supremacist capitalist patriarchal empire, one street dance party at a time.