What's Stopping More of Us From Being Environmentalists and Feminists? Canadian researchers report people hold negative views of political and social activists, and their unwillingness to associate with such people dampens the likelihood of changing their behavior. Why don’t people behave in more environmentally friendly ways? New research presents one uncomfortable answer: They don’t want to be associated with environmentalists. That’s the conclusion of troubling new research from Canada, which similarly finds support for feminist goals is hampered by a dislike of feminists. Participants held strongly negative stereotypes about such activists, and those feelings reduced their willingness “to adopt the behaviors that these activities promoted,” reports a research team led by University of Toronto psychologist Nadia Bashir.
Occupy Infoshop Ideas and Action (WSA) With several months of preparation and one month of action, Occupy Wall Street has accomplished what years of conventional activism has failed to do–spark a populist political awakening against the ruling class. The 99ers have captured the imagination of regular Americans from every background and point of view, unified by a general disgust with the upper […] Reflections for the US Occupy Movement From Barcelona’s Neighborhood Assemblies by PETER GELDERLOOS CounterPunch October 14, 2011 Barcelona. Before the Spanish call-out for a global day of action on October 15, a few critical notes and words of encouragement from the Barcelona neighborhood assemblies… After the courageous revolts of the Arab Spring, the next phenomenon of popular resistance to capture […]
AnonOps Communications One account. All of Google. Sign in to continue to Blogger Tools for a Better Future Neat Stuff Ecstasy Drug-Crazed Ravers Are Like Chemical Buddhas Published on April 4th, 2014 | by Jason Louv Ecstasy drug-fueled Dutch ravers are by turns idiotic and profound in this hilarious video This video (via the Dutch magazine Flabber) captures partygoers out of their skulls on Ecstasy at Thunderdome, a hardcore techno / gabber festival that [&hellip...
Call for a Global Spring in May 2012 Throughout this period of civil disobedience, from Tunisia, to Iceland and the latest uprisings in Greece and India (feel free to add other places), if anything has become clear it is that not only political systems have reached advanced levels of disintegration, so have their methods of representation, as well as their subordination to capitalist rule.In 2011 we took the streets, we regained our public spaces, got together, opened up dialogues and shared our dreams. We joined forces to make it clear that we are not commodities at the will of politicians and bankers who instate austerity policies and make our lives precarious. Instead, we declare, with our fellow Greeks “We owe nothing, we will not pay and will not sell ourselves!” However, what is far more important is that we also share a desire in re-appropriating our lives and the commons by means of direct participation, joint management, and ultimately the desire for a true democracy at the service of everyone.
Timeline of Occupy Wall Street Protester on September 28, 2011 The following is a brief timeline of Occupy Wall Street (OWS), a protest which began on Saturday, September 17, 2011 on Wall Street, the financial district of New York City. Chronology of events Pre-Occupy Wall Street September 2011 Occupy theorists launch militant research handbook A collaborative project seeks to redefine the place where activism and academia meet by promoting militant research in, about and with the movements. New York University, 2013 [FULL VERSION] Natalie Bookchin, Pamela Brown, Suzahn Ebrahimian, Colectivo Enmedio, Alexandra Juhasz, Leónidas Martin, MTL, Nicholas Mirzoeff, Andrew Ross, A. Joan Saab, Marina Sitrin.
OCCUPY THE MOVIE This short tutorial, HOW TO FILM A REVOLUTION, instructs citizen journalists how to safely film police violence. One our films I AM NOT MOVING went viral and surpassed 1 million views in 48 days and is now translated into many languages. About the Movie OCCUPY THE MOVIE will document the Occupy movement's first year with gritty detail, while exploring its origins, purpose, and future. It will be like no other film you've seen, intercutting the dramatic handheld footage of protestors with candid interviews of the movement's leaders and enemies.
Occupy protests around the world: full list visualised "951 cities in 82 countries" has become the standard definition of the scale of the Occupy protests around the world this weekend, following on from the Occupy Wall Street and Madrid demonstrations that have shaped public debate in the past month. We wanted to list exactly where protests have taken place as part of the Occupy movement - and see exactly what is happening where around the globe. With your help, adding events in our form below, we've been able to show 750 Occupy events world wide. As we wrote this week: Protests inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York and the "Indignants" in Spain have spread to cities around the world. Tens of thousands went on the march in New York, London, Frankfurt, Madrid, Rome, Sydney and Hong Kong as organisers aimed to "initiate global change" against capitalism and austerity measures.