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Change the World Without Taking Power: The Meaning of Revolution Today

The wave of political demonstrations since the Battle of Seattle in 2001 have crystallised a new trend in left-wing politics. Modern protest movements are grounding their actions in both Marxism and Anarchism, fighting for radical social change in terms that … Continue reading

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What Would It Mean to Win?

Connecting some of the more remarkable events of the last decade–including the rioting in Oaxaca and in the outskirts of Paris and the modern crises of neoliberalism–this critical analysis suggests new strategies for the progressive Left and that forward-moving change … Continue reading

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Direct Action: An Ethnography

Anthropologist David Graeber undertakes the first detailed ethnographic study of the global justice movement. The case study at the center of Direct Action is the organizing and events that led to the one of the most dramatic and militant mass … Continue reading

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It’s Not Just Indignation: Inventing new ways of doing politics

It’s true that we’re indignant. But not just that. If it were just indignation that brought us together in the streets and squares of our cities, the movement would have less force. Once the moment of excitement had passed we … Continue reading

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The Subversion of Politics: European Autonomous Social Movements and the Decolonization of Everyday Life

A gripping account of European autonomous social movements from 1968 to the present. Since the modern anti-globalization movement kicked off with the 1999 WTO protests in Seattle, a new generation has been engaging in anti-capitalist direct action. Its aims, politics, … Continue reading

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Social Media and the Revival of American Democracy

Read Campaigns in the United States increasingly boil down to an unseemly competition for cash. Why not rely on social media, instead of radio and TV, as key campaign communications mechanisms — and thus free U.S. democracy from the debilitating … Continue reading

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