Events 2000 to present

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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...
Letter from Baltimore
Curtis P.
Article
2012
Coming to grips with the impact of Occupy Baltimore means not just evaluating what the movement has been able to do or not do on its own terms but rooting its experiences in this larger picture of cla...
The Next Step for Occupy Wall Street: Occupy Buildings, Occupy Workplaces
Article
2011
The occupation movement needs to build on the creative militancy in the streets of thousands of people (as shown in Oakland, Portland, Seattle, New York and elsewhere) to reach out to that large major...
Notes on the Fly
Barksdale, Amiri
Article
2011
A report from Occupy Wall Street
The November 2011 General Elections in Spain: Indignation Trapped in the Ballot Box
CV
Article
2012
The “outrage” expressed in the Spanish streets, deflated after the electoral ritual, is confronted with the limitations of the movement’s citizen-based abstractions (electoral reform, the affirmation ...
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...
Occupy Atlanta: Privilege Politics of Popular Self-Management for the Post-Civil Rights City
Tegemea, Theo
Article
2012
The Occupy Atlanta (OA) movement, like the OWS movement more generally, revealed a national response to the general economic crisis.
Occupy LA: The Worst of the Best
Barksdale, Amiri
Article
2012
A report from the 2011 Occupy movement in Los Angeles.
Occupy Oakland: The Port Shutdown and Beyond - All Eyes on Longview!
Gerson, Jack
Article
2012
The Occupy movement – and especially Occupy Oakland – has demonstrated remarkable resilience and an almost unprecedented ability to repeatedly mobilize mass actions against economic injustice and poli...
OWS and the working class
Ates, Kadir
Article
2012
As frustrating as this may sound to the left, who are justifiably excited over a revival of radical politics, many workers cannot see the movement’s relevancy to their own lives, yet still feel the pa...
The Radicalization of Decolonize/Occupy Seattle
black Orchid Collective
Article
2012
A report on Occupy Seattle 2011.
Reflections on the New School Occupation
Zahedi, Arya
Article
2012
On November 17th, 2011, the Study Center at 90 Fifth Avenue, an office building leased by the New School University, was occupied by participants in the all-city student assembly in solidarity with Oc...
The Revenge of History: The Battle for the 21st Century
Milne, Seumas
Book
2012
A critical account of the first decade of the twenty-first century.
Second Intifada: Connexipedia Article
Article
A period of intensified Palestinian-Israeli violence, which began in late September 2000.
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...
Walkerton Tragedy: Connexipedia Article
Article
Brief overview of the Walkerton water contamination incident.
Western Cape Anti-Eviction Campaign: Connexipedia Article
Article
A popular movement made up of poor and oppressed communities in Cape Town, South Africa, formed in 2000.
World Naked Bike Ride: Connexipedia Article
Article
International clothing-optional bike ride.
World Social Forum: Challenging Empires
Sen, Jai; Waterman, Peter
Book
This comprehensive volume provides a glimpse into the wide-ranging discussions, debates and arguments which have gone into making the World Social Forum (WSF) one of the more prominent platforms of al...
World Social Forum: Connexipedia Article
Article
An annual meeting that defines itself as "an opened space - plural, diverse, non-governmental and non-partisan - that stimulates the decentralized debate, reflection, proposals building, experiences e...

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2011 Spanish protests
Wikipedia article
2011
A series of ongoing demonstrations in Spain.