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A Year of Revolution

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In a year of revolution, causes have been easier to identify than consequences. In 1989, following the end of the Cold War, the American political scientist Francis Fukuyama wrote in The End of History? of the…

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Weed The Citizens

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Let me recap on what I think is the effectiveness of the idea of Real Democracy Now / Democracia Real Ya element of the 15-M movement. When it works, it engages people as citizens – but…

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J19 Against the Europact

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As many are no doubt aware this Sunday will see demonstrations in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick in solidarity with the Real Democracy Now movement across Europe. June 19th or J19 is the day that…

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Violence in Barcelona

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Friday saw continuation of protests across Spain against the current political system in the country despite the ridiculous attempt by the Spanish government to place a ban on all protests coming up to the elections….

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Castells on #wikiacampadas

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Hugh Green continues his great service of translating articles that are responding intelligently to the Democracia Real Ya and Wikiacampadas demos in Spain. Most recently he’s put up one by communications maestro Manuel Castells (see …

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Nobody expects the Spanish Revolution

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They call themselves the ‘Indignados’, or the ‘Indignant’, and for more than a week they have been on the streets of major cities around the country voicing their dissent at the economical and social outlook…

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Possibilities and the New Anarchism

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Over the weekend, William Wall brought this 2002 article by David Graeber, which has recently been republished on the site Autonomy Against Barbarism, to my attention. It reminded me of John Green’s review of Graeber’s…

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