All posts tagged Occupy

Another complex revolution

Luke Cooper traces the Ukrainian movement’s origins in the ‘city square’ movements – and looks at its potential to go from protest to power It is easily forgotten that the inspiration for the wave of ‘city square’ movements that swept […]

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In Between Priests and Units: A Manifesto for Education as Labour

Originally posted on 22 October 2013 by Re.framing Activism Maïa Pal explores the lessons that we can learn from Occupy Sussex for the 3 union-led strike day in HE on 31 October 2013. Have educators sold out? Why should we […]

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Occupy And Resist: The New Politics of Turkey

On his return from Istanbul, Kerem Nisancioglu reflects on the similarities and differences between the Occupy movement and recent events in Turkey. Thousands of hands go up in the air, vigorously shaking. A small group starts cheering and clapping, only […]

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Turkey: from Occupy Gezi to War Zone

As the mainstream media remains quiet, the state violence in Turkey since the Gezi Park occupation is escalating. Kerem Nisancioglu sends us this report from Istanbul. Istanbul has been turned into a war zone. People have defiantly stood up to […]

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Turkey – a struggle against authoritarianism

University of Sussex Students from Turkey offer their reflections on the wave of resistance that has swept across Turkey. Much has been said and written on the recent events in Turkey. And more will surely follow. Many rushed to put […]

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Protests in Turkey – an Uprising or a Revolution?

John McSweeney reports from Turkey where protests are shaking the country since 28 May 2013. Kicked off  by the uprooting of Gezi Park near Taksim Square to make way for a shopping mall, protestors are now rallying and fighting against […]

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Solidarity not charity: the Case for Mutual Aid

The left needs to act in the face of welfare attacks. Mark Booth on the case for mutual aid and solidarity not charity.

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Thoughts on the Sussex Occupation as Dead End

Members of the Queer (in) Crisis collective question the Sussex occupation and demos as empty forms and traditions, and discuss how to maintain the toxicity of protest. The current occupation at Sussex University is in its fifth week, with no […]

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