Articles Tagged ‘Protests’

  • The athletes’ revolt

    Culture

    In the billion-dollar sports industry, players seem aware of the power of their voices and their labour. The director of the NBA players’ association, Michele Roberts, put it best when she said: “There would be no money if not for the players. Let’s call it what is. There. Would. Be. No. Money.” With Donald Trump in the White House and the right on the rise, a growing number of athletes know which side of history they intend to be on.

  • National organizing effort underway against Islamophobia and white supremacy

    Social Movements

    The war waged against Muslims and refugees worldwide has reached its boiling point with Trump’s Presidency. These xenophobic, anti-Black, Islamophobic, anti-refugee racist, sexist, homophobic and transphobic policies have come to fruition. Walls and bans against Muslims and Refugees on stolen Indigenous lands. We affirm our solidarity with Indigenous nations whose lands we reside on.

  • A Critical Week for the World Social Forum

    Social Movements

    In 2002, a seismic shift occurred with the election of a working-class president from northeast Brazil, the poorest part of the country. At the same time, a strong wave of mobilization was sweeping Argentina, Ecuador, Venezuela, as well as Bolivia, where an unprecedented indigenous movement had taken centre stage.

  • South Korean Protests Growing

    Asia

    These are the largest demonstrations in South Korea since the pro-democracy movement of the 1980s. But the street protests are also against the neoliberal reforms Park has pursued and the attacks on the KCTU (Korean Confederation of Trade Unions), and an emphatic statement that all politics is not forming in a populist hard right.

  • Quiet streets, emboldened hearts

    Education

    With the right to protest in Montreal severely limited, and the fact that tuition fees are still on the rise, the efforts of last year’s student strike might seem to have been in vain. Certainly, an uneasy feeling of calm and tranquility has returned to Montreal’s streets, quite a contrast from last year’s nightly and often confrontational demonstrations. But like with legacy of any major mass movement, the outcome of the student strike might be too early to describe, even one year later.

  • Why anti-pipeline organizing isn’t just another protest

    Social Movements

    The argument here is pretty simple: the creative, grassroots, solidarity-building efforts going on in pipeline organizing differ from conventional environmentalism, and that’s a great thing. The how of anti-pipeline organizing looks much different when people move beyond traditional strategies of environmental organizing and campaigning.

  • Debating our tactics in Oakland

    In the aftermath of the Oakland general strike on November 2, a debate over tactics has emerged among supporters of the Occupy struggle. The discussion centers on the late-night attempt by a relatively small group of self-described anarchists to occupy a building that formerly housed the Traveler’s Aid Society, a homeless advocacy organization closed by city budget cuts.

  • “The process is the message”

    Mainstream analysis of the Occupy Together movement has been marked by a dramatic albeit predictable failure of the imagination.

  • The Ballerina and the Bull

    For those of us who have long been labouring to expose the inherent perils and injustices of the neoliberal regime, Occupy Wall Street is undoubtedly the most exciting political development in North America in decades.

    But it would be a mistake to read it as a revolutionary moment.

  • What’s going on in the park?

    I could tell you about day to day life in the park, or the marches that have taken place, or what the many people I have talked to have said about why they are part of this world wide show of frustration and displeasure. As for myself I’m seeing red flags and I’m not talking about the communists.

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