The Right Livelihood Award, commonly described as the “alternative Nobel Prize,” has granted one of its 2011 awards to the international research group, GRAIN. GRAIN has been in the forefront of international efforts to protect traditional agricultures and access to seeds, and describes itself as “a small international non-profit [...]
A thoughtful commentary by anthropologist and social movements scholar David Graeber in The Guardian of September 25th. One good source of daily updates is the Reader Supported News website at readersupportednews.org.
The form of resistance that has emerged looks remarkably similar to the
old global justice movement: we see [...]
Norwegian social ecologist Sveinung Legard has drawn our attention to his recent article on the New Compass website. In this piece, he aims to address some of the arguments raised in this blog last spring by writers who questioned whether it is still meaningful to raise demands for direct [...]
Here are the dates for Dan Chodorkoff’s upcoming readings from his new novel, Loisaida:
Friday, Sept. 9th, 7 PM
Two Rivers Bookstore
153 Conklin Ave.
Tuesday, Sept 20th, 7 PM
172 Allen St.
New York, NY
Thursday,Sept. 22nd, 7 PM
Wooden Shoe Books
704 South St.
The New Significance, edited by former ZNet co-editor Chris Spannos, is described as “A web magazine exploring revolutionary forces for change & autonomy in the 21st Century…” They offer both daily and weekly email newsletters highlighting important current developments. This week’s headlines include:
Thousands In Chile Take To Streets, [...]
ISE alum Rob Augman reports:
On Saturday, August 6th, roughly 350,000 people (5% of the population) took part in mass protests calling for social justice, the largest protest in the country’s history. Like the recent Arab Spring protests and the European protests against austerity measures, what’s being called the “Israeli [...]
“Coming of Age in a Different Time,” by Brian Tokar
Loisaida [is] a compelling coming-of-age story that describes one young woman’s journey of self-discovery and political awakening. Purple-haired Catherine … escaped a liberal but far too safe enclave in Scarsdale to live with her lover in a Lower East Side [...]
A new article by Norwegian social ecologist Sveinung Legard offers a thoughtful historical assessment of the re-emergence of popular assemblies in Europe this spring and summer:
“These assemblies derive not only from the initiative of their protagonists but also from the history of the major revolutions in Europe from the [...]