Category Archives: Arab Spring

What do Turkey, Greece, Bosnia, Bulgaria and Brazil have in common? | ROAR


By Jerome Roos On June 15, 2013 Once again, it’s kicking off everywhere: from Turkey to Bosnia, Bulgaria and Brazil, the endless struggle for real democracy resonates around the globe. What do a park in Istanbul, a baby in Sarajevo, a security chief … Continue reading

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#GLOBALP2P Video Conference with Simultaneous Interpretation on Mumble | Democracy and Life, transversal democracy


Indigenous, Arab Spring, Squares, Indignados, Occupy, Yo Soy!, Chapulcular, Hackers, Students, Artists, Designers, Activists,…… Today, 14 Jun, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM http://thinkcommons.org/live Coordinado por +Domenico Di Siena (@urbanohumano) y +Bernardo Gutiérrez (@bernardosampa)La democracia representativa está viviendo el peor momento de su historia. La transformación hacia … Continue reading

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Blockupy 2013: Fight capitalism and the austerity regime. Fuck the police.


10. Juni 2013 written by the …umsGanze! media group Thousands of protesters from all over Germany and many European countries joined this year’s two-day Blockupy protest in Frankfurt (May 31st/June 1st). But the main demonstration was crushed by hours-long kettling and … Continue reading

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Athens. Barcelona. Tunis. Cairo. Tripoli. Sana’a. Santiago. Bahrain. Wisconsin. Yo Soy 132. Indigandos. Red Square. #OccupyWallStreet. Pussy Riot. Blockupy. Damascus. #IdleNoMore … Istanbul.


What can we learn from the beating heart of Gezi Park, the blood soaked Taksim concrete, the barricades of Besiktas? One thing: the dream of a Global Spring is not dead. It is still in its infancy, kicking and screaming. … Continue reading

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8-9 June – Call for Global Solidarity with #OccupyGezi // 8-9 Haziran’da #OccupyGezi ile Dayanışma Çağrısı


Capulcular Birlesiyor: 8-9 Haziran 2013 – #OccupyGezi ile Kuresel Dayanisma: Tum arkadaslarinizi davet edin, yayin, herkesi arkadaslarini davet etmeye cagirin! Capulcular komen samen wereld wide! 8-9 Juni 2013 – #OccupyGezi Global Solidarity / spread de woord, uitnodig alle vrienden! Capulcular … Continue reading

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Occupy Gezi Parkı spreads to other cities. Here is the meeting schedule: #DirenGeziParkı #GeziParkı #BugünTelevizyonlarıKapat


Turkey is burning… from the sparks of a revolution! Below is the time tables of the events planned today… Violent Crackdown On Turkey Park Protest | Stuff.co.nz

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Live from Amsterdam, Second Day Networked Labour Seminar


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Tunis: A tale of two World Social Forums | via Mariangela


by Nick Dearden The WSF needs updating for a post-Arab Spring, post-Indignado world, writes Nick Dearden. The problems and the possibilities were both on show in Tunisia The Tunisian World Social Forum has been the most energetic, lively, youthful forum held … Continue reading

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Declaration of the Social Movements Assembly – World Social Forum 2013 29 March 2013, Tunisia [En, Ar, Fr, Es]


(English) As the Social Movements Assembly of the World Social Forum of Tunisia, 2013, we are gathered here to affirm the fundamental contribution of peoples of Maghreb-Mashrek (from North Africa to the Middle East), in the construction of human civilization. We … Continue reading

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Public reach out campaign for the Global Square initiative!


We have started a social media offensive for public reach out for the Global Square initiative. Please spread this email and links as wide as possible!! GlobalSquare is a series of online and physical meetings and assemblies whose participants and organisers are individuals … Continue reading

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Tunisia’s revolution annexed by Serge Halimi


Almost everyone in Tunisia believes that the benefits of the revolution are in danger. Perhaps from a “secular” opposition that refuses to admit that the conservative An-Nahda Islamists were the clear winners in the National Constituent Assembly elections in October 2011. … Continue reading

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Egyptian Winter: A New Short Documentary


Egyptian Winter: A New Short Documentary Two years after the revolution in Egypt began, unrest continues across the country as the political and economic situation worsens. As the current government consolidates its power, the demands of the revolution may seem … Continue reading

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Global Square in Tunis 2013 – Video


GlobalSquare is a series of online and physical meetings and assemblies whose participants and organisers are individuals linked to the 15M, Occupy, student movements, Yo Soy 132, T’harrek, Idle No More, VIA22 as well as other grassroots and horizontal movements. … Continue reading

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Arab Spring, Turkish “Summer”? by Kees van der Pijl


The trajectory of a pro-Western “moderate Islam” The “moderate Islam” that has developed in Turkey could play a role in shaping the outcome of the Arab revolt that began in 2011. The modern Turkish state established by Atatürk after the collapse … Continue reading

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GlobalSqaure – Grassroots towards, around and beyond the WSF


GlobalSquare is a series of online and physical meetings and assemblies whose participants and organisers are individuals linked to the 15M, Occupy, Student Movements, Yo Soy 132!, Tharek, Idle No More!, VIA22 as well as other movements. Our objective is … Continue reading

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Re: World Social Forum: space or movement? by Jasper Teunissen


Critical evaluation of Chico Whitaker’s views and prospects for the future of the World Social Forum, by comrade Jasper Teunissen who is  actively involved  in the Occupy movement in the Netherlands and internationally and in the preparation of the GlobalSquare initiative. A reply … Continue reading

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Invitation: GlobalSquare online meeting, Sunday 3 February 2013


Next meeting of GlobalSquare (also known as Occupy the WSF initiative) Location: Occupytalk.org server, room: Assemblies & Round Tables > OPEN SPACE (Mumble instructions below) Date: Sunday, 3rd of February 2013 Time: 19.00 GMT/UTC, check your local time here: time zone converter About … Continue reading

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Global Communications Network online meeting, Sunday January 27th, at 9pm GMT [EN, Fr, S]


ENGLISH Global Communications Network online meeting, Sunday January 27th, at 9pm GMT***  ***Convert to your local time : http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html This is an invitation for you to join the 7th call for the ” International Communications Network”. It will take place on Sunday January … Continue reading

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Aaron’s Murder by 1% is to Trigger the Global Intifada


Tarek al-Tayeb Mohamed Bouazizi (29 March 1984 – 4 January 2011; Arabic: محمد البوعزيزي‎) was a Tunisian street vendor who set himself on fire on 17 December 2010, in protest of the confiscation of his wares and the harassment and humiliation that he reported was inflicted on … Continue reading

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Guerilla Open Access Manifesto by Aaron Swartz July 2008


Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves. The world’s entire scientific and cultural heritage, published over centuries in books and journals, is increasingly being digitized and locked up by a … Continue reading

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