Tag Archives: Democracy

Mobilisation and The Power of Emotion

” Of all the emotions, injustice is most closely associated with “the righteous anger that puts fire in the belly and iron in the soul” ” (Gamson as cited in Jasper, 1997) The other day in a discussion on mobilisation … Continue reading

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The Collapse of Egypt’s Civil Society – Ethics, transparency, and ‘governmental NGOs’

If the Egyptian uprising of January 25th 2011 was about reclaiming space for the people, the last 18 months has been about the state taking it back. And then some. Along with reductions on the media and freedom of speech, … Continue reading

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#OccupyHongKong

Where else could this blog start but with the kind of mass protest that first ignited my passion for activism, social change, solidarity, direct action and revolution? The images coming out from Hong Kong are very familiar. Masses occupying the … Continue reading

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