Tag Archives: New Social Movements

Al Jazeera: What do Brazil, Turkey, Peru and Bulgaria have in common? – Bernardo Gutierrez


This year’s protests have less to do with ideology and specific grievances than a new architecture of protest…from-the-networks-to-the-streets flow is one of the most notable patterns of these revolts. These types of protests transcend the traditional format of demonstrations – and build, in the words of Spanish thinker Javier Toret, “a mutant network system with moving boundaries, hybrid, cyborg, a [...] → Read the full article…

Today’s Zaman: Gezi, anatomy of a public square movement – Nilüfer Göle


A new movement is in the making right in front of our eyes. Even the participants in this movement are astonished. They feel the joy of hearing their own voices and seeing the unifying power of their acts. The tension is high, even days later. There is a festive atmosphere despite the disturbing sense of potential clashes, the police pressure, [...] → Read the full article…