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Romania protests, Feb 2017

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Was the Russian Revolution inevitable?

Book Review: Historically Inevitable? Turning Points in the Russian Revolution edited by Tony Brenton For the edited collection Historically Inevitable? Turning Points in the Russian Revolution, editorTony Brenton brings together fourteen leading scholars to consider the inevitability of the Russian Revolution … Continue reading

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The Grunwick Dispute: 40 years on

  The Grunwick dispute changed the rules of the game. It changed the way that the unions thought about race, about their own core values, and about the best way to organise among the new immigrant communities coming to Britain in … Continue reading

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book review on US anarchism

Book Review: Unruly Equality: US Anarchism in the 20th Century by Andrew Cornell   In Unruly Equality: US Anarchism in the 20th Century, Andrew Cornell traces a prehistory of the contemporary anarchist movement in the USA, showing anarchism to be a complex … Continue reading

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some relevant stuff from the Sanders campaign

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Clinton on consistency

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an argument that protest movements are futile

Activist stunts make good headlines, but no long-term difference

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left accelerationism

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Mapping American social movements

A collaborative digital project is assembling data and visualizations about dozens of social movements that have influenced American life and politics during the 20th century, including radical movements, labor movements, women’s movements, many different civil rights movements, environmentalist movements, and more. … Continue reading

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on new left movement parties in Spain

discussion of new populist left movement parties in Spain – Podemos, Barcelona en Comu, municipalist experiments and so on  

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