Protests do not only happen on the street. Today, many social movements on the ground are accompanied by movements online. Smartphones, the internet, and social media have created platforms for movements to organise, spread awareness, and fight back against mainstream media reporting. 997 more words
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Aren’t you perpetually annoyed with people hawking their beliefs and religions and political agendas in your face?
If so, get off social media!
Carty defines social movements as a “sustained collective articulation of resistance to elite opponents by a plurality of actors with a common purpose”. 1,039 more words
Today is Day 3 of The #DemocracySpring protests and arrests are still happening on Capitol Hill. If you care about the issue of corporate money in politics or today’s extra emphasis, RACIAL JUSTICE, please TWEET or POST ON FACEBOOK, using the hashtag #DemocracySpring to keep it trending and show the people AND the Powers that be that it’s not going away and that the Political Revolution is here to stay. 1,025 more words
Blog #81e. – Towards Transformative Approaches to Unjust Inequality.
Given that the conservative responses to unjust inequality essentially accept its existence, that the liberal does something to ameliorate the results of unjust inequalities but does not address their causes, and that the progressive response does even more, but both within severe limits that leave the production of such inequalities essentially untouched, and finally given that radical responses, although they do address the causes of unjust inequality, are not on the real world agenda anywhere in the world today, what can be nevertheless be done to achieve a more desirable handling of issues of equality than our present system presents? 1,628 more words