Category Archives: Rebellion

A Duty to Resist: When Disobedience Should Be Uncivil

What are our responsibilities in the face of injustice? How far should we go to fight it? Many would argue that as long as a state is nearly just, citizens have a moral duty to obey the law. Proponents of … Continue reading

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The Rebel: An Essay on Man in Revolt – Albert Camus

In this towering intellectual document, Camus argues that hope for the future lies in revolt, which unlike revolution is a spontaneous response to injustice and a chance to achieve change without giving up collective and intellectual freedom. The Rebel is … Continue reading

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Revolution in the Age of Social Media: The Egyptian Popular Insurrection and the Internet

An accessible guide to the enduring struggle between people and power in the digital age. Egypt’s January 25. Revolution of 2011 was a dramatic demonstration of the role social media has come to play in radical activism. A key moment … Continue reading

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World Protests – Rising Outrage and Discontent

This study analyzes 843 protests occurring between January 2006 and July 2013 in 84 countries covering over 90% of the world population. The paper focuses on: (i) major grievances driving world protests (ii) who is demonstrating, what protest methods they … Continue reading

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Los Nuevos Rebeldes

Si lo primero es la protesta, lo segundo es el pensamiento. ¿Qué está pasando estos años en la segunda década del siglo XXI?” se pregunta Luis Diego Fernández en Los nuevos rebeldes. Artífices de sus propias formas de vida. En … Continue reading

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The End of Protest – How Free-Market Capitalism Learned to Control Dissent

In The End of Protest, Alasdair Roberts explains how, in the modern age, governments learned to unleash market forces while also avoiding protest about the market’s failures. Roberts argues that in the last three decades, the two countries that led … Continue reading

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Global Rebellion – The Coming Chaos? Global elites are confused, reactive, and sinking into a quagmire of their own making

As the crisis of global capitalism spirals out of control, the powers that be in the global system appear to be adrift and unable to proposal viable solutions. From the slaughter of dozens of young protesters by the army in … Continue reading

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Sobre el Conflicto Noviolento Estratégico – Entendiendo Sus Principios Básicos

Habrá siempre ideales por los que vale la pena luchar y opresión que haya que superar. Algunas  cuestiones no se pueden resolver solo mediante negociaciones, pero la lucha armada puede no ser una opción viable para una sociedad oprimida, debido … Continue reading

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Gandhi meets Monty Python: The comedic turn in nonviolent tactics

On October 3rd, protesters at Occupy Wall Street failed to march. Instead they clumsily lurched. With white painted faces, glazed looks and dollar bills hanging out of some mouths, protesters chanted “I smell money, I smell money…” It was Corporate … Continue reading

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Crisis económica y terror social

Esas poblaciones no encuentran el modo de salir de la pasividad y de la despolitización incentivadas por un sistema que hizo del acceso al consumo su núcleo articulador de la subjetividad contemporánea. Un consumo, en muchos casos desenfrenado, que acabó … Continue reading

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