Experiments with truth: 12/20/10

    • Several thousand workers organized by Spain’s main trade unions braved cold weather in several cities around the country on Saturday to protest the government’s austerity measures and its plans to extend retirement age.
    • About five hundred people took to the streets of New York City on Sunday as part of the intensifying global response to the decision by administrators of the Smithsonian Institute to censor a video installation by queer icon David Wojnarowicz.


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    Should we disrupt the Democratic Party or try to take it over?

    and Paul Engler
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    How movements settle the debate on whether to engage with political parties from the inside or outside will have a profound impact on their effectiveness.

    • Feature

    Ugandans escalate movement of ‘radical rudeness’ following violent arrest over mean tweet

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    The so-called ‘world’s friendliest people’ are finding power in vulgarity as they protest the brutal torture of a novelist for ridiculing the dictator’s son.

    • Analysis

    Should fighting for democracy take priority over building powerful social movements?

    January 6, 2022

    Activists throughout history have put social movement work on hold for the electoral arena. Determining whether to do so is a matter of strategy and calling.

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