A recent South African court ruling ended the requirement to give notification to the authorities before setting up protest actions. Ana Deumert agrees and in this column she reflects on the right to protest as central to democratic citizenship.
Can digital media be used to organize revolutions and uprisings? Ana Deumert considers digital social inequalities in social media use, and explores their implications for developing a radical politics of the commons.
Viral challenges like the Ice Bucket Challenge or Movember have raised awareness and money for charity. We propose that a combination of seriousness and playfulness may be an important element of such campaigns.
Mainstream media missed it, but reclaiming public ownership is going global! There have been at least 835 examples of (re)municipalisation of public services worldwide in recent years. An interview with Satoko Kishimoto of TNI.
Femke Kaulingfreks legt in Straatpolitiek een hele wereld bloot waarin aan politiek wordt gedaan buiten de formele instellingen om. ze roept op om die vormen van informele politiek ernstig te nemen als onderdeel van een verbeterde democratie.
The question 'who is the victim?' is an important social directive that shapes the struggles for victimhood in which Black Lives Matters, U.S. police forces and their various (counter)publics are currently engaging.