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The new global movements and democracy

Department of Political Science and Law, Montclair State University

The new global movements and democracy

With Marina Sitrin and Dario Azzellini, authors of "They Can't Represent Us: Reinventing Democracy from Greece to Occupy"

Interview with Marina Sitrin and Dario Azzellini about their new book 'They can't represent us!'

Link to the audio interview with Marina Sitrin and Dario Azzellini about their new book 'They Can't Represent Us!: Reinventing Democracy from Greece to Occupy'

http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/105885

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Rethinking Democracy and Representation: Occupy and Beyond

Rethinking Democracy and Representation: Occupy and Beyond,

a Conversation with Marina Sitrin, Dario Azzelini, Michael Hardt, Liz Mason Deese, and others

in the frame of the

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A Conversation on Occupy and Its Futures with Marina Sitrin and Dario Azzelini

A Conversation on Occupy and Its Futures with Marina Sitrin and Dario Azzelini, Authors of New Book: "They Can’t Represent Us! Reinventing Democracy from Greece to Occupy" (6pm; Peace and Justice Plaza)

in the frame of the

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Evening event downtown at the Elon University School of Law

Evening event downtown at the Elon University School of Law 201 N Elm.

Sponsored by Elon National Lawyers Guild and The Fund for Democratic Communities

 

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Event & Discussion at Winston-Salem State University

Event & Discussion at Winston-Salem State University

Monday. Sept. 8 - WINSTON-SALEM University, specific room TBA very soon!

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They Can't Represent Us!: Reinventing Democracy from Greece to Occupy

A Conversation
 
Sponsored by the Urban Democracy Lab, North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA), Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), and the Center for Artistic Activism
 

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Marina Sitrin & Dario Azzellini: READING

They Can't Represent Us!: Reinventing Democracy from Greece to Occupy

by Marina Sitrin & Dario Azzelini

Mass protest movements in disparate places such as Greece, Argentina, and the United States ultimately share an agenda—to raise the question of what democracy should mean. These horizontalist movements, including Occupy, exercise and claim participatory democracy as the ground of revolutionary social change today.

Left Forum, May 31, 2014, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York | New York, NY 10019

Post-Chávez Venezuela: New Directions under the Presidency of Nicolás Maduro?

Link to the video http://vimeo.com/99197442

Review by Jerome Ross of Marina Sitrin and Dario Azzellini (2014), They Can’t Represent Us: Reinventing Democracy from Greece to Occupy (with a foreword by David Harvey), 2014, London and New York: Verso Books.

They Can’t Represent Us: a riveting defense of democracy

They Can’t Represent Us by Marina Sitrin and Dario Azzellini is a fiery indictment of electoral politics and a riveting defense of real democracy.

Deutsche Welle in English program

Quadriga - Talk: ECB - Bankers Playing Politics?

The European Central Bank has now made borrowing money cheaper than ever. Its benchmark lending rate has been dropped to just 0.15%, and borrower banks will in the future pay penalties for parking money there. ECB President Mario Draghi hopes the move will encourage more lending to crisis-stricken EU Member States.But is that move too political in nature for Europe’s most important banker to make

Left Forum, John Jay College of Justice, New York City, Saturday, May 31, 2014

Everyday Revolutions

Everyday Revolutions
Chaired by Leina Bocar; with Dario Azzellini, Diego Ibañez, Marina Sitrin

Deutsche Welle in English

Quadriga - World Cup Risks - Can Brazil win?

In one month's time the Soccer World Cup kicks off in Brazil. But the country has a serious problem with violence in the poor urban neighbourhoods called favelas. And the problem is spreading: Brazil's tourist centres are increasingly affected. Angry people are using the World Cup to draw attention to the appaling conditions they are forced to live in and to the failures of their government.

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Everyday Revolutions

Invitation to discussion on Everyday Revolutions

Saturday, May 31,  10:00am - 11:50am in Room L.76

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York

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Post-Chávez Venezuela: New Directions under the Presidency of Nicolás Maduro?

Invitation to discussion on

Post-Chávez Venezuela: New Directions under the Presidency of Nicolás Maduro?

Saturday, May 31, 05:00pm - 06:50pm in Room 1.124

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York

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Book Launch Celebration - They Can't Represent Us! Reinventing Democracy from Greece to Occupy

Verso Books Invitation to discussion on
Book Launch Celebration - They Can't Represent Us! Reinventing Democracy from Greece to Occupy

Saturday, May 31, 03:20pm - 04:50pm in Room 1.105

Artist and documentary filmmaker Dario Azzellini argues the protests in Venezuela represent a vicious attack on the country's social progress under Hugo Chávez, spurred on by anti-Chavista politicians in affluent regions.

Venezuela: Where the Wealthy Stir Violence While the Poor Build a New Society

Before Hugo Chávez became president of Venezuela in 1999, the barrios of Caracas, built provisionally on the hills surrounding the capital, did not even appear on the city map. Officially they did not exist, so neither the city nor the state maintained their infrastructure. The poor inhabitants of these neighborhoods obtained water and electricity by tapping pipes and cables themselves. They lacked access to services such as garbage collection, health care and education altogether.

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Popular Assembly with Marina Sitrin and Dario Azzellini

They Can't Represent Us! authors in the park

In their new book, They Can't Represent Us! Reinventing Democracy from Greece to Occupy, Marina Sitrin and Dario Azzellini explore the ongoing movements for participatory democracy across the globe.

For this unique event, participate with the authors in an assembly-style conversation about mass movements in Washington Square Park.

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They Can't Represent Us! Reinventing Democracy from Greece to Occupy Book Launch

Join the authors Marina Sitrin and Dario Azzellini as they launch their new book!

While the excitement around Occupy Wall Street has diminished in the United States, dynamic movements of democratic participation continue to arise across the globe, calling on people to rethink and remake their relationships to each other and themselves.

Video of the lecture held March, 26th 2014 at at the CEU - Central European University, Budapest

They Can’t Represent Us! – New Global Movements and Democracy

They Can’t Represent Us! – New Global Movements and Democracy: Lecture held March, the 26th 2014 at the CEU - Central European University, Budapest

Democracy Is A Process, Azzellini And Sitrin Say

”We’re in a new historic epoch. The world is in movement, societies are in movement,” said Dario Azzellini and Marina Sitrin in their lecture on new global movements and democracy on March 26.

The activist couple have participated in a number of movements and demonstrations all around the world. Sitrin and Azzellini talked about what they found was common in the “second wave of the anti-representational protests” after 2011.

Interview with Dario Azzellini and Marina Sitrin by Anna Belladelli

In September 2011, activists occupied Zuccotti Park in Manhattan, initiating a new wave of struggle against capitalism and unprecedented recession. The impact of the Occupy movement has been noticeable also outside the USA, affecting forms of protests, actions, and language.

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Learning from... Caracas

Venezuelan law allows for an entity called the consejo communal (communal council), which empowers citizens to initiate local development projects through neighbourhood-based elected councils. Dario Azzellini and Oliver Ressler’s film, Comuna under construction (2010), begins with the story of a poor hillside community in Caracas as its inhabitants decide whether they want to organize a consejo communal.

Reinventing Democracy from Greece to Occupy

They Can't Represent Us!

They Can't Represent Us!

Out Now!

How the new global movements are putting forward a radical conception of democracy.

“The movements documented in this volume succeeded in shutting cities down through tremendous shows of force. And when you shut down a city, you can actually stop capital accumulation … Until we start building a truly democratic society, we will continue to see our good ideas co-opted by capital.”

– from the foreword by David Harvey

Here is one of the first books to assert that mass protest movements in disparate places such as Greece, Argentina, and the United States share an agenda — to raise the question of what democracy should mean. These horizontalist movements, including Occupy, exercise and claim participatory democracy as the ground of revolutionary social change today.


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Comuna Under Construction

In more than 30.000 Consejos Comunales the Venezuelan inhabitants decide on their concerns collectively via assemblies. Several Consejos Comunales can form a Comuna and finally a communal town.
The film “Comuna Under Construction” follows these developments throughout the hillside of the shantytowns of Caracas and the vast and wet plains of Barinas in the countryside.

Is it even possible to bring together state and autonomy?

A Film by Dario Azzellini & Oliver Ressler

The grassroots of Venezuela

The mainstream media view has it that left-leaning populists are keeping democracy in a stranglehold. Seen from the grassroots in Venezuela, that view is very different. We interview Dario Azzellini, an assistant professor, activist who spends a lot of time in Venezuela, and a filmmaker.

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They Can’t Represent Us! – New Global Movements and Democracy

Kefya! Ya Basta! Enough!

Words shouted by millions against an untenable situation. Simultaneously proposing "Democracia Real Ya! We are the 99!"

Dario Azzellini and Marina Sitrin address the common forms and practices of the "new" movements and their collective journey for radical social change beyond capitalism.

Sponsored by the New College of Florida Sociology Dept.

 

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They Can’t Represent Us! – New Global Movements and Democracy

Dario Azzellini, Johannes Kepler University Linz (Austria) & Marina Sitrin, CUNY Graduate Center, New York City (USA)

Self-Organization and Self-Education in Venezuela

Self-Organization and Self-Education in Venezuela

We have organized a Congress here. Why? What reason can there be for artists, the freest, most independent people in society; people who live like "the lily of the field", to come together, organize themselves, and undertake theoretical discussions?> -Asger Jorn (1956)