Category Archives: Social Movements

Education professors integrate education and Latin American social movements

  UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — John Holst and Rebecca Tarlau are exploring social movements, education and sociology with their work in South America and the United States. Their work is both international and interdisciplinary; it is inspired by Italian philosophers and Brazilian educators and made possible through collaboration of colleagues from multiple disciplines. Holst and […]

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#MeToo movement sweeps into India’s newsrooms

  Most media managers fail to recognize sexual harassment as an abuse of power, and a conspiracy of silence keeps the devastating problem hidden Finally, the tsunami of the global #MeToo movement has hit newsrooms in India, as scores of women have taken to social media to expose their alleged harassers. As I write this, […]

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When Does a Moment Turn Into a ‘Movement’?

  Five or six decades ago, a big crowd meant something big. When 250,000 people gathered for the 1963 March on Washington, or nearly a million showed up for the 1982 anti-nukes rally in Central Park, it symbolized a certain power and legitimacy, a collective coming-of-age. A major protest presented a huge organizational challenge, and […]

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Catalonia: democracy and secession

  The Catalan question is not a national question, nor a question of a nation state, but a question of democracy. For DiEM25 as a pan-European and transnational movement, the emancipatory critique of all nationalisms is a given. It is simply a matter of principle, and therefore beyond discussion. But that does not mean that […]

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Martin Luther King’s ‘Creative Maladjustment’ Resonates Today

  Seeking perspective on the current chaotic state of U.S. politics, I reread a powerful speech delivered fifty years ago by the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in September 1967. King, who was delivering a keynote speech to the annual conference of the American Psychological Association, noted how psychologists had given the world the notion of […]

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