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Social Protest Lit.: Three Quotes On Revolt

Today I have three short quotes for a social protest literature post. They all are an excerpt is from Book V called “Revolt.” This chapter pertains to “The struggle to abolish injustice; the battle cries of the new army which is gathering f...
by Sparking the Left on Aug 28, 2015

Social Protest Lit.: Three Quotes On Revolt

Today I have three short quotes for a social protest literature post. They all are an excerpt is from Book V called “Revolt.” This chapter pertains to “The struggle to abolish injustice; the battle cries of the new army which is gathering f...
by Sparking the Left on Aug 28, 2015

Social Protest Lit.: Nelson Mandela, South African President, etc.

An excerpt from the 1961 statement “The Struggle is My Life” by Nelson Mandela . Mandela was a South African apartheid foe sentenced to life in prison in 1964 and not released until 1990. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 and was elect...
by Sparking the Left on Aug 5, 2015

Social Protest Lit.: Nelson Mandela, South African President, etc.

An excerpt from the 1961 statement “The Struggle is My Life” by Nelson Mandela . Mandela was a South African apartheid foe sentenced to life in prison in 1964 and not released until 1990. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 and was elect...
by Sparking the Left on Aug 5, 2015

If anyone here is living in the Kentuckiana area (Louisville and the surrounding area), here is something your interested in. Some friends and I will be meeting at Shelby Park in Old Louisville at 1:30pm, Sunday, for a General Assembly of the new Lou...
by Sparking the Left on Jul 9, 2015

If anyone here is living in the Kentuckiana area (Louisville and the surrounding area), here is something your interested in. Some friends and I will be meeting at Shelby Park in Old Louisville at 1:30pm, Sunday, for a General Assembly of the new Lou...
by Sparking the Left on Jul 9, 2015

Social Protest Lit.: Carlos Marighella, Brazilian Guerrilla Fight

A short excerpt from the “Minimanual of the Urban Guerilla” by Brazilian guerrilla fighter Carlos Marighella, died 1950. This piece is an excerpt is from Book V called “Revolt.” This chapter pertains to “The struggle to abolish...
by Sparking the Left on Jun 29, 2015

Social Protest Lit.: Carlos Marighella, Brazilian Guerrilla Fight

A short excerpt from the “Minimanual of the Urban Guerilla” by Brazilian guerrilla fighter Carlos Marighella, died 1950. This piece is an excerpt is from Book V called “Revolt.” This chapter pertains to “The struggle to abolish...
by Sparking the Left on Jun 29, 2015

Social Protest Lit.: Mao Tse-Tung

A writing by  Mao Tse-Tung, the late Chairman of Chinese Communist Politburo. This piece is an excerpt is from Book V called “Revolt.” This chapter pertains to “The struggle to abolish injustice; the battle cries of the new army which is g...
by Sparking the Left on Jun 13, 2015

Social Protest Lit.: Mao Tse-Tung

A writing by  Mao Tse-Tung, the late Chairman of Chinese Communist Politburo. This piece is an excerpt is from Book V called “Revolt.” This chapter pertains to “The struggle to abolish injustice; the battle cries of the new army which is g...
by Sparking the Left on Jun 13, 2015

Social Protest Lit.: Paint Creek Miner “‘Gunmen’ in West Virginia”

“‘Gunmen in West Virginia” by an anonymous Paint Creek Miner written during the terrible strike of 1911-1912. This is one of my favorites in the “Social Protest Lit.” series. This piece is an excerpt is from Book V calle...
by Sparking the Left on May 13, 2015

A Green's place is in the movements

The Green Party is committed to advance its cause through standing in elections but importantly its members are  also involved in many movements for environmental and social justice.At General Election time the focus is inevitably on election ca...
by wembleymatters on May 10, 2015

We just wanted to re-post that we have provided the inaugural paper for our “New Work” section here at Sparking The Left: a brief primer on social movement theory from a sociological perspective. Social movement theory is an important top...
by Sparking the Left on Apr 18, 2015

New Work: A Social Movement Theory Primer

Today I am providing the inaugural paper for our “New Work” section here at Sparking The Left: a brief primer on social movement theory from a sociological perspective. Social movement theory is an important topic, and all those engaged i...
by Sparking the Left on Apr 12, 2015

The social movements calendar 2014

You might wonder why I’m writing about a calendar when we are almost half way through the year. The thing is, I forgot to write about it when I received the calendar in January. And the reason I forgot is … Continue reading →...
by My Favourite Things on May 23, 2014

The social movements calendar 2014

You might wonder why I’m writing about a calendar when we are almost half way through the year. The thing is, I forgot to write about it when I received the calendar in January. And the reason I forgot is … Continue reading →...
by My Favourite Things on May 23, 2014

Blogging, Democracy and Revolution

I came across this well-written piece on the role of social media in social change, written by Jesse McLaren. I've often thought that the role of new media, social media etc etc has been under-theorized by Marxists. You tend to see stuff that goes in...
by RedBedHead on Aug 6, 2013

The Visual Du Jour – A Mystery

What? What could possibly explain this trend?
by The Global Sociology Blog on Mar 7, 2013

The Visual Du Jour – A Mystery

What? What could possibly explain this trend?
by The Global Sociology Blog on Mar 7, 2013

The Visual Du Jour – Where The Brown Shirts Are

Here is an interesting data visualization from Der Spiegel, on the rise of the Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutschlands (NPD), the German far-right party. As you can see from the map and the post title, I don’t think the choice of brown dots a...
by The Global Sociology Blog on Jan 21, 2013


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