By Gianluca Solera
This ebook explores the commonalities among the struggles of the final years round the Mediterranean and attempts to discover the cultural roots of this season of protests and activism opposed to repression and a growing to be systemic drawback. who're their major characters? How has mobility of rules and individuals contributed to it? Why has the Mediterranean turn into the cradle of civil resistance? and the way can one ensure that what has began bears fruit? the writer discusses how a strategic motion of social hobbies and activists from either Europe and the Arab international can construct the root for a grassroots venture for integration among the 2 shorelines, the place mobility is on the middle: at the one hand, mobility of principles, activists, women and men of tradition and different key-players, and trans-national strategizing; nevertheless, not easy the paradigms of visa regulations and striving for an area of secure human mobility as one of many steps of a grassroots Mediterranean voters undertaking. delivering argument to a brand new idea of social mobilization, this e-book should be of curiosity to students of eu and Arab politics in addition to to political activists within the region.
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Sheikh Dr. Muhammad Salah of al-Huda TV preaches Islam in a nonconfrontational way and Sheikh Anas Aboshady of al-Azhar University builds channels of communication. 8 None of that, however, is of interest for the manufacturers of the current media and political guerrilla against Arabs, Islam and the Orient. ” Videos in the studio were screening images of terrorists, as if we were inside a man hunting videogame, and the debate was turning only around security and terrorism threats. This was not the right question to be addressed.
I attended its screening in June 2013, in the park, which housed Plato’s Academy. “The transition is ﬁrst of all in us”, “We ﬂee the market economy” and “Do not expect any more from the State” were some of the movie’s statements. gr. From alternative economies and local exchange trading systems to collective kitchens, from groups providing free lessons and knowledge exchange, stimulating entrepreneurship, or hosting game festivals or book-swapping initiatives to collectives experimenting with new lifestyle models (carpooling, cohabitation, cycling and reviving abandoned spaces), from citizen journalism and independent outlets to neighbourhood assemblies and projects advancing economic, ecological and political democracy.
Fominaya’s chapter on Arab Spring, Indignados and Occupy, in her book Social Movements and Globalization, Palgrave Macmillan, London 2014 (Fominaya 2014). 6. Rodrigo Nunes, Organisation of the Organisationless: Collective Action After Networks, PML Books, Lüneburg 2014. (Nunes 2014). 7. Ibidem, p. 21–22 (Nunes 2014). 8. ), Revolution and Political Transformation: Government Action and Response Vol. II, Middle East Institute, Washington, 2011, pp. 19–22 (Sadiki 2011). 9. ) Crisis. Greek Poets on the Crisis, Smokestack Books, Middlesbrough, 2014, pp.