Peoples' movements and protests









Doing things right and doing the right things

How to think further than to the next manifestation

Repertoires of popular movements

What changes and what remains through the ages

We need more collective rites

About what makes a group inte a strong collective body

Violence or non-violence – what counts is success

Why violence is usually inefficient – except in a fews cases

Social media are an overrated asset

The rich can use them better than the poor, and movements should rather rely on bodily contact

About the limitations of spontaneous risings

Spontaneous risings are more efficient at exact demands than at regime change

Only mobilizations can contribute to good compromises

Not even the Chinese one-party state can disregard them

There is a need for "developmental" movements

As there has been "devellopmental" states with decision power, we need movements with the same.

Like a dance

What is needed for long-term results is tight organization – and ritual communities

Gandhian conflict level control

About a misunderstood strategist

Smart management of defeat

Never, never say "we were fooled"

The peoples' movement cycle

The circular development of a movement

A popular movement line in the Swedish trade union movement

Frances Tuuloskorpi's classic about how you build up a combative workplace trade union tradition

We need massroots, not grassroots, movements

Medha Patkar draws lessons from a long practice

We need institutions

Institutions can direct thinking and expectations, and shouldn't be let away to one's counterparts.


UN conferences on environment and development

A collection of links and texts both on the official summits from Stockholm 1972 to Stockholm 2022 and the parallel movement summits. Read here.



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