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Protest Camp’s Anna Feigenbaum takes on tear gas at #OccupyGezi and beyond Over the past five days Turkey’s government has unleashed thousands of canisters, cartridges and helicopter drums of tear gas onto its people. This has resulted inhundreds of tear … Continue reading

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An (Anglo) Video Round-Up of the ZAD direct action camp

The ZAD protests have received little in the way of mainstream media coverage, particularly outside of France, despite being the biggest Euro-Zone action camp in history. Citizen, independent and social movement journalists and documentary filmmakers are filling up this unsurprising … Continue reading

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A Summary Report of the ‘Occupy Innovation’ Roundtable at Rutgers University

Last week Protest Camps hosted a roundtable looking at issues of innovation and creativity in place-based social movement activism. We asked doctoral student and teacher Sean T. Leavey from the Journalism and Media Studies Department, at Rutgers University to offer … Continue reading

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In this climate, direct action is what it takes

Protest Camp’s Anna Feigenbaum discusses No Dash for Gas‘ West Burton power station  protest camp in the broader context of direct action and Climate Justice. As Hurricane Sandy swept up the Eastern seaboard of North America, after wreaking havoc on Cuba and the Caribbean … Continue reading

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Two New Special Issues out on Occupations and Encampments

This summer sees the publication of two new special features on encampments and occupations in South Atlantic Quarterly and Social Movement Studies. Protest Camps’ had the opportunity to contribute to both of these great collections and recommends them to all those reflecting on these … Continue reading

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Protest Camps Wins Research Grants

The Protest Camps research collective is delighted to announce the award of a number of small grants to help fund our interviews with protest campers and archival research trips. Here is a round-up of our successful springtime proposals: Patrick McCurdy … Continue reading

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Video Now Available: Media, Politics and Protest Camps in the Occupy Social Movement

You can now watch Protest Camp Collective’s Anna Feigenbaum and Patrick McCurdy discuss the impacts of the Occupy movement, followed by a keynote address from award-winning journalist Chris Hedges.

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