Category Archives: protest camps

AAG 2017 Panel Session: Protest Camps

The politics of Care and Social Reproduction in contemporary social movement politics  AAG 2017 Panel Session Organised by Protest Camps Research collective Though their history is much longer, since the uprisings and protests of 2011, protest camps have gained prominence … Continue reading

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Why politics needs arts & crafts

By Dr Anna Feigenbaum, lecturer in Media & Politics and contributor to the ‘Disobedient Objects’ exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Inflatable cobblestones, book blocs, musical pot lids. This week these objects joined the Victoria & Albert Museum’s collection, … 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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