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Statement from the Dock from the child Joan Burton wants to lock up.

(NEW & EXCLUSIVE – READ JUROR 791’s response to her exclusion from the fake trial of Seanie Fitzpatrick here – Only on Bogmans Cannon, the home of sedition) I’m a 17 yea… Source: Statement from the Dock from the child Joan … Continue reading

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On common sense, good sense, social transformation, and what happens when women argue for their right to political representation.

*Keynote presented at Birkbeck Institute for Social Research and Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities Graduate Conference 2015 “Reflections On Social Change” Original title: Unpacking common sense for social transformation Thank you so much for inviting me here today to speak with you, … Continue reading

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Understanding Spain’s Historic General Elections

Explainer: the Spanish general election Cristina Flesher Fominaya, University of Aberdeen Spain is on the brink of a general election that looks set to change its political system for good. How come? To understand what’s going on, we need to … Continue reading

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Contemporary resistance to crisis and austerity: some reflections on dynamics, challenges and opportunities

*Keynote delivered to the Willi Münzenberg First International Congress “Global Spaces for Radical Solidarity: Transnational Movements, Social, Cultural and Humanitarian Ideas, Networks and Media of the 20th Century” in Berlin, September 20, 2015 Good afternoon. It is a real honour … Continue reading

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Videos and Podcasts

Here are some videos and podcasts of some talks over the past year or so on hologram protests, austerity protests and politics, transnational diffusion and more….will update as I track down more links. Translation of Protests Across Time and Space/Keynote … Continue reading

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Netiqueta de e-mail para colectivos virtuales:

 Nota de la autora: Recientemente publiqué un artículo llamado: Unintended Consequences: The Negative Impact of Email Use on Participation and Collective Identity in Two “Horizontal” Social Movement Groups. (Consecuencias inesperadas: El impacto negativo del uso del e-mail en la participación … Continue reading

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Email etiquette for virtual collectives:

I recently published an article called: Unintended Consequences: The Negative Impact of Email Use on Participation and Collective Identity in Two “Horizontal” Social Movement Groups. (The European Political Science Review  doi:10.1017/S1755773914000423) People have asked me to write something about what … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events

May 7 2015 Keynote Address: “EU Anti-Austerity protests: impacts and challenges”,  University of Roskilde May 15 2015 Keynote Address, Birkbeck Institute Graduate Conference, 43 Gordon Sq, London “Unpacking common sense for Social Transformation”

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Resources from The Only Thing Worth Globalizing is Dissent Conference Cairo March 6-8 2015

I was honoured and delighted to be invited to deliver a keynote address at this conference in Cairo. Given the current levels of repression, the conference was nothing short of a minor miracle. This is due to the incredible efforts … Continue reading

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Review of Social Movement Studies and Globalization in Social Movement Studies Journal

Social Movements & Globalization: How Protests, Occupations & Uprisings are Changing the World Cristina Flesher Fominaya Hampshire, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, 248 pp., front matter, index, £65.00, ISBN 9780230360860 (hardback); £24.99, ISBN 9780230360877 (paperback) Social Movements & Globalization is a timely … Continue reading

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