URBAN DEMOCRACY # 5 
An Internet Journal               Issue Number Five (Oct, 2010)            ISSN 1617-8092 
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EDITORIAL

The protests in Stuttgart, Germany, in October 2010 have a new quality.
In the past, the dominant parties tried to win elections "in the center of society". Now "the center of society," sick of being manipulated, is taking to the streets, joined by trade unionists, ecologists, the democratic left, GREENS, and many entirely peaceful and responsible young people. As the governing elites resort to violent repression of peaceful protests, using excessive force even against 7-year-old kids and 70-year-old seniors in the streets of Stuttgart, the gap between rulers and ruled widens... Calls for citizen participation and real democracy are heard outside activist "direct democracy" circles for the first time.
 

Carl Olaf Papke, Popular Discontent and Civil Disobedience in Germany

Joan Chen, The Police Protected Law-Breakers in Stuttgart

Carla Lomax, The Speculative Aspect of the Project That Caused the  Conflict in Stuttgart

Commentary: The "Rule of Nepotism and Corruption"?

Andreas Weiland, Peaceful Civil Resistance in Stuttgart, Denunciations, and A New Act

AW, Stuttgart Poems

Stuttgart Gedichte

The Events in Stuttgart Provoke Popular Resistance. Impressions Gleaned from E-mails

John Walter, A Democracy Movement in the Making 

Lisa Orville, Gene Markopoulos,et al., Bury the Hatchet and Join the Democracy Movement 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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This issue was edited by guest editor Karen O. Wittstock
 

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K21

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Giessener Ztg. on
SEPT.30,2010 DEMO

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L'Express
on Stuttgart

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NY Times
on Stuttgart

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Financial Times
on Stuttgart

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AFP
Agence France Press on Stuttgart

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Telepolis

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HOW A SIT-IN BY
PUPILS WAS DISSOLVED
Der SPIEGEL
PHOTOS

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WDR Tagesgespraech

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Zcommunications

IPS news

documenta eleven:
democracy
as a permanent,
unfinished
process

Krisenproteste-Stuttgart

We won't pay for
your crisis 
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