URBAN DEMOCRACY # 7 
A Journal of International Debate                October  2011                 ISSN 1617-8092 
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Editorial

IN EARLY 2011, democracy movements in Tunisia and Egypt began to take shape. And soon, millions turned out, occupying streets and squares. In the end, they forced the government in both countries to step down. ...
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FOCUS ON EGYPT

Magdi Youssef, Revolution at Maspero (the headquarters of the Egyptian state-owned television network) 
 

OCCUPY WALL STREET:
UPSURGE OF A DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT IN NORTH AMERICA / EINE DEMOKRATIEBEWEGUNG IN DEN USA

Arnold Vandenhoek, Our Voices Matter.
Some Thoughts about Greenberg's Analysis of Political Frustration in the United States 

Hannah Wolkenstein, Die Krisen, die Politik, und die Empörung / „Acampados“ jetzt auch in Amerika. Was ist los – und warum? [Crises, the Political Establishment, and Indignation: Now We See "Acampados" in America as well. What's on - and why?]

Joan Chen, Rainer Ross, Romualdo Rivera, J. Weidenfels, Karen Wittstock, Warum Menschen am 15. Oktober 2011 weltweit auf die Straße gingen [Why People in Many Countries Took to the Streets on Oct.15th, 2011] 

Joan Chen, Karen Wittstock, Hannah Wolkenstein, „Dies ist unsere Straße“ [This Is Our Street]
 

"YOU'VE GOT EVERYTHING. WE GOT NOTHING"
SENSELESS RIOTS IN THE SUBURBS? DESPERATE REVOLTS? / ÜBER DIE UNRUHEN IN ENGLAND

Tania Amanor-Boadu / Larry Lo / Emma McDowell, Racist Discrimination, Poverty, & the Urge to Right Wrongs / Reflections Provoked by the Present Social Explosion in Several Neglected, Run-down Suburbs of Britain 

Carla Lomax, Thoughts about Roseanne Barr’s 
Green Tea Party Proposal and the Riots in England

Alfred Mossmann, Revolten: Watts, Clichy-sous-Bois, Tottenham. Warum?[Revolts: Watts, Clichy-sous-Bois (Dept. Seine-Saint-Denis), Tottenham. Why?]
 

DEFICIENT DEMOCRACY, MULTIPLE CRISES, AND THE QUEST FOR CITIZENS PARTICIPATION / DEMOKRATIE-DEFIZITE, MULTIPLE KRISEN UND DAS VERLANGEN NACH PARTIZIPATION

Olga Falk / Margot Kasparow / Karl Kohlhase / Micha Wojanski, Sie entmachten das Parlament!

Karen Monk, Some Thoughts About Social Movements

Orla O'Brian, A Few Words About Direct Democracy

George Bastos,The Ethics of Protest and the Ethics of Collusion with the Powerful

Karen Wittstock, Post-demokratische Verhältnisse? Radikaldemokratische Basisdemokratie? Wohin geht die Reise in Europa? [A Post-democratic Society? Radical Direct Democracy? Where Are We Heading in Europe?]

Hannes Rodenstein / Lisa Gosch,  Die Demokratiebewegung in Südwest- Deutschland
und die Parteien [The Democracy Movement in SW Germany and the Political Parties]

Carmen Lorraine / Hans Hollaender / Thomas C. Rawlings, What's Wrong with Dioxine in Eggs, "Stuttgart 21" and Leaking Barrels Filled With Nuclear Wastes

Andreas Weiland, Sargasso Meer (Poem)

Hans Sommerfeld, Einige Anregungen, heute wieder über die Relevanz der Beziehung von Sein und Bewusstsein nachzudenken[Some Thoughts About the Relationship between Social Reality and Consciousness]

Jo Jankowicz, A Plea for Freedom? What freedom?

Mario Gonzales, On the Necessity to Change the Course

Cristina Lopez, Keine Alternativen?
Überlegungen zu unseren Chancen, den Wandel einzuleiten[No Alternatives? Thoughts About Our Chance to Kickstart 'Change']

Carlotta Ochoa Wagoner, How  do we organize?  Do we need “leaders”?  Is “authority” necessary?
 

WHAT KIND OF ANSWERS DOES THE ECONOMIC CRISIS DEMAND TODAY? / WELCHE ART ANTWORT VERLANGT DIE ÖKONOMISCHE KRISE HEUTE?

Bob Sandkuehler und Lars Wondratschek, 
Erfahrungen mit keynesianischer Regulierung und neo-liberaler Deregulierung [Our Experience with Keynesian Regulation and Neo-liberal Deregulation]

Horst Karow, Das 80 zu 20 (99 zu 1) Prinzip

Lars Wondratschek, Von den Widersprüchen des politisch-ökonomischen Weltsystems. Oder warum „Änderung“ (change) notwendig ist. [About the Contradictions of the Politico-Economic World System. Why Change is Necessary]

Harry Oertel, Soziale Revolution und Sehnsucht nach selbstbestimmtem Leben / Eine vorläufige Reflexion über gescheiterte Emanzipationsversuche und neue
Perspektiven [Social Revolution and the Longing for A Self-determined Life / Tentative Reflections on Failed Emancipation Attempts and New Perspectives]
 

ALTERNATIVE MEDIA ATTACKED BY "THE POWERS THAT BE" / ALTERNATIVE MEDIEN, ATTACKIERT VON REGIERUNGEN

Carlos Mendoza,“Traitors of the U.S.”? “C.I.A. agents”? Some thoughts about Wikileaks

Jean Dobers, Is It Necessary to Defend a Free and Open Internet? / Reflections on today’s most widely used alternative media

Nora Kaldewey, Macht, Massenmedien, und das Internet. Was es bedeuten könnte, “Deine Meinung” zu sagen
[Power, Mass Media, and the Internet. What It Might Mean to Express "Your Opinion"]
 

THE MEDIA, INDIGENOUS RIGHTS AND THE MORALES GOVERNMENT IN BOLIVIA / DIE MEDIEN, RECHTE DER INDIGENEN UND DIE MORALES REGIERUNG IN BOLIVIEN

Diana Collins, A Brutal Crack-Down?
 

LIBYA

Alicia Zukofsky, The Temptation of Power.
Thoughts Prompted by the Fall of Gaddafy

John Faulkner, Reflections on the Revolt in Libya
 

HUNGER

Andreas Weiland, Der Irrsinn (Poem)

Jochen Jakobsen, Der Hunger, die Dürre und die Spekulation. Überlegungen anlässlich der Hungerkatastrophe am Horn von Afrika [Hunger, Draught and Speculation. Some Thoughts about the Famine in East Africa]

Jane Morris, Hunger As A Whip / A Few Thoughts About Present Strategies Hurting the Population - And Possible Antidotes

Andreas Weiland, Milch (Poem)
 

Contributions (in English, French, Spanish, German or Dutch) are welcome. If published by Urban Democracy, the copyright remains with the author(s). 

URBAN DEMOCRACY is published and edited by the Urban Democracy Group. In order to get in touch, you can send an e-mail to the editors.
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Editors of this special issue: Joan Chen, Rainer Ross, Romualdo Rivera, J. Weidenfels, A. Weiland, Karen Wittstock, Alicia Zukofsky
 

links:
 

documenta eleven:
"democracy
as a permanent,
unfinished
process"
 

Occupy Wall Street 
www.occupywallstreet.us
 

Occupy Demands.org
http://occupydemands.org
under construction / check frequently
 

We Are Change
www.WeAreChange.org
 
 

Two thirds of all New Yorkers surveyed 
support Occupy Wall Street movement
(Slate)

backup copy
 
 

"people of the world, 
rise up"
Aufruf von K21 zur Demo am 15.Okt.2011  (backup copy)
 
 

Zcommunications
 

IPS news
 
 

Democracy real YA!
www.democraciarealya.es
 

Manifesto 
of Democracia real YA!
 
 

ENTREVISTACON IMMANUEL WALLERSTEIN

backup copy
 

Publico
www.publico.es/
 
 

Athens (Greece) indymedia
http://athens.indymedia.org
 

Inclusive Democracy
www.inclusivedemocracy.org
 
 

ELEFTHEROTYPIA
 
 
 

The Democracy Movement in Germany

Krisenproteste-Stuttgart
 

We won't pay for
your crisis 
(back-up copy)
 

K21

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Giessener Ztg
on the Stuttgart demonstration 
Sept. .30,2010

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

backup copy
 

NY Times
on Stuttgart

backup copy
 
 

15 October Net
http://15october.net/de/

Aufruf (backup copy)
 

12 Thesenueber 
Anti-Macht

backup copy
 

Attac (Germany)
Attac Deutschland
 

Elmar Altvater, Vom
finanzgetriebenen zum 
staatsgetriebenen 
Kapitalismus - (Lecture
- 6 parts on youtube)
 

Karl Heinz Roth
Globale Krise – Globale Proletarisierung – Gegenperspektiven

backup-copy
 

Labour Net
www.labournet.de

wildcat (Germany)
www.wildcat-www.de
 
 
 

Middle East

Ahmad Fouad Najem, "Forbidden" 
backup copy
 
 
 
 

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