What do social movements require to succeed? What are the internal and external elements involved? And, what are the non-violent options for resistance when peoples call for change is constantly and violently suppressed by the government? This conferences aim is to explore the strategies and tactics of everyday resistance, in particular that of women and youth, under the rule of a non-democratic constitution, a ruler with virtually unrestricted power, a constant crack-down against civil society, and when faced with the inefficacy of elections due to systematic electoral fraud. How should this internal dynamic, action against a repressive theocratic regime, be supported from the outside? Focusing on the recent Iranian case, the controversial June presidential elections, the conference will be organized through three panel discussions.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Politics of Resistance: Conference at The New School
(From Tori Egherman)