Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Organizing for Social Change

On pg. 238, Dutta mentions that "the increasing availability and use of the Internet as a communicative platform" has greatly helped activists to organize on an international scale. But in what ways can groups -- who are too marginalized to access the Internet either because of their lack of education or infrastructure or both or are too underprivileged to attend an international conference of grassroot-level activists -- get their voices heard on a global platform/forum?

In a hypothetical situation, say, after a successful social resistance movement, when a resistive group comes to the table for negotiations with the structures, or powers to be, how do they decipher whether they are being coopted or not, since structures can operate in insidious ways?

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