Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere by Paul Mason
The New Global Revolutions

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As one would expect from a journalist with Mason's pedigree, there are some sharp ideas lurking among all this.
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The world is facing a wave of uprisings, protests and revolutions: Arab dictators swept away, public spaces occupied, slum-dwellers in revolt, cyberspace buzzing with utopian dreams. Events we were told were consigned to history—democratic revolt and social revolution—are being lived by millions of people.

In this compelling new book, Paul Mason explores the causes and consequences of this great unrest. From Cairo to Athens, Wall Street and Westminster to Manila, Mason goes in search of the changes in society, technology and human behavior that have propelled a generation onto the streets in search of social justice. In a narrative that blends historical insight with first-person reportage, Mason shines a light on these new forms of activism, from the vast, agile networks of cyberprotest to the culture wars and tent camps of the #occupy movement. The events, says Mason, reflect the expanding power of the individual and call for new political alternatives to elite rule and global poverty.
 

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Paul T. Mason, MS, is vice president of clinical services at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare in Racine, WI. Under his leadership, the mental health and addiction care service line has expanded the number of inpatient services and outpatient programs it provides for patients, family members, and loved ones affected by borderline personality disorder (BPD). His research on BPD has been published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology and his written work has appeared in the news and print media. Randi Kreger has brought the concerns of family members who have a loved one with BPD to an international forefront through her website, www.bpdcentral.com, and the Welcome to Oz online support community. Through Eggshells Press, she offers family members a wide variety of more specialized booklets and other materials. She was also instrumental in the formation of the Personality Disorders Awareness Network (PDAN), a not-for-profit organization. Kreger is author of The Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook and The Essential Family Member Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder. She speaks and gives workshops about BPD internationally.
 
Published January 9, 2012 by Verso. 247 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by John Kampfner on Feb 17 2013

Mason takes us on a journey of the global indignados, from the Spanish graduate without a job to the Egyptian revolutionary, to the venue where, in terms of this book, it all began:

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Reviewed by Ian Birrell on Jan 14 2012

As one would expect from a journalist with Mason's pedigree, there are some sharp ideas lurking among all this.

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Reviewed by Andy Beckett on Jan 11 2012

The historical parts of this argument are fresh and persuasive, but the technological ones are slightly less so.

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