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    Is a revolution possible?…and what can it mean?

    PROTEST: The goals and contradictions of a modern protest movement - the yellow vests.

    The Arab Spring stimulated high hopes for profound cultural and social change. Especially interesting as an international movement, it was also an important reaction against autocratic and dictatorial systems. Looking back after some years, the diagnosis is sobering. Maybe punctual acts of liberation could be observed, but the main course is still marked by restriction, injustice, and control. This isn’t surprising because always after confusing periods of general rebellions, the already existing and organized institutions will take over again. Street movements don’t really touch the administrative power itself.

    A French Revolution, a film by Emmanuel Gras
    A French Revolution, a film by Emmanuel Gras

    The continually missing point in all efforts for profound change is the concept of how to organize complex societies in profoundly . . .

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    Dieter Wieczorekhttp://www.signesdenuit.com
    Wieczorek is a film critic and regular contributor to Modern Times Review.
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