Indymedia and the long story of rebellion against neoliberal capitalism

Fenton, Natalie. 2020. Indymedia and the long story of rebellion against neoliberal capitalism. Media, Culture & Society, 42(6), pp. 1052-1058. ISSN 0163-4437 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

Indymedia was born of the anti-globalisation movement of the late 1990s and quickly spread to become a social movement in its own right. This article reflects on how prescient the claims of the anti-globalisation movement have proven to be and how 20 years ago Indymedia and the anti-globalisation movement predicted there was trouble ahead and that neoliberalism was a central part of the problem. It notes how a history of struggle and protest emanating from the days of Indymedia has developed over time building a counter-politics that is becoming ever wiser about the multiple intersectional harms of capitalism and ever more sophisticated in its political response. The challenge is what comes next.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1177/0163443720926039

Keywords:

activism, anti-globalisation, Indymedia, Internet, neoliberalism, protest

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Media, Communications and Cultural Studies

Dates:

DateEvent
14 April 2020Accepted
26 May 2020Published Online
1 September 2020Published

Item ID:

28558

Date Deposited:

02 Jun 2020 11:28

Last Modified:

19 Sep 2020 06:39

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/28558

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