From Cairo to Wall Street : voices from the global spring / edited by Anya Schiffrin and Eamon Kircher-Allen ; foreword by Jeffrey D. Sachs ; introduction by Joseph E. Stiglitz.

New York : New Press : Distributed by Perseus Distribution, 2012.
xxvii, 244 p. ; 21 cm.


Library of Congress genre(s)
Summary note
  • "Protesters in the Middle East made history in 2011 when they toppled dictators who had been entrenched for decades. As the world economy worsened and austerity measures hit, the wave of demonstrations spread to Europe and the United States. From Tunisia to Egypt, from Athens to Madrid, from Zuccotti Park to London's financial district, protesters came out en masse, calling for an end to inequality and for government leaders to be held accountable. Specific demands varied, but one thing was universal: a new conviction that real change could be achieved through the peaceful action of the masses."
  • "From Cairo to Wall Street is a stirring, on-the-ground account of these protests, in the words of the people who made them happen. Journalists Anya Schiffrin and Eamon Kircher-Allen bring together voices from across the world, many from the front lines, to tell the story of movements that redefined history. We hear from the Egyptian youth leaders who transformed Tahrir Square into a symbol of freedom; we hear from the Indignados who raged against austerity measures in Spain's already-dark times; and we hear of the many Americans, from New York to Madison to Oakland, who marched under the banner 'We Are the 99%.' Chapters by Schiffrin, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz, economist Jeffrey D. Sachs, and columnist Laurie Penny frame these movements in the context of global capitalism and its discontents, drawing connections between the individual protest movements and the singular sense of outrage that has fueled them the world over." -- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references.
  • The global new progressive movement
  • What took us so long?
  • The world wakes / Joseph E. Stiglitz
  • Egypt : From partier to protester: the birth of a social conscience / Jawad Nabulsi ; The revolutionary road starts in Tunisia / Lina Attalah
  • Tunisia : Out from behind the sun / Mouheb Ben Garoui ; Internet activism, Tunisian style / Haythem El Mekki
  • Syria : Patriot and fugitive / Razan Zaitouneh
  • Bahrain : A bumpy road with no alternative: Q&A with Matar Ibrahim Matar ; Darkness before dawn / Ala'a Shehabi
  • Spain : From New York to Madrid and back again / José Bellver ; We are the 99% / Sara López Martín and Javier García Raboso ; "Think global, act local": neighborhood and town assemblies / Alejandra Machín Álvarez ; A social awakening: history of the protests against evictions / Jonay Martín Valenzuela
  • Chile : Students of change: how a call for education access became a cry for true democracy / Giorgio Jackson
  • Greece : No tears for Greek democracy / Fivos Papahadjis ; Nights in Syntagma Square / Antonis Voulgarelis
  • Occupy Wall Street : From Wisconsin to Wall Street: a cheesehead does not stand alone / Harry Waisbren ; The accidental activist / Lisa Epstein ; My trajectory with Occupy / Suresh Naidu ; David Ippolito: Occupy Wall Street's Woody Guthrie
  • Occupy London : The occupied times / Martin Eirmann and Steven Maclean
  • Counter-case study: Ireland fails to respond to its debt crisis / Andy Storey
  • Social media and the protests / Laurie Penny.
  • 9781595588272
  • 1595588272
Statement on language in description
Princeton University Library aims to describe library materials in a manner that is respectful to the individuals and communities who create, use, and are represented in the collections we manage. Read more...
Other views
Staff view

Supplementary Information