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The #progressive #policy #paradox: a thread for the day that’s in it

Or: why #popular #power comes from below

In honour of our “#left and progressive unity” friends and GP voters
Full disclosure: I was once in the Green Party.

In another century, I hasten to add.

I represented the Irish party at the European Federation of GPs and edited what we laughingly called its theoretical journal.
I also spent a year in the French party and, more interestingly, on the far left of the German party. I thought the Irish party had the potential to become a party of and for #SocialMovements. I found I was wrong, and left.
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"Why #SocialMovements Matter", a thread.

It's been a long time since I've written a whole #book in longhand. 1999 to be exact, under the trees in the Botanic Gardens @NBGIreland.

whysocialmovementsmatter.com, 30% off with code RLIJUNE18 Why Social Movements Matter book cover
My handwriting's got worse in the meantime, doing so much more by keyboard and screen. It's still a physically different experience, more thoughtful, more physically creative. There's a different kind of feedback as you see your writing change.
"Why Social Movements Matter" was an unintentional book. @GeoffreyPleyers and the remarkable @lecollege_em at @FondationMSH made it possible for me to spend a month just researching and writing - which is an incredible privilege.
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My new book #TheGoodDrone is forthcoming @MITPress. We’re inviting anyone to comment before it goes to press (thx @PubPub). Let’s democratize the review process on #movements #humanrights #technology! thegooddrone.pubpub.org // Here’s the TL;DR for the book, in a thread [1/7]
Chapter 1: Beyond Social Media // I wrote #TheGoodDrone out of fascination & frustration. Fascination with a range of new technologies like drones & satellites, & frustration with how much of their potential was overlooked by folks studying politics [2/7] thegooddrone.pubpub.org/pub/jwlw5r98
Chapter 2: Democratizing Surveillance // Social media's not the only technology that matters for politics! Drones, satellites, kites, and balloons democratize data gathering and even surveillance [3/7] thegooddrone.pubpub.org/pub/6ouhcrii
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This is my commentary on #twitter #movements. Before I go I want to preface this with a statement: I love humans. We're amazing creative & powerful beings. I'm fascinated by human behaviour and the hidden motivations underlying our basic need to belong. 1/
I've observed some movements taking off on Twitter. Some for #MedEd, raising awareness, knowledge sharing, inspiration and sharing failings, wounds & triumphs. Generally they support creative expression in 280 characters. Awesome! 2/
As these movements gain momentum, more people want to join in b/c #belonging. I'm seeing a disturbing trend of sharing experiences of patients/clients to promote how deep & human they are. Some are purely intended, some not. 3/
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