According to Doug McAdam and David Snow, a social movement is:

“a collectivity acting with some degree of organization and continuity outside of institutional channels to promote or resist change in the group, society, or world order of which it is a part.”

Doug McAdam and David Snow, eds., Social Movements: Readings on Their Emergence, Mobilization, and Dynamics (Los Angeles: Roxbury Publishing Company, 1997), xviii.

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  • Leaderless Resistance & Lone Wolves



Discovering Alicante's Wine Paradise: A Comprehensive Guide to Vineyards and Wineries

Spain, boasting the world's largest vineyard surface, unfolds a diverse climate with micro-climates ideal for growing an array of grapes. This diversity results in a multitude of stunning vineyard landscapes, offering a rich tapestry of wine experiences.

While Spain is renowned for red wines like Rioja and Priorat, it also produces exceptional whites, cavas, and sherries. Albariño stands out among whites, and Spanish caves, akin to champagne, garner global acclaim. Spain preserves its unique grape varieties, establishing itself as a premier wine producer. More articles about Alicante's life on web. 

Discovering the Wine Paradise: A Guide to Alicante's Vineyards and Winery

Wine Tourism in the Valencian Region

Embark on a journey of wine tourism in the Region of Valencia, not just exploring quality wines but also connecting with towns, landscapes, and wineries. This blend of rural and gastronomic tourism immerses you in spectacular scenery, where the nuances of incredible wines captivate your senses.

In the province of Castellón, wine enthusiasts can explore wineries in Les Useres-Vilafamés, Sant Mateu, and Alto Palancia-Alto Mijares. Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) enhances the experience in towns like Almedíjar, Segorbe, Jérica, Vilafamés, Chert, Culla, Alcalà de Xivert-Alcossebre, and Atzeneta del Maestrat. Unique grape varieties like Macabeo, Monastrell, and Embolicaire make this region a haven for wine connoisseurs.

Wine Exploration in Valencia and Alicante

In the Valencia province, Utiel-Requena beckons with charming towns like Chera, Camporrobles, and Villargordo del Cabriel. The Wine Trail offers a chance to visit wineries, stroll through vineyards, and savor local wines. This region is also celebrated for its delectable sausages, creating perfect pairings with wines. Fontanars dels Alforins and La Font de la Figuera present exceptional vintages under the Valencia Designation of Origin.

In Alicante, a region famed for its seascapes and mountains, explore wineries protected by Designation of Origin status. Marina Alta offers sweet grape wines in Xaló, where traditional drying of grapes for raisins adds to the allure. Venture into the mountainous areas of Cocentaina and Alcoy for quaint villages, stunning sights like Covetes dels Moros in Bocairent, and excellent wines.

Explore the Best Wineries in Alicante

  • Bodegas Francisco Gomez


History: Dating back to the 18th century, Francisco Gomez blends tradition with innovation, producing certified organic, DEMETER, and vegan wines.

  • Bodegas Monovar - Winery

Location: Ctra Monovar Salinas Cv 830. Km 3,2. C. La Lechería, Dehesas Ponferrada, Ponferrada, 24390, Spain

Tradition: As the fifth acquisition of the MG Wines Group, Bodegas Monovar boasts a rich history, producing the world-famous Fondillon de Alicante wine.

  • Bodegas Sierra Salinas

Location: Cv 813 Ctra. Villena - Pinoso Km 18. 03400 Villena, Villena, Alicante, 3400, Spain

Terroir: Covering over 92 hectares, this winery is renowned for reflecting the unique terroir of the region, offering tours, tastings, and picturesque views.

  • Winery Museum Maserof

Location: Jalon, Alicante, 3727, Spain

Heritage: A reconstructed ancient Roman Villa, Maserof Winery and Museum showcases exceptional organic wines while preserving cultural and historical heritage.

  • Bodegas Siete Bancales

Location: Finca Seguro Bodega, Finca Seguró s/n, Sella, Alicante 03579, Spain

Nature's Influence: Situated in the Aitana region, this winery produces unique, naturally fermented, and sulfur-free wines, reflecting the essence of Aitana grapes.

  • Bodega Faelo

Location: Camino de los Coves Poligono 3, Partida Matola, 18, 03296 Elche, Alicante

Dedication: Bodega Faelo, near Elche, exemplifies a commitment to quality, blending modern technology with traditional techniques for exceptional local wines.

Featured Social Movement Organization

Spirit House Project uses the arts, research, education, action, and spirituality to bring diverse peoples together to work for racial, economic, and social justice, as well as for spiritual maturity.

Featured Physical Archives

Marquette University has acquired a large collection of FBI files on US right-wing organizations and individuals. The files were released under the federal Freedom of Information Act to researcher Ernie Lazar. The Lazar Collection is also ONLINE!

Emory University: Neighbor's Network (Atlanta, Ga.) 1987-1998)

Featured Multimedia

Anti-Nazi lithograph cartoons by a survivor of the the genocide.

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The goal of the website is to provide online linkages to a variety of existing and new transatlantic resources for the study of social movements that seek to expand or restrict access to full democratic human rights for all people. The mission is to illuminate the relationship of hierarchies of race, gender, and class to societal conflicts, especially those involving social movement organizations and their specific ideologies, frames, and narratives.

This website is sponsored by a group of scholars in the United States and Europe for the purpose of providing reliable resources for scholars, researchers, students, journalists, and organizers for human rights as defined by various international documents and United Nations declarations.

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The global human rights movement challenges the
systems, structures, and institutions that create, defend, and extend
oppression and repression in a society.

“Without a struggle, there can be no progress.”
                      --Frederick Douglass

“There Is No Hierarchy of Oppressions.”
                      --Audre Lorde

"The thing about democracy, beloveds, is that it is not neat, orderly, or quiet. It requires a certain relish for confusion."
                       -- Molly Ivins

Democracy is not a specific set of institutions but a process that requires dissent.

Democracy is a process that assumes the majority of people,
over time, given enough accurate information, the ability to participate in a free and open public debate,
and can vote without intimidation, reach constructive decisions that benefit the whole of society, and
preserve liberty, protect our freedoms, extend equality, and defend democracy.

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