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What does SMO stand for?

SMO stands for Social Movement Organization

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The authors devise a model of social movement organization that sees these groups not as "centralized and bureaucratic nor amorphous, but .
Discussing such organizations the AFL-CIO, Asian American panethnic coalitions, the anti-Iraq war movement, and the Argentine women's movement, North American and British sociologists address the motivating effect of political threats and the multiple paths to coalitions among social movement organizations that involve social ties, ideologies, social and political conditions, and opportunities for collaboration.
In this context, ideological identification with a social movement would not be enough of an incentive to take action; outsiders to a social movement organization may share in its grievances and mission but it is not until a structural opportunity through a tie--such as a friend, an acquaintance, or a family member--emerges that actors would actually consider the opportunity to join.
The campesino, indigenous, worker and other social movement organizations that organized the demonstrations and roadblocks that paralyzed the country have demobilized, but only in a temporary truce.
There are "central panels" where widely recognized global justice advocates, such as heads of social movement organizations like the CUT in Brazil and key global justice NGOs such as the Third World Network and Focus on the Global South, assess the state of neoliberal strategies and advance ideas for alternatives.
But, given that Greens are going to lose, vitalizing social movement organization is the only solid justification for the campaign.