Cop Watch: protecting neighborhoods from the police

Thumbnail image for Cop Watch: protecting neighborhoods from the police by Jelle Bruinsma August 29, 2015 Actions

To protect their neighborhoods against police violence, Cop Watch groups in the U.S. patrol and document police activity, hoping to abate the harassment.

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US deal with Turkey shows its disregard for Kurds

Thumbnail image for US deal with Turkey shows its disregard for Kurds by Joris Leverink August 28, 2015 People & Power

In its choice of allies in the battle against IS, the US is showing that defeating the jihadists might in fact not be its number one priority.

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US Empire: drone strikes, torture and prison industries

Thumbnail image for US Empire: drone strikes, torture and prison industries by Mehlab Jameel August 27, 2015 Culture & Critique

Torture and abuse of American prisoners at home and abroad are not the acts of a few bad apples, but examples of systemic, state-sanctioned violence.

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“We’ll die for this land”: when slum dwellers revolt

Thumbnail image for “We’ll die for this land”: when slum dwellers revolt by Jared Sacks August 24, 2015 Development & Dependency

South African media often depict poor black protesters as angry and irrational. Supporting their struggle requires challenging this discursive trope.

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From genocide to resistance: Yazidi women fight back

Thumbnail image for From genocide to resistance: Yazidi women fight back by Dilar Dirik August 23, 2015 People & Power

Having suffered a traumatic genocide, Yazidi women on Mount Sinjar mobilize their autonomous armed and political resistance with the PKK’s philosophy.

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Rio’s Olympic preparations under the spotlight

Thumbnail image for Rio’s Olympic preparations under the spotlight by Adam Talbot August 21, 2015 People & Power

In the run-up to the Rio Olympics people have been forced from their homes and killed in the streets, while the environment has been permanently damaged.

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Puerto Rico: a US debt colony hounded by hedge funds

Thumbnail image for Puerto Rico: a US debt colony hounded by hedge funds by Jerome Roos August 21, 2015 Capitalism & Crisis

Why was Puerto Rico allowed to default while Greece was not? Just follow the money: the default was on the poor, while US hedge funds profit once more.

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Hiding in plain sight: the history of the War on Drugs

Thumbnail image for Hiding in plain sight: the history of the War on Drugs by Paul Bermanzohn August 13, 2015 People & Power

The War on Drugs was a direct response to the African American uprisings of the 1960s. Its racist and repressive effects continue to be felt today.

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The Eurozone’s Pyrrhic victory over Greece

Thumbnail image for The Eurozone’s Pyrrhic victory over Greece by Jerome Roos August 11, 2015 People & Power

The Eurozone has imposed a Carthaginian peace upon the Greeks, but the lessons of King Pyrrhus loom large: one more such victory would utterly undo it.

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Murray Bookchin and the Kurdish resistance

Thumbnail image for Murray Bookchin and the Kurdish resistance by Joris Leverink August 9, 2015 Capitalism & Crisis

Bookchin’s municipalist ideas, once rejected by communists and anarchists alike, have now come to inspire the Kurdish quest for democratic autonomy.

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