Fomenting the radical imagination with movements

Thumbnail image for Fomenting the radical imagination with movements by Max Haiven July 31, 2014 Intellectuals & Ideology

The dual crisis of movements and the university require activists and researchers to apply the radical imagination and foment it as a collective practice.

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Recuperating Marcuse against a culture of cruelty

Thumbnail image for Recuperating Marcuse against a culture of cruelty by James Anderson July 29, 2014 Culture & Critique

Can an affective politics based on Marcuse’s pleasure principle help us overcome our culture of violence and prefigure relations of love and pleasure?

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A struggle to save Europe’s soul from privatization

Thumbnail image for A struggle to save Europe’s soul from privatization by Jerome Roos July 26, 2014 Capitalism & Crisis

As the EU sells its soul by pushing Greece to privatize its natural and cultural heritage, ordinary citizens are mobilizing to save their common wealth.

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This is what “unimaginable restraint” looks like for Israel

Thumbnail image for This is what “unimaginable restraint” looks like for Israel by Jerome Roos July 25, 2014 People & Power

If this is the IDF showing restraint, as officials claim, what kind of horrific atrocities would it be capable of unleashing if it went “all the way”?

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Rojava revolution: building autonomy in the Middle East

Thumbnail image for Rojava revolution: building autonomy in the Middle East by Sardar Saadi July 25, 2014 People & Power

Kurdish rebels are establishing self-rule in war-torn Syria, resembling the Zapatista experience and providing a democratic alternative for the region.

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In Crete, a naval protest to stop the chemicals of war

Thumbnail image for In Crete, a naval protest to stop the chemicals of war by Leonidas Oikonomakis July 25, 2014 People & Power

As NATO prepares to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons on board a warship in the Mediterranean Sea, a local movement in Crete stages a big naval protest.

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Rojava: a struggle against borders and for autonomy

Thumbnail image for Rojava: a struggle against borders and for autonomy by Ali Bektaş July 24, 2014 People & Power

As ISIS lays siege on the autonomous Kurdish enclave of Kobanê, thousands of Kurds try to break down the Turkish-Syrian border to join their comrades.

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By brutalizing Palestinians, Israel dehumanizes itself

Thumbnail image for By brutalizing Palestinians, Israel dehumanizes itself by Jerome Roos July 22, 2014 People & Power

As bombs rain down on hospitals and Israeli politicians call for the ethnic cleansing of Gaza, it becomes clear that you cannot reason with fanaticism.

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Marinaleda: the village where people come before profit

Thumbnail image for Marinaleda: the village where people come before profit by Jen Wilton July 15, 2014 Capitalism & Crisis

The thriving Spanish town of Marinaleda runs on the principles of mutual aid and direct action. In a country paralyzed by debt, is this an alternative?

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Why does Argentina not simply default again?

Thumbnail image for Why does Argentina not simply default again? by Jerome Roos July 13, 2014 People & Power

Constructing authentic economic sovereignty will require a number of sacrifices that Argentina’s government does not appear to be willing or able to make.

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