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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From Lampedusa to Hamburg: time to open the gates!

Thumbnail image for From Lampedusa to Hamburg: time to open the gates! by Susi Meret July 10, 2014 People & Power

As European countries throw up their walls and clamp down on refugees and migrants, the latter are increasingly responding with peaceful resistance. 

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Between selective sympathy and collective punishment

Thumbnail image for Between selective sympathy and collective punishment by Jerome Roos July 5, 2014 People & Power

Rampant racism and strategic opportunism are driving Israel’s collective punishment of the Palestinians, who — as always — receive little sympathy.

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Parecon: envisioning a life beyond capitalism

Thumbnail image for Parecon: envisioning a life beyond capitalism by Joris Leverink July 2, 2014 Capitalism & Crisis

In this interview, ROAR sits down with Michael Albert, author of ‘Realizing Hope’ and editor of Znet, to explore the idea of participatory economics.

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“We want our freedom!” Refugees resist in Berlin

Thumbnail image for “We want our freedom!” Refugees resist in Berlin by Joris Leverink July 2, 2014 News

The resistance of a group of refugees against the eviction of an occupied school building in Berlin is exemplary of migrant struggles across Europe.

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The story of the unsung heroes: Black Bloc Brazil

Thumbnail image for The story of the unsung heroes: Black Bloc Brazil by Esther Solano Gallego June 23, 2014 People & Power

Despised by many, hailed by some: the Black Bloc in Brazil uses its “performative violence” to draw attention to the everyday struggles of millions.

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Comrades from Cairo: everyone’s right to protest

Thumbnail image for Comrades from Cairo: everyone’s right to protest by Comrades from Cairo June 21, 2014 People & Power

In Egypt, we are at a crucial juncture. We know that if we — or anyone — gives up their right to protest, we are giving up the right to shape our world.

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The cybernetics of Occupy: an anarchist perspective

Thumbnail image for The cybernetics of Occupy: an anarchist perspective by Thomas Swann June 20, 2014 Reflections

Stafford Beer’s organizational cybernetics can help us understand Occupy’s non-hierarchical democratic processes and the role of autonomy within them.

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