The traumas and dramas of post-Cup, pre-Olympic Brazil

Thumbnail image for The traumas and dramas of post-Cup, pre-Olympic Brazil by Christopher Gaffney August 25, 2014 Capitalism & Crisis

A decade of mega-events is unrecognizably transforming Brazil’s urban landscape, with the poor excluded and the benefits reaped unequivocally by the rich. 

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What happens in Ferguson does not stay in Ferguson

Thumbnail image for What happens in Ferguson does not stay in Ferguson by Jerome Roos August 24, 2014 Culture & Critique

For African Americans, the state of emergency has long been a permanent one. Now, under neoliberalism, it is fast becoming generalized across the globe.

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In Thailand, a political crisis with global implications

Thumbnail image for In Thailand, a political crisis with global implications by Ben Case August 23, 2014 People & Power

The social upheaval and military coup in Thailand reveal a crisis of democracy that may have implications for the future of democracies everywhere.

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Ferguson: breaking out of post-racial hypnosis

Thumbnail image for Ferguson: breaking out of post-racial hypnosis by George Ciccariello-Maher August 19, 2014 People & Power

The Ferguson uprising shows that we are breaking out of the post-racial hypnosis of the Obama presidency to enter into a greater willingness to resist.

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The Islamic State: a monster US empire created

Thumbnail image for The Islamic State: a monster US empire created by Jerome Roos August 18, 2014 People & Power

The rise of fundamentalism is a decidedly modern phenomenon in which US imperialism has always played a major role. The Islamic State is no exception.

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Notes on Rabaa: revolt does not happen in a vacuum

Thumbnail image for Notes on Rabaa: revolt does not happen in a vacuum by Philip Rizk August 17, 2014 People & Power

One year after the Rabaa massacre, Egypt’s prisons are full of dissidents of all political stripes. If we don’t stop this, we face a future of horrors.

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The new PKK: unleashing a social revolution in Kurdistan

Thumbnail image for The new PKK: unleashing a social revolution in Kurdistan by Rafael Taylor August 17, 2014 People & Power

As the prospect of Kurdish independence becomes ever more imminent, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party transforms itself into a force for radical democracy.

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Israel’s turn to the right: the occupier devours itself

Thumbnail image for Israel’s turn to the right: the occupier devours itself by Jerome Roos August 16, 2014 People & Power

The cyclical nature of Israel’s wars on Gaza and its crackdown on internal dissent is increasingly starting to look like a case of collective ouroboros.

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Argentina is right to defy the Taliban of global finance

Thumbnail image for Argentina is right to defy the Taliban of global finance by Jerome Roos August 2, 2014 Capitalism & Crisis

Financial fundamentalism of vulture funds and US Judge Griesa — not Argentine contempt — are to blame for the country’s second default in 13 years.

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Manolada workers: ‘no Greek would want this job anyway’

Thumbnail image for Manolada workers: ‘no Greek would want this job anyway’ by Tamara van der Putten August 1, 2014 Capitalism & Crisis

As a Greek court frees the shooters and employer of 35 Bangladeshi strawberry pickers, the plight of Greece’s migrant workers is brought back into focus.

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