Jerome Roos

Post image for A struggle to save Europe’s soul from privatization

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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Post image for This is what “unimaginable restraint” looks like for Israel

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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Post image for By brutalizing Palestinians, Israel dehumanizes itself

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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Why does Argentina not simply default again?

by Jerome Roos on July 13, 2014

Post image for Why does Argentina not simply default again?

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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Post image for Between selective sympathy and collective punishment

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

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Post image for They Can’t Represent Us: a riveting defense of democracy

They Can’t Represent Us by Marina Sitrin and Dario Azzellini is a fiery indictment of electoral politics and a riveting defense of real democracy.

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Post image for 91-year-old Greek WWII hero wins big in Euro-elections

Manolis Glezos, famous for tearing down the Swastika from the Acropolis in 1941, will take his seat in a European Parliament populated with neo-Nazis.

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Post image for New study finds US to be ruled by oligarchic elite

Political scientists show that average American has “near-zero” influence on policy outcomes, but their groundbreaking study is not without problems.

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Post image for Mobilizing for the common: some lessons from Italy

Saturday’s protest in Rome was the latest in a series of actions around a common project. What can organizers elsewhere learn from Italy’s movements?

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Post image for Where is the protest? A reply to Graeber and Lapavitsas

Yes, we’re nice people, and yes we have been sapped of our energy. But the main reasons we’re not protesting are deeper and must be targeted directly.

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