Leonidas Oikonomakis

Zapatistas host world festival of resistance and rebellion

by Leonidas Oikonomakis on December 21, 2014

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This month, the Zapatistas are organizing a major international meeting in Chiapas: the World Festival of Resistance and Rebellion Against Capitalism.

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The return of the nightmare in Mexico (or, was it ever gone?)

by Leonidas Oikonomakis on October 23, 2014

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Political assassinations appear to be back on the agenda in Peña Nieto’s Mexico, as protesters demand information on the fate of 43 missing students.

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

by Leonidas Oikonomakis on July 25, 2014

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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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Farewell Marcos, long live Subcomandante Galeano!

by Leonidas Oikonomakis on May 26, 2014

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Subcomandante Marcos of the Zapatistas no longer exists: “We think one of us must die so Galeano can live. So death does not take a life but a name.”

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Cocaleros on Morales: “what a monster we created!”

by Leonidas Oikonomakis on March 11, 2014

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Faced with international pressure to reduce coca production, Morales is increasingly cracking down on the poor cocaleros who once voted him into power.

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‘We made Morales president, but we were misled’

by Leonidas Oikonomakis on February 13, 2014

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Rather than prosecute those responsible for torture, rape and murder during Bolivia’s dictatorships, the government persecutes those who demand justice.

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Every January 1 we will all be Zapatistas!

by Leonidas Oikonomakis on January 1, 2014

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On the 20th anniversary of the uprising, we should celebrate not just the Zapatista rebellion, but also the autonomy they have established ever since.

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Greece: rise of the party, demise of the movement?

by Leonidas Oikonomakis on November 25, 2013

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The direct democracy of the squares has given way to representative party politics — a dangerous development, the Latin American experience teaches us.

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Golden Dawn: can the elite kill the monster it created?

by Leonidas Oikonomakis on September 25, 2013

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It seems that the Greek elite has decided to get rid of the neo-Nazi party following Pavlos’ killing. But can Pandora ever put the evil back in her box?

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For Pavlos: the antifa rapper killed by Golden Dawn

by Leonidas Oikonomakis on September 18, 2013

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Last night, Greek activist and artist Pavlos Fyssas was stabbed to death by a gang of neo-Nazi thugs. Leonidas Oikonomakis pays tribute to his friend.

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