Culture & Critique

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Building autonomy in Turkey and Kurdistan: the DAF

by Corporate Watch on September 3, 2015

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In this interview the DAF discusses the history of anarchism in Turkey, their initiatives in the anti-capitalist struggle and the Kurdish freedom movement.

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Post image for US Empire: drone strikes, torture and prison industries

Torture and abuse of American prisoners at home and abroad are not the acts of a few bad apples, but examples of systemic, state-sanctioned violence.

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What will happen when the state collapses? Will society descend into lawlessness, or can we seize the opportunity to let our human potential flourish?

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Have some respect — also for the Greeks, please!

by Ingeborg Beugel on May 10, 2015

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For five years, the Greeks have been publicly shamed, insulted, humiliated and spat upon by the rest of Europe. It is high time to show some respect.

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Post image for In kitsch we trust: lies, euphemisms and politics

Collateral damage, regime change, right-to-work: nice words covering up nasty truths, depoliticizing social reality and camouflaging power structures.

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Post image for Poor fetishes, poor critiques: gentrification as violence

Hating on hipsters is not the answer to gentrification. If we want to reclaim our cities, we should organize for genuinely affordable housing in common.

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The LSE anthropologist, Occupy organizer and author of The Utopia of Rules (2015) addresses the student occupation at the University of Amsterdam.

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The poor fetish: commodifying working class culture

by Joseph Todd on February 25, 2015

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Bullshit jobs and a pointless existence are increasingly driving London’s spiritually dead middle class towards a fetishization of working class culture.

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No progress without struggle: on history and teleology

by Thomas Barker on November 11, 2014

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In Britain, right-wing policies and reactionaries are on the rise. But progressives, wrongly, still think these belong on the scrapheap of history.

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The rise of revolutionary street art in Oaxaca

by Jen Wilton on October 3, 2014

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For years, the walls of Oaxaca have been a canvas for expressions of social anger. Now the revolutionary role of local artists is finally recognized. 

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