Capitalism & Crisis

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Lights of rebellion shine at the Zapatista resistance festival

by Giovanni Cattaruzza on January 19, 2015

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Last month, the Zapatistas organized the first World Festival of Rebellion and Resistance Against Capitalism. One participant shares his impressions.

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People doing time, banks doing fine

by Alexander Beunder on January 15, 2015

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While banks have been saved by the state, the economic crisis has pushed many citizens into debt and as a result debtors’ prison is on the rise.

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FairCoop: virus of cooperation infects a new economy

by ROAR Collective on January 9, 2015

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The ‘Robin Hood of the Banks’ strikes again. This time the aim is to create a worldwide cooperative to develop and expand a new economy of the commons.

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Britain’s history of torture in Northern Ireland

by Rosa Gilbert on December 22, 2014

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CIA torture revelations direct our focus to the inhumanity of the US government, but the British state has set important precedents in Northern Ireland.

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New TISA leak: secret trade deal threatens privacy rights

by Santiago Carrion on December 19, 2014

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A new leak exposes US attempts to boost mega-corporations by undermining privacy rights and internet freedoms through the top-secret TISA trade deal.

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“An injury to all”: the class struggle is back in Italy

by Alfredo Mazzamauro on November 24, 2014

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As Renzi’s center-left government intensifies the project of neoliberal restructuring, a wave of self-organized class struggle takes off across Italy.

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Has the time come to revive the radical political pamphlet? /The Rules’ critique of neoliberalism as presented in The One Part Planet proves that it is.

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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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Parasite Europe creates its own “illegal” migrants

by Christopher Patz on November 9, 2014

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It has been 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, yet Germany and Europe’s new borders are fast becoming more heavily militarized than ever.

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If we want to envision an anti-austerity movement that can genuinely empower people, we will have to create one that moves beyond austerity altogether.

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