Capitalism & Crisis

Everything on global finance and the world economy.

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While the battle over Mandela’s legacy rages, it would be good to look beyond his sainthood and assess the outcome of his presidency with sober eyes.

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Autonomy in Brazil: towards a new political culture

by Raúl Zibechi on November 25, 2013

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The old modes of struggle no longer correspond to the needs of the moment, but a new political culture of autonomy and horizontalism is already emerging.

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Golden Dawn and the extremism of the center

by Jerome Roos on September 21, 2013

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The real extremism is not of the far-left and the far-right, but of the fascist center. Golden Dawn’s strategy of tension ultimately benefits the elite.

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The catastrophic management of catastrophe

by Jerome Roos on September 14, 2013

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There is no doubt Warren Buffet was right when he said that his side is making and winning the global class war. The question is: for how much longer?

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The Making of the Indebted State under Neoliberalism

by Jerome Roos on September 6, 2013

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Building on recent work by Graeber and Lazzarato, this new paper aims to uncover the hidden power that banks obtain by creating money out of thin air.

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Post image for The Autonomous Roots of the Real Democracy Movement

Today’s uprisings may be the harbinger of a new era of radical democratic aspirations in which autonomous movements could come to play a central role.

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Landscapes of emergency: militarizing public space

by ROAR Collective on July 10, 2013

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This short documentary reveals the undeclared state of emergency that casts its shadow over the functions of public space in crisis-ridden Athens today.

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Autonomy: an idea whose time has come

by Jerome Roos on June 23, 2013

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The global struggle for real democracy exposes the divorce of power and politics at the heart of the capitalist state. Autonomy is the only way forward.

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Post image for The IMF’s “mistakes” on Greece are nothing new

The IMF’s self-admitted errors in the Greek bailout were not just “mistakes”: they were the deliberate reproduction of a classical ideological script.

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Vio.Me: the Greek factory without bosses — an interview

by Leonidas Oikonomakis on June 5, 2013

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In this interview, two representatives of the recovered and self-managed factory in Thessaloniki share the story of their struggle for workers’ control.

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