Capitalism & Crisis

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A year since we first took the square, the global crisis has only deepened. But in Madrid, on May 12, the sun rose once again. Let it shine forever more.

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12M: Barcelona once again becomes a revolutionary hub

by Leonidas Oikonomakis on May 13, 2012

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With the re-occupation of Plaça Catalunya, the movement in Barcelona once again finds itself on the front-line of a Global Spring of resistance.

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Hundreds of thousands flock into Puerta del Sol as part of a global day of action to commemorate the first anniversary of the 15-M movement.

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Blockupy Frankfurt: European mobilization on May 16-19

by Collettivo Prezzemolo on April 21, 2012

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This May, the squares will explode in a frenzy of popular resistance against the diktat of finance capital — and Frankfurt will be one of our key battlegrounds.

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There is an alternative: participatory economics

by Jerome Roos on April 21, 2012

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In this interview, Michael Albert — co-founder of Znet — reflects on the vision of participatory economics, and how it could take us beyond capitalism.

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Post image for Millions mobilize as general strike brings Spain to standstill

A day before the government is set to vote on Europe’s most dramatic austerity budget, millions walk off their jobs in the first general strike since 2010.

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Post image for State of the Union: Europe’s corporatist echo chamber

How are we to seriously debate the future of Europe if the only people invited to this year’s State of the Union are business leaders and unelected technocrats?

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Post image for 97% owned — a documentary on the monetary system

Queue Politely, a production team making social justice documentaries, has just put out two great teasers for its new feature on the monetary system.

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We are all PIIGS: statement on the German Finance Minister

by Collettivo Prezzemolo on March 7, 2012

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How can Schäuble lecture us on Europe while, behind the pro-European rhetoric, austerity is really tearing the continent and its people ever further apart?

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Counting the Cost: has capitalism gone bankrupt?

by Jerome Roos on February 27, 2012

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With a worldwide financial crisis and an outraged 99 percent taking to the streets, Al Jazeera asks whether the free market is free enough.

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