Capitalism & Crisis

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Post image for Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s rising star, is a radical in name only

For Europe, the leader of SYRIZA is a dangerous Greek populist. For Žižek he is a voice of reason. In truth, he is just an outspoken social democrat.

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Post image for ‘Occupy Mordor’ in Spain: the finger in Sauron’s eye

With Spain bracing for a run on the banks, the #OccupyMordor protest in front of the Caixa bank in Barcelona strikes the system where it hurts most.

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Post image for Blockupy Frankfurt: taking the struggle to the next level

Tens of thousands descend upon the continent’s financial capital for one of the most anticipated pan-European demonstrations since the G8 in Genoa.

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Post image for 15M: a year on, the struggle of the indignados continues

Anniversary of 15-M movement marked by deepening crisis, massive bank bailout and fears of eurozone break-up. The indignation only grows stronger. 

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Post image for ROAR presents: #12M — The Sun Rises Once More (video)

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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Post image for Indignados take back square on movement’s anniversary

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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