People & Power

Everything on politics, protest and resistance.

The Wanted 18: depoliticizing the intifada?

by Rayya El Zein on April 9, 2015

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A new film on the Palestinian intifada provides an interesting perspective — that of a group of Israeli cows (!) — but fails to tell the real story.

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Post image for Greek activists welcome much needed breathing space

Many Greeks have low expectations of SYRIZA, but with the coalition in power a space has opened up that allows for the creation of an alternative economy. 

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Post image for Mr. Anarchist, we need to have a chat about colonialism

The dogmatic criticism of popular struggles for autonomy in Chiapas and Rojava reveals a colonial mentality that should be stamped out of our movement.

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Post image for Juncker’s call for an EU army is an affront to democracy

There is nothing constructive about the creeping manner in which EU integration proceeds. Juncker’s recent comments are an affront to democratic process.

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Post image for Why we occupy: LSE students mobilize for a free university

Students at the London School of Economics join the budding movement against the neoliberal university by occupying the administration’s meeting room.

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Europe’s pink tide? Heeding the Latin American experience

by Leonidas Oikonomakis on March 14, 2015

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The rise of Syriza and Podemos closely mirrors the experience of the Latin American left. Can grassroots movement in Europe avoid the same pitfalls?

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Black Lives Matter marches on streets of Madison

by Salinas Duda on March 13, 2015

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The murder of Tony Robinson shows once again that violence against people of color is a function — not a quirk — of the US law enforcement system.

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Post image for Sing your joy, voice your anger and break the system

On March 8, women across the world march, rise up and fight back against rape, abuse, oppression and humiliation — to break the silence and be free.

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Post image for Rojava: only chance for a just peace in the Middle East?

The democratic confederalism of Rojava is an attempt to transcend borders and build a participatory alternative to the tyrannical states of the region.

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Bookchin: living legacy of an American revolutionary

by Federico Venturini on February 28, 2015

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An interview with Debbie Bookchin on her father’s contributions to revolutionary theory and the adoption of his ideas by the Kurdish liberation movement. 

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