People & Power

Everything on politics, protest and resistance.

After Gezi: Erdoğan and political struggle in Turkey

by Global Uprisings on October 24, 2014

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The latest Global Uprisings film chronicles a year of resistance and repression that has left Turkey profoundly divided in the wake of the Gezi uprising.

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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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The return of the nightmare in Mexico (or, was it ever gone?)

by Leonidas Oikonomakis on October 23, 2014

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Political assassinations appear to be back on the agenda in Peña Nieto’s Mexico, as protesters demand information on the fate of 43 missing students.

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Post image for Kobanê, the Kurdish struggle, and the dangers lurking ahead

While ISIS has been driven out of Kobanê, dangers of U.S. imperial prerogatives lurk around the corner for Kurdish ambitions for democratic autonomy.

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ISIS defiant as Syria’s civil war threatens to spill over into Turkey: “Erdoğan has helped us a lot, but we don’t need him anymore. Turkey is next.”

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Kobanê refugee girl: “ISIS destroyed my dreams”

by Iskender Doğu on October 12, 2014

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Kurdish refugees from Kobanê are in want of solidarity and support while the Turkish army is accused of sharing intelligence with ISIS forces in Syria.

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Kurdish solidarity groups attacked at Kobanê border

by Iskender Doğu on October 11, 2014

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While the resistance continues on both sides of the hermetically sealed-off Kobanê border, escaping the war has become just as difficult as joining it.

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With fighter jets flying overhead and fierce clashes breaking out between Turkish police and Kurdish protesters, Iskender Doğu reports from Kurdistan.

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Turkish-Kurdish peace process appears to be on verge of collapse as tensions flare up over Turkish inaction and support for ISIS in the siege of Kobanê.

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Post image for The class antagonisms of Hong Kong’s umbrella movement

Despite the politeness, short-sighted demands and bitter populism of the protests, it is at least clear that after this Hong Kong will not be the same.

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