People & Power

Everything on politics, protest and resistance.

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The social upheaval and military coup in Thailand reveal a crisis of democracy that may have implications for the future of democracies everywhere.


Ferguson: breaking out of post-racial hypnosis

by George Ciccariello-Maher on August 19, 2014

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The Ferguson uprising shows that we are breaking out of the post-racial hypnosis of the Obama presidency to enter into a greater willingness to resist.


The Islamic State: a monster US empire created

by Jerome Roos on August 18, 2014

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The rise of fundamentalism is a decidedly modern phenomenon in which US imperialism has always played a major role. The Islamic State is no exception.


Post image for Notes on Rabaa: revolt does not happen in a vacuum

One year after the Rabaa massacre, Egypt’s prisons are full of dissidents of all political stripes. If we don’t stop this, we face a future of horrors.

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Post image for The new PKK: unleashing a social revolution in Kurdistan

As the prospect of Kurdish independence becomes ever more imminent, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party transforms itself into a force for radical democracy.


Post image for Israel’s turn to the right: the occupier devours itself

The cyclical nature of Israel’s wars on Gaza and its crackdown on internal dissent is increasingly starting to look like a case of collective ouroboros.


Post image for This is what “unimaginable restraint” looks like for Israel

If this is the IDF showing restraint, as officials claim, what kind of horrific atrocities would it be capable of unleashing if it went “all the way”?


Post image for Rojava revolution: building autonomy in the Middle East

Kurdish rebels are establishing self-rule in war-torn Syria, resembling the Zapatista experience and providing a democratic alternative for the region.


In Crete, a naval protest to stop the chemicals of war

by Leonidas Oikonomakis on July 25, 2014

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As NATO prepares to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons on board a warship in the Mediterranean Sea, a local movement in Crete stages a big naval protest.


Post image for Rojava: a struggle against borders and for autonomy

As ISIS lays siege on the autonomous Kurdish enclave of Kobanê, thousands of Kurds try to break down the Turkish-Syrian border to join their comrades.