People & Power

Everything on politics, protest and resistance.

Impressions of Rojava: a report from the revolution

by Janet Biehl on December 16, 2014

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In early December an international delegation visited Rojava’s Cezire canton where they learned about the ongoing revolution, cooperation and tolerance.

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A history of state repression in Guerrero, Mexico

by Francisco Alonso on December 12, 2014

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The recent massacre of 43 students shocked the world, but was only the latest act in a long history of state repression in Mexico’s Guerrero region.

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Post image for Tides of relief: Nikos Romanos wins victory in hunger strike

After a month on hunger strike and weeks of solidarity protests, the anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos is finally granted his demands by the government.

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Podemos: the political upstart taking Spain by force

by Carlos Delclós on December 9, 2014

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Some frequent questions about the political singularity that now leads the polls in Spain. Just who are Podemos? And could they be a force for change?

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Post image for From New York to Greece, we revolt ‘cus we can’t breathe

We can’t breathe faced with this injustice. We can’t breathe because we are seething with rage. We must revolt — for a breath of freedom and justice.

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Post image for Could Greece be on the verge of another social explosion?

The hunger strike of an anarchist prisoner and the reaction on the streets are rekindling long-standing conflicts in Greek society going back to 1944.

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Anarchist prisoner’s hunger strike sparks riots in Athens

by Parthena Xanthopoulou-Dimitriadou on December 3, 2014

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Clashes broke out in Exarchia last night after a solidarity march for the anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos, who has been on hunger strike for 24 days.

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Post image for Latest ISIS attack on Kobanê implicates Turkey once more

This weekend ISIS attacked Kobanê from Turkish soil. While Turkish complicity in the attack is hard to prove, the events raises some important questions.

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Hunger strike in Greece: for a breath of freedom

by Danai Limneou on December 1, 2014

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Twenty days ago anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos went on hunger strike to demand his educational furlough. His situation is described as ‘critical’.

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‘Let’s win back Barcelona’: the rise of Guanyem

by Kate Shea Baird on November 30, 2014

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On a wave of political struggles, a new municipal platform — Guanyem Barcelona — was launched this year with a “democratic rebellion” as its goal.

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