People & Power

Everything on politics, protest and resistance.

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Finally, the Greek people will be able to say a dignified ‘NO!’ to austerity. We owe it to those who suffered, those who migrated — and those who died.

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Rojava cantons connected after major Kurdish victory

by Yvo Fitzherbert on June 17, 2015

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The capture of Tel Abyad is a crucial victory for Syria’s Kurds — and a major blow to ISIS. Meanwhile, Turkey seems displeased with the jihadists’ defeat.

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Post image for After the uprising: lessons from Rojava for Baltimore

The Baltimore uprising showed that direct action can force concessions from the state. What is still lacking is a coherent strategy for radical change.

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Post image for The HDP’s victory is a barrier against autocracy in Turkey

For the first time, a pro-Kurdish party has entered into the Turkish parliament, throwing a spanner in the works of Erdoğan’s autocratic ambitions.

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Kurdish autonomy between dream and reality

by Alex de Jong on June 4, 2015

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In this interview, Joost Jongerden reflects on the Rojava revolution, Öcalan’s leadership role, the position of women in the Kurdish struggle and the PKK.

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Post image for “The genocide continues”: Kamp Armen under threat

In Turkey the cultural genocide of minority groups continues. Now, a Gezi-like resistance movement tries to turn the tide and build a common future.

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Post image for Striking workers occupy Telefónica HQ in Barcelona

Mistreated by Movistar and abandoned by their unions, telephone technicians take matters in their own hands — and occupy their employer’s headquarters.

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Post image for New film: From Gazi to Gezi – a stone’s throw away

This award-winning film on the Gezi uprising by Ross Domoney captures the poetry behind a rebellion; the art of resistance and the power of the spoken word.

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Towards a new municipal agenda in Spain?

by Carlos Delclós on May 27, 2015

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A new film explains why Spain’s right-wing press reflections on the elections are wrong: they fail to understand where the new leaders really come from.

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Grassroots movements sweep into Barcelona town hall

by ROAR Collective on May 25, 2015

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The radically democratic citizen platform Barcelona en Comú wins the municipal elections in a major step forward for the struggle to reclaim the city.

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