People & Power

Everything on politics, protest and resistance.

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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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Celebrating a decade of Zapatismo in the City

by Jessica Davis on February 24, 2015

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Since ten years the local people of El Barrio have been organizing horizontally to create non-authoritarian spaces of urban resistance and solidarity.

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Rebuilding Kobani: call for help from a city in ruins

by Yvo Fitzherbert on February 18, 2015

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The liberation of Kobani was a bittersweet victory that left the town devastated. Reconstruction has begun and the need for solidarity and aid is urgent.

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From Chiapas to Rojava: seas divide us, autonomy binds us

by Petar Stanchev on February 17, 2015

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Despite being continents apart, the struggles of the Kurds and Zapatistas share a similar purpose: to resist capitalism, liberate women and build autonomy.

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Pro-gay and anti-Islam: rise of the Dutch far-Right

by Alex de Jong on February 8, 2015

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In the Netherlands, the right-wing PVV (Freedom Party) has steadily garnered power using a hate-filled discourse directed at Muslims and elites alike. 

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Escaping the misery: Turkey’s latest drug epidemic

by Joris Leverink on February 1, 2015

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While a drug called ‘bonzai’ is destroying the lives of Turkish youths, the government’s response is reminiscent of out-dated War on Drugs policies.

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VOIZES speak up against global prison industries

by Luigi Celentano on January 31, 2015

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First-person insights into incarceration and freedom, by ex-prisoners themselves, from Barcelona’s Fractures Photo Collective and its project, VOIZES.

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From #Takethesquare to São Paulo’s #FreeYourPark

by Bernardo Gutiérrez on January 29, 2015

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After the square occupations of the past years, the Augusta Park actions in São Paulo, Brazil, open a new phase based on a vision of the commons.

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First we take Athens: Europe’s debt colony revolts

by Heathcote Ruthven on January 28, 2015

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Syriza’s victory — a product of Greece’s vibrant, antagonistic culture of direct action and prefigurative politics — will resound throughout Europe.

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