People & Power

Everything on politics, protest and resistance.

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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Post image for ISIS fighter in Kobanê: “Erdoğan has helped us a lot”

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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Post image for Hope and despair grips Kurds as Kobanê continues to resist

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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Post image for Kurds rise up across Europe to demand action against ISIS

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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Post image for If Kobanê falls, the US and Turkey will be to blame

As Kurdish forces put up a heroic fight to save the democratic stronghold of Kobanê, the US-led coalition seems content to let ISIS commit a massacre.

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The rise of revolutionary street art in Oaxaca

by Jen Wilton on October 3, 2014

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For years, the walls of Oaxaca have been a canvas for expressions of social anger. Now the revolutionary role of local artists is finally recognized. 

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Naomi Klein: “we are not who we were told we were”

by Liam Barrington-Bush on October 1, 2014

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On the eve of the publication of her new book, Naomi Klein talks about the things that give her hope in a world that can sometimes feel very bleak.

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