People & Power

Everything on politics, protest and resistance.

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Political scientists show that average American has “near-zero” influence on policy outcomes, but their groundbreaking study is not without problems.

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Post image for Mobilizing for the common: some lessons from Italy

Saturday’s protest in Rome was the latest in a series of actions around a common project. What can organizers elsewhere learn from Italy’s movements?

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Post image for Where is the protest? A reply to Graeber and Lapavitsas

Yes, we’re nice people, and yes we have been sapped of our energy. But the main reasons we’re not protesting are deeper and must be targeted directly.

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The conscience and courage of Chelsea Manning

by Nozomi Hayase on April 4, 2014

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Four years after WikiLeaks’ release of the Collateral Murder video, Manning’s contagious courage continues to reveal the dehumanized colonizer within.

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Post image for Managing disorder: towards a global state of control?

Refusing to tackle the causes of our troubles and allow public space for dissent, the neoliberal state is sliding inexorably towards authoritarianism.

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El Libertario: beware Venezuela’s false ‘anarchists’

by George Ciccariello-Maher on March 28, 2014

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Not everyone who calls themselves anarchists are worthy of the name. Before expressing our solidarity, we should be clear who it is we are supporting.

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Video: hundreds of thousands march in Madrid

by Global Uprisings on March 23, 2014

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Clashes break out as hundreds of thousands converge in the Spanish capital for a “March of Dignity” against austerity and the right-wing government.

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New documentary: Bosnia and Herzegovina in Spring

by Global Uprisings on March 21, 2014

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Latest film in the Global Uprisings series recounts the uprising that rocked Bosnia last month, spawning a countrywide experiment in direct democracy.

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Twitter shut down in Turkey amidst rising tensions

by Joris Leverink on March 21, 2014

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In his latest attempt to crack down on the country’s voices of dissent, Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan has shut down Twitter, sparking general outrage.

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Death of Turkish teenager awakens dormant Gezi spirit

by Binnaz Saktanber on March 12, 2014

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The death of 15-year-old Berkin Elvan, who spent 269 days in coma after being hit by a teargas canister last June, is sparking renewed protests in Turkey.

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