People & Power

Everything on politics, protest and resistance.

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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Kobani liberated! Kurdish forces push ISIS out of town

by Joris Leverink on January 26, 2015

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After 134 days of resistance, the Kurdish forces of the YPG/YPJ have finally pushed IS out of Kobani. While the battle is won, the struggle continues.

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The Greeks have voted for SYRIZA in order to be able to breathe, but deeper aspirations for freedom, social justice and radical democracy are very high.

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Lights of rebellion shine at the Zapatista resistance festival

by Giovanni Cattaruzza on January 19, 2015

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Last month, the Zapatistas organized the first World Festival of Rebellion and Resistance Against Capitalism. One participant shares his impressions.

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Joint statement of the academic delegation to Rojava

by ROAR Collective on January 15, 2015

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Last December, an international delegation of scholars visited Rojava to learn about the revolution, gender liberation and democratic self-government.

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Yazidi refugees in Turkey: back to their homeland?

by Aysan Sonmez on January 14, 2015

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Suffering brutal attacks by ISIS, many Yazidis fled to Turkey. Now they are settled in refugee camps in the very lands their ancestors once came from.

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Big bucks are to be made in hosting the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro — not least by repressing all voices of dissent.

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