People & Power

Everything on politics, protest and resistance.

The PAH: defending the right to housing in Spain

by Timothy Ginty on July 23, 2015

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In Spain, where the government bails out banks, the Platform for People Affected by Mortgages (PAH) bails out families and defends their right to housing.

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Suruç massacre: today we mourn, tomorrow we rebuild

by Yvo Fitzherbert on July 21, 2015

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The bombing of the Amara Cultural Center was meant to inspire fear and keep people from acting in solidarity with Kobane. We must not let ISIS succeed.

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Syriza surrenders: time for renewed popular resistance

by Theodoros Karyotis on July 13, 2015

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Now that Syriza has caved in to the creditors, the need for grassroots mobilization is more urgent than ever. A new cycle of struggles is ahead of us.

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The outcome of Sunday’s historic referendum marks a historic victory for people power — but with euro exit looming, Greece’s future remains wide open.

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Greece’s referendum: one no, many yeses!

by Jerome Roos on July 5, 2015

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A victory for OXI would not just help restore a sense of dignity to Greece; it would strengthen the ground for anti-austerity struggles across Europe.

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The campaign of fear and lies by the political, financial and media establishment has backfired: as Greece prepares to vote, the fear is changing sides.

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Whatever the outcome of the referendum, tough times are ahead. To survive, Greek society will need to reinvigorate the commons and communal solidarity.

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Justice for Mitch Henriquez: Black Lives Matter goes Dutch

by Mathijs van de Sande on June 30, 2015

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Public opinion happily condemns systemic racism and excessive police force in other countries, but racist police violence is far from limited to the US.

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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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