People & Power

Everything on politics, protest and resistance.

Greek coastguard accused of drowning 12 refugees

by Tamara van der Putten on January 28, 2014

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Survivors claim they were beaten back into the sea and threatened at gunpoint as they tried to save their loved ones from drowning off Farmakonisi.

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“You, General al-Sisi, will keep killing us, we’ll keep dying and grieving until your time comes. Like it did for Morsi, the tables will turn on you.”

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2011 is not 1968: an open letter from Egypt

by Philip Rizk on January 25, 2014

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As Egyptians trickle into Tahrir to commemorate the 2011 revolution, hijacked by the army, it becomes ever more important to listen to the unheard voices.

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In the context of a deepening housing crisis, Italy’s movements are becoming increasingly united in their opposition to neoliberalism and austerity.

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Beyond Gezi: What Future for the Movement?

by ROAR Collective on January 16, 2014

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Gezi lives, but to have a lasting effect it will need to be taken out of the realm of the extraordinary and into the everyday lives of ordinary people.

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Superman, Clark Kent, and the Limits of the Gezi Uprising

by Mehmet Döşemeci on January 13, 2014

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The çapulcu were heroes by night but still kept working by day. Without occupying the sites of production, there can be no long-term arrest of capitalism.

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If there is one lesson that foreign revolutionaries can take from the Gezi uprising, it must be this: political determination counts. Keep on stirring!

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Beyond the Hashtags? Gezi and the AKP’s Media Power

by Mark Bergfeld on January 11, 2014

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The alternative media practices used in the Gezi uprising have changed the political parameters and may yet create real institutions of popular power.

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Sarisulük’s Story: A Family Fighting for Justice

by Erkan Gursel on January 10, 2014

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“We want everyone to see that yes, we paid a price but we do not mourn. I will mourn internally and will continue to fight; we are a family of fighters.”

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At Gezi, a Common Voice Against State Brutality

by Elif Genc on January 10, 2014

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While the peace process remains frayed, the Gezi protests did make many apolitical citizens in Turkey aware of the government’s repression of the Kurds.

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