People & Power

Everything on politics, protest and resistance.

Egypt’s regime moves to outlaw January 25 revolution

by Mosireen Collective on December 7, 2013

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The anti-protest law is an attempt by al-Sisi’s military regime to break the Revolution’s power. Instead, it is bringing Egyptians back into the streets.

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The only appropriate way to honor the legacy of the iconic freedom fighter is not to beatify the man but to take his struggle to its logical conclusion.

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The ongoing protests in Thailand are only the latest in a long line of uprisings that have invariably kept the various factions of the right in power.

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Peace is the truth of the Brazilian protests

by ROAR Collective on December 3, 2013

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To many Brazilians, especially the black and poor, the country’s protests are a chance to fight against state brutality and for a non-pacified peace.

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Egypt: “we don’t need permission to protest”

by Comrades from Cairo on December 1, 2013

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The draconian anti-protest law imposed by the military regime will not deter Egyptians from returning to the streets to reclaim the January 25 Revolution.

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Call for papers: symposium on the Turkish resistance

by ROAR Collective on November 27, 2013

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ROAR is looking for contributions to a series of essays on the June uprising in Turkey and the future of the resistance to authoritarian neoliberalism.

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Greece: rise of the party, demise of the movement?

by Leonidas Oikonomakis on November 25, 2013

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The direct democracy of the squares has given way to representative party politics — a dangerous development, the Latin American experience teaches us.

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Autonomy in Brazil: towards a new political culture

by Raúl Zibechi on November 25, 2013

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The old modes of struggle no longer correspond to the needs of the moment, but a new political culture of autonomy and horizontalism is already emerging.

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Thoughts on ‘how to win’: the water struggle in Greece

by Maria Kanellopoulou on November 22, 2013

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What does it take for a movement to actually win? Organizers in the campaign against water privatization in Greece share their story and their strategy.

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Autonomy in Brazil: below and behind the June uprising

by Raúl Zibechi on November 21, 2013

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Raúl Zibechi explores the autonomous and horizontal forms of organization, direct action and consensus decision-making behind the Brazilian uprising.

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