People & Power

Everything on politics, protest and resistance.

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Clashes break out as police try to keep thousands of Blockupy activists from shutting down the European Central Bank in Frankfurt’s financial district.

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What Turkey is witnessing today is a broad-based popular rebellion against the authoritarianism of its conservative neoliberal Islamist establishment.

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Resistanbul: the beginning of the end of an era?

by ROAR Collective on June 2, 2013

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A Turkish academic reflects on the ongoing protests in her country, sketching an ambiguous image of a curious coalition that may yet bring a new era.

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Police forced to retreat from Istanbul’s Taksim square as protests against the authoritarian neoliberalism of Erdogan’s proto-Islamist government grow.

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In solidarity with the protesters in Turkey

by Collettivo Prezzemolo on June 1, 2013

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These protests are not about the trees; they are about a particular logic of government that violently imposes neoliberalism irrespective of the people.

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In this new paper, ROAR founder Jérôme Roos provides a theoretical framework for understanding the nature of popular resistance to austerity in Europe.

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How the Democratic Party kettles our thoughts

by ROAR Collective on May 27, 2013

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Far from posing a progressive alternative, the Democratic Party represses the revolutionary energy of workers to keep them firmly within the system.

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Post image for The Greek workers who took inspiration from Argentina

Drawing inspiration from the Recovered Factories Movement in Argentina, the Vio.Me factory in Greece has begun production under worker self-management.

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Dutch, Greek and Spanish members of the Occupy movement interrupt a lecture by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde at the University of Amsterdam.

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Egypt: the necessity of revolutionary violence

by Philip Rizk on April 7, 2013

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Despite a glorification of the Egyptian revolution as a “non-violent” one, violence has been a part of the uprising since the first stone was thrown.

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