People & Power

Everything on politics, protest and resistance.

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The protesters are starting to counter-pose their own direct democracy to the sham of a democracy proposed by Erdogan’s authoritarian neoliberal state.

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Post image for What’s happening in Bulgaria? We need your support!

If you had 24 years to change and refine a country’s policies, would you twist those to your benefit? Bulgaria’s corrupt politicians most certainly did.

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In Brazil, the mask of democracy is falling

by ROAR Collective on June 18, 2013

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If Brazil’s oppressors are forced to recognize that an era of real democracy has arrived, I will be very happy to pay 20 cents more for my bus rides.

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Post image for Angela Merkel’s appalling hypocrisy on Turkey

The German Chancellor would like to see some more space for Turks protesting against their government — but what about space for protesters in Germany?

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Post image for In Brazil, a dual struggle against neoliberalism

In Brazil, students and the indigenous may be fighting different fights, but they are ultimately part of the same struggle against the neoliberal state.

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Post image for What do Bosnia, Bulgaria and Brazil have in common?

Once again, it’s kicking off everywhere: from Turkey to Bosnia, Bulgaria and Brazil, the endless struggle for real democracy resonates around the globe.

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Post image for Occupy Sarajevo: taking parliament hostage in Bosnia

A protest against administrative hurdles to identification has sparked a broader popular movement against a dysfunctional system and for real democracy.

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What future for the Turkish uprising?

by Mehmet Döşemeci on June 10, 2013

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Provided the uprising is not crushed or hijacked — and does not fizzle out — it has the potential to create long-lasting changes in Turkish democracy.

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Turkey infographic: ten days of resistance

by ROAR Collective on June 9, 2013

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For ten days, protesters in Turkey have taken to the streets and clashed with police throughout the country. This infographic summarizes the events.

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The Istanbul Commune? An update from Taksim

by ROAR Collective on June 5, 2013

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A Turkish activist reports that a “great movement from below” has forced the government to allow a temporary commune to grow in the heart of Istanbul.

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