People & Power

Everything on politics, protest and resistance.

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This energetic documentary by Franklin Lopez recounts the story of the spectacular student movement that rocked the streets of Montreal early last year.

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Abahlali: “to honor Mandela we will march on the ANC”

by Abahlali baseMjondolo on December 9, 2013

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Mandela sacrificed his life and children for us to be free. We shall continue with his struggle. We will honor Mandela by protesting against the ANC.

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Post image for Ninjas of the night: shadows of revolt loom over Athens

The gloomy shadows of the December revolt of 2008 — triggered by the police murder of Alexis Grigoropoulos — still loom large over the Greek capital.

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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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Post image for Nelson Mandela passes away — his struggle continues

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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