People & Power

Everything on politics, protest and resistance.

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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Understanding the conflict requires moving beyond the idea of the Islamists as a bunch of mindless barbarians whipping infidels and cutting off limbs.

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Portraits of Greece in Crisis: a new documentary project

by Tamara van der Putten on March 28, 2013

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Portraits of Greece in Crisis is a new series of documentaries about the Greek crisis created to fulfill the need for an alternative crisis narrative.

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Chavez did much to include Venezuela’s marginalized poor, but the demise of the revolutionary may yet turn out to be a blessing for their revolution.

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Egyptian Winter: what’s left of the revolution?

by Global Uprisings on March 6, 2013

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The latest short documentary in the Global Uprisings series recounts the story of those who struggle against all odds to keep Egypt’s revolution alive.

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Now is the time to overpower the rotten powers that be and build – from below – a real democracy of equality, social justice and freedom in Venezuela.

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Grillo’s Five Star Movement has defended the system

by ROAR Collective on February 28, 2013

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According to the Wu Ming collective, the electoral success of Grillo’s web-based Five Star Movement just covers up the vacuum of Italian social movements.

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Hundreds of thousands take to the streets to denounce austerity and defend democracy as corruption scandals shake Spanish royal house and government.

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Greek factory produces under workers’ control

by ROAR Collective on February 11, 2013

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Fighting for a world without unemployment or bosses, the Vio.Me. factory in crisis-ridden Greece starts production under democratic workers’ control.

Photoshopping away police torture in Greece

by Leonidas Oikonomakis on February 7, 2013

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Greek police may vainly try to photoshop away the torture of four alleged bank robbers, but they cannot gloss over the radicalization of Greek youth.

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