People & Power

Everything on politics, protest and resistance.

A human rights observers’ account from Chiapas

by ROAR Collective on January 3, 2014

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A human rights observer reflects on his experiences in the Zapatista communities, where ordinary people try to build autonomy in a context of conflict.

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The retreat of the Occupy movement is a normal and healthy stage of its development. The next step is to generate majority support for our alternatives.

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Rebellion does not belong exclusively to the Zapatistas. It belongs to humanity. It is something to be celebrated. Everywhere, everyday, all the time.

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Behind the EZLN lies a complex web of political and cultural visions extending far beyond indigenous resistance and speaking to universal emancipation.

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Every January 1 we will all be Zapatistas!

by Leonidas Oikonomakis on January 1, 2014

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On the 20th anniversary of the uprising, we should celebrate not just the Zapatista rebellion, but also the autonomy they have established ever since.

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Scuffles briefly break out as tens of thousands march in Istanbul in an attempt to revive the Gezi spirit and fight for their right to the city.

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Turkish titans clash over cash-filled shoe boxes

by James Smart on December 21, 2013

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Tensions are rising in Turkey as public officials and ministers’ sons are arrested on allegations of corruption, sparking a strong reaction by Prime Minister Erdoğan.

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The banning of peaceful protest from Egypt to Spain is increasingly leaving citizens with no other way to express their opposition but through violence.

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Post image for Street Politics 101: the story behind the ‘maple spring’

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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