People & Power

Everything on politics, protest and resistance.

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Today’s uprisings may be the harbinger of a new era of radical democratic aspirations in which autonomous movements could come to play a central role.

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Now, more than ever, we need to pledge our fidelity to the spirit of revolt that toppled Mubarak. Only the power of the streets can beat back the army.

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The Escuelita Zapatista and its proposal to the movements

by Leonidas Oikonomakis on August 19, 2013

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After inviting 1.700 activists from around the world to celebrate autonomy with them, the Zapatistas send their alumn@s home to continue the struggle.

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The Zapatistas invite 1.500 activists from all over the world to a ‘Little School of Liberty’ in Chiapas to learn from their experiment with autonomy.

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Taksim Commune: Gezi Park and the Turkish Uprising

by Global Uprisings on August 5, 2013

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In their latest documentary, Global Uprisings tells the story of the occupation of Gezi Park, its violent eviction, and the mass uprising it sparked.

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What would real democracy look like?

by Camilla Hansen on August 2, 2013

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As representative democracy sinks into crisis, we need to go back to democracy in its original meaning as rule of the people. What could this look like?

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The horrifying bloodshed following the ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood reveals that Egypt’s true oppressors have never truly been removed from power.

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Egypt: coup or continuation of the revolution?

by ROAR Collective on July 18, 2013

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In this short documentary, the Mosireen collective in Cairo shows why, despite facing grave challenges, the revolutionary process in Egypt continues.

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Greek political prisoner on hunger strike is finally freed

by Leonidas Oikonomakis on July 12, 2013

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Kostas Sakkas, the Greek anarchist who went on a 38-day hunger strike to protest his 2,5 year imprisonment without trial has finally been freed on bail.

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Why the Egyptian revolution is far from dead

by Philip Rizk on July 11, 2013

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The revolution lives. Even if we face a serious threat of its co-optation, popular rule is clearly moving out of the institutions and into the streets.

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