Reflections

“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act,” George Orwell

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The economic crisis that began in 2008 has put workers’ control and workplace democracy back on the agenda in the countries of the northern hemisphere.

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Chasing shadows: Europe’s misguided war on smugglers

by Carlos Delclós on April 25, 2015

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By declaring war on the smugglers, the EU is not just ignoring the root causes of the Mediterranean drownings, but threatening to make matters worse.

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Post image for Self-organized workers press SYRIZA to keep its promises

Autonomous and horizontal workers’ movements in Greece embarked on a caravan to Athens to remind the SYRIZA government of the base from which it arose.

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The Wanted 18: depoliticizing the intifada?

by Rayya El Zein on April 9, 2015

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A new film on the Palestinian intifada provides an interesting perspective — that of a group of Israeli cows (!) — but fails to tell the real story.

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The media would have you believe that it’s simply an accident that 85 people now own more than half the world’s wealth. It’s time to blow their cover.

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Is Barcelona on the verge of a feminist revolution?

by Kate Shea Baird on April 7, 2015

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Ada Colau and the other women involved in the citizen platform Barcelona en Comú are showing how municipal politics can be feminized from the bottom up.

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Post image for Greek activists welcome much needed breathing space

Many Greeks have low expectations of SYRIZA, but with the coalition in power a space has opened up that allows for the creation of an alternative economy. 

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Foucault’s lesson: guillotining the king once and for all

by Amador Fernández-Savater on April 2, 2015

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The maturity of political thought does not consist in ‘leaping’ from the streets into the institutions, but in cultivating a new political imagination.

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Post image for Mr. Anarchist, we need to have a chat about colonialism

The dogmatic criticism of popular struggles for autonomy in Chiapas and Rojava reveals a colonial mentality that should be stamped out of our movement.

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Post image for Monster bubbles: the delayed crisis of capitalism resurfaces

Seven years since the bursting of a US housing bubble led to financial meltdown, investors and policymakers are already well on their way to the next.

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