Reflections

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

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Barcelona en Comú, the municipal movement formerly known as Guanyem, has opened up a new set of intertwining horizons for radical democracy in the city.

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The democratic confederalism of Rojava is an attempt to transcend borders and build a participatory alternative to the tyrannical states of the region.

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Bookchin: living legacy of an American revolutionary

by Federico Venturini on February 28, 2015

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An interview with Debbie Bookchin on her father’s contributions to revolutionary theory and the adoption of his ideas by the Kurdish liberation movement. 

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Ending austerity in Greece: time for plan B?

by Jerome Roos on February 26, 2015

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Syriza’s “head-long retreat” in the standoff with its creditors hails the failure of Tsipras’ pro-euro strategy. It’s time to start preparing for Grexit.

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The poor fetish: commodifying working class culture

by Joseph Todd on February 25, 2015

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Bullshit jobs and a pointless existence are increasingly driving London’s spiritually dead middle class towards a fetishization of working class culture.

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Celebrating a decade of Zapatismo in the City

by Jessica Davis on February 24, 2015

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Since ten years the local people of El Barrio have been organizing horizontally to create non-authoritarian spaces of urban resistance and solidarity.

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Glezos denounces Greek loan agreement as “illusion”

by Manolis Glezos on February 22, 2015

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Syriza’s most senior politician, the 94-year-old war hero and MEP Manolis Glezos, opposes his party’s decision to extend the Eurozone bailout program.

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‘Cease and censor’ in Turkey’s war on social media

by Binnaz Saktanber on February 20, 2015

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Turkey has a track record of ruthlessly cracking down on social media users, and both Twitter and Facebook appear happy to play ball with the censors.

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Greece’s leftist government will soon have to confront a critical question: will it accept its creditors’ demands, or will it take unilateral action?

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Rebuilding Kobani: call for help from a city in ruins

by Yvo Fitzherbert on February 18, 2015

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The liberation of Kobani was a bittersweet victory that left the town devastated. Reconstruction has begun and the need for solidarity and aid is urgent.

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