Reflections

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

Lights of rebellion shine at the Zapatista resistance festival

by Giovanni Cattaruzza on January 19, 2015

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Last month, the Zapatistas organized the first World Festival of Rebellion and Resistance Against Capitalism. One participant shares his impressions.

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From the refusal of labor to the seizure of power, the Italian militant and theorist talks to ROAR about class struggle in the contemporary metropolis.

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The opening of US-Cuban relations has been much debated. Here, Avi Chomsky translates the voices of Cuban intellectuals, excluded from Western media.

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People doing time, banks doing fine

by Alexander Beunder on January 15, 2015

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While banks have been saved by the state, the economic crisis has pushed many citizens into debt and as a result debtors’ prison is on the rise.

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Joint statement of the academic delegation to Rojava

by ROAR Collective on January 15, 2015

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Last December, an international delegation of scholars visited Rojava to learn about the revolution, gender liberation and democratic self-government.

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Yazidi refugees in Turkey: back to their homeland?

by Aysan Sonmez on January 14, 2015

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Suffering brutal attacks by ISIS, many Yazidis fled to Turkey. Now they are settled in refugee camps in the very lands their ancestors once came from.

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Post image for Repression as big business in pre-Olympic Rio de Janeiro

Big bucks are to be made in hosting the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro — not least by repressing all voices of dissent.

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What would a SYRIZA victory mean for the movements?

by Markos Vogiatzoglou on January 4, 2015

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The upcoming elections in Greece may bring the left to power. Will SYRIZA win? What happens next? And what would a SYRIZA victory mean for the movements?

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The intention behind Spain’s draconian new anti-protest law is clear: the government simply wants citizens to keep their mouths shut and stay at home.

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In 2011, TIME Magazine selected “the protester” as its person of the year. Perhaps “person of the decade” would have been a more accurate depiction.

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