Reflections

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

Post image for Why does Greece not simply get it over with and default?

History has shown that defaulting countries tend to fall harder but recover faster. So why does Greece’s left-led government not simply get it over with?

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Post image for Holloway: Critical Thought against the Capitalist Hydra

Talk by John Holloway presented to the Zapatista Seminar on “Critical Thought against the Hydra of Capitalism,” San Cristóbal de las Casas, May 7, 2015.

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Post image for In Napoli, a struggle for justice after police kill 16-year-old

Last September, Napoli police killed a 16-year-old kid from a poor neighborhood. Together with social movements, the family still fights for justice.

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Post image for For Bosnia’s workers, the struggle is far from over

A year after a popular uprising took Bosnia and Herzegovina by force, the remaining workers of the DITA factory are still struggling to avoid bankruptcy.

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Post image for The Small Fires: reflections on the Baltimore uprising

Following the city’s uprising against oppressive poverty and racism, Baltimore poet Steven Leyva reflects on the experience in a heartfelt lyrical essay.

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Post image for Opportunity in collapse: the horizon of the post-apocalyptic

What will happen when the state collapses? Will society descend into lawlessness, or can we seize the opportunity to let our human potential flourish?

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Have some respect — also for the Greeks, please!

by Ingeborg Beugel on May 10, 2015

Post image for Have some respect — also for the Greeks, please!

For five years, the Greeks have been publicly shamed, insulted, humiliated and spat upon by the rest of Europe. It is high time to show some respect.

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Post image for In kitsch we trust: lies, euphemisms and politics

Collateral damage, regime change, right-to-work: nice words covering up nasty truths, depoliticizing social reality and camouflaging power structures.

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Post image for From Wisconsin to Baltimore: which lessons learned?

The Wisconsin uprising of 2011 provides valuable lessons for the Black Lives Matter movement across the US, especially about the directions not to take.

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Post image for Baltimore: ‘we want justice, by any means necessary’

People had to resort to bricks and fire to be heard, but finally the authorities can no longer ignore the voices of the marginalized and oppressed.

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