Reflections

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

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Torture and abuse of American prisoners at home and abroad are not the acts of a few bad apples, but examples of systemic, state-sanctioned violence.

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South African media often depict poor black protesters as angry and irrational. Supporting their struggle requires challenging this discursive trope.

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Having suffered a traumatic genocide, Yazidi women on Mount Sinjar mobilize their autonomous armed and political resistance with the PKK’s philosophy.

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Rio’s Olympic preparations under the spotlight

by Adam Talbot on August 21, 2015

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In the run-up to the Rio Olympics people have been forced from their homes and killed in the streets, while the environment has been permanently damaged.

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Why was Puerto Rico allowed to default while Greece was not? Just follow the money: the default was on the poor, while US hedge funds profit once more.

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Hiding in plain sight: the history of the War on Drugs

by Paul Bermanzohn on August 13, 2015

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The War on Drugs was a direct response to the African American uprisings of the 1960s. Its racist and repressive effects continue to be felt today.

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The Eurozone’s Pyrrhic victory over Greece

by Jerome Roos on August 11, 2015

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The Eurozone has imposed a Carthaginian peace upon the Greeks, but the lessons of King Pyrrhus loom large: one more such victory would utterly undo it.

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Murray Bookchin and the Kurdish resistance

by Joris Leverink on August 9, 2015

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Bookchin’s municipalist ideas, once rejected by communists and anarchists alike, have now come to inspire the Kurdish quest for democratic autonomy.

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Debating democracy in a European debt colony

by Chloe Wyma on August 8, 2015

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Days after Syriza’s capitulation to the Troika, radicals from across the world gathered in Athens for a historic conference on the future of democracy.

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Erdogan sacrifices peace to entrench his own power

by Yvo Fitzherbert on August 3, 2015

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Fearful of Kurdish electoral gains in Turkey and military advances in Syria, Erdogan pushes for war with the PKK to secure his own political future.

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