Reflections

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

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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Oil is often seen as the root cause of conflict in the Middle East, but in the coming years water might come to overtake it as a key source of dispute.

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Social media are monitored and controlled by large corporations. Can they also facilitate the kind of self-organization that defines radical politics?

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The PAH: defending the right to housing in Spain

by Timothy Ginty on July 23, 2015

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In Spain, where the government bails out banks, the Platform for People Affected by Mortgages (PAH) bails out families and defends their right to housing.

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The Polanyian preoccupation with the social limits to the expansion of the market is really just a distraction from our own investment in the status quo.

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Suruç massacre: today we mourn, tomorrow we rebuild

by Yvo Fitzherbert on July 21, 2015

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The bombing of the Amara Cultural Center was meant to inspire fear and keep people from acting in solidarity with Kobane. We must not let ISIS succeed.

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Syriza surrenders: time for renewed popular resistance

by Theodoros Karyotis on July 13, 2015

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Now that Syriza has caved in to the creditors, the need for grassroots mobilization is more urgent than ever. A new cycle of struggles is ahead of us.

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Rather than resolving the euro crisis, Tsipras’ unexpected U-turn has revealed deep conflicts among the creditors, who now fight over how to respond.

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Creston Davis, Director of the Global Center for Advanced Studies, interviews the Croatian philosopher Srećko Horvat about his forthcoming book on love.

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Just two days after Greek voters rejected their creditors’ ultimatum, Tsipras is given another one. It’s time to follow the people’s lead and say NO.

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