Reflections

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

A new wave of environmental protest rocks China

by James Smart on April 18, 2014

Post image for A new wave of environmental protest rocks China

As recent protests against the construction of a PX refinery in Maoming attest, environmental issues are of greater concern than ever for the Chinese.

{ 0 comments }

Post image for New study finds US to be ruled by oligarchic elite

Political scientists show that average American has “near-zero” influence on policy outcomes, but their groundbreaking study is not without problems.

{ 4 comments }

Post image for Mobilizing for the common: some lessons from Italy

Saturday’s protest in Rome was the latest in a series of actions around a common project. What can organizers elsewhere learn from Italy’s movements?

{ 6 comments }

Post image for Where is the protest? A reply to Graeber and Lapavitsas

Yes, we’re nice people, and yes we have been sapped of our energy. But the main reasons we’re not protesting are deeper and must be targeted directly.

{ 29 comments }

Post image for Greece’s so-called recovery: a dangerous delusion

Government officials would have us believe that Greece is finally emerging from recession. Their unbridled sense of optimism is a dangerous delusion.

{ 9 comments }

The conscience and courage of Chelsea Manning

by Nozomi Hayase on April 4, 2014

Post image for The conscience and courage of Chelsea Manning

Four years after WikiLeaks’ release of the Collateral Murder video, Manning’s contagious courage continues to reveal the dehumanized colonizer within.

{ 6 comments }

Post image for In each other we trust: coining alternatives to capitalism

Beyond God and state, it’s money that rules. Can we still imagine alternatives? And what role will recent innovations like Bitcoin play in the struggle?

{ 22 comments }

Post image for Managing disorder: towards a global state of control?

Refusing to tackle the causes of our troubles and allow public space for dissent, the neoliberal state is sliding inexorably towards authoritarianism.

{ 18 comments }

El Libertario: beware Venezuela’s false ‘anarchists’

by George Ciccariello-Maher on March 28, 2014

Post image for El Libertario: beware Venezuela’s false ‘anarchists’

Not everyone who calls themselves anarchists are worthy of the name. Before expressing our solidarity, we should be clear who it is we are supporting.

{ 51 comments }

Post image for David Harvey: the crisis of capitalism this time around

In this excerpt from his new book, the leading geographer reflects on the ongoing capitalist crisis and the historical moment in which we find ourselves.

{ 14 comments }