Reflections

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

A history of hate crimes: migrants rise up in Italy

by Susi Meret on September 18, 2014

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Six years after the brutal murder of six Africans, the migrants of Castel Volturno are still faced with violence and discrimination on a daily basis.

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“A ‘Yes, but’ campaign supports a ‘yes’ vote as our least worst option, and supports the autonomy of social movements regardless of which side wins.”

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XM24: survival and inspiration against all odds

by ROAR Collective on September 14, 2014

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The story of the XM24 squat in Bologna is one of struggle and resistance, of hope and inspiration; a story about the self-management of everyday life.

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Inmate No Longer Here: the struggle for prison justice

by Manos Cizek on September 13, 2014

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Cecily McMillan and Lucy Parks reflect on Occupy and the struggle for prison justice: ‘We’re going to see a big movement. It’s coming, that’s clear.’

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Autonomous social movements involved with the campaign for Scottish independence have a chance of permanently changing Scotland’s political landscape.

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Praise for America’s Deadliest Export: “Blum concentrates on matters of great current significance, and does not pull his punches” — Noam Chomsky.

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The traumas and dramas of post-Cup, pre-Olympic Brazil

by Christopher Gaffney on August 25, 2014

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A decade of mega-events is unrecognizably transforming Brazil’s urban landscape, with the poor excluded and the benefits reaped unequivocally by the rich. 

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For African Americans, the state of emergency has long been a permanent one. Now, under neoliberalism, it is fast becoming generalized across the globe.

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The social upheaval and military coup in Thailand reveal a crisis of democracy that may have implications for the future of democracies everywhere.

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Ferguson: breaking out of post-racial hypnosis

by George Ciccariello-Maher on August 19, 2014

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The Ferguson uprising shows that we are breaking out of the post-racial hypnosis of the Obama presidency to enter into a greater willingness to resist.

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