Reflections

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

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Seven years since the bursting of a US housing bubble led to financial meltdown, investors and policymakers are already well on their way to the next.

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If the movement for a New University is to win, it must not only formulate its own answers — it must also struggle for the power to implement them.

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There is nothing constructive about the creeping manner in which EU integration proceeds. Juncker’s recent comments are an affront to democratic process.

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Post image for Poor fetishes, poor critiques: gentrification as violence

Hating on hipsters is not the answer to gentrification. If we want to reclaim our cities, we should organize for genuinely affordable housing in common.

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Post image for Ponzi property: the neoliberal delusion of homeownership

The dream of homeownership has led many in the US and UK to buy into a Ponzi scheme of epic proportions. How much longer can the scam be maintained?

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Toronto strikes back against neoliberal education

by ROAR Collective on March 20, 2015

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The university strikes in Toronto are a powerful articulation of an emergent student and academic staff movement that is growing on campuses globally.

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Blockupy protesters crash ECB housewarming party

by Jerome Roos on March 19, 2015

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Thousands converged upon Frankfurt to block the celebration of power and take the resistance to austerity into the heart of the European crisis regime.

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Rethinking higher education: what is the New University?

by Nicholas Vrousalis on March 18, 2015

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The occupation of the Senate House by staff and students at the University of Amsterdam has rekindled the flame for a free and democratic university.

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Europe’s pink tide? Heeding the Latin American experience

by Leonidas Oikonomakis on March 14, 2015

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The rise of Syriza and Podemos closely mirrors the experience of the Latin American left. Can grassroots movement in Europe avoid the same pitfalls?

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Black Lives Matter marches on streets of Madison

by Salinas Duda on March 13, 2015

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The murder of Tony Robinson shows once again that violence against people of color is a function — not a quirk — of the US law enforcement system.

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