Reflections

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

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If they had truly cared, the creditors could have easily prevented a default. Sadly, they found it more important to punish Greece and set an example.

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The IMF defaulted on Greece a long time ago

by Jerome Roos on June 30, 2015

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Even its own officials recognize that the IMF played a leading role in Greece’s economic collapse. It is time for the Fund to own up and pay its dues.

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Justice for Mitch Henriquez: Black Lives Matter goes Dutch

by Mathijs van de Sande on June 30, 2015

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Public opinion happily condemns systemic racism and excessive police force in other countries, but racist police violence is far from limited to the US.

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Post image for No more ‘Yes to all’: time for a proud and dignified ‘NO!’

Finally, the Greek people will be able to say a dignified ‘NO!’ to austerity. We owe it to those who suffered, those who migrated — and those who died.

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Those who accuse the Greeks of “recklessness” are mistaken: the creditors’ utter contempt for democracy left them with no other choice but a rupture.

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Precarity in Paradise: the Barcelona model

by Peter Gelderloos on June 28, 2015

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Fusing gentrification, technology, tourism and anti-terrorism, the Barcelona model of urban redevelopment has sparked an upsurge of popular resistance.

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Rojava cantons connected after major Kurdish victory

by Yvo Fitzherbert on June 17, 2015

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The capture of Tel Abyad is a crucial victory for Syria’s Kurds — and a major blow to ISIS. Meanwhile, Turkey seems displeased with the jihadists’ defeat.

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Post image for In Turkey, a perfect storm gathers on the horizon

A financial crisis looms in Turkey as internal instability and external pressures reveal the contradictions of Erdoğan’s debt-driven development model.

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Post image for After the uprising: lessons from Rojava for Baltimore

The Baltimore uprising showed that direct action can force concessions from the state. What is still lacking is a coherent strategy for radical change.

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Post image for Bin Laden’s death and the fairy tale of the War on Terror

Recent revelations have challenged the official version of Bin Laden’s death, but the real cover-up concerns the motivations behind the War on Terror.

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