Reflections

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

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If we want to envision an anti-austerity movement that can genuinely empower people, we will have to create one that moves beyond austerity altogether.

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The return of the nightmare in Mexico (or, was it ever gone?)

by Leonidas Oikonomakis on October 23, 2014

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Political assassinations appear to be back on the agenda in Peña Nieto’s Mexico, as protesters demand information on the fate of 43 missing students.

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Post image for The next financial crisis may be just around the corner

As growth stalls, stocks tumble and investors fret, the question is no longer if there will be another crisis, but when and where it will strike first.

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Post image for Kobanê, the Kurdish struggle, and the dangers lurking ahead

While ISIS has been driven out of Kobanê, dangers of U.S. imperial prerogatives lurk around the corner for Kurdish ambitions for democratic autonomy.

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Post image for ISIS fighter in Kobanê: “Erdoğan has helped us a lot”

ISIS defiant as Syria’s civil war threatens to spill over into Turkey: “Erdoğan has helped us a lot, but we don’t need him anymore. Turkey is next.”

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Post image for Kurds rise up across Europe to demand action against ISIS

Turkish-Kurdish peace process appears to be on verge of collapse as tensions flare up over Turkish inaction and support for ISIS in the siege of Kobanê.

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Post image for The class antagonisms of Hong Kong’s umbrella movement

Despite the politeness, short-sighted demands and bitter populism of the protests, it is at least clear that after this Hong Kong will not be the same.

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Post image for If Kobanê falls, the US and Turkey will be to blame

As Kurdish forces put up a heroic fight to save the democratic stronghold of Kobanê, the US-led coalition seems content to let ISIS commit a massacre.

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The rise of revolutionary street art in Oaxaca

by Jen Wilton on October 3, 2014

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For years, the walls of Oaxaca have been a canvas for expressions of social anger. Now the revolutionary role of local artists is finally recognized. 

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Naomi Klein: “we are not who we were told we were”

by Liam Barrington-Bush on October 1, 2014

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On the eve of the publication of her new book, Naomi Klein talks about the things that give her hope in a world that can sometimes feel very bleak.

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