Reflections

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

Turkey coalmine disaster: accident or murder?

by Pieter Verstraete on May 14, 2014

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The explosion that killed hundreds of coalminers in Turkey was not a random accident; it was the direct consequence of a decade of neoliberalization.

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The liberal tendencies of some Occupiers severely undermined the movement’s strength; identifying them will make it easier to resist them next time.

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Squatting for justice, bringing life to the city

by Miguel A. Martínez on May 13, 2014

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Squats have to be recognized and supported for what they are: vibrant social centers at the very heart of the ‘commons’, actively including the excluded.

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Post image for Yue Yuen: wildcat strikes and labor struggles in China

The mass strike at the Yue Yuen factory shows how China’s workers are increasingly relying on autonomous and horizontal structures of labor resistance.

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Post image for Tuzla: the workers’ revolt that spawned a Bosnian Spring

Laid off and unpaid, the workers of Bosnia’s privatized factories decided to take matters into their own hands and rise up against their government.

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Post image for Workers’ control at Fralib: the brand with the Elephant

When the big multinational Unilever shut down a tea processing plant in the south of France, the workers reacted immediately by occupying their factory.

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Vio.Me: workers’ control in the Greek crisis

by Theodoros Karyotis on May 1, 2014

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When a factory near Thessaloniki was abandoned by its owners in May 2011, the workers decided to occupy it and resume production under workers’ control.

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Despite being under constant threat of eviction by the state, the recuperated Hotel Bauen in Buenos Aires remains a shining example of workers’ control.

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A new wave of environmental protest rocks China

by James Smart on April 18, 2014

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

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

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