Reflections

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

“Collective nervous breakdown” rocks Bosnia

by Balkanist on February 8, 2014

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Ethnic elites have become the target of scorn as workers and the unemployed join together in the biggest and most violent protests in Bosnia’s history.

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From the State of Control to a Praxis of Destituent Power

by Giorgio Agamben on February 4, 2014

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Faced with absolute state control and the rapid eradication of political society, only a theory and praxis of destituent power can reclaim democracy.

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Workers of self-managed factories gather in Marseille

by Theodoros Karyotis on February 3, 2014

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Workers, activists and academics gather at the occupied and self-managed Fralib factory in Marseille for Europe’s first “Workers’ Economy” meeting.

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Greek coastguard accused of drowning 12 refugees

by Tamara van der Putten on January 28, 2014

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Survivors claim they were beaten back into the sea and threatened at gunpoint as they tried to save their loved ones from drowning off Farmakonisi.

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Post image for More evidence that capitalism never solves its crises

As David Harvey has noted, and as the ongoing emerging market panic confirms, capitalism never solves its crises — it merely moves them around geographically.

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Disneyland: a fully sanitized all-American utopia

by Juan Domingo Sánchez Estop on January 26, 2014

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At the end of history, amid a vast ocean of neoliberal despair, lies an immunized utopia inviting us to innocently contemplate the imminence of catastrophe.

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Post image for Tribute to Egypt’s martyrs: ‘Your time will come, al-Sisi!’

“You, General al-Sisi, will keep killing us, we’ll keep dying and grieving until your time comes. Like it did for Morsi, the tables will turn on you.”

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State of Power 2014: Exposing the Davos Class

by ROAR Collective on January 25, 2014

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As world leaders gather for the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Transnational Institute releases its third report on the state of corporate power.

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2011 is not 1968: an open letter from Egypt

by Philip Rizk on January 25, 2014

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As Egyptians trickle into Tahrir to commemorate the 2011 revolution, hijacked by the army, it becomes ever more important to listen to the unheard voices.

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Collapse of Argentine peso and Turkish lira, compounded by Chinese slump and pressures on other markets, raises possibility of new phase in the crisis.

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