Reflections

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

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Greece’s leftist government will soon have to confront a critical question: will it accept its creditors’ demands, or will it take unilateral action?

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Rebuilding Kobani: call for help from a city in ruins

by Yvo Fitzherbert on February 18, 2015

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The liberation of Kobani was a bittersweet victory that left the town devastated. Reconstruction has begun and the need for solidarity and aid is urgent.

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Golden Dawn’s consolidation and its reluctant prosecution

by Marietta Simegiatou on February 17, 2015

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With its leaders in prison, Golden Dawn still managed to consolidate its electoral base. Where did the party come from and what are the latest developments?

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From Chiapas to Rojava: seas divide us, autonomy binds us

by Petar Stanchev on February 17, 2015

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Despite being continents apart, the struggles of the Kurds and Zapatistas share a similar purpose: to resist capitalism, liberate women and build autonomy.

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HSBC and the upside-down world of austerity politics

by Jerome Roos on February 12, 2015

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While the wealthy evade billions in taxes, ordinary citizens continue to bear the burden of budget cuts. Meanwhile, those who resist are punished for it.

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Pro-gay and anti-Islam: rise of the Dutch far-Right

by Alex de Jong on February 8, 2015

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In the Netherlands, the right-wing PVV (Freedom Party) has steadily garnered power using a hate-filled discourse directed at Muslims and elites alike. 

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Dead city: torturing squatters for a cleaner Barcelona

by Carlos Delclós on February 7, 2015

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Nine years ago, Barcelona police tortured four innocent people. A new documentary tells their story, uncovering the corruption behind an entire system.

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Ayotzinapa: the aftermath of a drama

by Merel de Buck on February 3, 2015

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The shock of the Ayotzinapa drama still reverberates months later. Social movements are battling to make use of the space for action that opened up.

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Escaping the misery: Turkey’s latest drug epidemic

by Joris Leverink on February 1, 2015

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While a drug called ‘bonzai’ is destroying the lives of Turkish youths, the government’s response is reminiscent of out-dated War on Drugs policies.

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VOIZES speak up against global prison industries

by Luigi Celentano on January 31, 2015

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First-person insights into incarceration and freedom, by ex-prisoners themselves, from Barcelona’s Fractures Photo Collective and its project, VOIZES.

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