Reflections

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

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Financial fundamentalism of vulture funds and US Judge Griesa — not Argentine contempt — are to blame for the country’s second default in 13 years.

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Manolada workers: ‘no Greek would want this job anyway’

by Tamara van der Putten on August 1, 2014

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As a Greek court frees the shooters and employer of 35 Bangladeshi strawberry pickers, the plight of Greece’s migrant workers is brought back into focus.

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Post image for Fomenting the radical imagination with movements

The dual crisis of movements and the university require activists and researchers to apply the radical imagination and foment it as a collective practice.

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Recuperating Marcuse against a culture of cruelty

by James Anderson on July 29, 2014

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Can an affective politics based on Marcuse’s pleasure principle help us overcome our culture of violence and prefigure relations of love and pleasure?

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Post image for A struggle to save Europe’s soul from privatization

As the EU sells its soul by pushing Greece to privatize its natural and cultural heritage, ordinary citizens are mobilizing to save their common wealth.

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Post image for This is what “unimaginable restraint” looks like for Israel

If this is the IDF showing restraint, as officials claim, what kind of horrific atrocities would it be capable of unleashing if it went “all the way”?

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Post image for Rojava revolution: building autonomy in the Middle East

Kurdish rebels are establishing self-rule in war-torn Syria, resembling the Zapatista experience and providing a democratic alternative for the region.

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In Crete, a naval protest to stop the chemicals of war

by Leonidas Oikonomakis on July 25, 2014

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As NATO prepares to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons on board a warship in the Mediterranean Sea, a local movement in Crete stages a big naval protest.

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Post image for Rojava: a struggle against borders and for autonomy

As ISIS lays siege on the autonomous Kurdish enclave of Kobanê, thousands of Kurds try to break down the Turkish-Syrian border to join their comrades.

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Post image for By brutalizing Palestinians, Israel dehumanizes itself

As bombs rain down on hospitals and Israeli politicians call for the ethnic cleansing of Gaza, it becomes clear that you cannot reason with fanaticism.

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