Reflections

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

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The Gezi uprising should be seen in its proper global context, as yet another revolt against neoliberalism, lauding the start of a new era for Turkey.

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Gezi: Losing the Fear, Living the Dream

by Rüzgar Akhat on January 7, 2014

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The waters may have calmed, but when we rise again the Gezi Spirit will embolden us to transform the oppressive neoliberal mechanics of this country.

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ROAR editorial: Gezi and the Spirit of Revolt

by ROAR Collective on January 6, 2014

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In Turkey, Gezi no longer refers to a park or even a protest movement: it now speaks to a Spirit of Revolt that has come to pervade the social fabric.

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What way forward for the popular movement in 2014?

by ROAR Collective on January 6, 2014

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Our task for the coming year is to keep organizing tirelessly at the grassroots in order to build majority-support for our solutions to their crisis.

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Zapatistas: 20 years of reinventing revolution

by Francisco Alonso on January 4, 2014

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Democracy is forged from below, and peasants have been at the heart of many revolutions, emerging on decisive moments to define the course of history.

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Piqueteros: the revolution without face or time

by ROAR Collective on January 3, 2014

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Inspired by the Zapatistas, the piqueteros of Argentina have been developing their own project of autonomy through cooperatives and mutual aid networks.

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A human rights observers’ account from Chiapas

by ROAR Collective on January 3, 2014

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A human rights observer reflects on his experiences in the Zapatista communities, where ordinary people try to build autonomy in a context of conflict.

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The retreat of the Occupy movement is a normal and healthy stage of its development. The next step is to generate majority support for our alternatives.

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Zapatista education crosses wide areas of alternative knowledge and being, and offers a space where collective knowledge is aimed at social transformation.

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WikiLeaks: defeating the conspiracy of governance

by Nozomi Hayase on January 2, 2014

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The contagious courage of the whistleblowers — from Chelsea Manning to Edward Snowden — is helping to defeat the conspiracy of illegitimate governance.

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