Reflections

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

An anarchist perspective on the protests in Venezuela

by Rafael Uzcátegui on February 22, 2014

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Lacking clear political content, the Venezuelan protests are at the same time capitalized upon by the right and violently repressed by the government.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: all power to the plenums?

by Mate Kapović on February 22, 2014

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One of the most positive developments in the Bosnian protests has been the birth of direct democratic assemblies — but some major challenges remain.

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Don’t be fooled by the sight of protests in Venezuela: this time the anti-democratic villains are not in government but in the US-backed opposition.

The contradictions of the Euromaidan uprising

by ROAR Collective on February 21, 2014

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As Ukraine descends into civil war, a revolutionary syndicalist argues that the left should build a second front against both the government and the far-right.

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‘We made Morales president, but we were misled’

by Leonidas Oikonomakis on February 13, 2014

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Rather than prosecute those responsible for torture, rape and murder during Bolivia’s dictatorships, the government persecutes those who demand justice.

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Bosnia on fire: a rebellion on Europe’s periphery

by Mate Kapović on February 12, 2014

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With its radical demands and popular assemblies, the rebellion in Bosnia and Herzegovina shows that the global cycle of struggles is far from over.

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Greenwald and the limits of billionaire journalism

by Jerome Roos on February 11, 2014

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The Intercept can deal a major blow to the ideological apparatus of the security state — but how far can it go in attacking the privileges of the 1%?

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On founders and keepers of Occupy Wall Street

by Justin Wedes on February 10, 2014

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The temptation of individuals to hoard the movement’s social media accounts will be our downfall if we don’t resist it actively and with solidarity.

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Sow hunger, reap anger: why Bosnia is burning

by Chiara Milan on February 9, 2014

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Failed privatizations, rampant unemployment and a thoroughly inefficient and unaccountable political system lie at the basis of the Bosnian protests.

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“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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