Reflections

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

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In this excerpt from his new book, the leading geographer reflects on the ongoing capitalist crisis and the historical moment in which we find ourselves.

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Twitter shut down in Turkey amidst rising tensions

by Joris Leverink on March 21, 2014

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In his latest attempt to crack down on the country’s voices of dissent, Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan has shut down Twitter, sparking general outrage.

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In today’s turbo-charged and austerity-ravaged economy, anxiety and insecurity have become the new normal. How did this happen — and how do we fight back?

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Death of Turkish teenager awakens dormant Gezi spirit

by Binnaz Saktanber on March 12, 2014

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The death of 15-year-old Berkin Elvan, who spent 269 days in coma after being hit by a teargas canister last June, is sparking renewed protests in Turkey.

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Cocaleros on Morales: “what a monster we created!”

by Leonidas Oikonomakis on March 11, 2014

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Faced with international pressure to reduce coca production, Morales is increasingly cracking down on the poor cocaleros who once voted him into power.

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Dysfunctional PhDs in a dysfunctional university

by Bran Thoreau on March 8, 2014

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If one’s experience as a PhD student is dominated by hierarchy, perhaps that also says something about the changes occurring in academia more generally.

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Post image for Heathwood: critical theory for revolutionary practice

Through reflections on Occupy’s politics, Heathwood Press has been at the forefront of a reconfiguration of critical theory for revolutionary practice.

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Post image for Crisis, City and Democracy: on the uprising in Turkey

As rebel geographies across the world grow increasingly disillusioned with the masquerade of liberal democracy, social explosions are sure to continue.

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Interview with Paul Mattick: more business as usual

by Global Uprisings on February 27, 2014

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“You can either try to do your best as an individual, or you’ll have to somehow, together with others, fundamentally alter the existing social system.”

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Who is responsible for the violence in Venezuela?

by Jerome Roos on February 24, 2014

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While the international media focuses mostly on state repression, the deadly violence of the right-wing opposition goes almost entirely unmentioned.

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