Reflections

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

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On the eve of the first anniversary of the Gezi uprising, a small group of textile workers explores a radical alternative: occupy, resist, produce!

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Between Light and Shadow: Marcos’ last words

by ROAR Collective on May 28, 2014

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Here is the English translation of Subcomandante Marcos’ last public statement: “We think it is necessary for one of us to die so that Galeano lives.”

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Manolis Glezos, famous for tearing down the Swastika from the Acropolis in 1941, will take his seat in a European Parliament populated with neo-Nazis.

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Farewell Marcos, long live Subcomandante Galeano!

by Leonidas Oikonomakis on May 26, 2014

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Subcomandante Marcos of the Zapatistas no longer exists: “We think one of us must die so Galeano can live. So death does not take a life but a name.”

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In this interview, Maria Mies – a feminist activist scholar – talks about patriarchal capitalism, the ‘good life’ and how ecofeminism can inspire the movement.

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Turkey coalmine disaster: accident or murder?

by Pieter Verstraete on May 14, 2014

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The explosion that killed hundreds of coalminers in Turkey was not a random accident; it was the direct consequence of a decade of neoliberalization.

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The liberal tendencies of some Occupiers severely undermined the movement’s strength; identifying them will make it easier to resist them next time.

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Squatting for justice, bringing life to the city

by Miguel A. Martínez on May 13, 2014

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Squats have to be recognized and supported for what they are: vibrant social centers at the very heart of the ‘commons’, actively including the excluded.

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Post image for Yue Yuen: wildcat strikes and labor struggles in China

The mass strike at the Yue Yuen factory shows how China’s workers are increasingly relying on autonomous and horizontal structures of labor resistance.

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Post image for Tuzla: the workers’ revolt that spawned a Bosnian Spring

Laid off and unpaid, the workers of Bosnia’s privatized factories decided to take matters into their own hands and rise up against their government.

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