Reflections

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

Thoughts on ‘how to win’: the water struggle in Greece

by Maria Kanellopoulou on November 22, 2013

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What does it take for a movement to actually win? Organizers in the campaign against water privatization in Greece share their story and their strategy.

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Autonomy in Brazil: below and behind the June uprising

by Raúl Zibechi on November 21, 2013

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Raúl Zibechi explores the autonomous and horizontal forms of organization, direct action and consensus decision-making behind the Brazilian uprising.

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Twenty years after apartheid, the old freedom fighters of the ANC have come to reproduce the same structures of oppression against which they once arose.

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#MillionMaskMarch: towards a crowdsourced democracy

by Nozomi Hayase on November 6, 2013

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The global day of action staged by Anonymous is a testament to the growing strength of peer-to-peer direct action. And it is only just the beginning. 

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Don’t move, Occupy! Social movement vs social arrest

by Mehmet Döşemeci on November 5, 2013

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Our view of social movements has remained enthralled to an obsolete liberalism. It is high time to call the occupations what they are: social arrests.

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Building connections across decolonization struggles

by ROAR Collective on October 29, 2013

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Indigenous and Afrikan activists have much to gain from joining forces. Making demands on the state won’t do. To win, we must struggle for autonomy.

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Russell Brand and the resonance of revolution

by Jerome Roos on October 25, 2013

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That this epic interview went viral speaks volumes about the desire for radical change that still simmers just below the surface of our everyday normalcy.

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Occupied London issue #5: ‘Disorder of the Day’

by ROAR Collective on October 19, 2013

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As the frames of revolt reach a dazzling speed, this last issue of the anarchist journal takes a step back to reflect on the uprisings of recent years.

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To overcome the crisis of democracy and reaffirm our autonomy, we first of all need to liberate our empty self from mindless consumerism and conformity.

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Greek PM should explain his party’s links with fascism

by Dimitris Dalakoglou on October 9, 2013

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The conservative government of Antonis Samaras claims to be cracking down on “extremism”. But what skeletons does the Prime Minister hide in his closet?

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