Reflections

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

Victims no longer: Spain’s anti-eviction movement

by Carlos Delclós on December 20, 2013

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The Movement of Mortgage Victims is one of Spain’s strongest movements. Carlos Delclós talks to PAH organizer Elvi Mármol about the key to their success.

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Change must come soon for Western Sahara youth

by Jen Wilton on December 17, 2013

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Sahrawi youths, having been denied a homeland by Morocco for years, are getting increasingly frustrated in their refugee camps in the Algerian Sahara.

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The banning of peaceful protest from Egypt to Spain is increasingly leaving citizens with no other way to express their opposition but through violence.

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Post image for Hope and anger fuel protest against Istanbul’s third bridge

In the wake of the Gezi Park protests earlier this year, a new movement is now underway against the construction of a third bridge over the Bosphorus.

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Are we witnessing an open source finance revolution?

by Brett Scott on December 11, 2013

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Financial democracy requires bypassing large unaccountable institutions and reconnecting people to the reality of their money — by producing it ourselves.

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Post image for Mandela’s legacy: what if apartheid never really ended?

While the battle over Mandela’s legacy rages, it would be good to look beyond his sainthood and assess the outcome of his presidency with sober eyes.

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Post image for Uncivilizing the PhD: for a politics of doctoral experience

The road to a PhD is a common source of frustration. It is time to acknowledge and contest this experience as the outcome of a disciplinarian process.

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The gloomy shadows of the December revolt of 2008 — triggered by the police murder of Alexis Grigoropoulos — still loom large over the Greek capital.

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Occupations and suspensions: a tense week at Sussex

by Craig McVegas on December 8, 2013

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Sussex University in the UK has become the site of occupations, strikes, road blocks and picket lines as students and workers rally against privatization.

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Egypt’s regime moves to outlaw January 25 revolution

by Mosireen Collective on December 7, 2013

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The anti-protest law is an attempt by al-Sisi’s military regime to break the Revolution’s power. Instead, it is bringing Egyptians back into the streets.

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