Reflections

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

The rise of revolutionary street art in Oaxaca

by Jen Wilton on October 3, 2014

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For years, the walls of Oaxaca have been a canvas for expressions of social anger. Now the revolutionary role of local artists is finally recognized. 

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Naomi Klein: “we are not who we were told we were”

by Liam Barrington-Bush on October 1, 2014

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On the eve of the publication of her new book, Naomi Klein talks about the things that give her hope in a world that can sometimes feel very bleak.

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SYRIZA rising: what’s next for the movements in Greece?

by ROAR Collective on September 30, 2014

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A left-wing government may provide breathing space to the movements, but it can also accelerate their demobilization and assimilation by state power.

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John Holloway: cracking capitalism vs. the state option

by Amador Fernández-Savater on September 29, 2014

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With left parties on the rise in Spain and Greece, John Holloway reflects on his influential 2002 thesis: can we change the world without taking power?

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Kobanê under siege: Kurds resist fierce IS attack

by Iskender Doğu on September 24, 2014

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Öcalan calls for mass mobilization as suspicions of Turkey’s support for the Islamic State rise and attacks on Kobane in Syrian Kurdistan continue.

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A history of hate crimes: migrants rise up in Italy

by Susi Meret on September 18, 2014

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Six years after the brutal murder of six Africans, the migrants of Castel Volturno are still faced with violence and discrimination on a daily basis.

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“A ‘Yes, but’ campaign supports a ‘yes’ vote as our least worst option, and supports the autonomy of social movements regardless of which side wins.”

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XM24: survival and inspiration against all odds

by ROAR Collective on September 14, 2014

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The story of the XM24 squat in Bologna is one of struggle and resistance, of hope and inspiration; a story about the self-management of everyday life.

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Inmate No Longer Here: the struggle for prison justice

by Manos Cizek on September 13, 2014

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Cecily McMillan and Lucy Parks reflect on Occupy and the struggle for prison justice: ‘We’re going to see a big movement. It’s coming, that’s clear.’

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Autonomous social movements involved with the campaign for Scottish independence have a chance of permanently changing Scotland’s political landscape.

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