Reflections

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

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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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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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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An anarchist perspective on the protests in Venezuela

by Rafael Uzcátegui on February 22, 2014

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Lacking clear political content, the Venezuelan protests are at the same time capitalized upon by the right and violently repressed by the government.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: all power to the plenums?

by Mate Kapović on February 22, 2014

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One of the most positive developments in the Bosnian protests has been the birth of direct democratic assemblies — but some major challenges remain.

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Don’t be fooled by the sight of protests in Venezuela: this time the anti-democratic villains are not in government but in the US-backed opposition.

The contradictions of the Euromaidan uprising

by ROAR Collective on February 21, 2014

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As Ukraine descends into civil war, a revolutionary syndicalist argues that the left should build a second front against both the government and the far-right.

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‘We made Morales president, but we were misled’

by Leonidas Oikonomakis on February 13, 2014

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Rather than prosecute those responsible for torture, rape and murder during Bolivia’s dictatorships, the government persecutes those who demand justice.

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