Reflections

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

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The protests against fuel price hikes in Indonesia are merely the latest outburst of resistance to corporate destruction in both city and countryside.

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Post image for Brazil explodes in a furious feast of democracy

Government U-turn on bus fares fails to stem wave of unrest as millions of Brazilians take to the streets in 100 cities in the biggest protests so far.

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Post image for Assemblies emerging in Turkey: a lesson in democracy

The protesters are starting to counter-pose their own direct democracy to the sham of a democracy proposed by Erdogan’s authoritarian neoliberal state.

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Post image for What’s happening in Bulgaria? We need your support!

If you had 24 years to change and refine a country’s policies, would you twist those to your benefit? Bulgaria’s corrupt politicians most certainly did.

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Closure of ERT is a slap in the face of democracy

by Ingeborg Beugel on June 18, 2013

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The closure of Greece’s public broadcaster is not just about austerity: it is part of the governments’ attempt to suppress independent media criticism.

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In Brazil, the mask of democracy is falling

by ROAR Collective on June 18, 2013

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If Brazil’s oppressors are forced to recognize that an era of real democracy has arrived, I will be very happy to pay 20 cents more for my bus rides.

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Post image for Angela Merkel’s appalling hypocrisy on Turkey

The German Chancellor would like to see some more space for Turks protesting against their government — but what about space for protesters in Germany?

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Post image for In Brazil, a dual struggle against neoliberalism

In Brazil, students and the indigenous may be fighting different fights, but they are ultimately part of the same struggle against the neoliberal state.

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Post image for What do Bosnia, Bulgaria and Brazil have in common?

Once again, it’s kicking off everywhere: from Turkey to Bosnia, Bulgaria and Brazil, the endless struggle for real democracy resonates around the globe.

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Occupy ERT: the revolution will be live-streamed

by Leonidas Oikonomakis on June 14, 2013

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Greece’s neoliberal government may have shut down public television to please its creditors, but stay tuned: the revolution may still be live-streamed.

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