Reflections

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

Every January 1 we will all be Zapatistas!

by Leonidas Oikonomakis on January 1, 2014

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On the 20th anniversary of the uprising, we should celebrate not just the Zapatista rebellion, but also the autonomy they have established ever since.

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Zapatismo and the Latin American cycle of struggles

by Raúl Zibechi on December 31, 2013

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Twenty years after their 1994 uprising, the Zapatistas’ project of autonomy and horizontality has come to define a continent-wide cycle of struggles.

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Good news/bad news: a manifesto

by Jerome Roos on December 28, 2013

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The bad news is that the 1% and the mainstream media have caught us in their web of ideological control. The good news is that there’s still a way out.

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Reflections on 2013: from Thatcher to Taksim

by ROAR Collective on December 27, 2013

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The year 2013 gave both reasons to hope and to despair. Here’s a selection of our most widely read essays, from Thatcher’s death to the Taksim Commune.

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Everyday communism and the “spirit of Christmas”

by Jerome Roos on December 25, 2013

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In these times of crisis, it is crucial to remember that the seeds of a better society already lie embedded in the contradictions of the current one.

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Scuffles briefly break out as tens of thousands march in Istanbul in an attempt to revive the Gezi spirit and fight for their right to the city.

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Turkish titans clash over cash-filled shoe boxes

by James Smart on December 21, 2013

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Tensions are rising in Turkey as public officials and ministers’ sons are arrested on allegations of corruption, sparking a strong reaction by Prime Minister Erdoğan.

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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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