Reflections

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

How the Democratic Party kettles our thoughts

by ROAR Collective on May 27, 2013

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Far from posing a progressive alternative, the Democratic Party represses the revolutionary energy of workers to keep them firmly within the system.

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Our problems are not due to a lack of innovative ideas; they are due to an excess of financial power concentrated in the hands of an elite of bankers.

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New report: no austerity for EU military spending

by ROAR Collective on May 11, 2013

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High levels of military spending played a key role in the unfolding European sovereign debt crisis — and continue to undermine efforts to resolve it.

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Drawing inspiration from the Recovered Factories Movement in Argentina, the Vio.Me factory in Greece has begun production under worker self-management.

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A collective of researchers, photographers and filmmakers comes together to launch a powerful new multimedia research project on the crisis in Athens.

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Post image for Financial Empire and the global debtors’ prison

Financial Empire may have reduced us all to debt prisoners, but we can still become the social protagonists of history’s greatest-ever prison break.

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Sadly, economic policy is guided by neither facts nor ideas — it is guided by power. Ending austerity will require more than Excel spreadsheets alone.

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Against the marketization of the university

by Donya Alinejad on April 19, 2013

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The crisis in higher education is the result of a privatized culture of management. This is a plea for turning universities back over to the sciences.

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The dangerous dreams of Slavoj Žižek

by Jerome Roos on April 18, 2013

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Žižek’s misplaced tribute to Thatcher and his diatribe against direct democracy reveal the dangerous messianic tendencies of his “radical” philosophy.

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Talking about a revolution with John Holloway

by Jerome Roos on April 17, 2013

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“There is a growing sense throughout the world that capitalism isn’t working; and that the cracks we create in it may really be the only way forward.”

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