Reflections

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

The catastrophic management of catastrophe

by Jerome Roos on September 14, 2013

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There is no doubt Warren Buffet was right when he said that his side is making and winning the global class war. The question is: for how much longer?

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Occupy theorists launch militant research handbook

by ROAR Collective on September 12, 2013

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A collaborative project seeks to redefine the place where activism and academia meet by promoting militant research in, about and with the movements.

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Romania: more resistance against politics-as-usual

by Peter Storm on September 12, 2013

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The worldwide wave of protest is spilling over into Romania, where resistance against corporate environmental destruction is taking off in a big way.

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One week of protests: what’s going on in Romania?

by Grecu Cristian-Dan on September 10, 2013

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For over a week now, the people of Romania have been out in the streets to protest against the construction of an open-pit gold mine and gas fracking.

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Zapatismo: the art of building a new world

by Raúl Zibechi on September 9, 2013

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As the media stopped paying attention, many forgot about the Zapatista revolt. But quietly, away from the spotlight, they have deepened their autonomy.

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The Making of the Indebted State under Neoliberalism

by Jerome Roos on September 6, 2013

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Building on recent work by Graeber and Lazzarato, this new paper aims to uncover the hidden power that banks obtain by creating money out of thin air.

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Today’s uprisings may be the harbinger of a new era of radical democratic aspirations in which autonomous movements could come to play a central role.

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Now, more than ever, we need to pledge our fidelity to the spirit of revolt that toppled Mubarak. Only the power of the streets can beat back the army.

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The Escuelita Zapatista and its proposal to the movements

by Leonidas Oikonomakis on August 19, 2013

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After inviting 1.700 activists from around the world to celebrate autonomy with them, the Zapatistas send their alumn@s home to continue the struggle.

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Incarcerated, persecuted and put on show trials, today’s digital dissenters — from Manning and Assange to Snowden — continue to speak truth to power.

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