Reflections

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

Post image for Hope and anger fuel protest against Istanbul’s third bridge

In the wake of the Gezi Park protests earlier this year, a new movement is now underway against the construction of a third bridge over the Bosphorus.

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Are we witnessing an open source finance revolution?

by Brett Scott on December 11, 2013

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Financial democracy requires bypassing large unaccountable institutions and reconnecting people to the reality of their money — by producing it ourselves.

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Post image for Mandela’s legacy: what if apartheid never really ended?

While the battle over Mandela’s legacy rages, it would be good to look beyond his sainthood and assess the outcome of his presidency with sober eyes.

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Post image for Uncivilizing the PhD: for a politics of doctoral experience

The road to a PhD is a common source of frustration. It is time to acknowledge and contest this experience as the outcome of a disciplinarian process.

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Post image for Ninjas of the night: shadows of revolt loom over Athens

The gloomy shadows of the December revolt of 2008 — triggered by the police murder of Alexis Grigoropoulos — still loom large over the Greek capital.

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Occupations and suspensions: a tense week at Sussex

by Craig McVegas on December 8, 2013

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Sussex University in the UK has become the site of occupations, strikes, road blocks and picket lines as students and workers rally against privatization.

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Egypt’s regime moves to outlaw January 25 revolution

by Mosireen Collective on December 7, 2013

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The anti-protest law is an attempt by al-Sisi’s military regime to break the Revolution’s power. Instead, it is bringing Egyptians back into the streets.

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Constructive subversion: a guide to organizational change

by Liam Barrington-Bush on December 7, 2013

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Do not fret, anarchists! Pockets of horizontalism can be carved out of hierarchy, and once liberated, even NGOs can be turned into spaces of autonomy.

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The New Abolitionists: migrant space in Barcelona

by Carlos Delclós on December 7, 2013

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While the Spanish government pursues apartheid policies in healthcare, a Zapatista-inspired autonomous group in Barcelona pursues solidarity for all.

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Post image for Nelson Mandela passes away — his struggle continues

The only appropriate way to honor the legacy of the iconic freedom fighter is not to beatify the man but to take his struggle to its logical conclusion.

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