Reflections

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

Disneyland: a fully sanitized all-American utopia

by Juan Domingo Sánchez Estop on January 26, 2014

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At the end of history, amid a vast ocean of neoliberal despair, lies an immunized utopia inviting us to innocently contemplate the imminence of catastrophe.

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Post image for Tribute to Egypt’s martyrs: ‘Your time will come, al-Sisi!’

“You, General al-Sisi, will keep killing us, we’ll keep dying and grieving until your time comes. Like it did for Morsi, the tables will turn on you.”

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State of Power 2014: Exposing the Davos Class

by ROAR Collective on January 25, 2014

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As world leaders gather for the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Transnational Institute releases its third report on the state of corporate power.

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2011 is not 1968: an open letter from Egypt

by Philip Rizk on January 25, 2014

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As Egyptians trickle into Tahrir to commemorate the 2011 revolution, hijacked by the army, it becomes ever more important to listen to the unheard voices.

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Collapse of Argentine peso and Turkish lira, compounded by Chinese slump and pressures on other markets, raises possibility of new phase in the crisis.

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The European periphery as a political laboratory

by Ricardo Campos on January 21, 2014

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The austerity imposed on the EU periphery is part of a wider and more ambitious experiment to suspend democracy and commodify all aspects of social life.

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In the context of a deepening housing crisis, Italy’s movements are becoming increasingly united in their opposition to neoliberalism and austerity.

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Beyond Gezi: What Future for the Movement?

by ROAR Collective on January 16, 2014

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Gezi lives, but to have a lasting effect it will need to be taken out of the realm of the extraordinary and into the everyday lives of ordinary people.

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Superman, Clark Kent, and the Limits of the Gezi Uprising

by Mehmet Döşemeci on January 13, 2014

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The çapulcu were heroes by night but still kept working by day. Without occupying the sites of production, there can be no long-term arrest of capitalism.

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If there is one lesson that foreign revolutionaries can take from the Gezi uprising, it must be this: political determination counts. Keep on stirring!

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