Society & Solidarity

Everything on society, community and mutual aid.

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Iyad Burnat’s chilling account of the torture and beatings suffered at the hands of Israeli soldiers after being detained at the weekly protests in Bil’in.

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Cop Watch: protecting neighborhoods from the police

by Jelle Bruinsma on August 29, 2015

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To protect their neighborhoods against police violence, Cop Watch groups in the U.S. patrol and document police activity, hoping to abate the harassment.

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South African media often depict poor black protesters as angry and irrational. Supporting their struggle requires challenging this discursive trope.

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Rio’s Olympic preparations under the spotlight

by Adam Talbot on August 21, 2015

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In the run-up to the Rio Olympics people have been forced from their homes and killed in the streets, while the environment has been permanently damaged.

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Hiding in plain sight: the history of the War on Drugs

by Paul Bermanzohn on August 13, 2015

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The War on Drugs was a direct response to the African American uprisings of the 1960s. Its racist and repressive effects continue to be felt today.

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Murray Bookchin and the Kurdish resistance

by Joris Leverink on August 9, 2015

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Bookchin’s municipalist ideas, once rejected by communists and anarchists alike, have now come to inspire the Kurdish quest for democratic autonomy.

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The PAH: defending the right to housing in Spain

by Timothy Ginty on July 23, 2015

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In Spain, where the government bails out banks, the Platform for People Affected by Mortgages (PAH) bails out families and defends their right to housing.

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Whatever the outcome of the referendum, tough times are ahead. To survive, Greek society will need to reinvigorate the commons and communal solidarity.

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Justice for Mitch Henriquez: Black Lives Matter goes Dutch

by Mathijs van de Sande on June 30, 2015

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Public opinion happily condemns systemic racism and excessive police force in other countries, but racist police violence is far from limited to the US.

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Finally, the Greek people will be able to say a dignified ‘NO!’ to austerity. We owe it to those who suffered, those who migrated — and those who died.

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