Society & Solidarity

Everything on society, community and mutual aid.

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Yes, we’re nice people, and yes we have been sapped of our energy. But the main reasons we’re not protesting are deeper and must be targeted directly.

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In today’s turbo-charged and austerity-ravaged economy, anxiety and insecurity have become the new normal. How did this happen — and how do we fight back?

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Future Suspended: a new documentary on Athens

by Jerome Roos on February 24, 2014

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Through a cinematic traversal of the city, Future Suspended traces the transformation of Athens’ crisis-ridden public space and those who dwell in it.

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On founders and keepers of Occupy Wall Street

by Justin Wedes on February 10, 2014

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The temptation of individuals to hoard the movement’s social media accounts will be our downfall if we don’t resist it actively and with solidarity.

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Creditocracy: making the case for debt refusal

by Hollis Phelps on February 10, 2014

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In his latest book, Creditocracy, scholar-activist Andrew Ross makes a compelling case for debt refusal as “a protective deed on behalf of democracy”.

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Understanding European movements from ’68 to 2011

by Parthena Xanthopoulou-Dimitriadou on February 7, 2014

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In the aftermath of 2011, the new volume by Fominaya and Cox provides an excellent analytical framework and empirical overview of European movements.

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Global Uprisings: fighting sexual assault in Egypt

by Global Uprisings on February 5, 2014

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In this first video in the Global Uprisings interview series, Egyptian activist Mariam Kirollos reflects on the fight against sexual assault in Cairo.

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Workers of self-managed factories gather in Marseille

by Theodoros Karyotis on February 3, 2014

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Workers, activists and academics gather at the occupied and self-managed Fralib factory in Marseille for Europe’s first “Workers’ Economy” meeting.

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Greek coastguard accused of drowning 12 refugees

by Tamara van der Putten on January 28, 2014

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Survivors claim they were beaten back into the sea and threatened at gunpoint as they tried to save their loved ones from drowning off Farmakonisi.

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Crises of Imagination, Crises of Power

by Max Haiven on January 17, 2014

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The years to come will be defined by struggles over our ability to imagine radically expanded horizons beyond the capitalist enclosure of the commons.

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