The New Brazil: continuing imperialism by other means

Thumbnail image for The New Brazil: continuing imperialism by other means by Levi Gahman June 18, 2014 Books

Zibechi’s new book forcefully exhibits how the insatiable drive for capital accumulation continues to dispossess and repress Brazil’s marginalized poor.

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Rio de Janeiro: a story of occupations and evictions

Thumbnail image for Rio de Janeiro: a story of occupations and evictions by Vik Birkbeck June 17, 2014 People & Power

The Homeless Worker Movement occupied a building in Rio, helping to shelter thousands — but in the run-up to the World Cup they were violently evicted.

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They Can’t Represent Us: a riveting defense of democracy

Thumbnail image for They Can’t Represent Us: a riveting defense of democracy by Jerome Roos June 16, 2014 Books

They Can’t Represent Us by Marina Sitrin and Dario Azzellini is a fiery indictment of electoral politics and a riveting defense of real democracy.

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The wreck of the plaza: after the squares

Thumbnail image for The wreck of the plaza: after the squares by Research and Destroy June 16, 2014 Culture & Critique

We must find ways of meeting our needs and desires that depend on neither wages nor money, while defending ourselves against all who stand in our way.

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Organizing social space as if social relations mattered

Thumbnail image for Organizing social space as if social relations mattered by Cindy Milstein June 13, 2014 Culture & Critique

If a society beyond capitalism is to stand any chance, we will have to forge different social relations and create new forms of social organization.

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Counter-power as common power: beyond horizontalism

Thumbnail image for Counter-power as common power: beyond horizontalism by Not An Alternative June 6, 2014 People & Power

Occupy was powerful not because of its consensus decision-making processes but because of its participants’ collective commitment to a shared idea.

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In Greece, a battle to reclaim the seashore as commons

Thumbnail image for In Greece, a battle to reclaim the seashore as commons by Maria Hadjimichael June 4, 2014 Environment & Energy

A grassroots campaign is taking off against the proposed privatization and commodification of one of Greece’s last-remaining utopias: its coastline.

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Environmentalists and workers of the world, unite!

Thumbnail image for Environmentalists and workers of the world, unite! by Stefania Barca June 3, 2014 Culture & Critique

The conflict between labor and the environment is a neoliberal construct. What we need is a broad coalition that can fundamentally transform production.

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‘Today we resist’: celebrating Gezi one year later

Thumbnail image for ‘Today we resist’: celebrating Gezi one year later by Joris Leverink May 31, 2014 People & Power

One year since the start of the Gezi protests, and with a major debt crisis in the making, the resistance to Erdoğan’s embattled government continues.

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Kazova: the Turkish factory under workers’ control

Thumbnail image for Kazova: the Turkish factory under workers’ control by Joris Leverink May 29, 2014 People & Power

On the eve of the first anniversary of the Gezi uprising, a small group of textile workers explores a radical alternative: occupy, resist, produce!

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