We are the authors and actors of our own history

Thumbnail image for We are the authors and actors of our own history by Laurence Cox September 10, 2014 Books

As neoliberalism struggles to find a long-term survival strategy, a new book explores how Marxism can contribute to the praxis of contemporary movements.

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The traumas and dramas of post-Cup, pre-Olympic Brazil

Thumbnail image for The traumas and dramas of post-Cup, pre-Olympic Brazil by Christopher Gaffney August 25, 2014 Capitalism & Crisis

A decade of mega-events is unrecognizably transforming Brazil’s urban landscape, with the poor excluded and the benefits reaped unequivocally by the rich. 

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What happens in Ferguson does not stay in Ferguson

Thumbnail image for What happens in Ferguson does not stay in Ferguson by Jerome Roos August 24, 2014 Culture & Critique

For African Americans, the state of emergency has long been a permanent one. Now, under neoliberalism, it is fast becoming generalized across the globe.

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In Thailand, a political crisis with global implications

Thumbnail image for In Thailand, a political crisis with global implications by Ben Case August 23, 2014 People & Power

The social upheaval and military coup in Thailand reveal a crisis of democracy that may have implications for the future of democracies everywhere.

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Ferguson: breaking out of post-racial hypnosis

Thumbnail image for Ferguson: breaking out of post-racial hypnosis by George Ciccariello-Maher August 19, 2014 People & Power

The Ferguson uprising shows that we are breaking out of the post-racial hypnosis of the Obama presidency to enter into a greater willingness to resist.

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The Islamic State: a monster US empire created

Thumbnail image for The Islamic State: a monster US empire created by Jerome Roos August 18, 2014 People & Power

The rise of fundamentalism is a decidedly modern phenomenon in which US imperialism has always played a major role. The Islamic State is no exception.

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Notes on Rabaa: revolt does not happen in a vacuum

Thumbnail image for Notes on Rabaa: revolt does not happen in a vacuum by Philip Rizk August 17, 2014 People & Power

One year after the Rabaa massacre, Egypt’s prisons are full of dissidents of all political stripes. If we don’t stop this, we face a future of horrors.

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The new PKK: unleashing a social revolution in Kurdistan

Thumbnail image for The new PKK: unleashing a social revolution in Kurdistan by Rafael Taylor August 17, 2014 People & Power

As the prospect of Kurdish independence becomes ever more imminent, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party transforms itself into a force for radical democracy.

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Israel’s turn to the right: the occupier devours itself

Thumbnail image for Israel’s turn to the right: the occupier devours itself by Jerome Roos August 16, 2014 People & Power

The cyclical nature of Israel’s wars on Gaza and its crackdown on internal dissent is increasingly starting to look like a case of collective ouroboros.

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Argentina is right to defy the Taliban of global finance

Thumbnail image for Argentina is right to defy the Taliban of global finance by Jerome Roos August 2, 2014 Capitalism & Crisis

Financial fundamentalism of vulture funds and US Judge Griesa — not Argentine contempt — are to blame for the country’s second default in 13 years.

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