HSBC and the upside-down world of austerity politics

Thumbnail image for HSBC and the upside-down world of austerity politics by Jerome Roos February 12, 2015 Capitalism & Crisis

While the wealthy evade billions in taxes, ordinary citizens continue to bear the burden of budget cuts. Meanwhile, those who resist are punished for it.

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Pro-gay and anti-Islam: rise of the Dutch far-Right

Thumbnail image for Pro-gay and anti-Islam: rise of the Dutch far-Right by Alex de Jong February 8, 2015 Intellectuals & Ideology

In the Netherlands, the right-wing PVV (Freedom Party) has steadily garnered power using a hate-filled discourse directed at Muslims and elites alike. 

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Dead city: torturing squatters for a cleaner Barcelona

Thumbnail image for Dead city: torturing squatters for a cleaner Barcelona by Carlos Delclós February 7, 2015 Capitalism & Crisis

Nine years ago, Barcelona police tortured four innocent people. A new documentary tells their story, uncovering the corruption behind an entire system.

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Ayotzinapa: the aftermath of a drama

Thumbnail image for Ayotzinapa: the aftermath of a drama by Merel de Buck February 3, 2015 Capitalism & Crisis

The shock of the Ayotzinapa drama still reverberates months later. Social movements are battling to make use of the space for action that opened up.

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Escaping the misery: Turkey’s latest drug epidemic

Thumbnail image for Escaping the misery: Turkey’s latest drug epidemic by Joris Leverink February 1, 2015 People & Power

While a drug called ‘bonzai’ is destroying the lives of Turkish youths, the government’s response is reminiscent of out-dated War on Drugs policies.

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VOIZES speak up against global prison industries

Thumbnail image for VOIZES speak up against global prison industries by Luigi Celentano January 31, 2015 Actions

First-person insights into incarceration and freedom, by ex-prisoners themselves, from Barcelona’s Fractures Photo Collective and its project, VOIZES.

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From #Takethesquare to São Paulo’s #FreeYourPark

Thumbnail image for From #Takethesquare to São Paulo’s #FreeYourPark by Bernardo Gutiérrez January 29, 2015 Actions

After the square occupations of the past years, the Augusta Park actions in São Paulo, Brazil, open a new phase based on a vision of the commons.

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First we take Athens: Europe’s debt colony revolts

Thumbnail image for First we take Athens: Europe’s debt colony revolts by Heathcote Ruthven January 28, 2015 People & Power

Syriza’s victory — a product of Greece’s vibrant, antagonistic culture of direct action and prefigurative politics — will resound throughout Europe.

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Kobani liberated! Kurdish forces push ISIS out of town

Thumbnail image for Kobani liberated! Kurdish forces push ISIS out of town by Joris Leverink January 26, 2015 News

After 134 days of resistance, the Kurdish forces of the YPG/YPJ have finally pushed IS out of Kobani. While the battle is won, the struggle continues.

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The rise of the Greek left is a call for pan-European change

Thumbnail image for The rise of the Greek left is a call for pan-European change by Antonis Broumas January 26, 2015 People & Power

The Greeks have voted for SYRIZA in order to be able to breathe, but deeper aspirations for freedom, social justice and radical democracy are very high.

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