Repression as big business in pre-Olympic Rio de Janeiro

Thumbnail image for Repression as big business in pre-Olympic Rio de Janeiro by Jason O'Hara January 10, 2015 People & Power

Big bucks are to be made in hosting the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro — not least by repressing all voices of dissent.

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FairCoop: virus of cooperation infects a new economy

Thumbnail image for FairCoop: virus of cooperation infects a new economy by ROAR Collective January 9, 2015 Capitalism & Crisis

The ‘Robin Hood of the Banks’ strikes again. This time the aim is to create a worldwide cooperative to develop and expand a new economy of the commons.

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What would a SYRIZA victory mean for the movements?

Thumbnail image for What would a SYRIZA victory mean for the movements? by Markos Vogiatzoglou January 4, 2015 People & Power

The upcoming elections in Greece may bring the left to power. Will SYRIZA win? What happens next? And what would a SYRIZA victory mean for the movements?

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Gag Law: Spain’s government tries to push back the tide

Thumbnail image for Gag Law: Spain’s government tries to push back the tide by Guillem Murcia January 3, 2015 People & Power

The intention behind Spain’s draconian new anti-protest law is clear: the government simply wants citizens to keep their mouths shut and stay at home.

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Decade of the protester? Why the uprisings are far from over

Thumbnail image for Decade of the protester? Why the uprisings are far from over by Jerome Roos December 31, 2014 People & Power

In 2011, TIME Magazine selected “the protester” as its person of the year. Perhaps “person of the decade” would have been a more accurate depiction.

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Fracking in Mexico gets green light during 2014

Thumbnail image for Fracking in Mexico gets green light during 2014 by Jen Wilton December 26, 2014 Environment & Energy

Shale oil and gas reserves in Mexico are a vast source of potential wealth, but the potential for humanitarian or environmental disasters is immense.  

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Britain’s history of torture in Northern Ireland

Thumbnail image for Britain’s history of torture in Northern Ireland by Rosa Gilbert December 22, 2014 Capitalism & Crisis

CIA torture revelations direct our focus to the inhumanity of the US government, but the British state has set important precedents in Northern Ireland.

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Zapatistas host world festival of resistance and rebellion

Thumbnail image for Zapatistas host world festival of resistance and rebellion by Leonidas Oikonomakis December 21, 2014 Actions

This month, the Zapatistas are organizing a major international meeting in Chiapas: the World Festival of Resistance and Rebellion Against Capitalism.

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Black lives matter: speaking truth to power in the US

Thumbnail image for Black lives matter: speaking truth to power in the US by Ismaail Qaiyim December 21, 2014 People & Power

The struggle for equal rights and recognition by people of color in the US speaks truth to power and exposes a thematic flaw in the American narrative.

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New TISA leak: secret trade deal threatens privacy rights

Thumbnail image for New TISA leak: secret trade deal threatens privacy rights by Santiago Carrion December 19, 2014 Capitalism & Crisis

A new leak exposes US attempts to boost mega-corporations by undermining privacy rights and internet freedoms through the top-secret TISA trade deal.

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