The Eurozone’s Pyrrhic victory over Greece

Thumbnail image for The Eurozone’s Pyrrhic victory over Greece by Jerome Roos August 11, 2015 People & Power

The Eurozone has imposed a Carthaginian peace upon the Greeks, but the lessons of King Pyrrhus loom large: one more such victory would utterly undo it.

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Murray Bookchin and the Kurdish resistance

Thumbnail image for Murray Bookchin and the Kurdish resistance by Joris Leverink August 9, 2015 Capitalism & Crisis

Bookchin’s municipalist ideas, once rejected by communists and anarchists alike, have now come to inspire the Kurdish quest for democratic autonomy.

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Debating democracy in a European debt colony

Thumbnail image for Debating democracy in a European debt colony by Chloe Wyma August 8, 2015 Intellectuals & Ideology

Days after Syriza’s capitulation to the Troika, radicals from across the world gathered in Athens for a historic conference on the future of democracy.

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Erdogan sacrifices peace to entrench his own power

Thumbnail image for Erdogan sacrifices peace to entrench his own power by Yvo Fitzherbert August 3, 2015 People & Power

Fearful of Kurdish electoral gains in Turkey and military advances in Syria, Erdogan pushes for war with the PKK to secure his own political future.

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Water: source of life and conflict in the Land of Rivers

Thumbnail image for Water: source of life and conflict in the Land of Rivers by Joris Leverink August 1, 2015 Environment & Energy

Oil is often seen as the root cause of conflict in the Middle East, but in the coming years water might come to overtake it as a key source of dispute.

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Social media and movements: is the love affair really over?

Thumbnail image for Social media and movements: is the love affair really over? by Thomas Swann July 31, 2015 People & Power

Social media are monitored and controlled by large corporations. Can they also facilitate the kind of self-organization that defines radical politics?

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The PAH: defending the right to housing in Spain

Thumbnail image for The PAH: defending the right to housing in Spain by Timothy Ginty July 23, 2015 Capitalism & Crisis

In Spain, where the government bails out banks, the Platform for People Affected by Mortgages (PAH) bails out families and defends their right to housing.

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The problem with center-left critiques of neoliberalism

Thumbnail image for The problem with center-left critiques of neoliberalism by Martijn Konings July 22, 2015 Capitalism & Crisis

The Polanyian preoccupation with the social limits to the expansion of the market is really just a distraction from our own investment in the status quo.

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#TalkReal: is it time for the left to abandon the EU?

Thumbnail image for #TalkReal: is it time for the left to abandon the EU? by European Alternatives July 22, 2015 Intellectuals & Ideology

Journalist Owen Jones recently asked whether it is time for the left to abandon the EU. In this episode of #TalkReal, four guests discuss the question.

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Suruç massacre: today we mourn, tomorrow we rebuild

Thumbnail image for Suruç massacre: today we mourn, tomorrow we rebuild by Yvo Fitzherbert July 21, 2015 People & Power

The bombing of the Amara Cultural Center was meant to inspire fear and keep people from acting in solidarity with Kobane. We must not let ISIS succeed.

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