Finance and the privatization of rural livelihoods

Thumbnail image for Finance and the privatization of rural livelihoods by ROAR Collective November 1, 2014 Development & Dependency

The disappearing boundaries between financial speculation and development aid are an unsettling testimony to the rapid financialization of agriculture.

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After Gezi: Erdoğan and political struggle in Turkey

Thumbnail image for After Gezi: Erdoğan and political struggle in Turkey by Global Uprisings October 24, 2014 People & Power

The latest Global Uprisings film chronicles a year of resistance and repression that has left Turkey profoundly divided in the wake of the Gezi uprising.

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Spokes on the anti-austerity wheel: moving beyond reform

Thumbnail image for Spokes on the anti-austerity wheel: moving beyond reform by Shane Burley October 24, 2014 Capitalism & Crisis

If we want to envision an anti-austerity movement that can genuinely empower people, we will have to create one that moves beyond austerity altogether.

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The return of the nightmare in Mexico (or, was it ever gone?)

Thumbnail image for The return of the nightmare in Mexico (or, was it ever gone?) by Leonidas Oikonomakis October 23, 2014 People & Power

Political assassinations appear to be back on the agenda in Peña Nieto’s Mexico, as protesters demand information on the fate of 43 missing students.

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The next financial crisis may be just around the corner

Thumbnail image for The next financial crisis may be just around the corner by Jerome Roos October 20, 2014 Capitalism & Crisis

As growth stalls, stocks tumble and investors fret, the question is no longer if there will be another crisis, but when and where it will strike first.

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Kobanê, the Kurdish struggle, and the dangers lurking ahead

Thumbnail image for Kobanê, the Kurdish struggle, and the dangers lurking ahead by Jelle Bruinsma October 19, 2014 People & Power

While ISIS has been driven out of Kobanê, dangers of U.S. imperial prerogatives lurk around the corner for Kurdish ambitions for democratic autonomy.

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ISIS fighter in Kobanê: “Erdoğan has helped us a lot”

Thumbnail image for ISIS fighter in Kobanê: “Erdoğan has helped us a lot” by Iskender Doğu October 14, 2014 People & Power

ISIS defiant as Syria’s civil war threatens to spill over into Turkey: “Erdoğan has helped us a lot, but we don’t need him anymore. Turkey is next.”

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Kobanê refugee girl: “ISIS destroyed my dreams”

Thumbnail image for Kobanê refugee girl: “ISIS destroyed my dreams” by Iskender Doğu October 12, 2014 News

Kurdish refugees from Kobanê are in want of solidarity and support while the Turkish army is accused of sharing intelligence with ISIS forces in Syria.

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Kurdish solidarity groups attacked at Kobanê border

Thumbnail image for Kurdish solidarity groups attacked at Kobanê border by Iskender Doğu October 11, 2014 News

While the resistance continues on both sides of the hermetically sealed-off Kobanê border, escaping the war has become just as difficult as joining it.

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Hope and despair grips Kurds as Kobanê continues to resist

Thumbnail image for Hope and despair grips Kurds as Kobanê continues to resist by Iskender Doğu October 10, 2014 News

With fighter jets flying overhead and fierce clashes breaking out between Turkish police and Kurdish protesters, Iskender Doğu reports from Kurdistan.

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