From Lampedusa to Hamburg: time to open the gates!

Thumbnail image for From Lampedusa to Hamburg: time to open the gates! by Susi Meret July 10, 2014 People & Power

As European countries throw up their walls and clamp down on refugees and migrants, the latter are increasingly responding with peaceful resistance. 

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Between selective sympathy and collective punishment

Thumbnail image for Between selective sympathy and collective punishment by Jerome Roos July 5, 2014 People & Power

Rampant racism and strategic opportunism are driving Israel’s collective punishment of the Palestinians, who — as always — receive little sympathy.

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Parecon: envisioning a life beyond capitalism

Thumbnail image for Parecon: envisioning a life beyond capitalism by Joris Leverink July 2, 2014 Capitalism & Crisis

In this interview, ROAR sits down with Michael Albert, author of ‘Realizing Hope’ and editor of Znet, to explore the idea of participatory economics.

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“We want our freedom!” Refugees resist in Berlin

Thumbnail image for “We want our freedom!” Refugees resist in Berlin by Joris Leverink July 2, 2014 News

The resistance of a group of refugees against the eviction of an occupied school building in Berlin is exemplary of migrant struggles across Europe.

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The story of the unsung heroes: Black Bloc Brazil

Thumbnail image for The story of the unsung heroes: Black Bloc Brazil by Esther Solano Gallego June 23, 2014 People & Power

Despised by many, hailed by some: the Black Bloc in Brazil uses its “performative violence” to draw attention to the everyday struggles of millions.

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Comrades from Cairo: everyone’s right to protest

Thumbnail image for Comrades from Cairo: everyone’s right to protest by Comrades from Cairo June 21, 2014 People & Power

In Egypt, we are at a crucial juncture. We know that if we — or anyone — gives up their right to protest, we are giving up the right to shape our world.

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The cybernetics of Occupy: an anarchist perspective

Thumbnail image for The cybernetics of Occupy: an anarchist perspective by Thomas Swann June 20, 2014 Reflections

Stafford Beer’s organizational cybernetics can help us understand Occupy’s non-hierarchical democratic processes and the role of autonomy within them.

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The New Brazil: continuing imperialism by other means

Thumbnail image for The New Brazil: continuing imperialism by other means by Levi Gahman June 18, 2014 Books

Zibechi’s new book forcefully exhibits how the insatiable drive for capital accumulation continues to dispossess and repress Brazil’s marginalized poor.

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Rio de Janeiro: a story of occupations and evictions

Thumbnail image for Rio de Janeiro: a story of occupations and evictions by Vik Birkbeck June 17, 2014 People & Power

The Homeless Worker Movement occupied a building in Rio, helping to shelter thousands — but in the run-up to the World Cup they were violently evicted.

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They Can’t Represent Us: a riveting defense of democracy

Thumbnail image for They Can’t Represent Us: a riveting defense of democracy by Jerome Roos June 16, 2014 Books

They Can’t Represent Us by Marina Sitrin and Dario Azzellini is a fiery indictment of electoral politics and a riveting defense of real democracy.

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