This is what “unimaginable restraint” looks like for Israel

Thumbnail image for This is what “unimaginable restraint” looks like for Israel by Jerome Roos July 25, 2014 People & Power

If this is the IDF showing restraint, as officials claim, what kind of horrific atrocities would it be capable of unleashing if it went “all the way”?

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Rojava revolution: building autonomy in the Middle East

Thumbnail image for Rojava revolution: building autonomy in the Middle East by Sardar Saadi July 25, 2014 People & Power

Kurdish rebels are establishing self-rule in war-torn Syria, resembling the Zapatista experience and providing a democratic alternative for the region.

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In Crete, a naval protest to stop the chemicals of war

Thumbnail image for In Crete, a naval protest to stop the chemicals of war by Leonidas Oikonomakis July 25, 2014 People & Power

As NATO prepares to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons on board a warship in the Mediterranean Sea, a local movement in Crete stages a big naval protest.

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Rojava: a struggle against borders and for autonomy

Thumbnail image for Rojava: a struggle against borders and for autonomy by Ali Bektaş July 24, 2014 People & Power

As ISIS lays siege on the autonomous Kurdish enclave of Kobanê, thousands of Kurds try to break down the Turkish-Syrian border to join their comrades.

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By brutalizing Palestinians, Israel dehumanizes itself

Thumbnail image for By brutalizing Palestinians, Israel dehumanizes itself by Jerome Roos July 22, 2014 People & Power

As bombs rain down on hospitals and Israeli politicians call for the ethnic cleansing of Gaza, it becomes clear that you cannot reason with fanaticism.

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Marinaleda: the village where people come before profit

Thumbnail image for Marinaleda: the village where people come before profit by Jen Wilton July 15, 2014 Capitalism & Crisis

The thriving Spanish town of Marinaleda runs on the principles of mutual aid and direct action. In a country paralyzed by debt, is this an alternative?

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Why does Argentina not simply default again?

Thumbnail image for Why does Argentina not simply default again? by Jerome Roos July 13, 2014 People & Power

Constructing authentic economic sovereignty will require a number of sacrifices that Argentina’s government does not appear to be willing or able to make.

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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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