Glezos denounces Greek loan agreement as “illusion”

Thumbnail image for Glezos denounces Greek loan agreement as “illusion” by Manolis Glezos February 22, 2015 Capitalism & Crisis

Syriza’s most senior politician, the 94-year-old war hero and MEP Manolis Glezos, opposes his party’s decision to extend the Eurozone bailout program.

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‘Cease and censor’ in Turkey’s war on social media

Thumbnail image for ‘Cease and censor’ in Turkey’s war on social media by Binnaz Saktanber February 20, 2015 Media & Manipulation

Turkey has a track record of ruthlessly cracking down on social media users, and both Twitter and Facebook appear happy to play ball with the censors.

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Syriza will have to choose between Scylla and Charybdis

Thumbnail image for Syriza will have to choose between Scylla and Charybdis by Jerome Roos February 19, 2015 Capitalism & Crisis

Greece’s leftist government will soon have to confront a critical question: will it accept its creditors’ demands, or will it take unilateral action?

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Rebuilding Kobani: call for help from a city in ruins

Thumbnail image for Rebuilding Kobani: call for help from a city in ruins by Yvo Fitzherbert February 18, 2015 People & Power

The liberation of Kobani was a bittersweet victory that left the town devastated. Reconstruction has begun and the need for solidarity and aid is urgent.

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Golden Dawn’s consolidation and its reluctant prosecution

Thumbnail image for Golden Dawn’s consolidation and its reluctant prosecution by Marietta Simegiatou February 17, 2015 Reflections

With its leaders in prison, Golden Dawn still managed to consolidate its electoral base. Where did the party come from and what are the latest developments?

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From Chiapas to Rojava: seas divide us, autonomy binds us

Thumbnail image for From Chiapas to Rojava: seas divide us, autonomy binds us by Petar Stanchev February 17, 2015 People & Power

Despite being continents apart, the struggles of the Kurds and Zapatistas share a similar purpose: to resist capitalism, liberate women and build autonomy.

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HSBC and the upside-down world of austerity politics

Thumbnail image for HSBC and the upside-down world of austerity politics by Jerome Roos February 12, 2015 Capitalism & Crisis

While the wealthy evade billions in taxes, ordinary citizens continue to bear the burden of budget cuts. Meanwhile, those who resist are punished for it.

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Pro-gay and anti-Islam: rise of the Dutch far-Right

Thumbnail image for Pro-gay and anti-Islam: rise of the Dutch far-Right by Alex de Jong February 8, 2015 Intellectuals & Ideology

In the Netherlands, the right-wing PVV (Freedom Party) has steadily garnered power using a hate-filled discourse directed at Muslims and elites alike. 

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Dead city: torturing squatters for a cleaner Barcelona

Thumbnail image for Dead city: torturing squatters for a cleaner Barcelona by Carlos Delclós February 7, 2015 Capitalism & Crisis

Nine years ago, Barcelona police tortured four innocent people. A new documentary tells their story, uncovering the corruption behind an entire system.

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Ayotzinapa: the aftermath of a drama

Thumbnail image for Ayotzinapa: the aftermath of a drama by Merel de Buck February 3, 2015 Capitalism & Crisis

The shock of the Ayotzinapa drama still reverberates months later. Social movements are battling to make use of the space for action that opened up.

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