The Autonomous Roots of the Real Democracy Movement

Thumbnail image for The Autonomous Roots of the Real Democracy Movement by Jerome Roos August 30, 2013 Capitalism & Crisis

Today’s uprisings may be the harbinger of a new era of radical democratic aspirations in which autonomous movements could come to play a central role.

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Egypt: ‘the revolution lives as long as we will die for it’

Thumbnail image for Egypt: ‘the revolution lives as long as we will die for it’ by Jerome Roos August 24, 2013 People & Power

Now, more than ever, we need to pledge our fidelity to the spirit of revolt that toppled Mubarak. Only the power of the streets can beat back the army.

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The Escuelita Zapatista and its proposal to the movements

Thumbnail image for The Escuelita Zapatista and its proposal to the movements by Leonidas Oikonomakis August 19, 2013 People & Power

After inviting 1.700 activists from around the world to celebrate autonomy with them, the Zapatistas send their alumn@s home to continue the struggle.

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The whistleblowers at the frontier of digital liberation

Thumbnail image for The whistleblowers at the frontier of digital liberation by Nozomi Hayase August 13, 2013 Media & Manipulation

Incarcerated, persecuted and put on show trials, today’s digital dissenters — from Manning and Assange to Snowden — continue to speak truth to power.

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Zapatistas celebrate 10 years of autonomy with ‘escuelita’

Thumbnail image for Zapatistas celebrate 10 years of autonomy with ‘escuelita’ by Leonidas Oikonomakis August 6, 2013 People & Power

The Zapatistas invite 1.500 activists from all over the world to a ‘Little School of Liberty’ in Chiapas to learn from their experiment with autonomy.

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Taksim Commune: Gezi Park and the Turkish Uprising

Thumbnail image for Taksim Commune: Gezi Park and the Turkish Uprising by Global Uprisings August 5, 2013 People & Power

In their latest documentary, Global Uprisings tells the story of the occupation of Gezi Park, its violent eviction, and the mass uprising it sparked.

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What would real democracy look like?

Thumbnail image for What would real democracy look like? by Camilla Hansen August 2, 2013 People & Power

As representative democracy sinks into crisis, we need to go back to democracy in its original meaning as rule of the people. What could this look like?

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Bloodbath in Egypt: the authoritarian state lingers

Thumbnail image for Bloodbath in Egypt: the authoritarian state lingers by Jerome Roos July 28, 2013 People & Power

The horrifying bloodshed following the ouster of the Muslim Brotherhood reveals that Egypt’s true oppressors have never truly been removed from power.

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Žižek accuses Chomsky of thinking ‘like a 12-year-old’

Thumbnail image for Žižek accuses Chomsky of thinking ‘like a 12-year-old’ by Jerome Roos July 26, 2013 Intellectuals & Ideology

Žižek suggests that mind of world’s leading linguist and most-cited living scholar “functions like that of a twelve-year-old” in matters of philosophy.

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Noam Chomsky replies to Žižek’s “fantasies”

Thumbnail image for Noam Chomsky replies to Žižek’s “fantasies” by ROAR Collective July 22, 2013 Intellectuals & Ideology

In the ongoing spat between the two giants of the intellectual left, Chomsky accuses Žižek of finding “literally nothing that is empirically wrong.”

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