Brazil explodes in a furious feast of democracy

Thumbnail image for Brazil explodes in a furious feast of democracy by Jerome Roos June 21, 2013 People & Power

Government U-turn on bus fares fails to stem wave of unrest as millions of Brazilians take to the streets in 100 cities in the biggest protests so far.

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Assemblies emerging in Turkey: a lesson in democracy

Thumbnail image for Assemblies emerging in Turkey: a lesson in democracy by Jerome Roos June 19, 2013 People & Power

The protesters are starting to counter-pose their own direct democracy to the sham of a democracy proposed by Erdogan’s authoritarian neoliberal state.

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What’s happening in Bulgaria? We need your support!

Thumbnail image for What’s happening in Bulgaria? We need your support! by Georgi Marinov June 19, 2013 People & Power

If you had 24 years to change and refine a country’s policies, would you twist those to your benefit? Bulgaria’s corrupt politicians most certainly did.

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Closure of ERT is a slap in the face of democracy

Thumbnail image for Closure of ERT is a slap in the face of democracy by Ingeborg Beugel June 18, 2013 Media & Manipulation

The closure of Greece’s public broadcaster is not just about austerity: it is part of the governments’ attempt to suppress independent media criticism.

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In Brazil, the mask of democracy is falling

Thumbnail image for In Brazil, the mask of democracy is falling by ROAR Collective June 18, 2013 People & Power

If Brazil’s oppressors are forced to recognize that an era of real democracy has arrived, I will be very happy to pay 20 cents more for my bus rides.

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Angela Merkel’s appalling hypocrisy on Turkey

Thumbnail image for Angela Merkel’s appalling hypocrisy on Turkey by Jerome Roos June 18, 2013 People & Power

The German Chancellor would like to see some more space for Turks protesting against their government — but what about space for protesters in Germany?

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In Brazil, a dual struggle against neoliberalism

Thumbnail image for In Brazil, a dual struggle against neoliberalism by Peter Storm June 17, 2013 People & Power

In Brazil, students and the indigenous may be fighting different fights, but they are ultimately part of the same struggle against the neoliberal state.

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What do Bosnia, Bulgaria and Brazil have in common?

Thumbnail image for What do Bosnia, Bulgaria and Brazil have in common? by Jerome Roos June 15, 2013 People & Power

Once again, it’s kicking off everywhere: from Turkey to Bosnia, Bulgaria and Brazil, the endless struggle for real democracy resonates around the globe.

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Occupy ERT: the revolution will be live-streamed

Thumbnail image for Occupy ERT: the revolution will be live-streamed by Leonidas Oikonomakis June 14, 2013 Media & Manipulation

Greece’s neoliberal government may have shut down public television to please its creditors, but stay tuned: the revolution may still be live-streamed.

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Occupy Sarajevo: taking parliament hostage in Bosnia

Thumbnail image for Occupy Sarajevo: taking parliament hostage in Bosnia by Chiara Milan June 14, 2013 People & Power

A protest against administrative hurdles to identification has sparked a broader popular movement against a dysfunctional system and for real democracy.

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