Revolution at the armchair: on books and barricades

Thumbnail image for Revolution at the armchair: on books and barricades by ROAR Collective January 27, 2013 Intellectuals & Ideology

What role for revolutionary theory and practice? In this debate, Matan Kaminer takes ROAR founder Jerome to task for resurrecting obsolete prejudices.

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Tahrir and the undying spirit of revolt

Thumbnail image for Tahrir and the undying spirit of revolt by Jerome Roos January 25, 2013 People & Power

If there is one lesson we have to learn from the endless struggle of the Egyptians, it is this: don’t rely on anyone to make your revolution for you.

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‘Them and Us’: new essays by Subcomandante Marcos

Thumbnail image for ‘Them and Us’: new essays by Subcomandante Marcos by ROAR Collective January 25, 2013 People & Power

In a new series of essays, Subcomandante Marcos of the EZLN lays out the differences between those in power and those who choose to organize from below.

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From revolutionary fantasies to active disengagement

Thumbnail image for From revolutionary fantasies to active disengagement by Sajjad Ali Malik January 24, 2013 Development & Dependency

The rise and success of the Punjab peasant movement proves that autonomous resistance — not party politics — is the path to popular self-determination.

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Kirchnerismo in crisis: the widow fears a coup

Thumbnail image for Kirchnerismo in crisis: the widow fears a coup by Arturo Desimone January 23, 2013 Development & Dependency

Did Kirchnerismo and the Argentinian opposition betray their social ideals? Not if we remember that they were both founded on right-wing principles.

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At Utopia’s Fiesta: ROAR at the anti-fascist concert in Athens

Thumbnail image for At Utopia’s Fiesta: ROAR at the anti-fascist concert in Athens by ROAR Collective January 23, 2013 Poetry & Philosophy

On Saturday, ROAR contributor Leonidas performed with activist hip-hop formation Social Waste at the anti-fascist concert on Syntagma Square, Athens.

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In the new Mexican revolution, resistance is fertile

Thumbnail image for In the new Mexican revolution, resistance is fertile by Jen Wilton January 21, 2013 People & Power

From the rise of the #YoSoy132 student movement to the resurgence of the Zapatistas, Mexico remains at the very heart of the global cycle of struggles.

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In Greece, the criminals live in other Villas

Thumbnail image for In Greece, the criminals live in other Villas by Leonidas Oikonomakis January 20, 2013 People & Power

Claiming to fight lawlessness and chaos, the Greek state is cracking down on one of the last bulwarks against fascism: the anarchist squats of Athens.

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Noam Chomsky: “Obama has no moral center”

Thumbnail image for Noam Chomsky: “Obama has no moral center” by ROAR Collective January 15, 2013 Intellectuals & Ideology

In an interview with Al Jazeera, linguist and political activist Noam Chomsky says intellectuals have a moral duty to hold centers of power to account.

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A continuation of 500 years of indigenous resistance

Thumbnail image for A continuation of 500 years of indigenous resistance by Jerome Roos January 8, 2013 Environment & Energy

This beautiful short film provides a portrait of Canada’s Idle No More movement, which marks the continuation of 500 years of indigenous resistance.

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