The Turkish protests and the genie of revolution

Thumbnail image for The Turkish protests and the genie of revolution by Jerome Roos June 3, 2013 People & Power

While the outcome remains uncertain, a closer look at the Turkish uprising reveals its intimate connection to the global struggle for real democracy.

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Blockupy paralyzes Frankfurt for second year in a row

Thumbnail image for Blockupy paralyzes Frankfurt for second year in a row by Peter Storm June 2, 2013 Capitalism & Crisis

Clashes break out as police try to keep thousands of Blockupy activists from shutting down the European Central Bank in Frankfurt’s financial district.

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Defiant Turks: “this is only just the beginning”

Thumbnail image for Defiant Turks: “this is only just the beginning” by ROAR Collective June 2, 2013 People & Power

What Turkey is witnessing today is a broad-based popular rebellion against the authoritarianism of its conservative neoliberal Islamist establishment.

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Resistanbul: the beginning of the end of an era?

Thumbnail image for Resistanbul: the beginning of the end of an era? by ROAR Collective June 2, 2013 People & Power

A Turkish academic reflects on the ongoing protests in her country, sketching an ambiguous image of a curious coalition that may yet bring a new era.

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The day the people of Turkey rose up — in pictures

Thumbnail image for The day the people of Turkey rose up — in pictures by ROAR Collective June 2, 2013 People & Power

Police forced to retreat from Istanbul’s Taksim square as protests against the authoritarian neoliberalism of Erdogan’s proto-Islamist government grow.

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In solidarity with the protesters in Turkey

Thumbnail image for In solidarity with the protesters in Turkey by Collettivo Prezzemolo June 1, 2013 Actions

These protests are not about the trees; they are about a particular logic of government that violently imposes neoliberalism irrespective of the people.

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Euro Crisis: Between the Streets and the Trading Floors

Thumbnail image for Euro Crisis: Between the Streets and the Trading Floors by Jerome Roos May 28, 2013 Capitalism & Crisis

In this new paper, ROAR founder Jérôme Roos provides a theoretical framework for understanding the nature of popular resistance to austerity in Europe.

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How the Democratic Party kettles our thoughts

Thumbnail image for How the Democratic Party kettles our thoughts by ROAR Collective May 27, 2013 People & Power

Far from posing a progressive alternative, the Democratic Party represses the revolutionary energy of workers to keep them firmly within the system.

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In Bolivia, Morales faces a challenge from below

Thumbnail image for In Bolivia, Morales faces a challenge from below by Jerome Roos May 21, 2013 Development & Dependency

An ongoing two-week strike by miners, teachers and health workers exposes the contradictions at the heart of Morales’ “Andean and Amazonian capitalism”.

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Why Europe can’t just “fix” youth unemployment

Thumbnail image for Why Europe can’t just “fix” youth unemployment by Jerome Roos May 14, 2013 Capitalism & Crisis

Our problems are not due to a lack of innovative ideas; they are due to an excess of financial power concentrated in the hands of an elite of bankers.

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