“We want our freedom!” Refugees resist in Berlin

Thumbnail image for “We want our freedom!” Refugees resist in Berlin by Joris Leverink July 2, 2014 News

The resistance of a group of refugees against the eviction of an occupied school building in Berlin is exemplary of migrant struggles across Europe.

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The story of the unsung heroes: Black Bloc Brazil

Thumbnail image for The story of the unsung heroes: Black Bloc Brazil by Esther Solano Gallego June 23, 2014 People & Power

Despised by many, hailed by some: the Black Bloc in Brazil uses its “performative violence” to draw attention to the everyday struggles of millions.

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Comrades from Cairo: everyone’s right to protest

Thumbnail image for Comrades from Cairo: everyone’s right to protest by Comrades from Cairo June 21, 2014 People & Power

In Egypt, we are at a crucial juncture. We know that if we — or anyone — gives up their right to protest, we are giving up the right to shape our world.

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The cybernetics of Occupy: an anarchist perspective

Thumbnail image for The cybernetics of Occupy: an anarchist perspective by Thomas Swann June 20, 2014 Reflections

Stafford Beer’s organizational cybernetics can help us understand Occupy’s non-hierarchical democratic processes and the role of autonomy within them.

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The New Brazil: continuing imperialism by other means

Thumbnail image for The New Brazil: continuing imperialism by other means by Levi Gahman June 18, 2014 Books

Zibechi’s new book forcefully exhibits how the insatiable drive for capital accumulation continues to dispossess and repress Brazil’s marginalized poor.

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Rio de Janeiro: a story of occupations and evictions

Thumbnail image for Rio de Janeiro: a story of occupations and evictions by Vik Birkbeck June 17, 2014 People & Power

The Homeless Worker Movement occupied a building in Rio, helping to shelter thousands — but in the run-up to the World Cup they were violently evicted.

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They Can’t Represent Us: a riveting defense of democracy

Thumbnail image for They Can’t Represent Us: a riveting defense of democracy by Jerome Roos June 16, 2014 Books

They Can’t Represent Us by Marina Sitrin and Dario Azzellini is a fiery indictment of electoral politics and a riveting defense of real democracy.

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The wreck of the plaza: after the squares

Thumbnail image for The wreck of the plaza: after the squares by Research and Destroy June 16, 2014 Culture & Critique

We must find ways of meeting our needs and desires that depend on neither wages nor money, while defending ourselves against all who stand in our way.

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Organizing social space as if social relations mattered

Thumbnail image for Organizing social space as if social relations mattered by Cindy Milstein June 13, 2014 Culture & Critique

If a society beyond capitalism is to stand any chance, we will have to forge different social relations and create new forms of social organization.

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Counter-power as common power: beyond horizontalism

Thumbnail image for Counter-power as common power: beyond horizontalism by Not An Alternative June 6, 2014 People & Power

Occupy was powerful not because of its consensus decision-making processes but because of its participants’ collective commitment to a shared idea.

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