Greenwald and the limits of billionaire journalism

Thumbnail image for Greenwald and the limits of billionaire journalism by Jerome Roos February 11, 2014 Media & Manipulation

The Intercept can deal a major blow to the ideological apparatus of the security state — but how far can it go in attacking the privileges of the 1%?

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On founders and keepers of Occupy Wall Street

Thumbnail image for On founders and keepers of Occupy Wall Street by Justin Wedes February 10, 2014 Reflections

The temptation of individuals to hoard the movement’s social media accounts will be our downfall if we don’t resist it actively and with solidarity.

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Creditocracy: making the case for debt refusal

Thumbnail image for Creditocracy: making the case for debt refusal by Hollis Phelps February 10, 2014 Books

In his latest book, Creditocracy, scholar-activist Andrew Ross makes a compelling case for debt refusal as “a protective deed on behalf of democracy”.

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Leading cultural theorist Stuart Hall dies aged 82

Thumbnail image for Leading cultural theorist Stuart Hall dies aged 82 by ROAR Collective February 10, 2014 Intellectuals & Ideology

The influential sociologist, founding editor of the New Left Review and godfather of cultural studies leaves behind a powerful intellectual legacy.

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Sow hunger, reap anger: why Bosnia is burning

Thumbnail image for Sow hunger, reap anger: why Bosnia is burning by Chiara Milan February 9, 2014 People & Power

Failed privatizations, rampant unemployment and a thoroughly inefficient and unaccountable political system lie at the basis of the Bosnian protests.

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“Collective nervous breakdown” rocks Bosnia

Thumbnail image for “Collective nervous breakdown” rocks Bosnia by Balkanist February 8, 2014 People & Power

Ethnic elites have become the target of scorn as workers and the unemployed join together in the biggest and most violent protests in Bosnia’s history.

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Understanding European movements from ’68 to 2011

Thumbnail image for Understanding European movements from ’68 to 2011 by Parthena Xanthopoulou-Dimitriadou February 7, 2014 Books

In the aftermath of 2011, the new volume by Fominaya and Cox provides an excellent analytical framework and empirical overview of European movements.

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The economics of revolt: an interview with Paul Mason

Thumbnail image for The economics of revolt: an interview with Paul Mason by Global Uprisings February 6, 2014 Capitalism & Crisis

Speaking at the Global Uprisings conference, the British journalist reflects on the connection between the crisis of capitalism and recent uprisings.

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Global Uprisings: fighting sexual assault in Egypt

Thumbnail image for Global Uprisings: fighting sexual assault in Egypt by Global Uprisings February 5, 2014 Society & Solidarity

In this first video in the Global Uprisings interview series, Egyptian activist Mariam Kirollos reflects on the fight against sexual assault in Cairo.

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Critchley and Philip Seymour Hoffman on happiness

Thumbnail image for Critchley and Philip Seymour Hoffman on happiness by Jerome Roos February 5, 2014 Culture & Critique

Just a year before Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death, philosopher Simon Critchley spoke to the legendary actor about the happiness that eluded him so.

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