Gag Law: Spain’s government tries to push back the tide

Thumbnail image for Gag Law: Spain’s government tries to push back the tide by Guillem Murcia January 3, 2015 People & Power

The intention behind Spain’s draconian new anti-protest law is clear: the government simply wants citizens to keep their mouths shut and stay at home.

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Decade of the protester? Why the uprisings are far from over

Thumbnail image for Decade of the protester? Why the uprisings are far from over by Jerome Roos December 31, 2014 People & Power

In 2011, TIME Magazine selected “the protester” as its person of the year. Perhaps “person of the decade” would have been a more accurate depiction.

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Fracking in Mexico gets green light during 2014

Thumbnail image for Fracking in Mexico gets green light during 2014 by Jen Wilton December 26, 2014 Environment & Energy

Shale oil and gas reserves in Mexico are a vast source of potential wealth, but the potential for humanitarian or environmental disasters is immense.  

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Britain’s history of torture in Northern Ireland

Thumbnail image for Britain’s history of torture in Northern Ireland by Rosa Gilbert December 22, 2014 Capitalism & Crisis

CIA torture revelations direct our focus to the inhumanity of the US government, but the British state has set important precedents in Northern Ireland.

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Zapatistas host world festival of resistance and rebellion

Thumbnail image for Zapatistas host world festival of resistance and rebellion by Leonidas Oikonomakis December 21, 2014 Actions

This month, the Zapatistas are organizing a major international meeting in Chiapas: the World Festival of Resistance and Rebellion Against Capitalism.

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Black lives matter: speaking truth to power in the US

Thumbnail image for Black lives matter: speaking truth to power in the US by Ismaail Qaiyim December 21, 2014 People & Power

The struggle for equal rights and recognition by people of color in the US speaks truth to power and exposes a thematic flaw in the American narrative.

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New TISA leak: secret trade deal threatens privacy rights

Thumbnail image for New TISA leak: secret trade deal threatens privacy rights by Santiago Carrion December 19, 2014 Capitalism & Crisis

A new leak exposes US attempts to boost mega-corporations by undermining privacy rights and internet freedoms through the top-secret TISA trade deal.

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New social movements arise in Bosnia Herzegovina

Thumbnail image for New social movements arise in Bosnia Herzegovina by Chiara Milan December 18, 2014 News

New grassroots movements, assemblies and unions are arising in Bosnia Herzegovina. Other post-Yugoslav countries experience similar returns of the left.

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Impressions of Rojava: a report from the revolution

Thumbnail image for Impressions of Rojava: a report from the revolution by Janet Biehl December 16, 2014 People & Power

In early December an international delegation visited Rojava’s Cezire canton where they learned about the ongoing revolution, cooperation and tolerance.

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A history of state repression in Guerrero, Mexico

Thumbnail image for A history of state repression in Guerrero, Mexico by Francisco Alonso December 12, 2014 People & Power

The recent massacre of 43 students shocked the world, but was only the latest act in a long history of state repression in Mexico’s Guerrero region.

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