In kitsch we trust: lies, euphemisms and politics

Thumbnail image for In kitsch we trust: lies, euphemisms and politics by Chris Wright May 8, 2015 Culture & Critique

Collateral damage, regime change, right-to-work: nice words covering up nasty truths, depoliticizing social reality and camouflaging power structures.

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From Wisconsin to Baltimore: which lessons learned?

Thumbnail image for From Wisconsin to Baltimore: which lessons learned? by Juan Conatz May 7, 2015 People & Power

The Wisconsin uprising of 2011 provides valuable lessons for the Black Lives Matter movement across the US, especially about the directions not to take.

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Baltimore: ‘we want justice, by any means necessary’

Thumbnail image for Baltimore: ‘we want justice, by any means necessary’ by Valentina Dallona May 4, 2015 People & Power

People had to resort to bricks and fire to be heard, but finally the authorities can no longer ignore the voices of the marginalized and oppressed.

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Fight for $15 marks a new era of workers’ struggle in the US

Thumbnail image for Fight for $15 marks a new era of workers’ struggle in the US by Chris Wright May 1, 2015 Capitalism & Crisis

The struggle for fair pay is establishing itself as a successor to failed trade union strategies and a key node in the emerging social justice movement.

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Kazova workers claim historic victory in Turkey

Thumbnail image for Kazova workers claim historic victory in Turkey by Joris Leverink May 1, 2015 People & Power

After two years of resistance, the Free Kazova worker cooperative in Turkey now started producing, setting an example for a new generation of workers.

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Turkey’s unions are dead, long live the cooperative?

Thumbnail image for Turkey’s unions are dead, long live the cooperative? by Joris Leverink April 28, 2015 Actions

Accidents, killings, massacres: Turkish labor unions are helpless as thousands of workers die every year, while their bosses are shielded by the state.

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The nobodies have lost their best chronicler

Thumbnail image for The nobodies have lost their best chronicler by Raúl Zibechi April 27, 2015 Intellectuals & Ideology

The Uruguayan writer Raúl Zibechi commemorates his friend and compatriot Eduardo Galeano, who passed away this month after a long battle with cancer.

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Take back the factory: worker control in the current crisis

Thumbnail image for Take back the factory: worker control in the current crisis by Dario Azzellini April 26, 2015 Reflections

The economic crisis that began in 2008 has put workers’ control and workplace democracy back on the agenda in the countries of the northern hemisphere.

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Chasing shadows: Europe’s misguided war on smugglers

Thumbnail image for Chasing shadows: Europe’s misguided war on smugglers by Carlos Delclós April 25, 2015 Reflections

By declaring war on the smugglers, the EU is not just ignoring the root causes of the Mediterranean drownings, but threatening to make matters worse.

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Self-organized workers press SYRIZA to keep its promises

Thumbnail image for Self-organized workers press SYRIZA to keep its promises by Marina Sitrin April 16, 2015 Reflections

Autonomous and horizontal workers’ movements in Greece embarked on a caravan to Athens to remind the SYRIZA government of the base from which it arose.

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