Kobanê, the Kurdish struggle, and the dangers lurking ahead

Thumbnail image for Kobanê, the Kurdish struggle, and the dangers lurking ahead by Jelle Bruinsma October 19, 2014 People & Power

While ISIS has been driven out of Kobanê, dangers of U.S. imperial prerogatives lurk around the corner for Kurdish ambitions for democratic autonomy.

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ISIS fighter in Kobanê: “Erdoğan has helped us a lot”

Thumbnail image for ISIS fighter in Kobanê: “Erdoğan has helped us a lot” by Iskender Doğu October 14, 2014 People & Power

ISIS defiant as Syria’s civil war threatens to spill over into Turkey: “Erdoğan has helped us a lot, but we don’t need him anymore. Turkey is next.”

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Kobanê refugee girl: “ISIS destroyed my dreams”

Thumbnail image for Kobanê refugee girl: “ISIS destroyed my dreams” by Iskender Doğu October 12, 2014 News

Kurdish refugees from Kobanê are in want of solidarity and support while the Turkish army is accused of sharing intelligence with ISIS forces in Syria.

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Kurdish solidarity groups attacked at Kobanê border

Thumbnail image for Kurdish solidarity groups attacked at Kobanê border by Iskender Doğu October 11, 2014 News

While the resistance continues on both sides of the hermetically sealed-off Kobanê border, escaping the war has become just as difficult as joining it.

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Hope and despair grips Kurds as Kobanê continues to resist

Thumbnail image for Hope and despair grips Kurds as Kobanê continues to resist by Iskender Doğu October 10, 2014 News

With fighter jets flying overhead and fierce clashes breaking out between Turkish police and Kurdish protesters, Iskender Doğu reports from Kurdistan.

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A tribute to Loukanikos, the legendary Greek riot dog

Thumbnail image for A tribute to Loukanikos, the legendary Greek riot dog by ROAR Collective October 9, 2014 Photos

The legendary Loukanikos, known for his fearless interventions during clashes with riot police in Athens between 2010-’12, has died at the age of 10.

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Kurds rise up across Europe to demand action against ISIS

Thumbnail image for Kurds rise up across Europe to demand action against ISIS by Jerome Roos October 7, 2014 People & Power

Turkish-Kurdish peace process appears to be on verge of collapse as tensions flare up over Turkish inaction and support for ISIS in the siege of Kobanê.

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The class antagonisms of Hong Kong’s umbrella movement

Thumbnail image for The class antagonisms of Hong Kong’s umbrella movement by ROAR Collective October 5, 2014 People & Power

Despite the politeness, short-sighted demands and bitter populism of the protests, it is at least clear that after this Hong Kong will not be the same.

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If Kobanê falls, the US and Turkey will be to blame

Thumbnail image for If Kobanê falls, the US and Turkey will be to blame by Jerome Roos October 4, 2014 People & Power

As Kurdish forces put up a heroic fight to save the democratic stronghold of Kobanê, the US-led coalition seems content to let ISIS commit a massacre.

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The rise of revolutionary street art in Oaxaca

Thumbnail image for The rise of revolutionary street art in Oaxaca by Jen Wilton October 3, 2014 Culture & Critique

For years, the walls of Oaxaca have been a canvas for expressions of social anger. Now the revolutionary role of local artists is finally recognized. 

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