The poor fetish: commodifying working class culture

Thumbnail image for The poor fetish: commodifying working class culture by Joseph Todd February 25, 2015 Culture & Critique

Bullshit jobs and a pointless existence are increasingly driving London’s spiritually dead middle class towards a fetishization of working class culture.

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Celebrating a decade of Zapatismo in the City

Thumbnail image for Celebrating a decade of Zapatismo in the City by Jessica Davis February 24, 2015 Actions

Since ten years the local people of El Barrio have been organizing horizontally to create non-authoritarian spaces of urban resistance and solidarity.

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Glezos denounces Greek loan agreement as “illusion”

Thumbnail image for Glezos denounces Greek loan agreement as “illusion” by Manolis Glezos February 22, 2015 Capitalism & Crisis

Syriza’s most senior politician, the 94-year-old war hero and MEP Manolis Glezos, opposes his party’s decision to extend the Eurozone bailout program.

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‘Cease and censor’ in Turkey’s war on social media

Thumbnail image for ‘Cease and censor’ in Turkey’s war on social media by Binnaz Saktanber February 20, 2015 Media & Manipulation

Turkey has a track record of ruthlessly cracking down on social media users, and both Twitter and Facebook appear happy to play ball with the censors.

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Syriza will have to choose between Scylla and Charybdis

Thumbnail image for Syriza will have to choose between Scylla and Charybdis by Jerome Roos February 19, 2015 Capitalism & Crisis

Greece’s leftist government will soon have to confront a critical question: will it accept its creditors’ demands, or will it take unilateral action?

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Rebuilding Kobani: call for help from a city in ruins

Thumbnail image for Rebuilding Kobani: call for help from a city in ruins by Yvo Fitzherbert February 18, 2015 People & Power

The liberation of Kobani was a bittersweet victory that left the town devastated. Reconstruction has begun and the need for solidarity and aid is urgent.

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Golden Dawn’s consolidation and its reluctant prosecution

Thumbnail image for Golden Dawn’s consolidation and its reluctant prosecution by Marietta Simegiatou February 17, 2015 Reflections

With its leaders in prison, Golden Dawn still managed to consolidate its electoral base. Where did the party come from and what are the latest developments?

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From Chiapas to Rojava: seas divide us, autonomy binds us

Thumbnail image for From Chiapas to Rojava: seas divide us, autonomy binds us by Petar Stanchev February 17, 2015 People & Power

Despite being continents apart, the struggles of the Kurds and Zapatistas share a similar purpose: to resist capitalism, liberate women and build autonomy.

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HSBC and the upside-down world of austerity politics

Thumbnail image for HSBC and the upside-down world of austerity politics by Jerome Roos February 12, 2015 Capitalism & Crisis

While the wealthy evade billions in taxes, ordinary citizens continue to bear the burden of budget cuts. Meanwhile, those who resist are punished for it.

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Pro-gay and anti-Islam: rise of the Dutch far-Right

Thumbnail image for Pro-gay and anti-Islam: rise of the Dutch far-Right by Alex de Jong February 8, 2015 Intellectuals & Ideology

In the Netherlands, the right-wing PVV (Freedom Party) has steadily garnered power using a hate-filled discourse directed at Muslims and elites alike. 

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