Counting the Cost: has capitalism gone bankrupt?

Thumbnail image for Counting the Cost: has capitalism gone bankrupt? by Jerome Roos February 27, 2012 Capitalism & Crisis

With a worldwide financial crisis and an outraged 99 percent taking to the streets, Al Jazeera asks whether the free market is free enough.

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A message from the streets of Athens: “save us no more!”

Thumbnail image for A message from the streets of Athens: “save us no more!” by Leonidas Oikonomakis February 23, 2012 Capitalism & Crisis

We don’t want your money. We don’t want your lies. We don’t want your conditions. We just want to live. No sheep was ever saved through bleating.

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Fighting for our lives: why we need a revolution

Thumbnail image for Fighting for our lives: why we need a revolution by Talita Soares February 22, 2012 Culture & Critique

We need a revolution because this system is not a system for the people; because even those who are on the favored side are not able to find true fulfillment.

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BBC covers The Global Square: a grassroots social network

Thumbnail image for BBC covers The Global Square: a grassroots social network by Jerome Roos February 22, 2012 News

Heather Marsh, spokesperson for The Global Square, appeared on BBC radio to discuss the ongoing effort of building a secure, decentralized social network.

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Financial Times: “Greece is the eurozone’s first colony”

Thumbnail image for Financial Times: “Greece is the eurozone’s first colony” by Jerome Roos February 22, 2012 Capitalism & Crisis

When even the media paragon of free-market ideology argues that “Greece must default if it wants democracy,” you know something is profoundly wrong.

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Spanish police brutalize student protesters in Valencia

Thumbnail image for Spanish police brutalize student protesters in Valencia by Jerome Roos February 21, 2012 News

Conjuring up memories of Franco’s dictatorship, a peaceful student protest in Spain was violently disturbed by police assaults on harmless minors.

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Massivity: over a million protest labor reforms in Spain

Thumbnail image for Massivity: over a million protest labor reforms in Spain by Jerome Roos February 20, 2012 News

Hundreds of thousands fill up Spain’s squares in the first mass mobilization against the radical labor market reforms of Rajoy’s new government.

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Virality: international media coverage of The Global Square

Thumbnail image for Virality: international media coverage of The Global Square by Jerome Roos February 18, 2012 News

With Wikileaks and several other major players throwing their weight behind the project, a vaporware press release has made The Global Square go viral.

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Parallelisms: Sankara, the hero who defied his creditors

Thumbnail image for Parallelisms: Sankara, the hero who defied his creditors by Leonidas Oikonomakis February 16, 2012 Capitalism & Crisis

Resounding from the anti-austerity protests in Greece, we can hear the echo of Sankara — Africa’s own Che Guevara; the hero who defied his creditors.

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The Global Square: a call for coders to build the platform

Thumbnail image for The Global Square: a call for coders to build the platform by Pedro Noel February 14, 2012 Tools & Technology

The Global Square — a proposal launched on ROAR last year — is starting to take shape. Now we need coders to help us build the actual platform!

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