2011-’12: from austerity to the alternative

Thumbnail image for 2011-’12: from austerity to the alternative by Jerome Roos January 19, 2012 Capitalism & Crisis

As the world burns and millions struggle to avert a precarious existence at the margins of society, now is the time to unleash the power of the imagination.

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Book review: Hessel & Morin — The Road to Hope

Thumbnail image for Book review: Hessel & Morin — The Road to Hope by Pierre Laernoes January 18, 2012 Books

Pierre Laernoes reviews the latest book by the 94-year old French resistance hero and author of Indignez-Vous. The road to hope lies in transformation.

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ROAR on RT: power of rating agencies is the real threat

Thumbnail image for ROAR on RT: power of rating agencies is the real threat by Jerome Roos January 16, 2012 Capitalism & Crisis

On Friday, S&P’s downgraded the credit rating of France and eight other eurozone members. ROAR founder Jerome gave his perspective on Russia Today.

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The day after: the movement beyond the protest

Thumbnail image for The day after: the movement beyond the protest by Carlos Delclós January 14, 2012 Reflections

As our movement transforms from a protest into a new social climate, promising signs are emerging of a new cooperative form of social organization.

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Reflections on 2011: world winter — or the human race

Thumbnail image for Reflections on 2011: world winter — or the human race by Nadim Fetaih January 13, 2012 People & Power

A little over a year after Mohamed Bouazizi put himself on fire in Tunisia, humanity is uniting in an epic race to change our destiny and shape the future.

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The European jigsaw puzzle: tragedy, farce or…?

Thumbnail image for The European jigsaw puzzle: tragedy, farce or…? by Leonidas Oikonomakis January 12, 2012 Capitalism & Crisis

As Europe wakes up to a terrible nightmare, old ghosts from the continent’s dark past are being revived. Greece is the canary in the coalmine.

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Wired covers Global Square: “a Facebook for the 99%”

Thumbnail image for Wired covers Global Square: “a Facebook for the 99%” by Jerome Roos December 28, 2011 News

Tech magazine Wired just covered our proposal for the Global Square, an online platform for the Occupy movement and a model for direct global democracy.

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Fascist shooting spree in Italy: now is the time of monsters

Thumbnail image for Fascist shooting spree in Italy: now is the time of monsters by Jerome Roos December 13, 2011 People & Power

A right-wing extremist killed two Senegalese street vendors in broad daylight in Florence today, raising fears of a return to the fascist terror.

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EU summit: tales of fiscal union and financial adultery

Thumbnail image for EU summit: tales of fiscal union and financial adultery by Jerome Roos December 10, 2011 Capitalism & Crisis

That the UK and EU would break up over money issues was no real surprise — but why is nobody talking about their extramarital affair with the banks?

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From crisis to crisis: can ‘embedded liberalism’ work?

Thumbnail image for From crisis to crisis: can ‘embedded liberalism’ work? by Jerome Roos December 8, 2011 Capitalism & Crisis

Can capitalism with a human face still work in today’s world? Or is the market system just eternally chasing its own tail in a never-ending cycle of crisis?

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