Greece: when a single image speaks a thousands words

Thumbnail image for Greece: when a single image speaks a thousands words by Jerome Roos October 5, 2011 Media & Manipulation

Sometimes words fail to describe the sense of disgust that arises when we are confronted with our political reality today. This photo says it all.

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Violent clashes during general strike in Athens — in pictures

Thumbnail image for Violent clashes during general strike in Athens — in pictures by Jerome Roos October 5, 2011 People & Power

As a 24-hour general strike paralyzed Greece and thousands of anti-austerity protesters marched on Parliament, violent clashes broke out at Syntagma.

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11 million reasons why Greece is about to explode

Thumbnail image for 11 million reasons why Greece is about to explode by Jerome Roos October 5, 2011 Capitalism & Crisis

Mass wildcat strikes, occupations and protests will culminate into a 24-hour union-led strike on Wednesday. With tensions brewing, violence is inevitable.

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Globalized anger: could the outrage spread to Germany?

Thumbnail image for Globalized anger: could the outrage spread to Germany? by Jerome Roos October 3, 2011 People & Power

2011 is the year of the ‘indignant’: across the world, the youth is rising up against a capitalist system that offers them no opportunities. But what about Germany?

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How the New York Times manipulated blame for arrests

Thumbnail image for How the New York Times manipulated blame for arrests by Jerome Roos October 2, 2011 Media & Manipulation

Apparently it only took 20 minutes (and an angry phone call from higher up?) to shift the blame for last night’s draconian police clampdown on Brooklyn Bridge.

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100,000 rally against austerity in Portugal — in pictures

Thumbnail image for 100,000 rally against austerity in Portugal — in pictures by Jerome Roos October 2, 2011 News

Enormous anti-austerity rallies shake crisis-stricken Portugal, with organizers estimating an attendance of at least 130,000 in Lisbon and 50,000 in Porto.

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New York police arrest 700+ protesters on Brooklyn Bridge

Thumbnail image for New York police arrest 700+ protesters on Brooklyn Bridge by Jerome Roos October 2, 2011 News

In what appears to have been an unprecedented coordinated clampdown on peaceful protest, the NYPD today trapped and arrested hundreds.

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Wall Street protests swell, spread and go viral across US

Thumbnail image for Wall Street protests swell, spread and go viral across US by Jerome Roos October 2, 2011 News

As thousands occupy Brooklyn Bridge in New York, major unions throw their weight behind the protests and solidarity occupations take off across the nation.

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The boys journey: reflection on a civilization

Thumbnail image for The boys journey: reflection on a civilization by I.G. Karfield October 2, 2011 Poems

The wandering boy returns to his home, and he finds he is left all alone. Just tables and chairs stare at him blank, and the sound of his family near.

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Occupy Boston officially launched last night

Thumbnail image for Occupy Boston officially launched last night by Jerome Roos October 2, 2011 News

Thousands of protesters turn up for the occupation of Boston’s financial district in a spectacular display of solidarity with the occupation of Wall Street.

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