Madrid protest against pope visit ends in clashes

Thumbnail image for Madrid protest against pope visit ends in clashes by Jerome Roos August 18, 2011 News

Thousands of Spaniards protested against the visit of the pope to Madrid today. Clashes between protesters and police led to six arrests and 11 wounded.

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Bauman: consumerism coming home to roost

Thumbnail image for Bauman: consumerism coming home to roost by Jerome Roos August 18, 2011 Culture & Critique

The famous sociologist Zygmunt Bauman argues that the London riots point us towards a minefield of defective and disqualified consumers.

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ROAR on the Real News: the social context to the UK riots

Thumbnail image for ROAR on the Real News: the social context to the UK riots by Jerome Roos August 12, 2011 Society & Solidarity

The Real News just ran an excellent report on the UK riots, including interviews with ROAR founder Jerome and British broadcaster Darcus Howe.

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In Chile and Israel, a revolt against neoliberalism

Thumbnail image for In Chile and Israel, a revolt against neoliberalism by Jerome Roos August 12, 2011 Capitalism & Crisis

The recent outbreak of mass protests from Santiago to Tel Aviv shows that capitalism doesn’t need to be in “crisis” to be effectively contested.

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London calling: a haunting glimpse into our future?

Thumbnail image for London calling: a haunting glimpse into our future? by Jerome Roos August 9, 2011 Capitalism & Crisis

The riots spreading through London are a terrifying reminder of what lies ahead as the austerity-obsessed West nosedives into economic collapse.

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Could this be the terminal crisis of Western capitalism?

Thumbnail image for Could this be the terminal crisis of Western capitalism? by Jerome Roos August 8, 2011 Capitalism & Crisis

The US downgrade was merely a symbolic confirmation of what last week’s market panic already made obvious: the next crisis is here.

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The ugly face of austerity? Massive riots in Tottenham

Thumbnail image for The ugly face of austerity? Massive riots in Tottenham by Jerome Roos August 7, 2011 Capitalism & Crisis

Massive riots have turned North London into an “absolute war zone”, with a bus, three patrol cars and numerous buildings set on fire.

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Why do banks make so much money?

Thumbnail image for Why do banks make so much money? by Jerome Roos August 7, 2011 Capitalism & Crisis

Basically, because they’re allowed to create money out of thin air — and then lend that money at an interest rate. This video explains how it works.

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Historic protest in Israel: over 300,000 demand social justice

Thumbnail image for Historic protest in Israel: over 300,000 demand social justice by Jerome Roos August 7, 2011 News

Largest rally in Israeli history sees four percent of the population out in the streets — that would be 12 million people in the streets of the US!

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Anger as Italian MP praises Norway gunman

Thumbnail image for Anger as Italian MP praises Norway gunman by Jerome Roos August 6, 2011 People & Power

Anders Breivik, the far-right extremist who killed 77 people in Norway, has found ideological support in an unlikely place: the halls of Italian parliament.

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