From crisis to crisis: the manic masters of the universe

Thumbnail image for From crisis to crisis: the manic masters of the universe by Jerome Roos November 13, 2011 Capitalism & Crisis

Deluded by the idea that financial risk can be controlled through quantitative models, the Masters of the Universe keep running themselves into the ground.

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The Ninety-Five Theses on the Ills of Europe

Thumbnail image for The Ninety-Five Theses on the Ills of Europe by Jerome Roos November 11, 2011 Actions

A group of researchers interrupted a lecture by EU President Van Rompuy and tagged 95 theses onto the door of the Church where he was speaking.

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Researchers occupy uni during lecture by EU President

Thumbnail image for Researchers occupy uni during lecture by EU President by Jerome Roos November 11, 2011 News

Indignation penetrates into the heartland of Europe’s politico-intellectual establishment as PhD researchers interrupt a lecture by Van Rompuy.

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A new culture of resistance: from WikiLeaks to the squares

Thumbnail image for A new culture of resistance: from WikiLeaks to the squares by Pedro Noel November 11, 2011 Culture & Critique

The grassroots movement that started with the Arab Spring has, for the first time in history, made global civil society fully aware of itself and its power.

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What the 99% want: all power to the people’s assemblies!

Thumbnail image for What the 99% want: all power to the people’s assemblies! by Abbas Goya November 10, 2011 People & Power

The current political system has failed to meet our needs. We, the 99 percent, therefore demand the immediate transfer of power to the assemblies.

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From crisis to crisis: is the euro today’s gold standard?

Thumbnail image for From crisis to crisis: is the euro today’s gold standard? by Jerome Roos November 8, 2011 Capitalism & Crisis

Amid all the reactionary romanticism about the gold standard, let’s not forget about the enormous human suffering it induced — and is still inducing today.

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The spiritual crisis of humanity and the endless struggle

Thumbnail image for The spiritual crisis of humanity and the endless struggle by Jerome Roos November 7, 2011 Intellectuals & Ideology

From Europe to the world, it is time to break the chains of weariness and rise to the challenge of our times. The future of humanity depends on it.

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Why Europe’s democrats are terrified of democracy

Thumbnail image for Why Europe’s democrats are terrified of democracy by Jerome Roos November 6, 2011 Capitalism & Crisis

The way Europe has handled the Greek referendum is the clearest indication yet that European capitalism and national democracy are incompatible.

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Call-out for solidarity with Egypt: defend the revolution

Thumbnail image for Call-out for solidarity with Egypt: defend the revolution by Jerome Roos November 5, 2011 Actions

If they stifle our resistance, the 1% will win. But while the revolution lives, our imaginations knows no bounds. We can still create a world worth living.

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Historic strike brings Oakland to a standstill — in pictures

Thumbnail image for Historic strike brings Oakland to a standstill — in pictures by Jerome Roos November 5, 2011 News

This week, Oakland proudly held the first general strike in the US since 1946, with tens of thousands blocking off one of America’s largest harbors.

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