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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Athens burns: has Greece entered its Argentina moment?

Thumbnail image for Athens burns: has Greece entered its Argentina moment? by Jerome Roos February 13, 2012 Capitalism & Crisis

Greece’s political establishment trembles as banks and government offices burn amid violent anti-austerity riots. Has the country finally reached a tipping point?

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Breaking the taboo: the inevitability of a Greek exit

Thumbnail image for Breaking the taboo: the inevitability of a Greek exit by Jerome Roos February 9, 2012 Capitalism & Crisis

For years, the EU and IMF said a Greek euro exit was not an option. Now, with protests surging and talks stalling, the impossible is becoming inevitable.

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Egypt’s radicalized hooligans: “Tantawi, we want your head!”

Thumbnail image for Egypt’s radicalized hooligans: “Tantawi, we want your head!” by Bart Griffioen February 7, 2012 People & Power

A week after the Port Said stadium massacre, the Ultras once again find themselves on the front-line of Egypt’s ongoing revolution against the SCAF.

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European Forum in Rome: income, commons, democracy

Thumbnail image for European Forum in Rome: income, commons, democracy by Jerome Roos February 3, 2012 Actions

On Feb. 10-12, over forty organizations, networks and social movements will meet in Rome to organize a common front for an alternative Europe.

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Post-education: empowering the children of the revolution

Thumbnail image for Post-education: empowering the children of the revolution by Talita Soares February 2, 2012 Education & Emancipation

The only thing we need to become truly free is the final realization of our own freedom. Education must cultivate this emerging state of consciousness.

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In defense of Foucault: the incessancy of resistance

Thumbnail image for In defense of Foucault: the incessancy of resistance by Simon Thorpe February 1, 2012 People & Power

Revolution is entirely possible within Foucault’s theory; our task is to take on the challenge posed by his more honest account of power-as-social-relation.

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Occupy South Africa: “we are all kings and queens!”

Thumbnail image for Occupy South Africa: “we are all kings and queens!” by Joe Hani January 27, 2012 Development & Dependency

Suffering from the highest income divide and the worst violence in the world, the time has come for the people of S-Africa to rise up and reclaim their country.

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Egypt commemorates its revolution — in pictures

Thumbnail image for Egypt commemorates its revolution — in pictures by Jerome Roos January 27, 2012 People & Power

One year on, Egypt’s revolutionaries are back in the square to reclaim the revolution that ousted Mubarak and must now overthrow the SCAF.

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