From crisis to crisis: can capitalism survive?

Thumbnail image for From crisis to crisis: can capitalism survive? by Jerome Roos October 11, 2011 Capitalism & Crisis

With the world locked in the deadly embrace of a neoliberal elite consensus, the time has come to look at some of the deeper dynamics behind capitalist crisis.

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Žižek at Wall Street: “don’t fall in love with yourself”

Thumbnail image for Žižek at Wall Street: “don’t fall in love with yourself” by Jerome Roos October 11, 2011 Intellectuals & Ideology

“We’re not dreamers. We’re awaking from a dream turning into a nightmare. We’re not destroying anything. We’re watching the system destroy itself.”

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Call to action: reconstitute the International Brigades!

Thumbnail image for Call to action: reconstitute the International Brigades! by Jerome Roos October 11, 2011 Actions

Youth of Europe, look around yourself! What do you have to lose? A miserable life? Frustration? Powerlessness? Exploitation? Submission?

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More bank bailouts coming: “what are we fucking stupid?!”

Thumbnail image for More bank bailouts coming: “what are we fucking stupid?!” by Jerome Roos October 9, 2011 Capitalism & Crisis

Next week, they will start throwing hundreds of billions of dollars at the banks again. But there is one difference from 2008: this time, we’re awake.

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iDolatry — obituary for a capitalist revolutionary

Thumbnail image for iDolatry — obituary for a capitalist revolutionary by Jerome Roos October 7, 2011 Culture & Critique

Observing the sudden outpouring of sentimentalism, there is no doubt that the passing of Steve Jobs has struck a chord in our collective commodity fetish.

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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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