97% owned — a documentary on the monetary system

Thumbnail image for 97% owned — a documentary on the monetary system by Jerome Roos March 15, 2012 Capitalism & Crisis

Queue Politely, a production team making social justice documentaries, has just put out two great teasers for its new feature on the monetary system.

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Struggles intersect at uni occupation in Amsterdam

Thumbnail image for Struggles intersect at uni occupation in Amsterdam by Donya Alinejad March 13, 2012 People & Power

By bringing together the struggles of students and workers, a historic strike in the Netherlands may contain crucial lessons for the Occupy movement.

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Whose side are you on, Mr Schäuble? People or banks?

Thumbnail image for Whose side are you on, Mr Schäuble? People or banks? by Collettivo Prezzemolo March 9, 2012 News

The Collettivo Prezzemolo staged a big protest against the German Finance Minister. ROAR founder Jerome had the chance to confront him with some facts.

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German Finance Minister vs. PIIGS: ‘Europe is not for sale!’

Thumbnail image for German Finance Minister vs. PIIGS: ‘Europe is not for sale!’ by Collettivo Prezzemolo March 7, 2012 News

Dozens of PhD researchers and university workers staged a protest against Wolfgang Schäuble, one of the key architects of Europe’s Age of Austerity.

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We are all PIIGS: statement on the German Finance Minister

Thumbnail image for We are all PIIGS: statement on the German Finance Minister by Collettivo Prezzemolo March 7, 2012 Actions

How can Schäuble lecture us on Europe while, behind the pro-European rhetoric, austerity is really tearing the continent and its people ever further apart?

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European day of action against the EU’s crisis dictatorship

Thumbnail image for European day of action against the EU’s crisis dictatorship by Jerome Roos March 6, 2012 Actions

In a declaration, the 400 participants in the European Action Conference have called for a European day of action in Frankfurt from May 17 until 19.

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Untitled Angst: the curse of lethargy in a time of monsters

Thumbnail image for Untitled Angst: the curse of lethargy in a time of monsters by Nadim Fetaih March 4, 2012 People & Power

As Edmund Burke once wrote, “all that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” It is time for Canada to shed the shackles of apathy and rise.

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The Global Square: simply an ode to the world revolution

Thumbnail image for The Global Square: simply an ode to the world revolution by I.G. Karfield February 27, 2012 Poems

Are we being overshadowed by the big money of the devouring wolves and the peckish pigs? No we are not. Because we are the global square.

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Counting the Cost: has capitalism gone bankrupt?

Thumbnail image for Counting the Cost: has capitalism gone bankrupt? by Jerome Roos February 27, 2012 Capitalism & Crisis

With a worldwide financial crisis and an outraged 99 percent taking to the streets, Al Jazeera asks whether the free market is free enough.

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A message from the streets of Athens: “save us no more!”

Thumbnail image for A message from the streets of Athens: “save us no more!” by Leonidas Oikonomakis February 23, 2012 Capitalism & Crisis

We don’t want your money. We don’t want your lies. We don’t want your conditions. We just want to live. No sheep was ever saved through bleating.

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