European leaders commit to permanent state of crisis

Thumbnail image for European leaders commit to permanent state of crisis by Jerome Roos July 21, 2011 Capitalism & Crisis

EU leaders agree on ‘selective default’ and ‘Marshall Plan’ for Greece — stocks and euro rally, but fundamental problems remain unresolved.

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Remembering Carlo Giuliani and the Genoa G8 protests

Thumbnail image for Remembering Carlo Giuliani and the Genoa G8 protests by Jerome Roos July 20, 2011 People & Power

Today, it’s exactly 10 years ago that Carlo Giuliani was killed by police during the alterglobalization protests in Genoa. His spirit lives on.

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Thomas Friedman’s liberal propaganda on Greece

Thumbnail image for Thomas Friedman’s liberal propaganda on Greece by Jerome Roos July 20, 2011 Intellectuals & Ideology

By defining the Greek crisis as a “clash of generations,” Friedman completely misrepresents the inter-generational class struggle that is being waged.

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Video impression of the marcha popular indignada

Thumbnail image for Video impression of the marcha popular indignada by Jerome Roos July 19, 2011 Society & Solidarity

AcampadaBCN just released this video of the popular march from Barcelona to Madrid, giving a nice impression of the experience of the walkers.

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Madrid prepares for fresh wave of indignant marches

Thumbnail image for Madrid prepares for fresh wave of indignant marches by Jerome Roos July 19, 2011 Actions

This weekend, the various popular marches will arrive in Madrid, followed by a mass protest on Sunday. Over 25 cities are sending buses to the capital.

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Susan George: end financial control over EU governance

Thumbnail image for Susan George: end financial control over EU governance by Jerome Roos July 19, 2011 Capitalism & Crisis

The euro crisis is clear evidence that we need to break out of the economic straight-jacket imposed by the Lisbon Treaty, the ECB and the financial sector.

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Galeano: “this shitty world is pregnant with another”

Thumbnail image for Galeano: “this shitty world is pregnant with another” by Jerome Roos July 19, 2011 Intellectuals & Ideology

“This upside-down world is shitty, but it’s not the only one that’s possible. There is another world that awaits us. And the youth are taking it forward.”

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The metamorphosis of Kanenas the Indignant

Thumbnail image for The metamorphosis of Kanenas the Indignant by Jerome Roos July 18, 2011 Capitalism & Crisis

In his joyful struggle for survival, Kanenas, a Greek nobody at Syntagma, finds himself in a metamorphosis from ignorant to indignant.

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Happy overcome: the bright side of burning fire

Thumbnail image for Happy overcome: the bright side of burning fire by I.G. Karfield July 18, 2011 Culture & Critique

Moving from poetry to prophecy, I.G. Karfield is glad to get rid of those rigiddy bonds, funds and stocks. The time has come for happy to overcome.  

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Call to action: #OCCUPYWALLSTREET

Thumbnail image for Call to action: #OCCUPYWALLSTREET by Jerome Roos July 18, 2011 Actions

The editors of the activist magazine Adbusters have just called for a “shift in revolutionary tactics” and a Tahrir/Sol-style occupation of Wall Street.

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