Podemos is the end result of a learning process originated in the South and which eventually made it possible to creatively channel the outrage that ran through the streets of Spain
What possible logic of persuasion could ever counter this deep pathology?
The question soon will be who stands with those in motion and who stands with a status quo that clearly cannot hold
Double Standards That Expose White Supremacy
These are sadly the usual suspects who lecture the rest of the world about “peace”
Why has so much journalism succumbed to propaganda? Why are censorship and distortion standard practice?
Since June 2014, the price of high grade crude oil has fallen more than 40 percent
Radical Movements Need Radical Spaces
Such prosecutorial misconduct – remarkably rife in the U.S. – makes a travesty out of “the rule of law”
Die Linke’s position on Palestine has isolated it from the global solidarity movement and strengthened the party’s worst elements
The general tone of the debate was one that urged concrete unilateral action
Activism is utterly impossible if you have no way of keeping track of your fellow activists and of forming even weak ties with them
While Turkish complicity in the attack is hard to prove, the events raises some important questions
Why Did Police Kill Our Son?
Climate change movements, organizations and communities are not yet strong enough to shape climate negotiations
It took supportive city leadership and nearly a decade of institutional change to get this far
We need more people to stand up and ask each other: Why should we continue to consume? Why should we continue to be slaves to objects? Is there not more to life than shopping, buying and having?
There may be 17 major interlocked intelligence outfits in town, but rest assured, there’s no intelligence in sight. So party on!
Movements and uprisings, such as that in Burkina Faso, do not appear out of thin air.
This year, many in Louisville have been marking the anniversary of a touchstone event of the Civil Rights era
The column Saïd Mekbel published the day before he was assassinated in 1994 remains sadly topical today
That does sound like fun–learning how to best manipulate the media after your colleagues have killed a human being
White Americans have essentially never internalized the Kerner Report. Assembled by Lyndon Johnson to address what was laughably referred to as the Negro Problem, the panel very quickly saw that this was a joke. There is no Negro Problem in the US, but rather a white people problem. FIFTY years ago (let that sink in), Read more…
Well, well, well. Gloating is unseemly, especially in public, but give me this one, will you? It has been a long and lonely winter defending the true version of events in Ukraine, but here comes the sun. We now have open acknowledgment in high places that Washington is indeed responsible for this mess, the prime mover, Read more…
On the Side of the Road tells the story of the founding of Israel in 1948 through the memories of those who killed and expelled the people of Palestine
“If we burn, you burn with us”
Clashes broke out in Exarchia last night after a solidarity march for the anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos, who has been on hunger strike for 24 days.
It’s important to remember that, until the mid-1970s, Muhammad Ali was more reviled than admired in his native land, and enjoyed far more respect abroad
Ferguson is about all of us, and Ferguson is about more than one incident
On a wave of political struggles, a new municipal platform — Guanyem Barcelona — was launched this year with a “democratic rebellion” as its goal
What response can disrupt patterns set by centuries of racism?
Like a devastating one-two punch, a grand jury in Staten Island has decided not to indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner
No wonder landowners are scared
In late November, Areeb Majeed returned to his home in western India after a brief sojourn among the legions of the Islamic State group. Majeed, 22, had gone to Iraq on pilgrimage with three friends in late May after apparently making contact with the Islamic State group (IS, formerly known as ISIS) online. From Baghdad, the Read more…
“We Have Had Enough of Broken Promises”
With so much at much at stake, why have world leaders done so little to embrace comprehensive, mandatory solutions?
Tens of thousands are in motion throughout Mexico, demanding justice from the government, and many around the world support them
The following Rebecca Solnit piece is slightly adapted from photographer Michael Light’s new book, Lake Las Vegas/Black Mountain
When Black Friday devours Thanksgiving, capitalism consumes one of its sustaining myths
No justice. No respect.
Tragic deaths of 15 sterilized women in India reveal pervasive discrimination and inhumane family planning policies
As journalist Nermeen Al-Mufti observed in 2004, “Fallujah was once called the city of minarets. It once echoed the Euphrates in its beauty and calm. It had plentiful water and lush greenery. It was a summer resort for Iraqis. People went there for leisure, for a swim at the nearby Habbaniya lake, for a kebab Read more…
Capitalism, corporations and our massive new surveillance state
Although many of the protests of 2011 — the year of Occupy Wall Street — have faded, Chilean students and workers managed to win many of their demands
Twenty days ago anarchist prisoner Nikos Romanos went on hunger strike to demand his educational furlough
The Russian annexation of Crimea and heavy interference in the Ukraine has had a significant consequence for its hydrocarbon industry
Egypt’s government is happily letting exiled billionaires and convicted Mubarak cronies buy their way back home
We need more effort going to motivating belief in the efficacy of overcoming our problems with positive gains
A review of This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, by Naomi Klein
In the 1960s, the agency sought to fight Communism through the students’ rights movement. There’s little reason to think its tactics have changed