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Interview with Eric Hobsbawm

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Interview with Eric Hobsbawm

Internationalism, which is the alternative to nationalism, is a tricky business. It’s either a politically empty slogan, as it was, for practical purposes, in the international labour movement—it didn’t mean anything specific—or it’s a way of ensuring uniformity for powerful, centralized organizations like the Roman Catholic Church, or the Comintern. [...]

March 28, 2013

Plebs in London

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Plebs in London

Andrew Mitchell was, until September the 4th, a member of the government, the most classist cabinet Britain has seen since the beginning of the 90s. The Minister for International Development passed by bike in front of the police guards of the Ministry, to whose polite request for an ID, he yelled amiss and multiple times [...]

October 28, 2012 Author: Thodoris Rakopoulos

Stop the criminalisation of squatting

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Stop the criminalisation of squatting

The reactions go on in the UK against the recent legislation that is sanctioning squatting. The British government, loyal to the authoritarian path embarked upon after the riots of August 2011 and continued with the pretext of the Olympic Games security, is now targeting the homeless. Until now squatting was regarded as a purely civil [...]

September 25, 2012 Author: Dimitris Givisis