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Crackdown, Lies and Videogame*

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Crackdown, Lies and Videogame*

In 2013 the promo video for a videogame called “RIOT” was released on the Internet. "RIOT" is a simulation videogame containing clashes between protesters and the riot police in various locations around the world. The Hollywood-style trailer which was posted on the game’s website begins with the ostentatious phrase “In a world where all rights [...]

December 17, 2014 Author: Yannis Christodoulou

Greece: December 6, demos in memory of Grigoropoulos #6dgr (videos + photos)

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Greece: December 6, demos in memory of Grigoropoulos #6dgr (videos + photos)

In this 6th anniversary of the murder of Alexis Grigoropoulos by the police, his best friend, Nikos Romanos, is on his 27th day of hunger strike, with his health gravely deteriorated. He is fighting for his right to furloughs. He is entitled to these furloughs in order to be able to attend classes at the [...]

December 6, 2014 Author: x-pressed

Spain: 29Μ – I also was at the Parliament… and I would do it again

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Spain: 29Μ – I also was at the Parliament… and I would do it again

On June 15, 2011 the process began to approve the budget with the first set of cuts for Catalonia, which has led to the closure of public enterprises, the privatisation of health cuts in culture, education, etc. [...]

April 6, 2014 Author: Ismael Guye Sancho

Interview with Lo*, an anarchist from Bosnia

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Interview with Lo*, an anarchist from Bosnia

And people outside Bosnia often talk about the “Bosnian revolution”, but there is an evolution there. Because of ethnic and national divisions, people never talked about class struggle – now they do. [...]

March 25, 2014 Author: Slobodari

Bread, work, housing: the march for dignity Madrid 22M

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Bread, work, housing: the march for dignity Madrid 22M

Up to two and a half million people took to the streets in Madrid yesterday to protest against the economic and anti-social policies of the government. Six blocks arrived in Madrid from all around the country; according to the Organisers of the March for Dignity (Coordinadora 22M), some 70,000 people travelled on buses (total of [...]

March 23, 2014 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

My Journey in Greece

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My Journey in Greece

I was very intrigued by the police when I first came to Athens. I wasn’t used to seeing so many of them, the vehicles they use are huge (in Portugal they can only fit 9 policemen each); they had different suits and had a lot of weapons. [...]

March 9, 2014 Author: Bruna Cunha

Anger in Bosnia, but this time the people can read their leaders’ ethnic lies

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Anger in Bosnia, but this time the people can read their leaders’ ethnic lies

It all began in Tuzla, a city with a Muslim majority. The protests then spread to the capital, Sarajevo, and Zenica, but also Mostar, home to a large segment of the Croat population, and Banja Luka, capital of the Serb part of Bosnia. [...]

February 10, 2014 Author: Slavoj Žižek

“The politicians had to obey the crowd”: interview on the protests in Kiev

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“The politicians had to obey the crowd”: interview on the protests in Kiev

This interview with a comrade from the Autonomous Workers' Union in Kiev was done on January 28, 2014. It sheds some light on the events around the Maidan: the array of reasons behind the protests, their focus on the hated president, the differences to the "orange revolution", the role of the right, the weakness of [...]

January 28, 2014

Spain: Gamonal is only the beginning. Demonstrations against urban-political corruption

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Spain: Gamonal is only the beginning. Demonstrations against urban-political corruption

During the past two weeks, the residents of the Burgos neighbourhood of Gamonal have won “a great little victory” and have become a symbol of citizen participation in politics. Their protest against corruption, whose cause was their objection to the construction of a boulevard with a parking in their neighbourhood, has provoked a wave of [...]

January 19, 2014 Author: Sofia Tipaldou

Madrid: Protests against the criminalisation of demonstrations

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Madrid: Protests against the criminalisation of demonstrations

Thousands of people (2,000 to 5,000) responded to the call of various groups and organisations, including the Coordinadora 25S, for a new demonstration outside the Congress on Saturday, December 14th, in protest of the new Public Safety Act. [...]

December 15, 2013 Author: Sofia Tipaldou