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police violence

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

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

Spain: CIEs* – The regulation of shame or the normalisation of racism

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Spain: CIEs* – The regulation of shame or the normalisation of racism

The CIEs first emerged in 1985. They have been in existence for 29 years without a specific regulation. This lack of regulation meant a clear violation of the law for the past 5 years, since, in the reform of 2009, the Immigration Act ordered the Government to regulate the CIEs within 6 months. But it’s [...]

March 26, 2014 Author: Patricia Orejudo

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

Portugal: Police violence – When the bells ring

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Portugal: Police violence – When the bells ring

Duarte always repeated to his parents “the police and justice are here to protect us” [...]

March 13, 2014 Author: Lúcia Gomes

BiH Writes Her Revolution In The “Book Of Joy” At Governments’ Funerals, As Police Increase Repression

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BiH Writes Her Revolution In The “Book Of Joy” At Governments’ Funerals, As Police Increase Repression

Police in Bosnia and Herzegovina are hunting down people participating in direct action activities against the ruling classes, as repression against them intensifies. In spite of all threats, beatings, blackmail and propaganda employed by the state, rebels still gather in plenums (public assemblies) where they take decisions for their rulers, and they resist. [...]

March 4, 2014 Author: anonymous

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 EU Presidency and the Bottom of the Aegean Sea

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The EU Presidency and the Bottom of the Aegean Sea

The European Union presidency transferred to Greece on January 1, 2014. Just 20 days later, a familiar story from the European borderland was repeated. A boat containing refugees from Afghanistan and Syria was found by the Greek Coast Guard in the waters off Farmakonisi Island, near Turkey. According to victims and the officers of the [...]

February 4, 2014 Authors: Anna Christofidi, Dimitris Dalakoglou

Greece: Antifa protest attacked by the Police

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Greece: Antifa protest attacked by the Police

An antifa protest in Athens turned ugly after being attached by the riot police and ended up in clashes between protesters and the police. [...]

February 1, 2014 Author: x-pressed