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Interviews of key figures: from activists to intellectuals and not only Interview someone whose voice you think should be heard and we will translate it and publish it.

Infowar Productions’ new documentary “THIS IS NOT A COUP”: Interview with director Aris Chatzistefanou

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Infowar Productions’ new documentary “THIS IS NOT A COUP”: Interview with director Aris Chatzistefanou

Durante la noche de las negociaciones de Grecia con la UE y el FMI, en Julio de 2015, cuando ya estaba claro que el país estaba a punto de aceptar un acuerdo humillante, circuló por Internet el famoso #Thisisacoup. Mi primera reacción fue escribir en twitter #ThisisNOTacoup - This is EU. Este mismo es el [...]

June 6, 2016

Ukraine: Interview with Ricardo Marquina, director of “Ukraine, the year of chaos”

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Ukraine: Interview with Ricardo Marquina, director of “Ukraine, the year of chaos”

The climate of fear, generated by propaganda, leads one part of the Ukrainian society to want an open conflict with Russia, with the hope of receiving military help from NATO. Additionally, the far right sectors will not accept surrendering, defeat nor truce. In this case, Poroshenko or whomever occupies his place in Kiev is risking [...]

November 17, 2015 Author: Javier Morales

Search and rescue in the Mediterranean… or the militarisation of migration

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Search and rescue in the Mediterranean… or the militarisation of migration

It is impressive, for example, that the word ‘rescue’ does not appear anywhere in the text of the Commission, as published following the summit, while various measures related to the externalisation doctrine, ie the tendency to push migration flows outside the EU limits of liability –key project of the conservative forces in this moment– are [...]

May 10, 2015 Author: Anna Papoutsi

Book review: The Utopia of Rules, David Graeber

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Book review: The Utopia of Rules, David Graeber

Which jobs are bullshit? “A world without teachers or dock-workers would soon be in trouble. But it’s not entirely clear how humanity would suffer were all private equity CEOs, lobbyists, PR researchers, actuaries, telemarketers, bailiffs or legal consultants to similarly vanish.” He concedes that some might argue that his own work is meaningless. “There can [...]

March 21, 2015 Author: Stuart Jeffries

Interview with Tarik Ali: France Tries To Mask Its Islamophobia Behind Secular Values

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Interview with Tarik Ali: France Tries To Mask Its Islamophobia Behind Secular Values

Pakistan-born British commentator Tariq Ali seldom minces words. As a political activist, journalist, writer and film-maker, he has cou­rted controversy and ruffled many feathers. But over the years he has also built up a huge base of followers and admirers much beyond London, where he stays. The firebrand leader of the 1960s campus movement, now [...]

January 26, 2015 Author: Pranay Sharma

Interview with Antonio Cuesta Marín, author of the book “Solidarity and Self Organisation in Greece”

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Interview with Antonio Cuesta Marín, author of the book “Solidarity and Self Organisation in Greece”

"My sense is that there are two parallel worlds running, that of institutional politics reproduced by the mainstream media, and that of the reality experienced by the citizens, which is clearly present in any initiative or social group." [...]

October 27, 2014 Author: x-pressed

The War on ISIS: Views From Syrian Activists and Intellectuals

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The War on ISIS: Views From Syrian Activists and Intellectuals

Conspicuously absent from the debate about ISIS and U.S. intervention—both in the mainstream and in the leftosphere—are Syrian voices. ISIS and U.S. officialdom occupy center stage, leaving the perspectives of Syrian civil society activists and writers out of the equation. While hardly surprising, this omission is troubling. In an attempt to remedy this imbalance, I [...]

September 20, 2014 Author: Danny Postel

On the Croatian left: Interview with Dr. Mate Kapović

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On the Croatian left: Interview with Dr. Mate Kapović

"Both for the periphery and for many parts of the lower classes in the core countries it is becoming more and more apparent that capitalism cannot deliver anymore..." [...]

July 15, 2014 Author: Idemo dalje

Spain: “Without a large mobilisation and social counter power we will neither win nor have democracy”

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Spain: “Without a large mobilisation and social counter power we will neither win nor have democracy”

Since its presentation, on the 26th of June, ‘Guanyem Barcelona’ (Let’s win Barcelona) has already collected 12,000 signatures in support of an initiative that aspires to break from Barcelona's current model and instead assign the city to serve of the basic needs of the majority. Even though promoters of the project have barely brought the [...]

July 8, 2014 Author: Àlex Romaguera

Emigration and Xenophobia in Europe: “Jungle is knocking on Sweden’s doors”

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Emigration and Xenophobia in Europe: “Jungle is knocking on Sweden’s doors”

A team of Spanish independent journalists (The Ragged Army) have worked for six months in Northern Europe to portray the situation of the migrants, in particular those who have left their countries because of the recession. This initiative is part of a larger project about the new flows of migration and the emergence of fascist [...]

April 24, 2014 Author: Susana García