Tag Archives: Authoritarianism

What is ‘Stalinism’? And why is it an insult?

[Note: This post aims to provide a very brief overview, rather than an in depth account of Joseph Stalin’s rule in the Soviet Union.] An authoritarian nationalist One key feature of Stalinism, said British scholar Robert Conquest in 2003, was the … Continue reading

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MEXICO: November repression

In the wake of the murder of José Luis Rodríguez Muñiz (just hours after he’d published a video criticising President Enrique Peña Nieto, local authorities, and the Mexican political system), it has come to light that the government is once … Continue reading

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Cizre, Leyla İmret, & Turkish Democracy

The HDP co-mayor of the Cizre district of Turkey’s Şırnak Province, 28-year-old Leyla İmret, was brought into the world of politics very abruptly at an early age, with her father being killed “before her eyes” by Turkish “security forces” when … Continue reading

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Was a Civilian Killed in Diyarbakir by the PKK?

In response to the civilian death in Diyarbakir, Turkey on September 11 at the hands of suspected Kurdish militants, a comment written by ‘Drew‘ at Vice News sought to place the situation into perspective. The murdered waiter, he said, was just … Continue reading

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Demirtaş to Turkish PM: ‘Prove they were not civilians’

A week on from the start of a Turkish military siege on the city of Cizre, the co-leader of Turkey’s progressive pro-peace party (the Peoples’ Democratic Party or HDP) has insisted today that at least 20 of those killed by … Continue reading

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The CNI’s Position on the Wave of Repression Waged against the People

To the original peoples of Mexico and the World; To the National and International Sixth; To the Zapatista Army of National Liberation; And to the memory of Don Félix Serdán Nájera, our leading brother.[1] Gathered in the Amatlán de Quetzalzoatl … Continue reading

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Masked Politics in Mexico

In the recent protests in Mexico over the Ayotzinapa[1] case, a minority of ‘encapuchados’ (people with bandannas covering their faces) have been involved in small ‘disturbances’ (including an arson attack on the door of the National Palace and some minor … Continue reading

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Calle 13: The Ayotzinapa Case Is a Disgrace

“All social causes are important, but it seems to me that the case of Ayotzinapa[1] goes beyond politics: it moves into the field of human rights. It [also] goes beyond Mexico: it is something much bigger…, it is a disgrace!” … Continue reading

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MEXICO: Ayotzinapa & Revolution

In Mexico in 1910, a revolt was called for November 20th against the government of Porfirio Díaz (which was in the pockets of national and international economic elites). Today’s government, which is not much different, has not been able to … Continue reading

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MEXICO: CNTE, Zapatistas & CRAC-PC Unite Around Ayotzinapa

Three social movements that have represented the hopes of Mexican people for autonomy and justice in recent years have been the CNTE teaching union, the Zapatistas, and the community police forces of the CRAC-PC. Strongest in the southern states of … Continue reading

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