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MEXICO: Levels of Dignified Rage

Hundreds of thousands of people have marched through the streets of Mexico on numerous occasions since the disappearance of 43 students from a rural teacher training college towards the end of September in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero.[1] The initial cries were for … Continue reading

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October 10th in Kobanê (Poem)

Fascist forces’ objectives, Civilian homes, As they roam through the streets, Passing rubble and bones, It’s disturbing and messy, Indescribably foul, Debris covering faces, Which lie on the ground, Though their arms are much better, Our spirits our high, So … Continue reading

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The Kurdish Stalingrad: Kobane and Western Inaction

The struggle in Rojava (Kurdish northern Syria) is really a struggle for humanity, freedom, and human dignity. The ‘coalition’ and its air strikes clearly do not aim to protect human life, because they’ve been useless at stopping ISIS from advancing … Continue reading

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Letter to MPs in Support of Kobane and Rojava

Below is a letter I recently sent to MPs in the UK… ———————————— I am writing to you because I believe that the experiences of democratic autonomy in the Kurdish regions of northern Syria (known as Rojava) are an example … Continue reading

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Daesh, Imperialism, and Rojava

The Ottoman Empire (1299–1923) united much of the Arab World for centuries. In the 19th century, however, it began to decline, and the imperial powers of Europe tried to ensure their own political influence in the region. The UK, for … Continue reading

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MEXICO: Indigenous People of Chiapas Oppose Megaprojects

Communique from September 1st, 2014   To the people of Mexico and the world, To the national and international press, To national and international civil society groups, To human rights organisations, To adherents of the Sixth Declaration, To social organisations, … Continue reading

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MEXICO: Six Reasons Why Indigenous Communities Are Opposed to the San Cristóbal-Palenque Motorway

July 31st, 2014   In Chiapas, Mexico, there are plans to build a motorway between San Cristóbal de Las Casas and Palenque – two of the most important tourist sites in the state. The Department of Infrastructure and Communications in … Continue reading

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Ten Steps to Improve “Democracy”

1) Support and campaign for popular involvement in political decisions   2) Take direct action against injustice and support campaign groups   3) Oppose first-past-the-post elections and campaign for proportional representation   4) Expose party funding and cap it so … Continue reading

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Venezuela’s Street Protests

For over two months, Venezuela has been in the news around the world. The street protests throughout the country have made people sit up and look. But it seems like the thousand or so people detained in the first month … Continue reading

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The Dream of a Third Spanish Republic

This June, an apparently significant change has occurred in Spanish politics, with the abdication of King Juan Carlos I (part of the Bourbon dynasty that has ruled Spain since 1713). If we analyse the recent history of Spain a bit … Continue reading

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