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A practical, solidary cooperativeForm a transnational network!

coview.info
During the lockdown period, Coview was a platform for many people to maintain their political activity. People from many different groups, areas (System Change, Degrowth, asylum and human rights, feminism, right to the city, rent strike, cultural work, artistic work, social work, self-help groups, …) and regions, who had not known each other before, met there and together built up structures and organized various actions.mehr...

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Every storm begins with a single raindrop…Libertarian Atheneon of Volos (Greece)

Libertarian Library in Athene.
The Libertarian Atheneon of Volos is a collective venture. Its foundation is the result of a long-term exchange of thoughts and reflections on the necessity of creating a social space in the [...]mehr...

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A climate and ecological emergency#Snowrebellion: Extinction Rebellion on the road to Davos

Braving snow and cold, Extinction Rebellion’s (XR) Koala Refugee Rebels Without Borders set-out on a 50km 3-day hike up Swiss Alps on the road to Davos, where the World Economic Forum (WEF) is holding its yearly meeting.mehr...

Fight against the Hitler-Goebbels-Goering-gangThree Arrows Against the Svastica in Germany, 1931/32

Wahlplakat der S zur Reichstagswahl vom 6.

International

Some thirty-five years ago the author, meanwhile a senior scholar, and retired, started his research work on the German intellectual and miltant socialist Carlo Mierendorff.mehr...

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Class conflict and its cultural expressionThe mystery of ‘populism’ finally unveiled

Viktor Orbán (Bálna, Budapest, Hungary).
The philosopher of post-Fascism enters the populism fray with his own candidate for post-truth – Left betrayal. There is nothing new in consecrated terms being used in an entirely novel sense [...]mehr...

Misleading index and bribery by foreign companiesCorruption in Africa

Corruption Perceptions Index 2015 from Transparency International.

International

Internationally, African countries are considered to be particularly corrupt. This reputation amounts to an immense oversimplification of a much bigger problem and partly results from questionable methods of measurement.mehr...

The 99 years old revolutionary history of Eastern EuropeInto the Dustbin of History

Karyn Sig

International

The ‘changes’ in Eastern Europe took place on the 200th anniversary of the French revolution. It seemed to many that it might be a second coming: a new revolution about, and for, human rights.mehr...

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Europe should rid itself of the tax havens it shelters withinThe current system has run out of steam

CEO of Société Générale, Frédéric Oudéa (in the middle), lied at the French Senat.
As strange and as sudden as it may be, thanks to the revelations by several international news sources concerning the magnitude of tax evasion facilitated by a Panamanian firm, elected [...]mehr...

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Why the commoning of work and labour is a political struggleA people’s redefinition of the economy

Social movements across the globe mobilize the commons as non-capitalist economies that are rooted in social relationships and that are motivated by community needs and not by markets.mehr...

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A society of oligarchsHow Mark Zuckerberg’s Altruism Helps Himself

Zuckerberg set up a limited liability company, which was a public relations coup and will help minimize his tax bill.mehr...

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Selective EmpathyPublic Response to Tragedy is Disproportionate

Paris shootings, the day after near the Bataclan.
In light of the Paris terror attack that killed over 130, I have some observations to share regarding the social media response.mehr...

Periphery capitalismBack to Banality

Dom Crossley

International

As a former dissident and as an opposition politician and theorist around 1989, I am of course frequently asked to draw a balance sheet of the great changes in Eastern Europe.mehr...

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Competitive immigrationThe Meaning of the Refugee Crisis

Migrants in Hungary near the Serbian border, 25 August 2015.
I am not qualified to write about the crisis which sends Syrians, Afghans, Iraqis, Eritreans and others to Europe. I know only what I read in the newspapers and in a few specialist books. But I [...]mehr...

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Loop musicMaker’s Paradise

I’m going to build an amazing instrument. That’s crazy, me an instrument maker, but it is apparently going to happen. I’m only an amateur hobby musician more big headed than ambitious. Yet, this instrument.mehr...

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Sofia Central PrisonA Visit To See Jock Palfreeman

Prison in Sofia, Banischora, Sofia.
A visit to see Jock Palfreeman at Sofia Central Prison usually means the normal bureaucracy i.e. waiting 2-3 hours, body searches and food stuff weighed, checked and an item or two confiscated.mehr...

20 years in a bulgarian prison for defending himselfFree Jock Palfreeman

Jock Palfreeman.

International

Twenty one year old Australian Jock Palfreeman started his travels around Europe in early 2006. Having visited numerous countries and stayed in a small town an hour drive from Bulgaria’s capital, Sofia, living and working with his friends, he returned tmehr...

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Political and Social Aspects of the Nationalist Populism in PolandNationalism in Poland

Member of «National Radical Camp» (Obóz NarodowoRadykalny, ONR) Rzeszów, Poland, 1.
In the years 2005-2007 in Poland there was a period of governmental coalition between 3 parties: conservative Law and Justice (PIS), social-conservative-agrarian Self-Defense (Samoobrona) and [...]mehr...