This new film tells the harrowing tale of Santa Filomena, an informal neighborhood in Lisbon that is being evicted as part of the government's "slum clearance" program — destroying not just the inhabitants' homes, but also their community, their identity and their sense of belonging.
David Harvey’s latest book provides a riveting reading of Marx’s Capital and a trenchant critique of a political and economic system spiralling out of control.
"The climate crisis has exposed more starkly than ever before the larger crisis of capitalism and imperial power. To counter this injustice, we must first of all oppose the disempowering visions of the future laid out for us by military planners and Malthusians."
The film "Radical Labor" explores how the labor movement in the US can collaborate with allied community activists, build a multi-racial coalition of working people for social justice, and realize more equitable workplaces and communities.
We stand on the shoulders of giants. Let the defiant spirit of Sophie Scholl — an antifascist student activist killed by the Nazis at age 21, 75 years ago — inspire you on this fine, sunny day: “How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to give himself up individually to a righteous cause? Such a fine sunny day, and I have to go, but what does my death matter, if through us thousands of people are awakened and stirred to action?”
"The climate justice movement is at a crucial transition as it pivots from a focus on fixing the problem to addressing the cause; from a discourse focused on 'solar panels and wind turbines' to 'democratically-controlled renewable energy.'"
"The demands of the 2011 revolution for dignity, bread, national sovereignty and social justice are being side-lined by the neoliberal elites that are wedded to the religion of the free market."
"There are two alternative futures of food and farming. One leads to a dead end: a lifeless, poisoned planet as a result of chemical monocultures. The other leads to the rejuvenation of the planet through a restoration of biodiversity, soil, water and small farms that produce diverse, healthy, fresh, ecological food for all." — Vandana Shiva
"In the wake of the global financial crisis, methods of financial subjugation have been applied on a massive scale — from Greece to Puerto Rico. The result has not just been a new wave of ‘accumulation by dispossession,’ but in some cases also the effective abolition of national sovereignty."
What has driven the dramatic increase in personal and public indebtedness in recent decades? What are the consequences for freedom, equality and democracy? How do people resist the impositions of global finance? In this short course, ROAR editor Jerome Roos explores these questions — and more.
Against the backdrop of state and gang violence, some of Latin America's most affected communities — from Mexico to Brazil — have taken radical measures to defend themselves and build new social counter-powers from below. By Raúl Zibechi.
Today, tens of thousands of enraged protesters took the streets of dozens of cities across the world in solidarity with the defenders of Afrin and to demand an end to Turkey's illegal invasion. #DefendAfrin!
The concept of 'revolutionary intercommunalism,' theorized by Black Panther leader Huey P. Newton, prioritized Black self-determination through the development of 'survival programs'. Today, as climate disasters become ever more frequent, intercommunalism could once again provide a radical alternative to the state's purposeful neglect of vulnerable communities.
"Freedom is that dialectical process where we all overcome our limitations and restrictions and we realize collectively that we are able to achieve what we previously thought to be impossible."
On the anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution, take a moment to browse through the 858 Archive أرشيف ٨٥٨, recently launched by the Mosireen Collective (مُصِرّين), featuring hundreds of hours of footage shot and collected in Egypt around the uprising of January 25, 2011.