23
Jan
2015

False Dilemmas: A Critical Guide to the Euro Zone Crisis

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The guide covers:

  • How to debunk the common myths about the crisis, and learn about what’s really going on.

  • How to counter the arguments about austerity

  • Who profits from the crisis? Who funds the bailouts and why?

  • Arguments and strategies for debt resistance.

  • Information on the resistance and the alternatives arising from the grassroots.

Based on myths and false dilemmas, the mainstream narrative around the crisis still dominates discussion. Breaking away from this, this guide shows that:


23
Jan
2015
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False Dilemmas: A Critical Guide to the Euro Zone Crisis

For everyone who cares about the politics of austerity and debt resistance across Europe, or wants to get the basics about the euro crisis but doesn't know where to start - this is for you.


30
Sep
2014
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18
Jun
2014
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Guide to fracking and unconventional fossil fuels

From the dangers of fracking to the devastating effects of tar sands extraction, this guide brings together everything you need to know about unconventional fossil fuels in one place for the first time.

The endless pursuit of economic growth, coupled with the decline in conventional energy sources, is driving ever more extreme forms of energy extraction around the world, with ecologically and socially disastrous consequences.

The report gives an in-depth yet accessible analysis of the social and environmental effects of unconventional fossil fuels, and includes information on where they are found, the companies trying to profit from them and the growing resistance movements against them. The report also contains a unique 'carbon budget' climate change assessment of unconventional fossil fuel production, and stand-alone factsheets on each of the types of unconventional fossil fuel.

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18
Jun
2014

To the Ends of the Earth: A Guide to Unconventional Fossil Fuels

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Corporate Watch's new cutting edge report provides the most comprehensive and accessible guide yet to unconventional fossil fuels

The endless pursuit of economic growth, coupled with the decline in conventional energy sources, is driving ever more extreme forms of energy extraction around the world, with ecologically and socially disastrous consequences.

From the dangers of fracking to the devastating effects of tar sands extraction, this guide brings together everything you need to know about unconventional fossil fuels in one place for the first time. It gives an in-depth yet accessible analysis of their social and environmental effects, and includes information on where they are found, the companies trying to profit from them and the growing resistance movements against them. The report also contains a unique 'carbon budget' climate change assessment of unconventional fossil fuel production, and stand-alone factsheets on each of the types of unconventional fossil fuel.

The report includes:


20
Mar
2011

More than a spoof


28
Apr
2016
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Democratic autonomy in North Kurdistan: An interview with the Democratic Society Congress

Photo caption: Workers at a honey cooperative near Wan (Van in Turkish). The Co-op was set up with the help of the Democratic Society Congress economic commission.


25
Apr
2016
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Bail conditions used as a tool to limit political dissent: An interview with Pete Simpson

This is an interview with Pete Simpson, an anarchist activist who was prosecuted and remanded in prison for violent disorder and assault of police officers after an occupation of HSBC bank, as part of the 2015 Mayday commemoration in Cardiff. Pete and fellow activist Josh Howe were found not guilty by a jury in Cardiff in January 2016.  

After Pete and Josh's arrest in May 2015 they were remanded for several days in Cardiff prison. The judge only agreed to release them on the condition that they move away from their homes in Cardiff, sign regularly at a police station, keep to a strict curfew and wear a tag. These conditions can only be described as political, aimed at restricting Pete and his co-defendant's ability to be involved in political activism. Throughout the trial the police and prosecution tried to use the anarchist character of the protest against the defendants.


18
Apr
2016
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Democratic confederalism in Kurdistan

Lead photo caption: A commune meeting in Amude in Rojava's Cizîrê canton, November 2015

 

The Kurdish region is currently undergoing a transformation. People are organising themselves in grassroots people's assemblies and co-operatives, declaring their autonomy from the state and their wish for real democracy. Feminist and anti-capitalist ideas are flourishing. These changes are inspired by a new idea: democratic confederalism. These movements have the capacity to transform the reality of millions of people in Kurdistan, and potentially spread to the wider Middle East. Last year we visited Bakur, the part of Kurdistan within Turkey's borders, and Rojava, the Kurdish majority autonomous region in Syria. This article examines the theory and practice of democratic confederalism in Bakur and Rojava, and goes on to discuss how we can engage in solidarity, while maintaining an honest and critical perspective.


01
Apr
2016
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Nine times more spent pursuing claimants than employers not paying minimum wage

From today — 1 April 2016 — workers in the UK aged over 25 earning the minimum rate of £6.70 per hour will get a 50p increase. The government boasts that this proves it is on the side of workers: “Britain deserves a pay rise,” the chancellor George Osborne has claimed. “And this one-nation government is making sure it gets one, helping more people have the security of a higher wage to provide for themselves and their families.”

No doubt but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.


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