February 2016

16
Feb
2016
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Turkey's bloodiest massacre and displacement of the Kurds since the 1990s is happening now

Photo caption: Kurşunlu mosque in Amed. Damage is from bombardment by the Turkish military (Photo provided by Diyarbakır Metropolitan Municipality)

The police and military are using every kind of violence against the Kurds. They are using tanks and heavy armoured vehicles. They have flattened houses, historical places, mosques. They use helicopters and technological weapons, night vision binoculars and drones. They don't let families get to the bodies of youths who were killed. Corpses remain on the streets for weeks.”


09
Feb
2016
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Palestinian solidarity for parents

Demolition of a home in East Jerusalem, as depicted by a child of the Amro family. The children continue to suffer from anxiety, trauma, and bed-wetting following the partial demolition of their home in 2015.

Demolition of a home in East Jerusalem, as depicted by a child of the Amro family. The children continue to suffer from anxiety, trauma, and bedwetting following the partial demolition of their home in 2015.


04
Feb
2016
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How can we destroy capitalism?

Corporate Watch's new publication, 'Capitalism, What is it and how can we destroy it?' provides an accessible introduction to capitalism and explores how we might bring about its ending:

What is capitalism? An economic system built on private property, markets, exploitation and profit, enforced by state violence. But also, digging deeper, a culture of fear and passivity, in which we learn to see the natural world, other people, and even ourselves, as objects to be owned and managed, bought and sold.


The first part of this book gives an introduction to capitalist economics in accessible, non-specialist language. It covers: the basics of economic systems; financial markets; the global economy and shifting world power; the roles of the state; crisis. The second part delves into how capitalism shapes our values and desires. Finally, it turns to resistance and rebellion. So how can we destroy this poisonous system, and start to create new worlds of freedom?