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Andrew Butler added an article on Mar 2 2015
An interview with Debbie Bookchin on her father’s contributions to revolutionary theory and the adoption of his ideas by the Kurdish liberation movement.  Editor’s note: Below you will find an interview with Debbie Bookchin, daughter of the late Murray Bookchin, who passed...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Feb 27 2015
The recent 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz was a reminder of the great crime of fascism, whose Nazi iconography is embedded in our consciousness. Fascism is preserved as history, as flickering footage of goose-stepping blackshirts, their criminality terrible...
Andrew Butler added an article on Feb 27 2015
We spoke to four women, who are asylum seekers based in Greater Manchester, to find out what their experiences of the asylum system have been, and how they feel about the treatment of asylum seekers in this country. All of the women have been living in the UK for a number of...
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Andrew Butler rated Bitter Lake (2015) 5 stars on Feb 26 2015
Andrew Butler added an article on Feb 26 2015
London’s middle class are in crisis; they feel empty and clamour for vitality. Their work is alienating and meaningless, many of them in “bullshit jobs” that are either socially useless, overly bureaucratic or divorced from any traditional notion of labour. Financial...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Feb 26 2015
Welcome to a tourist video with a twist. Street artist Banksy goes to Gaza; entering via a tunnel, he documents the destruction wrought by operation protective edge. The short film features several new pieces, including a kitten playing with a ball made from wires and other...
Andrew Butler added a video on Feb 25 2015
Where is the gold buried when crisis is looming and society begins to demand its share? With eloquence and polite mutual support, the British business establishment elegantly winds its way out of society's demands of accountability and community, and vast amounts of money are...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Feb 24 2015
‘Companies fill the space now with their hideous brands, waging the same frenzied battle as the jungle species in order to appropriate the public space and attention with images and words, like animals with their screams and piss’ Michel Serres Advertising shits in your...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Feb 22 2015
Today, across Europe, the left is excited by Syriza topping the polls in the Greek election. Some on the left have gone so far as to suggest the election itself will mark the end of austerity policies, in the terminology of the Anglo left, an end to the idea that There Is No...
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Andrew Butler rated Anarchy in Rojava 5 stars on Feb 22 2015
Andrew Butler added an action on Feb 21 2015
Bad news for the rainforest and its inhabitants: Indonesia’s President Widodo is planning a $1.35 billion biofuel subsidy that would dramatically speed up deforestation. The palm oil barons are looking forward to the windfall and are ready to fire up the chainsaws. Please...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Feb 21 2015
The battle for our votes has commenced. Political parties are turning their attention from Westminster to the people that grant them a mandate. But as the political propaganda is ramped-up we would do well to remember Thomas Carlyle's words about parliament in 1841: "In the...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Feb 20 2015
Anarchist Lens returns to the subject of electoral politics and how it demobilises the struggle for change.  The example of the German Greens is examined.  In the late 70s, Die Grünen (The Greens) emerged as a new force on the German and European left. Radical and activist...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Feb 20 2015
A small community in Uganda is challenging a UN-backed international oil palm venture that has expropriated small farmers and obliterated an entire forest on a Lake Victoria island to establish a vast plantation. Three years after the grab, Friends of the Earth groups are...
Andrew Butler added a video on Feb 19 2015
Pussy Riot's first song in English is dedicated to Eric Garner and the words he repeated eleven times before his death. This song is for Eric and for all those from Russia to America and around the globe who suffer from state terror - killed, choked, perished because of war...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Feb 18 2015
Despite being continents apart, the struggles of the Kurds and Zapatistas share a similar purpose: to resist capitalism, liberate women and build autonomy. Power to the people can only be put into practice when the power exercised by social elites is dissolved into the...
Andrew Butler added an article on Feb 18 2015
The coverage of HSBC in Britain's Telegraph is a fraud on its readers. If major newspapers allow corporations to influence their content for fear of losing advertising revenue, democracy itself is in peril. Five years ago I was invited to become the chief political...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Feb 17 2015
How do we live together and relate to one another?  How can we make sure that everyone has an equal chance to lead a fulfilling and secure life?  What’s the best way to help each other when things go wrong that we cannot cope with alone?  These are just some of the...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Feb 17 2015
Patricia Gualinga stands serenely as chaos swirls about her. I find this petite woman with striking black and red face paint at the head of the People’s Climate March in New York City on September 21, 2014. She is adorned with earrings made of brilliant bird feathers and...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Feb 15 2015
In the UK, an insidious secret network of violent extremists is plotting to subvert democracy. The members of this network detest our way of life, and hate our freedoms. Walking amongst us, this dangerous fifth column is exploiting the very laws we hold dear to campaign for...
Andrew Butler added an article on Feb 13 2015
The impact women have made in labor history is often missing from textbooks and the media despite the numerous roles women have played to organize, unionize, rally, document, and inspire workers—both men and women, children and adults, citizens and immigrants—to fight for...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Feb 12 2015
On Remembrance Day, we went down to the streets of Ottawa to spread a message of peace. We wanted to see how people would respond to discrimination against Islam. We did this to see if people would stand together against hate. What we got was truly inspirational. Enjoy! 
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Andrew Butler rated Our Shitty situation 5 stars on Feb 12 2015
Andrew Butler added an article on Feb 11 2015
Human rights activists fear the right to protest in the UK might be put under threat, following claims from environmental advocates that they are in effect being forced to pay for their right to protest. The Campaign Against Climate Change (CACC) says that it has been...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Feb 11 2015
An international collaboration of media outlets have leaked HSBC files which prove the Bank has actively sought to undermine domestic tax laws by hiding more than $100bn in Swiss bank accounts – but what is truly remarkable, it the complicity of the UK government in helping...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Feb 10 2015
Immigrants are part of the fabric of our society. It’s time to celebrate, not vilify them. We will have posters of migrants contributing to British life across all tube and rail networks in the run up to the General Election. Are you a migrant? Do you want to be one of...
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Andrew Butler added a video on Feb 10 2015
Last summer, a New York city police officer choked a black grandfather named Eric Garner to death. Garner was suspected of selling loose cigarettes. The arrests of people like Garner are part of a controversial policing tactic called Broken Windows. Broken Windows claims to...
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Andrew Butler added an article on Feb 9 2015
Here at Autostraddle we’ve done a fair amount of coverage of the recent protests swelling around the issue of police violence andsystemic racism. We’ve also covered how queer and trans 
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Andrew Butler added a video on Feb 9 2015
Ever wondered why we're not on track to solve climate change despite all the protests and petitions? Watch this to hear the story of what's really been going on. For more information on how you can take action visit http://nononsensevideos.org/action Video by Richard Roaf...
Andrew Butler added a video on Feb 9 2015
Yaigojé Apaporis is the local name for a one million hectare stretch of Amazon forest, and the traditional territory of the Makuna, Tanimuka, Tuyuca, Cabiyari and Letuama who live there. It is a haven for jaguars, giant ant-eaters, squirrel monkeys and pink dolphins, and is...
Andrew Butler added an article on Feb 8 2015
This provocation is intended to intervene in some of the current tensions around solidarity/support work as the current trajectories are counter-liberatory from my perspective. Special thanks to DS in Phoenix for convos that lead to this ‘zine and all those who provided...
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