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    Now to complete the democratic revolution

    Hilary Wainwright
    28 May 2009
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    The current anger in Britain over MPs' misuse of public money is more than outrage at the pathetic greed of public representatives. It is a fury over a deep-seated failure of public control of public money, that should now be the basis of a movement to complete the unfinished struggle for popular sovereignty
  2. A real green deal

    Hilary Wainwright, Andy Bowman
    09 October 2009
    Article

    35 years ago, workers at the Lucas Aerospace company formulated an ‘alternative corporate plan’ to convert military production to socially useful and environmentally desirable purposes. What are the lessons for greening the world economy today?

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    US-Cuba politics play out at OAS gathering

    Roger Burbach
    02 June 2009
    Article
    The United States is facing a virtually united front of Latin American nations demanding that Cuba be readmitted to the Organization of American States (OAS) that meets in Tegucigalpa, Honduras today.
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    »Indien ist nach rechts gerückt«

    Achin Vanaik, Interview von Gerhard Klas
    29 April 2009
    Article
    Koalition unter Führung der Kongreß-Partei oder unter der rechtsgerichteten Hindu-Partei BJP – wirtschaftspolitisch ist es egal, wer bei den Wahlen gewinnt. Ein Gespräch mit Achin Vanaik
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    Bolivia’s New Constitution

    05 February 2009
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    Against a barrage of opposition media propaganda funded by Bolivia’s elites, the new constitution was approved with 61% of the popular vote. Bolivia was once the prized pupil for its wholesale application of policies encouraged by the IMF and the World Bank. Now it is one of the countries articulating an alternative.
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    Isolating the BJP

    Praful Bidwai
    06 May 2009
    Article
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    Hung, not hopeless

    Praful Bidwai
    12 March 2009
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    Why Has Cuba Become a Difficult Problem for the Left?

    Boaventura de Sousa Santos
    28 May 2009
    Article
    Both Cuba and the left have evolved during half a century along different paths, but now is the hour for the left worldwide to give back what it owes Cuba for being what it is.
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    Winds of change blow across Cuba

    Roger Burbach
    27 January 2009
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    Back to basics

    Praful Bidwai
    30 June 2009
    Article
    The Left can recover from its rout only through radical rethinking and mass mobilisation on working people’s gut-level issues
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    Cuba Undertakes Reforms in Midst of Economic Crisis

    Roger Burbach
    21 September 2009
    Article
    The long food queues in Cuba are still causing frustration, but the open process Raul Castro is following to resolve these issues heralds a new path to socialism in the 21st century.
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    Key to economic recovery lies in unlocking workers' creativity

    Hilary Wainwright
    05 May 2009
    Article
    The future of our public services will be as central to the next election as the future of the economy. The experience of Newcastle City Council shows that most political party leaders are wrong when they believe the solution lies in further competition and outsourcing.
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    Wayward trends

    Praful Bidwai
    08 April 2009
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    New Politics News

    05 February 2009
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    News from the New Politics programme (last updated in February 2009).

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    Inside the Revolution: A Journey into the Heart of Venezuela (New Documentary)

    Pablo Navarrete
    02 September 2009
    Article

    A thoughtful insight into the achievements and challenges of the Venezuelan revolution, ten years after Hugo Chavez took office.

  17. Australian Overseas Development Assistance and the Rural Poor

    • Dianto Bachriadi
    11 November 2009
    Report

    Australian overseas development assistance is not simply driven by a desire to assist poorer countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The fundamental premise of Australian aid is, first and foremost, its own national interest.

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    Land, Rural Social Movements and Democratisation in Indonesia

    Dianto Bachriadi
    30 June 2009
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    Although support from urban-based students and activists was important, the rural protest in Indonesia during President Suharto's regime was built on continued protest and organisation around land issues.

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