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  1. Secrecy, the Republic and the Supreme Court

    Tom Reifer
    20 May 2010
    Article

    Elena Kagan's use of the state secrets privilege to dismiss the case of a German citizen, who was kidnapped and tortured by the CIA, should be a cause for major concern over her recent nomination by President Obama to the US Supreme Court.

  2. UK election: No political parties offered "big ideas to match the depth of crises”

    Hilary Wainwright
    14 May 2010

    What we saw in the UK election campaign and the recent coalition deal is the level of opportunism amongst the political parties, and the real absence of politics and ideas on how to deal with major crises in the economy, over climate change and of our political institutions.

  3. Peoples Conference model of inclusion offers only path forward on climate change

    14 May 2010
    Article

    The Peoples' conference on climate change showed that a global movement, much larger than anyone imagined and with firm proposals, has coalesced and gathered strength

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    The Lib Dems won't deliver reform - Mike Marqusee on the UK election media hype

    Mike Marqusee
    11 May 2010
    Article

    Pre-election calls for a Lib Dem vote in the UK demonstrated how effectively misled some were by the mass media inflation of the yellow prospects for reform. Fluctuating left and right according to audience, the Lib Dems will continue with neoloberal economics, the war on terror, police-power abuses and cuts to public services.

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    Converging Crises: Reality, Fear and Hope

    • Susan George
    10 May 2010
    Paper

    The term crisis implies a short lived period of uncertainty - suggesting there is something temporary or anomalous about the current state of the global economy. On the contrary, our global economy, from the financial clouds (or bubbles) to the real roots - where men and women work, live and survive - is suffering from systemic flaws based on an ever expanding void between rich and poor.


     

  6. Big Brother is watching you!

    Praful Bidwai
    15 April 2010
    Article

    India’s government has rushed to approve the Unique Identity Project without any discussion of the risks to citizens’ privacy and its possible misuse by the State.

  7. The Palestinians are winning the legitimacy war: will it matter?

    Richard Falk
    12 April 2010
    Article

    It is vital that the Palestinians exercise patience, resolve, leadership and vision, as well as sufficient pressure if they are to win their just rights.

  8. Dissidents or traitors?

    Atilio Boron
    31 March 2010
    Article

    When the “free press” condemns the imprisonment of dissidents in Cuba, they fail to mention that similar attempts to overthrow countries with foreign help would also face imprisonment in most countries worldwide.

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    The Class War on Leninsky Prospekt

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    31 March 2010
    Article

    Protests sparked by last month’s fatal car accident in Moscow reveal the depth and scale of the anti-corporate mood in today’s Russia.

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    Need-based development in a free, just society: the lasting legacy of Mahatma Gandhi

    Praful Bidwai
    17 February 2010
    Article

    An emphasis on popular mobilisation,  essential to enfranchising the millions who were excluded from public life and political processes for centuries, remains one of Gandhi’s epochal successes.

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    Call to the Peoples' Alternative Summit, Enlazando Alternativas 4

    05 February 2010
    Declaration

    Call to all the social networks and organisations, trades unions, political forces and civil society movements to join the Peoples' Alternative Summit in defense of peoples' sovereignty, human rights, participatory democracy, labour rights, the rights of women and indigenous peoples, social justice, the defense of the environment in the face of climate change, and the establishment of peace.

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    What are the promising new models of democratic participation?

    Hilary Wainwright
    05 February 2010

    The institutions that are supposed to reproduce daily life are incapable of acting on behalf of the people any more, so we need to produce our own institutional alternatives based on micro-experiments and universal values.

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    Perspectives on regional integration

    Brid Brennan
    05 February 2010
    Article

    The current paradigmatic crisis needs to be dealt with at the regional level. In this respect, Latin American movements have already mobilised and placed different models of development and integration at the centre of their struggle. However, the European Union model, whereby integration is geared towards the interests of transnational corporations, should be avoided.

  14. Ten years later: challenges and proposals for another possible world

    Susan George
    21 January 2010
    Article

    The WSF must work to strengthen and deepen the alliance of social movements with environmental campaigners, that was forged in Copenhagen, and broaden the alliance to include peace and conflict organisations as well.

     
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    Civil Society in European-Chinese Relations

    21 January 2010
    Book

    In the context of the current state of European-Chinese relations and the limited influence of European NGOs on EU policies, this book discusses the challenges and dilemmas of co-operation between European and Chinese civil society organisations.

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    The Meaning of Seattle: Truth Only Becomes True Through Action

    Walden Bello
    01 December 2009
    Article

    WTO+10: Before 1999, the momentum of globalization seemed to sweep everything in front of it, including the truth. But in Seattle, ordinary women and men made truth real with collective action.

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    Charter for Innovation, Creativity and Access to Knowledge launched

    Hilary Wainwright
    19 November 2009
    Article

    An international coalition has launched Charter for Innovation, Creativity and Access to Knowledge as a response to the recent agreement of the European Commission on the “protection” of Internet access, brought under the pressure of the lobbies of the culture industry.

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    A flu for all seasons

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    17 November 2009
    Article

    Swine flu is quite handy to politicians, who can use it to postpone elections, or justify a state of emergency, if needed.

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    Reclaim the State: Experiments in Popular Democracy (Seagull, 2009)

    • Hilary Wainwright
    27 October 2009
    Book

    Reclaim the State sets out on a journey from Brazil to Britain to discover how people are creating new, stronger forms of democracy. The book shows that the foundations for new political directions for deepening democracy already exist, and provides imaginative and practical tools for building on them.

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