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    Something rotten in the ANC state

    • Hilary Wainwright
    20 November 2012
    Paper

    The palaces of President Zuma and the massacre of miners at Marikana symbolise how the gulf between rich and poor has grown in the 18 years since the African National Congress came to power in South Africa. Hilary Wainwright reports on how formerly loyal ANC activists are turning against their government

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    The Latin American Left

    • Beatriz Stolowicz
    19 January 2004

    The Latin American left today is seemingly much stronger than it was half a decade ago, but not yet strong enough for the challenges that lie ahead.

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    Notes Towards a New Politics

    • Hilary Wainwright
    20 January 2002

    This briefing contributes towards theorising democratic, egalitarian and emancipatory politics that have for some time been struggling from below. Hilary Wainwright highlights practical lessons learnt from the experiences of labour and broad-based social movements in Brazil, the UK and the USA.

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    Arguments for a new left

    • Hilary Wainwright
    24 October 2007
    Book
    Drawing an alternative view of knowledge from the practice of social movements, Wainwright establishes a new understanding of transformative political agency as self-consciously experimental and involving a combination of representative and participatory forms of democracy.
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    Crônicas depois do furacão

    • Hilary Wainwright, Sue Branford
    25 January 2006
    Book

    Hilary Wainwright, coordenadora de vãrias redes internacionais de pesquisa e ativismo, procurou colocar-se no centro dos acontecimentos, dando voz a todos os lados da crise que se abateu sobre o PT e o governo Lula em 2005.

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    In the Eye of the Storm:

    • Hilary Wainwright
    25 January 2006
    Book

    In August 2005, Hilary Wainwright went to Brazil to find out 'what went wrong', and what positive lessons the Brazilian experience might hold for the future of the left. But on her arrival in Brazil, she found herself observing at first hand the unfolding of a political crisis.

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    Transformative Power: Political organisation in transition

    • Hilary Wainwright
    16 November 2012
    Paper

    Does the experience of Greek left party Syriza provide lessons on how to structure parties and state in order in challenge neoliberal austerity and provide lasting social transformation?

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    Occupy the left or ignore it?

    • Christophe Aguiton, Nicolas Haeringer
    10 May 2012
    Paper

    Why the traditional Left needs to understand, be willing to be challenged, and fully embrace the Occupy and Indignado movements.

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    The relationship between Latin American and European social movements

    30 January 2013
    Multi-media

    The challenge of social movements to continue working in an articulated way are two of the main issues addressed in this interview with Lucia Ortiz

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    Podemos and the new political practices

    07 October 2014
    Multi-media

    What are the reasons for the success of Podemos, its implications for Spanish and European politics and is it possible to imagine a similar development in the Netherlands?

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    Video: Emerging Powers: Allies or Rivals?

    Boris Kagarlitsky, Dr. Chaohua Wang, Research Scholar in Chinese Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
    21 January 2011
    Multi-media

    The economic elites are turning to a neoliberal Keynesianism to save the crisis of capitalism, which is doomed to fail because it does not address its root causes.

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    Left Forum 2010: Hilary Wainwright

    Hilary Wainwright
    15 April 2010
    Multi-media

    Is it possible to democratise the capitalist state? Interview with Hilary Wainwright at the Left Forum in New York.

  13. The path for Venezuela can not be neoliberalism or Stalinism

    Edgardo Lander
    24 January 2011

    The Venezuelan process is caught between a fundamental contradiction: popular demands for democratic participation against tendencies towards hierarchical decison-making and concentration of power.

  14. 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.

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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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    Philippines: Party-list Legislators Often Forgotten in Poll

    Lynette Lee Corporal
    04 April 2010
    In the media

    The election of party-list legislators in the Philippines Congress was meant to counter the elitist and often corrupt system of district-level politics.

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    Venezuela: No to Socialism for the 21st Century

    Rodrigo Acuña
    06 December 2007
    In the media

    In a surprise result, it was announced on 3 December that Venezuelan voters have rejected the 69 reforms to the national Constitution proposed by President Hugo Chávez and the National Assembly.

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    Party disciplinarians: the threat to dissidence and democracy in the United Socialist Party of Venezuela

    28 September 2007
    Article

    The establishment of a disciplinary tribunal in Chavez’s new socialist party before it even has statutes and structures is a worrying sign for those committed to radical democracy in Venezuela.

  19. Unleashing the creativity of labour

    Hilary Wainwright
    27 September 2012
    Article

    What would it mean if industrial policies aimed to release workers’ economic creativity – and not just in waged work but beyond? Hilary Wainwright draws inspiration from experiments in Germany, Spain, UK and South Africa.

  20. Thessaloniki, Greece: Struggling against water privatisation in times of crisis

    Lavinia Steinfort
    03 June 2014
    Article

    Already subjected to the consequences of the European and Greek debt crisis and the resulting austerity measures, privatisation will continue to hit Thessaloniki hard. In a referendum the people voted overwhelmingly against water privatisation. While their struggle continues, they look upon the crisis as an opportunity to intensify the search for democratic alternatives.

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