Why the traditional Left needs to understand, be willing to be challenged, and fully embrace the Occupy and Indignado movements.
Five months since the launch of the indignados movement, Spain is witnessing the emergence of an experimental movement committed to profound democratisation where leadership is shared and learnt.
Fascinating debate between two leading left thinkers on whether the state can be democratised, how labour can be empowered and the best ways to confront capitalism.
The Venezuelan process is caught between a fundamental contradiction: popular demands for democratic participation against tendencies towards hierarchical decison-making and concentration of power.
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.
What does Morales' promise for a "communitarian socialism" amount to?
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.
News from the New Politics programme (last updated in February 2009).
A comprehensive study of the wide variety of leftist governments, parties and movements in the region, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay and Venezuela