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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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    Old axioms unsuitable for new needs

    Saul Landau
    20 November 2008
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    The left needs rethinking, not abject apologia

    Praful Bidwai
    03 January 2008
    Article
  4. Ed Miliband needs trade unions

    Hilary Wainwright
    20 October 2010
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    To create real political change, the new Labour leader must look beyond his party to the unions that helped him win power.

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    Something rotten in the ANC state

    • Hilary Wainwright
    20 November 2012
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    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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    Divided, we need not fall

    Hilary Wainwright
    27 March 2004
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    A caring State

    Praful Bidwai
    25 June 2009
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    Unless Left parties acknowledge their blunders and rebuild their links with progressive intellectuals and civil society activists, and involve them as well in changing course, they will face marginalisation and a historic decline.
  8. President Maduro of Venezuela

    The implosion of Venezuela's rentier state

    • Edgardo Lander
    07 September 2016
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    The current crisis of the Bolivarian project is due to its failure to question the rentier petro-state model. Far from accepting that an alternative to capitalism necessarily had to be a departure from the destructive development model of unlimited growth, the government of President Chávez intensified it to extremes unknown in the country’s previous history.

  9. AV is not perfect, but we need it for plurality

    Hilary Wainwright
    29 April 2011
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    The first-past-the-post voting system in the UK has led to the slow death of a critical political culture. Saying yes in the referendum on a proposed Alternative Voting (AV) system would at least give oxygen to debate.

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

    Praful Bidwai
    17 February 2010
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    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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    Frederick Hayek and the social-engineering state

    Hilary Wainwright
    01 December 1993
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  13. Crack capitalism or reclaim the state

    Hilary Wainwright, John Holloway
    20 February 2011
    Article

    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.

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  15. Communitarian socialism in Bolivia

    Roger Burbach
    15 April 2010
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    What does Morales' promise for a "communitarian socialism" amount to?

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    We must avoid being absorbed by the State

    Paolo Cacciari
    11 April 2008
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    Transformative Power: Political organisation in transition

    • Hilary Wainwright
    16 November 2012
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    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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    Embarrassment in the Kremlin

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    05 June 2008
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    While in America they cannot make their minds about the Democratic presidential candidate, in Russia we have a different agenda - what will be the foreign policy of the newly elected President.

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    The Left in the Philippines

    Joel Rocamora
    25 March 2000
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