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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.

  3. Seeking a democratic solution to the EU crisis

    Julie de Los Reyes
    23 August 2012

    Syriza party and movement activist outlines the leading Greek opposition party's strategy post-elections and his belief in an alternative vision for European integration rooted in democracy.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  7. UK elections exposes new unpredictable political landscape

    Hilary Wainwright
    07 May 2015
    Article

    The uncertainty about UK's election results reflects an important opening up of politics and expectations in the UK and an opportunity for social movements to push for anti-austerity and progressive policies

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    Asem leaders told: Counter crises effects with people-centered policies

    Veronica Uy
    06 November 2012
    In the media

    The people’s pauperization and environmental destruction caused by the still-raging global financial crisis must be countered with people-centered policies and practices, international civil society groups told state leaders of Asia and Europe Tuesday.

  9. Turn despair into hope at the Earth summit

    21 June 2012
    In the media

    More than 100 civil society organisations from every continent now join forces in a new major campaign, Stop Corporate Impunity, to dismantle corporations' power and end their impunity.

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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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    Review of <i>La nueva izquierda en América Latina</i>

    Miguel Ángel Villena
    04 October 2008
    In the media
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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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. Syriza shines a light

    Hilary Wainwright
    24 July 2012
    Article

    In Greece, a radical left coalition is actively preparing for power in society and in parliament. Hilary Wainwright reports from Athens.

  18. Egypt's still-unfinished Revolution: Celebration & Danger

    Phyllis Bennis
    04 July 2013
    Article

    Whether or not the day’s events in Egypt constitute a military coup d’etat, the removal from office of President Mohamed Morsi by the Egyptian military portends great excitement but even greater dangers.

  19. Reunion with a twist: inheriting from Amsterdam and Seattle

    Gisela Dütting, Ailko van der Veen
    10 July 2012
    Article

    Two activists reflect on 15 years of social movement mobilisation within the European Union.

  20. An Excess of Democracy

    Hilary Wainwright
    09 February 2012
    Article

    The philosophy and experience of radical movements in the 1960s and 70s are in several ways complementary to the ideas of the direct action movements of today. Hilary Wainwright examines the possibility of forging a new kind of political economy by learning from the best of both of them.

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