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  1. The choice for Greece: a post-modern coup or a new kind of society?

    Alex Nunns
    28 March 2012
    Article

    "Every few months there is an event that is more than a demonstration but less than a revolt. And every time it gets bigger.”

  2. Occupy Wall Street: New politics and new milestones

    Phyllis Bennis
    01 November 2011
    Article

    The occupy movement has achieved an incredible and much-needed shake-up of a long-standing political stasis in the US and elsewhere, but it is crucial now to highlight the connection between failed foreign policy, bloated military spending and illegal wars, and the economic crisis at home.

  3. Is the Arab Spring a Black Swan?

    Richard Falk
    12 May 2011
    Article

    A recent comparison by top foreign policy thinkers in the US reveals the not so pro-democratic thinking that also goes on in Washington, referring to the emancipatory movements of the Arab Spring as a improbable "worst-case scenarios."

  4. Indignados movement takes root in Barcelona

    Hilary Wainwright
    18 October 2011
    Article

    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.

  5. Occupy Wall Street: Origins & Prospects

    Tom Reifer
    31 October 2011
    Article

    The ancient discussion about the purposes of wealth and the conflict between oligarchy – rule of the rich – and democracy – the rule of the demos/the people comes to the fore once again with the Occupy protests.

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

    Hilary Wainwright
    29 April 2011
    Article

    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.

  7. Radical Retirees

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    03 February 2011
    Article

    Russia's youth are much less radical or politically active than Russia's retirees - putting up little resistance as officials gradually encroach upon their rights and entitlements.

  8. 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.

  9. Norma Rae Would Be Proud

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    28 October 2010
    Article

    While intellectuals debate whether Russia has a civil society, union leaders created an organization independent of government control with thousands of members.

  10. A note about the failed coup in Ecuador

    Atilio Boron
    11 October 2010
    Article

    The coup in Ecuador failed because of an effective social mobilization, an overwhelming international solidarity and the courage demonstrated by President Correa.

  11. Ed Miliband needs trade unions

    Hilary Wainwright
    20 October 2010
    Article

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

  12. Pachakuti: Indigenous perspectives, degrowth and ecosocialism

    Bob Thomson
    22 October 2010
    Article

    We have to talk to, learn from and support the indigenous movements which have inserted ecosocialist and degrowth like concepts into the formal constitutions, as in the states of Bolivia and Ecuadorian.

  13. G20's Central Role? As a Lightning Rod

    Walden Bello
    21 July 2010
    Article

    The G20 is going to be around for some time. But it will probably be as ineffective as the G8 in stabilizing global capitalism.

  14. Insisting on an alternative: meeting the challenge of the cuts

    aleksej
    06 August 2010
    Article

    The logic of "the market" masks a modern form of despotism where the self-interests of financial elites are dressed up as the "public good."

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    Force won’t end Naxal problem

    Praful Bidwai
    29 April 2010
    Article

    The only sensible approach is to treat violent acts by the Naxalites as crimes, bring them to book through legal processes, and to launch a huge development programme, based on improved governance, which creates rights to food, water, work, healthcare and education.

  16. Indian United Progressive Alliance: Time to change course

    Praful Bidwai
    20 May 2010
    Article

    The Indian government must give up its neo-liberal polices and obsession with GDP growth and shift its ideological centre of gravity leftwards.

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    BJP: new composition, same stand by

    Praful Bidwai
    27 March 2010
    Article

    Is India’s conservative Bharatiya Janata Party obsessed with proving itself the sectarian, confrontationist oddball of Indian politics?

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    Britain’s no choice election

    aleksej
    01 April 2010
    Article

    For all its democratic claims, the election campaign in Britain serves mainly to obscure the truths about our unequal and unsustainable society.

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    The left lacuna

    aleksej
    15 April 2010
    Article

    Although there will be left candidates and groups on the ballot in many constituencies in the coming British general election, there will be no single, widely-recognised, nationwide, left alternative. That is a tragedy from which no one can take comfort.

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    UK election: democracy and inequality

    aleksej
    11 April 2010
    Article

    The media frenzy and the ferocity of political competition in the coming general election in Britain will be in inverse proportion to the enthusiasm of the voters, who are being offered little in the way of real political choice.

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