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CAPITALISM, INEQUALITY, AND DEMOCRACY
International Conference - April 12-13, 2013 - UBC, Vancouver

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ALTERNATIVES TO WAR
Andreas Buro

By Andreas Buro. Prussian General Carl von Clausewitz once wrote that, “War is just a continuation of politics by other means.” Two hundred years later, President Barack Obama said that war “is sometimes necessary...

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RETHINKING THE CAPITALIST CRISIS
Nancy Fraser

Nancy Fraser, Professor of Philosophy and Politics at the New School, examines the economic crisis and the growing political divide between neoliberal elites and a fragmented popular opposition. ...

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF OCCUPY WALL STREET
Ethan Earle

In Lower Manhattan, in a small plaza called Zuccotti Park, Occupy Wall Street was born in September of 2011. While the first Occupiers had originally come to protest Wall Street, once the actual occupation began their game plan was not enti...

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RECYCLE OR REIMAGINE
Lara Skinner

By Lara Skinner – With the dramatic deepening of the environmental crisis, new forms of resistance are emerging to combat the fossil fuel industry’s extreme agenda. Since the 1970s, the U.S. environmental movement h...

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HOW A SOCIALIZATION OF THE BANKING SYSTEM MIGHT LOOK
Axel Troost and Philipp Hersel

In the fall of 2008, the global financial sector was on the brink of collapse. After decades of neoliberal restructuring marked by a rapid rise in social inequality, widespread privatization (particularly of pensions) and, above all, deregu...

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IS THE WORLD GOING BANKRUPT?
Stephan Kaufmann and Ingo Stützle

In the 1990s, it was “globalization.” Now “government debt” is considered the central problem of the world economy. The reason: for the first time since World War II, it is not the so-called developing countries that are experiencin...

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DANGEROUS PARTNERSHIP
Lou Pingeot

An increasing number of countries are outsourcing to private companies activities that have traditionally been carried out by the state. In this process, not even the core areas of security and the military have been spared. The most notori...

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BEAUTIFUL GREEN WORLD
Ulrich Brand

It will stop climate change and the extinction of species and in so doing will create high growth rates and millions of jobs: the green economy. It’s seen as a miraculous weapon. Through it, global capitalism will not only be stabilized, ...

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LEFT RESPONSES TO THE CRISIS IN EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA
Albert Scharenberg

At a panel discussion in Toronto, Canada, in December 2011, Albert Scharenberg, Co-Director of the New York Office of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, discusses the Left’s weaknesses in view of the economic crisis. ...

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THE LUNACY OF ECONOMIC GROWTH
Vandana Shiva

At the Attac Congress “Beyond Growth,” Vandana Shiva, Indian environmental and civil rights activist and winner of the Alternative Nobel Prize, criticizes the ideology of growth and its myth of poverty removal. ...

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CRISIS AND SOCIALIST PERSPECTIVES
David Harvey

At a RLS conference in Berlin, David Harvey, professor of geography at the City University of New York, talks about the question of a collective response to the economic crisis and the possibility of “unity in difference.” ...

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NUCLEAR POWER AND CLIMATE ACTION

New publication by Tim Judson. When nuclear power started to develop into an ever more important source of electric energy during the second half of the twentieth century, there grew widespread optimism regarding the potential of this seemingly unlimited, clean and, in the long run, economic resource. The unresolved problem of how to dispose of nuclear waste—which degrades...
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NUCLEAR POWER AND CLIMATE ACTION

New publication by Tim Judson. When nuclear power started to develop into an ever more important source of electric energy during the second half of the twentieth century, there grew widespread optimism regarding the potential of this seemingly unlimited, clean and, in the long run, economic resource. The unresolved problem of how to dispose of nuclear waste—which degrades very slowly, with a half-life of up to 15.7 million years—existed from......
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