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THE ISLAND IS AN ISLAND AGAIN
Johanna Bussemer - June 2016

By Johanna Bussemer. From the destructive policy of austerity that was put in place in southern Europe, the war in Ukraine, which was directly caused by the EU Association Agreement, the failure to address migration...

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WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
Ethan Young - June 2016

From June 17-19, 2016, 3,000 activists and supporters of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign met in Chicago to discuss the future of the movement. Taking this “People’s Summit” as his starting point, activist and...

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REINVENTING DEVELOPMENT
Barbara Adams and Karen Judd - June 2016

By Barbara Adams and Karen Judd. Since the United Nations’ founding 70 years ago, UN reform has been on the table—and, indeed, the institution has undergone several phases of reform. What is meant by...

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THE ROAD TO GLOBAL CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
Jens Martens and Karolin Seitz - May 2016

This text is currently only available in German. An English translation will follow soon. ...

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MAPPING THE EUROPEAN LEFT
Dominic Heilig - April 2016

By Dominic Heilig. The European party system is changing rapidly. As a result of the ongoing neoliberal attack, the middle class is shrinking quickly, and the decades-old party allegiance of large groups of voters has...

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TAKE THE PORTS!
Patrick Bond, Ana Garcia, Mariana Moreira, and Ruixue Bai - March 2016

By Patrick Bond, Ana Garcia, Mariana Moreira, and Ruixue Bai. Neoliberal globalization has had a profound effect on the mega-cities of the global South. In the so-called large emerging economies of the South—in...

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CARBON MARKETS AFTER PARIS
Trade Unions for Energy Democracy - March 2016

Trade Unions for Energy Democracy’s newest working paper. Since the early 1990s, “putting a price on carbon” has been, perhaps, the primary policy proposal for fighting climate change by reducing greenhouse...

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A POLITICAL REVOLUTION
Ethan Young - March 2016

By Ethan Young. The U.S. Left is in the process of emerging from decades of decline. It entered the Obama years in terrible shape: politically incoherent, cut off from its historical continuity, and organizationally...

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PARTY OF ONE
Ho-fung Hung - February 2016

By Ho-fung Hung. For more than three decades, China’s remarkable economic boom has been reshaping the world. Despite a recent slowdown, this transformation continues to fascinate, and observers have offered numerous...

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BERNIE SANDERS’ SOCIALIST AMERICA
Ethan Earle - January 2016

By Ethan Earle. I was born in North Carolina, but my parents are from Vermont and I grew up taking long summer road trips up the east coast to visit our family in Burlington, the state’s largest city with just over...

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PLATFORM COOPERATIVISM
Trebor Scholz - January 2016

By Trebor Scholz. The “sharing economy” wasn’t supposed to be this way. Aided by the tiny computers most of us carry with us all day, every day, we would be free from the burdens of ownership and making money in...

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A LOVE-HATE RELATIONSHIP
Thilo Janssen - January 2016

By Thilo Janssen. The European right is gaining strength: Marine Le Pen has turned the Front National into France’s strongest party; Victor Orbán subdues Hungary and closes off the country’s borders...

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THE GLOBAL CRISIS OF DISPLACEMENT AND EVICTIONS
Miloon Kothari - December 2015

By Miloon Kothari. The world is living through an unprecedented housing crisis. Approximately 1.6 billion people are considered to be inadequately housed, while one hundred million are homeless and another sixty...

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CONNECTING ANTI-AUSTERITY AND CLIMATE JUSTICE POLICIES
Asbjørn Wahl - December 2015

By Asbjørn Wahl. Humanity is currently faced with a number of deep and challenging crises: economic, social, political, food, and—last, but not least—the climate crisis, which is threatening the very existence of...

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GROWING FROM THE CONCRETE
Ethan Young - November 2015

By Ethan Young. It’s a strange time for the U.S. Left. At first glance its opposition would appear to be in shambles, at least to judge from the recent Republican primary campaign, where a procession of clowns trip...

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THE HARD FACTS ABOUT COAL
Trade Unions for Energy Democracy - October 2015

Trade Unions for Energy Democracy’s fifth working paper. Much hope has been placed in carbon capture and storage (CCS). Its proponents have included trade unionists, climate scientists, environmentalists, and...

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“WE THE PEOPLES”?
James A. Paul - October 2015

By James A. Paul. Seventy years ago, on October 24, 1945, the United Nations Charter came into force. The Charter’s framers, powerfully speaking as “We the Peoples of the United Nations,” announced their...

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YOUR LIBERATION IS LINKED TO OURS
David Bacon - September 2015

By David Bacon. At our annual tri-national labor gathering, progressive unions and other labor organizations from the United States, Canada, and Mexico come together to discuss and collaborate on international...

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EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL ABOUT ENERGY DEMOCRACY
Trade Unions for Energy Democracy - June 2015

Trade Unions for Energy Democracy is a global, multi-sector network of labor leaders dedicated to advancing democratic direction and control of energy in a way that promotes solutions to the climate crisis, energy poverty, and the...

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POWER TO THE PEOPLE
Trade Unions for Energy Democracy - June 2015

Trade Unions for Energy Democracy’s fourth working paper. In the last years, “energy democracy” has become a part of the international trade union discourse on energy and climate change. A growing number of...

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WE ARE UNSTOPPABLE, ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE

Since its initial meeting in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 2001, the World Social Forum (WSF) has acted as a gathering place for activists, civil society and social movements to debate, dialogue and develop alternatives to neoliberalism. Indeed, many contemporary social movements and left governments have their roots in the WSF process, and in its 15 years, it has been able—as the organizers...
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WE ARE UNSTOPPABLE, ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE

Since its initial meeting in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 2001, the World Social Forum (WSF) has acted as a gathering place for activists, civil society and social movements to debate, dialogue and develop alternatives to neoliberalism. Indeed, many contemporary social movements and left governments have their roots in the WSF process, and in its 15 years, it has been able—as the organizers claim—to “build together in a movement of......
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