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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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AUSTERITY URBANISM
Jamie Peck - May 2015

By Jamie Peck. Cities are sites of contestation. This has never been truer than today, with inequalities in the industrialized world rising to levels not seen in decades. Neoliberalism continues to reign—in spite of...

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ORGANIZING TRANSFORMATION
Steve Williams - May 2015

By Steve Williams. At the beginning of 2015, many feel as though we in the United States are at the cusp of a new movement for social transformation. In September 2014, more than 400,000 people—led by poor and...

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THE FUTURE OF THE BRICS
Walden Bello - April 2015

Walden Bello, one of the Left’s foremost intellectuals, delivered these remarks on the future of global power at the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung’s New York office. Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa—the...

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ROLL BACK LOW WAGES
Sarah Jaffe - March 2015

By Sarah Jaffe. Precarity. If we were to select one word to best describe the most important current trend in the economy of the United States, “precarity” would be a leading candidate. It is now widely accepted...

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THE TRAGEDY OF PARTY COMMUNISM
Michael Brie - March 2015

By Michael Brie. Never in history has a political movement so quickly captured the imagination of so many people and shaped so many societies after its own image as did the twentieth-century party communism founded by...

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CASTING SHADOWS
Kali Akuno - February 2015

By Kali Akuno. “As the South Goes…So Goes the Nation.” W.E.B Du Bois wrote these famous words in Black Reconstruction, linking America’s promise of democracy to the horrendous conditions for Black...

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WHEN PIGS FLY
William M. LeoGrande and Jenny Morín Nenoff - February 2015

By William M. LeoGrande and Jenny Morín Nenoff. It was a real sensation: On 17 December 2014, when the heads of state of Cuba and the United States announced their intention to normalize relations between the two...

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ENERGY DEMOCRACY IN GREECE
Sean Sweeney - January 2015

By Sean Sweeney. January 25, 2015 was a historic day: the people of Greece chose to break with austerity policies. They elected SYRIZA—the Coalition of the Radical Left—as the largest party in parliament, Alexis...

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TPP AND TTIP: PARTNERS IN CRIME
Mike Dolan - January 2015

By Mike Dolan. With the rise of the so-called BRICS countries—Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa—global capitalism has entered a new stage. For centuries Europe and the United States have dominated the...

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CONFRONTING DEVELOPMENT
Barbara Adams and Kathryn Tobin - December 2014

By Barbara Adams and Kathryn Tobin. In the year 2000, the world’s leaders assembled at the Millennium Summit to affirm their commitment to an ambitious development agenda, later distilled into eight “Millennium...

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NEWS / EVENTS

MARX200: BEYOND SOCIAL DEMOCRACY AND COMMUNISM

Germany was not only the birthplace of Marx and Engels 200 years ago, but also the origin of strong working-class movements. While German socialists became dominant in the 2nd International before 1914, the year 1919 saw the split between Communism and Social Democracy—a political line that divided the country between 1949-1989, when West Germany considered itself a “social market economy”...
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MARX200: BEYOND SOCIAL DEMOCRACY AND COMMUNISM

Germany was not only the birthplace of Marx and Engels 200 years ago, but also the origin of strong working-class movements. While German socialists became dominant in the 2nd International before 1914, the year 1919 saw the split between Communism and Social Democracy—a political line that divided the country between 1949-1989, when West Germany considered itself a “social market economy” while East Germany built up a soviet-style planned economy.......
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