Monthly Archives: October 2010

French economists discuss the crisis

For an excellent series of videos featuring leading French economists opposed to European strategies for tackling the deficit follow this link. The recordings were made at the Colloque des Economistes Aterrés, Samedi 9 octobre 2010, Faculté des Sciences Pharmaceutiques et Biologiques. … Continue reading

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France Matters Here Too

Rick Wolff For many weeks now, the historic social change sweeping across France has drawn increasing attention globally. It should. A genuine, mass democratic upsurge has surprised all those who thought, hoped, or feared that such things could no longer … Continue reading

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Manifeste d’économistes atterrés

What follows is a manifesto drawn up by a group of French economists opposed to the debt reduction strategies adopted by European states. You can sign the petition on their website if you want to do so. You can also find the petition … Continue reading

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Video: Sylvie Ollitrault, ’Une crise environnementale annoncée, de la candidature de René Dumont en 1974 au sommet de Copenhague en 2010: réflexion sur l’usage de la crise dans les mobilisations.’

Paper delivered as part of panel on Protest and Mobilisation at annual conference of the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France (ASMCF) held at Nottingham Trent University, 9-11 September 2010.

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Video: Sophie Béroud and Karel Yon, ‘Face à la crise, la mobilisation sociale et ses limites – Une analyse des contradictions syndicales.’

Paper delivered as part of panel on Protest and Mobilisation at annual conference of the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France (ASMCF) held at Nottingham Trent University, 9-11 September 2010.

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Video: Graeme Hayes, ‘Bossnapping ! Understanding direct action in global and national contexts.’

Paper delivered as part of panel on Protest and Mobilisation at annual conference of the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France (ASMCF) held at Nottingham Trent University, 9-11 September 2010.

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«Je lutte des classes!» Résistances et contre-conduites sous le néolibéralisme, par Pierre Dardot et Christian Laval

Introduction de Christian Laval: L’actuel mouvement social s’inscrit dans le long cours des résistances à l’ordre néolibéral. Depuis 1995, les séquences de ce long mouvement sont connues. Il n’a pas été sans résultat : victoire au référendum de 2005, recul du … Continue reading

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