Monthly Archives: November 2011

Le 30N au Royaume Uni

Grande journée de grèves et de manifs au Royaume Uni demain, 30 novembre pour défendre les pensions de retraite de tous ceux qui travaillent dans le service public. Suivre la journée ici . Pour plus de renseignements sur l’impact des … Continue reading

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Harvard Students Join the Movement

Over the last 10 days, Harvard students twice stopped business as usual at this richest of all US private universities.  An Occupy Harvard encampment of tents followed a large march of many hundreds through the campus protesting Harvard’s complicity in … Continue reading

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Occupy France

On 11/11/11 the occupy movement that has swept the globe in recent weeks finally appeared to start in earnest in France. In a move mirroring their international counterparts, the Occupy France movement have set up encampments in Paris and in … Continue reading

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Protesting University of California students pepper-sprayed, November 18th.

In one of many spin-offs from Occupy Wall St. around the US, students at University of California, Davis campus, have been staging an occupation in particular protest against the cost of Higher Ed. Events took a decidedly unpleasant turn last Friday … Continue reading

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Down but not out: neoliberalism and austerity in the global political economy

As a hegemonic project neoliberalism was dealt what appeared to be a fatal blow as a result of the financial crisis. Talk of a new era of global financial regulation was coupled with the growth of renewed resistance movements. Rather than … Continue reading

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Nicolas Sarkozy’s ‘blood, sweat and tears’ austerity plan may backfire

by Philippe Marlière At the G20 summit in Cannes, Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel successfully bullied George Papandreou into backing down on a referendum after the Greek prime minister had promised to consult his people on a new bailout. The … Continue reading

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Mai 68, global crisis and the 2012 Presidential elections

Chris Reynolds Francois Hollande’s successful nomination as the Socialist Party’s candidate for the 2012 election was confirmed at a convention d’investiture on 22 October 2011. In a speech marking the beginning of his campaign, Hollande set out to differentiate his … Continue reading

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