Category Archives: The crisis beyond the Hexagon

The Political Economy of Obama’s Re-Election by Rick Wolff

The Right just suffered a defeat, the middle continues to weaken amid elusive economic recovery and the resurgent Left in Europe grows and strengthens. Many conditions for resurgence of OWS or its reincarnation are in place. Capitalism’s crises, especially when deep … Continue reading

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Lost Elections’ Strategic Lessons for Workers’ Movements Everywhere Tuesday, 12 June 2012 12:01 By Richard D Wolff

Last week’s elections in Wisconsin and in San Diego and San Jose, California, brought victories for capitalists’ over workers’ priorities. Majorities of voters endorsed politicians’ plans to ease state and city budget difficulties by cutting public employees’ jobs, wages, pensions … Continue reading

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Programme pour une démocratie économique et une alternative écologique

Une des grande questions qui a été posée par tous les mouvements Occupy est comment repenser une démocratie qui ne marche visiblement plus. Une réponse possible, qui émane d’un contexte américain mais qui a une valeur bien plus générale, se trouve … Continue reading

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Economic Democracy, Not Austerity or Keynesian “Growth” by Rick Wolff,

Recent defeats of Dutch, Greek and French governing parties show rising opposition to their austerity policies. Across Europe and North America, similar oppositions mount. Bailing out large financial and other corporations with borrowed money has been the almost universal government … Continue reading

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University of California and the criminalisation of dissent (letter appealing for support)

Dear Fellow Education Activists, I’m writing today with an impassioned and profoundly frustrated heart about what is happening on our campus at UC Berkeley, the so-called “home of the Free Speech Movement,” and beyond. It’s extremely important to share this story with … Continue reading

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Presidential elections 2012: the question of Europe

Past French Presidential elections and campaigns have revealed a certain paradox concerning the importance afforded to the question of Europe. This became particularly evident in the aftermath of the 1992 referendum on the Treaty of Maastricht which sparked a huge … Continue reading

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Manifesto for Economic Democracy and Ecological Sanity Thursday 9 February 2012

It is often said that the weakness of current oppositional mobilisation is its lack of specific projects or concrete proposals. As if in answer to that kind of accusation, the Economic Democracy Manifesto Group have published a manifesto available here. … Continue reading

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