Category Archives: The politics of crisis

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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Toni Negri and the French presidential election

For Toni Negri’s thoughts on  the first round of the French presidential elections see here. And for other interesting articles on the same (by the look of it broadly Negrist) site, see here.

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Explorez les discours des candidats à la présidentielle 2012

Now that the first round of the elections have passed, those interested in examining the evolution of the campaign thus far will find the following tool of great benefit. It is hosted on Le Monde website and avilable via this … Continue reading

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France grows tired of Nicolas Sarkozy, its half-baked president

Philippe Marlière Like Blair and Cameron, Sarkozy is not a man of deep political conviction. The French miss a president with a sense of state Days before the first round of the French presidential election, Nicolas Sarkozy was addressing his … Continue reading

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Experimental film / video and the crisis

There have recently been a cluster of French mainstream films that can be seen to engage with the crisis and its fallout in one way or another. Some of them are discussed in French here.  There has also been a … Continue reading

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