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Policies change people’s lives, but they also change people. The last half century of Conservative party strategy has been shaped by this insight. In this they are no different to neoliberal thinkers and parties across the world. Despite their rhetoric of ‘choice’, individual freedom and limited state intervention, it is the right who have worked […]

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The murder of journalist Lyra McKee by the New IRA in the Derry on April 18 was a tragic reminder that Northern Ireland’s fragile peace has delivered neither reconciliation nor prosperity to segregated and marginalised communities. The journalist’s murder has sent shock waves through the island of Ireland and beyond. It did not however occur […]

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The Need for a Compelling Anti-Capitalist Narrative

January 30, 2019           |                                       

There’s a scene in George Orwell’s Homage to Catalonia where he describes how the communists propagandized the fascists during the Spanish Civil War in the 1930s. Orwell was with a scruffy, makeshift band of fighters high in the Spanish Alps. Both the communists and fascists were dug into their trenches and a general stalemate had […]

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Minute silence observed by EU leaders for victims of Strasbourg Xmas market shooting at the EU Summit on Brexit. Enzo Zucchi/Press Association. All rights reserved. At the end of the Colloquium “Revisiting Solidarity in Europe”, held on 17 and 18 June, 2018, whose works are accessible online on the Collège de France website, a number […]

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The ‘Left’ will stand a chance if it relaunches an agenda of social rights and supranationalism. After all, they are the most logical responses to neoliberalism and nationalism. Screenshot: Progressive International: a grassroots movement. DiEM25. YouTube. Not just in the West, but all over the world, from India to Brazil, Mexico to Turkey, the political […]

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The organizing question of the first phase of my neoliberalism project was how neoliberalism became the dominant discourse in the US. We looked into the dogma of neoliberalism and some of its pillars, particularly neoclassical economics, especially William Stanley Jevons. We looked at history, with Veblen, Arendt, Polanyi and others. I looked at Foucault, the […]

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Neofascism is on the rise around the world. Image from Pink Floyd concert. Wikimedia Commons. The crisis of the left around the world has opened up a vacuum for extreme right movements to gain traction and threaten our democracies. What Francis Fukuyama called the ‘end of history’ after the fall of the Berlin Wall in […]

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Activists Mobilized Against the G20 in Argentina

December 14, 2018           |                                       

BREAKING: Senate Votes to End US Role in Yemen War Donald Trump Is Under the Bus Left-Wing Disaster Relief Efforts Spread Goodwill for Socialism Climate Scientist Declares: “I’ve Never Been as Worried as I Am Today” A Controversial Operation Tricked Veterans Into Lobbying for Saudi Arabia Living Near Oil and Gas Wells Linked to Increase […]

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The demonstration aganist the G20 and FMI in Buenos Aires. Image: fueraG20. Some rights reserved. openMovements is a platform that aims at providing critical and empirically-based outlooks on social movements and new expressions of social and cultural transformations: the ones which make the media headlines and those which discreetly transform daily life and politics alike, […]

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Tear Gas at the Border: Trump and the Endgame of Capitalism

November 27, 2018           |                                       

Matthew Whitaker Was Illegally Appointed and Should Be Removed Without New Leadership, the New House Majority Will Fail (Again) Tear Gas at the Border: Trump and the Endgame of Capitalism Noam Chomsky: How the US “Politically Vulgarizes” Genocide and War Crimes Congress Urged to Freeze Border Patrol Funding Amid Mistreatment of Immigrants Border Patrol Officer […]

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Index to all posts in this series. My original plan for the multi-part conclusion was to show the differences between the analysis of Ellen Meiksins Wood in Democracy Against Capitalism and the views of Bruce Scott in Capitalism: Its Origins And Evolution As A System Of Governance. I quickly found a number of similarities in […]

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25 November 1989: people walk from Prague cathedral to Letná Plain. Photo CC BY-SA 3.0: Wikipedia. Some rights reserved. A review of John Feffer’s Aftershock: A Journey into Eastern Europe’s Broken Dreams. On the eve of the 30th anniversary of 1989, one could be forgiven succumbing to pessimism following the news coming out of Eastern […]

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Will the Democrats Catch a “Blue Wave”?

September 1, 2018           |                                       

Deporting US Citizens: Trump’s New Fascistic Use of Law The Devil’s in the Details: NAFTA Puts Trump in a Political Pickle Audience and Authority in the UK Asylum-Seeking Process Trump’s Disapproval Hits Record High After Manafort and Cohen News Trump Proposes $100 Billion Gift to Richest 1 Percent Aboriginal Elders Face Off With Uranium Mining […]

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