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No.35-36 The Porto Alegre Alternative: Direct Democracy in Action

  • by Iain Bruce ed. - 162 pages
    €25,00

    Brazilian socialists André Passos Cordeiro, Ubiratan de Souza, Pepe Vargas, Raul Pont and João Machado describe in The Porto Alegre Alternative how Porto Alegre's participatory budget was born, how it works, how it developed in interaction with popular movements and spread with local Workers' Party (PT) victories, and how it has staked out new ground in promis

No.33-34 The Clash of Barbarisms: September 11 and the Making of the New World Disorder

  • by Gilbert Achcar - 128 pages
    €20,00
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    The US shift towards "unlimited war" precipitated by the events of 11 September 2001 was long in the making. Gilbert Achcar traces the rise of militant, anti-Western Islamic fundamentalism to its roots in US policies aimed at control ling the oil reserves of the Middle East, particularly Saudi Arabia, the "Muslim Texas".

No.31-32 Globalization: Neoliberal Challenge, Radical Responses

  • by Robert Went - 170 pages
    €25,00

    In this clear and concise overview, Robert Went refutes the myth that globalization is an entirely new phenomenon and an unavoidable process. While recognizing that globalization poses serious strategic challenges to progressive movements, he argues that these challenges are not insurmountable and that there is hope for real change.

No.29-30 Understanding the Nazi Genocide: Marxism after Auschwitz

  • by Enzo Traverso - 154 pages
    €25,00
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    Auschwitz was a pre-eminently modern genocide. If racial hatred was its first cause, its execution required a 'rationality' typical of modern capitalism. In this book on the slaughter of the European Jews in 1941-45, Enzo Traverso sustains a dialogue with writings on the Shoah from Hannah Arendt to Daniel Goldhagen.

No.27-28 Fatherland or Mother Earth? Essays on the National Question

  • by Michael Löwy - 108 pages
    €20,00
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    In Fatherland or Mother Earth? leading French Marxist Michael Löwy argues that the fragmentary writings on national issues by Marx and Engels have the potential to form the basis of a coherent theory, a truly international dialectic which yet remains to be developed. This theory draws on contributions from key thinkers such as Lenin and Otto Bauer.

No.26 The Trade-Union Left and the Birth of a New South Africa

  • by Claude Jacquin - 92 pages
    €5,00

    In the 1970s and '80s a wave of industrialization contributed to the greatest political and social mobilization in South African history, of which the trade-union movement was one of the central driving forces.

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