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27 06 2012

By William I. Robinson

Global capitalism and 21st century fascism
The global economic crisis and the attack on immigrant rights are bound together in a web of 21st century fascism. Read more >>

Global rebellion: The coming chaos?
Global elites are confused, reactive, and sinking into a quagmire of their own making, says author. Read more >>

Latin America’s left at the crossroads
Leftist governments in Latin America are facing resistance not only from the right, but from their own bases, as well. Read more >>

By Jeb Sprague and Cesar Rodriguez

Dual Crises of Globalization: Arizona and the Gulf of Mexico
From the plumes of corporate crude in the Gulf of Mexico, to the assault on migrants in Arizona, the U.S. appears locked in a continual state of emergency. Read more >>

On the Democratic Relationship between State, Markets, and Civil Society: Bolivia and Venezuela

21 03 2012

By Jerry Harris

Abstract: The beginning of the twenty-first century has witness the rise of exciting new revolutionary movements against capitalist globalization. These new movements, particularly in Latin America, are characterized by qualitatively different strategies from the socialist movements of the last century. Rather than vanguard parties leading a Leninist insurrection or Maoist people’s war, these movements are building broad social blocs in a Gramscian war of position and maneuver. In an effort to develop a further theoretical context I suggest we view these movements from the standpoint of the democratic dialectic that links the role of the state, markets and civil society together. This recognizes the need to build institutional power in each sector as well as the play of contradictions within and between each aspect of society. The attempt here is to develop theory that can explain and contain the actual social practice of the new revolutionary struggles. READ THE ARTICLE >>

Emerging Third-World Powers: China, India, and Brazil

21 03 2012

By Jerry Harris

China, Brazil and India have emerged as important global powers creating political waves across Europe and the US. Not only are they becoming more assertive in transnational institutions like the World Trade Organization (WTO), their economic weight is felt throughout the world. As the Financial Times has pointed out, the rise of China and India “heralds a transformation of the global economic and political order as significant as that brought about by the industrial revolution or by the subsequent rise of the US.” READ THE ARTICLE >>