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Social Democracy: daring to be more radical

By Fabien Escalona / 11 March, 2019

Social Democracy, as a family of political parties, is in the midst of an existential crisis. Its unity, its long-term future and the status of its members on the political scene are under threat. It must find a way to reconcile its policies, social base, organisational structure and choice of...

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The way forward: a Popular Front

By Paul Mason / 11 March, 2019

Paul Mason argues that the Left needs to draw inspiration from the 1930s ‘popular front’ idea and increase their prospects of gaining power by forming red-red-green alliances.   To fight the resurgent right effectively, we need to understand what is driving it. For me it is not about economic performance...

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Wanted: a programme for the Left

By Eva Illouz / 11 March, 2019

The political Left finds its source in two struggles: one against the exploitation of human labour, the other for the emancipation of disenfranchised groups and individuals. The first is identified as the socialist left, the second as the liberal left. The first emphasises economic policies of redistribution and the regulation...

What are Paul Magnette’s objectives for Europe?

By Paul Magnette / 27 February, 2019

Paul Magnette outlines his four main areas of campaign: the fight against global warming, the fight against tax fraud, European migration policy, and the renewal of democracy. Four paths to follow for the European elections, exclusively for the Progressive Post.   Progressive Post: Why do you get involved in a...

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Social Democrats will leave nobody behind in the transition to a more sustainable world

By Frans Timmermans / 20 February, 2019

Many people feel they don’t have an equal part in society and are alone in paying the costs for the transition to a more sustainable economy, environment and social model. It is time for Social-Democrats to make social sustainability a reality, because social sustainability will get the largest possible group...

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Why millennials aren’t voting anymore, and what it means for progressives ?

By David Harley / 12 February, 2019

Progressives have been tormented by the West’s political paroxysms of the past few years, and when casting around for who to blame, they sometimes point the finger at millennials. These are our youngest voters –broadly defined as those born between the mid-1980s and the early 2000s – and they have...

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2019 EP elections: a truly European project

By Ulrike Guérot / 22 January, 2019

Social Democracy in Europe is ailing. The reasons are well-known and manifold: the disappearance of traditional industrial jobs and associated voter groups, robotics, the shrinking role of trade unions and the general fact that an increasingly divided society can no longer be represented by a single party. A retreat into...

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Believing in hopes that could be entrusted in us again…

By Ania Skrzypek / 22 January, 2019

European Progressives have much more to be proud about than just their tradition. There are many exciting examples of diverse contemporary initiatives, which undoubtedly could in-spire more confidence. And that is the key – since self-assurance and courage in proposing choices will be the defining factors in the battle that...

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Support local culture, increase accessibility

By Karolina Ziolo-Puzuk / 16 January, 2019

Culture remains a sensitive mechanism that responds quickly when a political or social change occurs, even before it becomes apparent to the wider public. Therefore some radical governments may feel the need to control culture in order to suppress its natural tendency of being a social negative/positive change barometer. The...

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A culture of diversity

By Ricard Zapata-Barrero / 16 January, 2019

The increasingly diverse population (of cultures, nationalities, languages, religions, etc.) in our cities is a direct consequence of globalisation and the human mobility it brings. States assume that this diversification must be managed, because without intervention it tends to generate ideological extremisms, political fragmentation, social division, daily xenophobia and racism....

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