END AUSTERITY - INCREASE WAGES TO SAVE THE EUROZONE!

Eurozone: end austerity, increase wages and promote jobs!

The Eurozone's problems seem almost impossible to solve within the existing legal arrangements. And increasingly less so, given the growing angry and nationalistic forces. Is there any way out of the mess without a disorderly exit ...
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India: what divides Modi’s BJP and Gandhi’s Congress?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP has advocated for an “India without Congress” and will do everything to retain its power. Can the Congress party, linked to to the Gandhi family, bounce back from its all-time low ...
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Is India changing? Politics and jobs ahead of the 2019 general elections

Indians are optimistic. According to the Pew Research Center’s 2017 Global Attitudes Survey, three out of four Indians believe that “when children today in India grow up, they will be better off financially than their parents.” ...
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Indian democracy in danger – open and hidden dimensions of the upcoming elections

Between April and May, Indians will vote for a new parliament. It will be India’s 17th general election in 67 years of independance, and not a single time has the verdict been challenged or the integrity ...
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Social Democracy: daring to be more radical

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. To remain ...
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The way forward: a Popular Front

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 ...
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Wanted: a programme for the Left

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 ...
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Progress and setbacks in environmental protection in Chile – continuity in State policy?

Over the past five years, Chile has gained worldwide recognition for its environmental performance. In December 2017, President Michelle Bachelet received the UN “Champions of the Earth” award for her outstanding leadership in creating marine and ...
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The face of Chile’s Right: Piñera’s first year in government

Sebastián Piñera won the 2017 election against diveded progressive forces that where competing with two different presidential candidates and two different parliament lists in the first round. The Right however was united, based on campaign promises ...
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Truth and justice in Chile: Twenty years after Pinochet’s arrest and one year of Sebastián Piñera’s Government

Last 16th October, it was 20 years since Augusto Pinochet was arrested at The Clinic, London, where he had travelled to undergo a surgical procedure. A milestone of global importance, which stemmed from an arrest warrant ...
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The Upcoming Israeli Election – The Continued Decline of the Social-Democrat Movement in Israel

Following the unification of the two main center parties in Israel, Yesh Atid, headed by former Minister of Finanace, Yair Lapid, and Hosen Le'Israel, headed by former Chief of Staff of the Israel Defence Forces, Benjamin ...
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Europe, Iran and the Middle East: squaring the circle of complexity

When the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA - the formal name of the nuclear deal with Iran), was reached in July 2015 it was clear that this major achievement had been accomplished thanks to the ...