Political economy of „right wing populism“ – working on strategies for to dealing with it
While the political and scholarly mainstream, when referring to Brexit and to Trump and Orban and Co., is discussing about a possible “end of globalisation” or about an “anti-modern backlash against globalisation”, a new kind of blackmail is brought to bear upon working people, upon poor people, upon people in precarious living conditions, as well as upon the political left wing and upon the ecologists (again, especially upon the ecological left wing).
Continue reading Political Economy of Right Wing Populismus November 8/9th 2017
Jan Toporowski «On the Brexit issue – politico-economic implications»;
Marica Frangakis: «The multiple meanings of EU exit and their implications for the future of the EU»
This report concludes that continued membership in the European Union is in the interest of British working people and their trade unions.
We reach this conclusion despite the substantial flaws in the EU More
A significant change has taken place in the EU state of affairs in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, which morphed into a debt crisis in the Eurozone. What was thus far unthinkable became a possibility. The exit of a member state from the Union came to be contemplated, speculated and acted upon. More
Before the referendum DiEM25, our Democracy in Europe Movement, and Another Europe Is Possible, joined forces to argue the ‘IN the EU and AGAINST this EU’ line. More
To prevent Brexit from turning nasty, progressive internationalists must come close to winning 10 Downing Street
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According to the old music-hall song, ‘everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die’. Much the same is true of the British government that has now found itself accidentally (because it happened without any of the usual policy-making preliminaries that are supposed More
The defence of national sovereignty, like its critique, leads to serious misunderstandings once one detaches it from the social class content of the the strategy in which it is embedded. More
The British majority in favour of leaving the EU (Brexit) was surprising, even shocking, to many. The discussion runs high on both the result and the causes. The confusion seems to be extraordinary high on the left, in Britain More
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