Chile: Cambio constitucional y medidas sociales urgentes para salir de la crisis

Cooperativa.cl La acción política debe producir resultados para los sectores sociales que se quiere representar y los proyectos de sociedad que se quiere defender, antes que remitirse a emociones justificables pero con baja probabilidad de modificar el orden existente. Los que creemos en la acción política transformadora y de izquierda por cauces democráticos debemos realizar algunas distinciones. Siempre en un primer nivel debe estar la … Continue reading Chile: Cambio constitucional y medidas sociales urgentes para salir de la crisis

Counterrevolution The Global Rise of the Far Right

By Walden Bello The far right is on the rise. The rhetoric of anger and resentment is emanating from personalities like Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen, Rodrigo Duterte and Viktor Orban and is captivating and mobilizing large numbers of people. In an increasing number of countries, the extreme right has already captured the government or is on the threshold of power. While this swift turn … Continue reading Counterrevolution The Global Rise of the Far Right

Paper Dragons: China and the Next Crash

Comments of Walden Bello on his new book, “Paper Dragons: China and the Next Crash” Why China might be the trigger of the next global financial crisis is the subject of the first event in my book tour at Sciences Po in Paris, with Prof Cornelia Woll and Victor Mallet, Paris bureau chief of the Financial Times, serving as commentators. Sept 19, 2019. Brief Remarks … Continue reading Paper Dragons: China and the Next Crash

Evo Morales: the fall of the hero of the Bolivian transformation

Evo Morales’ achievements in Bolivia should be remembered forever – but the left must also learn from his mistakes. By: Nick Dearden Originally published by Opendemocracy, with permission from the author The resignation of Bolivian president Evo Morales brings to an end an incredible era in Bolivia’s history. Morales, a one-time coca farmer, and the first indigenous president of the country, came to power on … Continue reading Evo Morales: the fall of the hero of the Bolivian transformation

What happened in Bolivia? Was there a coup?

By: Pablo Solón [version en español – version française] Evo Morales could have finished his third electoral mandate on the 22 January 2020 as a very popular president and the possibility of running for – and even winning – the 2024 elections, if he had not forced through his re-election for a fourth term. As the President of Bolivia, he a) did not recognise the … Continue reading What happened in Bolivia? Was there a coup?

A Dignified Death for the WSF A Contribution to the GTI Forum: Farewell to the WSF?

Pablo Solón and Mary Louise Malig October 2019 In life, everything has a cycle: a beginning, a middle, and an end. And what a beginning it was for the World Social Forum. The year was 2001, the emblematic success of the 1999 Seattle protests against the World Trade Organization (WTO) inspired so many, not only because they shut down the Seattle WTO Ministerial, but also … Continue reading A Dignified Death for the WSF A Contribution to the GTI Forum: Farewell to the WSF?

Du pain et des roses : une contre-histoire écologique du socialisme

Por Thomas Coutrot La pensée socialiste s’est-elle, dès ses débuts au 19e s., laissée contaminer par l’idéologie productiviste, expliquant ainsi les ravages écologiques du soviétisme ? L’enquête de Serge Audier sur les origines de la pensée écologique dévoile une réalité plus complexe : malgré sa tendance au productivisme, c’est dans les marges du socialisme que s’est inventée l’écologie sociale qui ressurgit aujourd’hui. À propos des … Continue reading Du pain et des roses : une contre-histoire écologique du socialisme

Ni paquetazo ni estado de excepción

Publicado el 7 octubre, 2019 de Plataforma América Latina Mejor Sin TLC Declaración de la Plataforma América Latina Mejor sin TLC en apoyo al pueblo de Ecuador ante la coyuntura de crisis que atraviesa el país. El pueblo ecuatoriano está de nuevo en pie de lucha ante un paquetazo económico impuesto (“negociado”) con el FMI a cambio de un financiamiento, que según él, permita hacer … Continue reading Ni paquetazo ni estado de excepción

El Libre Comercio antes que el Clima: Los gobiernos y empresas del Foro de Cooperación Económica Asia-Pacífico discutirán la integración comercial y económica justo antes de la Cumbre del Clima en Chile

Por Mary Louise Malig* [in English] Después de las masivas movilizaciones y huelgas por el clima que tuvieron lugar en numerosas ciudades alrededor del planeta, con un estimado de más de seis millones de participantes, crece la expectativa en la próxima Conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre Cambio Climático, también conocida como COP25, que se llevará a cabo en Santiago, Chile, del 2 al 13 … Continue reading El Libre Comercio antes que el Clima: Los gobiernos y empresas del Foro de Cooperación Económica Asia-Pacífico discutirán la integración comercial y económica justo antes de la Cumbre del Clima en Chile

Free Trade first: The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation will be convening governments and business to discuss trade and economic integration in Chile right before the Climate Summit

By: Mary Louise Malig* [en español] After the massive mobilizations and climate strikes that took place in numerous cities around the planet, with an estimate of more than six million people participating, many are now turning their attention to the coming United Nations Framework on Climate Change Conference or COP 25 for short. COP 25 will be help in Santiago, Chile from December 2-13, 2019 … Continue reading Free Trade first: The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation will be convening governments and business to discuss trade and economic integration in Chile right before the Climate Summit

Immanuel Wallerstein, Un penseur majeur pour un autre monde possible, pour un meilleur monde

Por Christophe Aguiton et Gustave Massiah [Version in English] Immanuel Wallerstein nous a quitté, nous ressentons une grande tristesse et un vide. C’est un grand désarroi de penser qu’on ne pourra plus discuter et débattre avec une des personnes dont nous étions intellectuellement les plus proches et qui a tant compté. Immanuel a représenté ce qu’on pouvait imaginer de mieux comme figure de l’intellectuel engagé, … Continue reading Immanuel Wallerstein, Un penseur majeur pour un autre monde possible, pour un meilleur monde

Immanuel Wallerstein: A major thinker for another possible world, for a better world

By: Christophe Aguiton and Gustave Massiah [Version française] Immanuel Wallerstein has left us, we feel a great sadness and emptiness. It is a great loss that we will no longer be able to discuss and debate with one of the people to whom we were intellectually closest and who counted so much. Immanuel represented the best imaginable figure of the committed intellectual, in the line … Continue reading Immanuel Wallerstein: A major thinker for another possible world, for a better world

Printemps silencieux*

[Versión en español][English version] Pablo Solon, environnementaliste, ancien ambassadeur de Bolivie auprès des Nations Unies Les oiseaux sont partis. Beaucoup de gens, confus et inquiets, l’ont remarqué. Les quelques oiseaux restant se meurent : ils tremblent et ne peuvent pas voler.  C’est un printemps sans voix. 1962. Le livre de Rachel Carson vient d’être publié et devient rapidement un best-seller. Ce livre s’ouvre sur une … Continue reading Printemps silencieux*

Silent Springs

By: Pablo Solón [Versión en Español] version française The birds are gone.Many people speak of them, confused and worried.The few birds that are seen are dying: they tremble and cannot fly.It is a spring void of voices. 1962: Rachel Carson’s book has just been published and quickly becomes a bestseller. It begins with a “fable for tomorrow” in which a town is imagined where birds … Continue reading Silent Springs

Walden Bello,PhD speaking tour on the launch of his two new books on the global rise of the far right and the latest on China

Bello is going on a speaker tour to present his two new books: “Paper Dragons: China and the Next Crash” and “Counterrevolution: The Global Rise of the Far Right” Bello will be speaking on counterrevolution, financial crises, and China. Issues that are all timely and relevant in these current times. Here is the schedule of his book tour, which has already begun. Try to catch … Continue reading Walden Bello,PhD speaking tour on the launch of his two new books on the global rise of the far right and the latest on China