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Drive to war accelerates; Europe: against capital and war; World Social Forum; India: fighting communalism.

France erupts; Italy: Rifondazione turns left; Palestine: Israel’s destructive fury; Argentina: who decides?

bust.com - after the boom; Europe: anti-capitalist conference; Spain: general strike; Latin America on the march.

Asylum or Fortress Europe; 1 year of "war on terrorism"; Asia’s left regroups; Brazil: dangerous bedfellows.

European Social Forum meets; Dossier on the war drive; Imperialism in the 21st century.

European Social Forum; Latin America; Ireland: end of Good Friday.


Some of the more popular pages


Imperialism in the 21st century

The renewal of interest in the study of imperialism has changed the debate on globalisation, previously centred exclusively on the critique of neo-liberalism and on the new features of globalisation. A concept developed by the main Marxist theorists of the 20th century - which enjoyed a wide diffusion in the 1970s - has again attracted the attention of analysts because of the aggravation of the social crisis of the Third World, the multiplication of armed conflicts and the deadly competition among countries.

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Empire and Revolution

Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, ’Empire’ (Cambridge MA and London: Harvard University Press, 2000).

Empire is a paradox. An overly long (478 pages with notes and index), often abstruse intellectual exercise, Empire would appear to be a work destined to obscurity-to be read, at best, by small groups of left-wing intellectuals ensconced in academia. However, the book has attracted enormous attention, not only in the academy, but also in the mainstream press and among anti-capitalist and global justice activists in both the US and Europe.

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Being a woman in Senegal


In my country, women suffer very much from illiteracy, the super exploitation of their labour power in the workplace and deep-rooted cultural prejudices. They represent 52% of the total population of the country but are excluded from the formal system of employment where they represent less than 10%.

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