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Global perspectives; World Social Forum; New parties in England and Brazil.

Mumbai: World Social Forum; Kyoto.

Europe; Germany.

European Union today - 27 country survey; Middle East; Germany.

Challenges facing revolutionaries today: Building broad anti-capitalist parties; experiences in Italy and Brazil; updating Marxism - Daniel Bensaid.


Some of the more popular pages


Three surprises

Contrary to predictions, Slovenian voters showed no great enthusiasm to participate in these European elections. During the referendum on Slovenia’s entry into the European Union in March 2003 the abstention rate was only 45% - less than in a number of eastern European countries. This June 13 it was 71.6%.

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Between rage and impotence

As was the case in other EU countries, Germany’s European parliamentary elections were marked by a growing discontent - primarily with the policies of the federal government. If most commentators see it as a protest vote, it is nonetheless increasingly difficult to define it politically because it takes the most varied forms.

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Beginning of a rupture between unions and SPD

In Europe’s economically most important country, 20 years after the last big trade union battle, a struggle has begun with consequences that go beyond Germany’s borders. Thies Gleiss looks at the background.

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