Category Archives: Volume 19, No. 2

Inside/Outside vs. Left Pole/Mainstream

“Left Pole/Mainstream,” a rather self-explanatory phrase, is the strategic dictum expressed recently by one of my well-respected academic colleagues and political comrades. Though I’m a Baby Boomer, radicalized in the sixties, and unswerving ever since, it’s a new credo to … Continue reading

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A Period for Pedagogy

Disequilibrium has created the conditions for a profound ideological shift if we can seize the moment. The United States government pounced on the collapse of the twin towers to launch a campaign for the complete redesign of Planet Earth’s geopolitical … Continue reading

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Global Feminism, Local Agendas And Actions

Despite its prevalent usage, the concept of feminism continues to remain alien to many male discourses from both left and liberal perspectives.  Less attended to is the notion of global feminism, despite the recent surge of interest and data on … Continue reading

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The Black Radical Congress and Black Feminist Organizing

During the last five hundred years humanity has witnessed its own true capacities for boundless genius and inhumane ruthlessness, for visionary innovation and short-sighted self-destruction, for oppression and survival, for tradition and change, for loving and hating with passionate and … Continue reading

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Are We Not a Working-Class Movement?

I The current resurgence of populist activism encapsulated in the so-called “anti-globalisation” and anti-war movements indicates that disaffection amongst working people and others ideologically committed to challenging neoliberalism is significant and that this activism is growing and spreading. Much of … Continue reading

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The Drinking Gourd: Vision as Strategy

During the Underground Railroad movement of the mid-19th century, people escaping the enslaved South were instructed to follow the Drinking Gourd, the constellation in the northern sky which points to the North Star and Canada, out of the reach of … Continue reading

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Thinking the Unthinkable

The election of 2004 will be picked over like carrion for years to come; yet its skeletal outlines are well in place and there to be reflected upon by anyone with eyes to see. The election represents, in effect, the … Continue reading

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Introduction

The Editors Fifteen years after the collapse of “actually existing socialism” in Europe, and following an equally dramatic – even if more gradual – turnaround in China, the global Left still lacks strong organizational expression of any kind. Its most … Continue reading

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Notes on Contributors

Hans Aage is Professor of Economics at the University of Roskilde, Denmark. He is the editor of Environmental Transition in Nordic and Baltic Countries (1998) and the author of [in Danish] Economic Upheaval in Russia and Eastern Europe (1994) and … Continue reading

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Pro-Democracy and the Ethics of Refusal

Political corruption is generally considered personal gain at the expense of public responsibility. If the elections of 2000 and 2004 have revealed anything, it is that the forms of corruption in the US have become more profound than ever, and … Continue reading

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