Category Archives: Contemporary Trends

Naomi Klein interviews Jeremy Corbyn

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Is social democracy facing extinction in Europe?

One of the more surprising aspects of Labour’s strong performance in the UK’s general election is that it came at a time when social democratic parties have experienced falling support in other countries across Europe. Davide Vittori asks whether the exceptionally poor … Continue reading

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violence of austerity

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Martyrdom, the Apocalyptic Bible, and Bob Crow in Rojava

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Democratic Socialists of America

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Protesting Trump’s administration

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Left wing alternatives in Portugal

There is no alternative, or is there? The historic experiment of the left-wing government in Portugal Following elections in October 2015, António Costa formed a government in Portugal that included the support of some of the country’s radical left parties. … Continue reading

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What the Women’s March on Washington can learn from Black Lives Matter

What the Women’s March on Washington can learn from Black Lives Matter Laura Graham, Trinity College Dublin Time Magazine’s February 2017 cover will feature the Women’s March on Washington (WMoW), with the caption, “The Resistance Rises: How a March Becomes … Continue reading

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Protesting Trump: how to make it work, how to make it last

Protesting Trump: how to make it work, how to make it last David J. Bailey, University of Birmingham The protests that have erupted since Donald Trump’s most recent executive order was signed have been impressive. They were quickly organised and … Continue reading

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Pussyhat power – the feminist protesters crafting resistance to Trump and his supporters Jessica Bain, University of Leicester The day after Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 21, millions rallied together across the world in a series of Women’s Marches intended … Continue reading

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