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From Progressive Neoliberalism to Trump and Beyond

Gregory. N. Heires Portside
The social breakdown, symbolized by Trump's election and the malign effects of austerity policies serve to destroy faith in neoliberal capitalism. When that faith started to fray, new forms of outsider populist politics emerged left and right.

The U.S. `Six Party System' 4.0: Revising the Hypothesis Again

Carl Davidson Organizing Upgrade
Setting aside the traditional `two-party system' frame, which obscures far more than it reveals, and making use of a `six-party' model instead. The new hypothesis, I suggested, had far more explanatory power regarding the events unfolding before us.

Big Changes Ahead: Let’s Be the Whirlwind

Max Elbaum Organizing Upgrade
However severe the current crisis, and whatever the outcome in November, big changes are coming in how the U.S. economy functions, how this country is ruled and its role in the world.

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Serfs of Academe

Charles Petersen The New York Review of Books
The plight of academic adjuncts, those Ph.D's working full-time at low wages, no benefits and little job security, viewed not just as prototypical exploited gig workers and units of flexibility but also as an advanced contingent of union activists.

Bernie Sanders: The Democrats Dilemma

Peter Olney and Rand Wilson The Stansbury Forum
This is a not an election to allow self-righteous ideological purity to obfuscate the need for a huge political uprising to block Trump from securing a potentially disastrous second term.

Mexico Is Showing the World How to Defeat Neoliberalism

Ellen Brown Truthdig
Mexico's President At a press conference on Jan. 6, the President of Mexico said the neoliberal model had failed; private banks were not serving the poor and people outside the cities, so the government had to step in.

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Authoritarian Neoliberalism: Philosophies, Practices, Contestations

Lars Cornelissen Marx & Philosophy Review of Books
This book of case studies of countries across the global North and South examines neoliberalism's impact on legal, corporate, and public governance, and looks at how those ways of governing pose a challenge to democracy.

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For the Workers, a World to Win

Pavan Kulkarni Peoples Dispatch
The year 2019 saw labor actions take place at a historic scale as workers not only fought for better working conditions and wages but for a better future for their countries and the entire world.

Radical Cities in Latin America: Past and Present

Gianpaolo Baiocchi and Heather Gies NACLA
Read the Editor's Intro to our latest print issue of the NACLA Report, Radical Cities, focused on municipalism, housing movements, and local radical democracy in Latin America, from Mexico City to Montevideo.
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