From worker-recovered companies to a Wealth Observatory: a bid to challenge the world economic system

The trajectory of a workers’ struggle that began in the trade union movement and worker-recovered factories in Argentina has led to a new debate about the global economy. Author: François Soulard, November 2016   The threat of climate change, the turbulence of global politics and the dénouement of forty years of expansion of neoliberal socioproductive…

Next System Media: An Urgent Necessity

Text of Laura Flanders originally published in The Next System.   A personal introduction In the interest of full transparency, this essay is personal. When it comes to journalism, I’ve been on a career-long search for an effective, sustainable alternative to corporate mono-speak. In all that time, regular people have never had more communications capacity…

In the corridors of post-truth

  On the shock of the present, the narrowness of interpretative frameworks, and the communicational rape of the masses In the first half of the twentieth century, Aldous Huxley wrote in Brave New World of his fear that the truth would be drowned in a sea of insignificant news and the desire for knowledge repressed.…

Brazil and Argentina: Mobility of actions and ideas to tackle austerity and the return of authoritarianism

Let us summarize the red thread connecting various recent occurrences in Argentina and Brazil, occurrences that are only disconnected on the media surface. We are immersed in a significant process of change in the correlation of political forces pushing to reform the architecture of the State and the accumulation of wealth, a State that has…

Argentina: Popular victory over the excesses of the global economy and new stage for a post neoliberal agenda

The persistence of the global crisis and the risks of reconstitution of an even more virulent globalised capitalism in the coming decades require a faster understanding of the new geopolitical landscape and building critical thinking on the basis of emerging experiences. Latin America, a stakeholder of a true “change of era”, has actively embraced these…