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ADCU Members outside the Supreme Court on July 20, 2020

Crunch time for the Platform Management model

In what may come to be viewed as a historic court case, a group of UK Uber drivers from London, Birmingham, Nottingham and Glasgow have launched a legal action against Uber in the Netherlands, supported by the App Drivers and Couriers Union (ADCU), the International Alliance of App-based Transport Workers (IAATW) and Worker Info Exchange.

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Emancipation and science: Ernest Mandel 25 years later

Emancipation and science: Ernest Mandel 25 years later

This year marks 25 years since Ernest Mandel died. Mandel (5 April 1923–20 July 1995) was one of the most significant Marxist economists of the second half of the twentieth century. In 1982, he was central to founding our Institute. A prolific scholar and activist until the end of his life, Mandel wrote dozens of […]

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Rosa Luxemburg

1978: Ernest Mandel – Rosa Luxemburg and political economy

The Accumulation of Capital was published in 1913, and it was probably only after completing her magnum opus that Luxemburg resumed writing her Introduction to Political Economy. Interrupted once again, now by the outbreak of war, she continued to work on the Introduction during her stay in prison in Wronke, in the German province of […]

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Planet C This photo of Earth was taken a few frames after the famous Apollo 17 "Blue Marble" image but is my favorite in the sequence shot by Harrison Schmitt

The parlous state of poverty eradication

The world is at an existential crossroads involving a pandemic, a deep economic recession, devastating climate change, extreme inequality, and an uprising against racist policies. Running through all of these challenges is the longstanding neglect of extreme poverty by many governments, economists, and human rights advocates.

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Artsy Mike Mozart | Slam Dunk Success (2017) | Artsy

Richie Rich & friends

Being the biggest rich capitalist country, the U.S. also has the largest number of wealthy people. Quite how many will come as a bit of a surprise for those who have heard the ‘1% versus 99%’ slogan; it is not just Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos.

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Adapted graphic from People’s Medical Publishing House, China, 1977.

CoronaShock and socialism

CoronaShock is a term that refers to how a virus struck the world with such gripping force; it refers to how the social order in the bourgeois state crumbled, while the social order in the socialist parts of the world appeared more resilient.

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