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An electronics factory in Shenzhen, China

Globalisation’s corroding edifice

The World Bank’s World Development Report (WDR), published every year since 1978, plays a similar role to that of the state of the union address in the US, in which the president hopes to keep the faith of the Congress and public.

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The struggle to live in the present

In Capital Is Dead, Mckenzie Wark argues that the dominance of the capitalist class may be ending. In order to grasp this epochal transition, leftists must follow the young Marx—and abandon or adapt inherited modes of thought.

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Image: Rebecca Wilson, “Ticky Tacky.” Used under CC BY-2.0.

Marx on the metabolic rift: how capitalism cuts us off from nature

Although Karl Marx is not known first and foremost as an environmental theorist, in recent decades students of his work have argued that Marx had a systematic approach to environmental protection, that he recognized the key connections among labor, technology, and nature, and, according to sociologist John Bellamy Foster, that his discussions of the environment […]

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The Two Faces of the UN

The two faces of the UN

The 74th UN General Assembly (UNGA) has shown, schematically speaking, two groups of countries. Both, with dissimilarities among their members, but with common interests each, they form today’s world.

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