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29.05.2018

Book award honours economist attempting new answers to rising inequality

Former World Bank economist Branko Milanovic explains in a book for which he received this year Hans Matthöfer Prize how globalization has led to...


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20.04.2018

Reasserting Union Strength in Asia – Trade Unions in Transformation

Trade union power is often described as fading away under the pressures of globalized markets and closing civic spaces. A photo story from a...


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28.03.2018

Women: A new awakening

Scroll through the first of three parts of "Women: A new awakening", an exhibition of historic campaign posters engaging women, by the Archives of...


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27.02.2018

Riding the Silk Road – Discord and cooperation along the maritime route

China’s Belt and Road Initiative has stirred up diverging responses along its route in South Asia and the Horn of Africa. A photo story from a...


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29.11.2017

More unity and solidarity: Two things we need for migration governance in Africa

Current measures to govern labour migration are inadequate for countries suffering from long-standing development gaps and governance deficits.


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30.10.2017

Is socially inclusive and ecologically sustainable progress in Latin America attainable?

Two regional projects by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) and partners in Latin America join forces to shape a new development pathway in a region with...


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28.09.2017

Jakarta: an adventure in urban planning

Jakarta (Indonesia) - A city that earned its nickname after a malodorous fruit, Jakarta may hold long-term lessons for the growing numbers of...


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28.07.2017

Shaping migration – justly and globally!

Ten messages sealed on postcards are part of a campaign by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung to promote a vision for the future where migration and mobility...


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28.06.2017

Digital transformation – advantage for all?

A good digital society is more than technology was the main message of #digidemos the FES congress on digitalisation and democracy


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30.05.2017

Shaping up for climate action in Asia

To mitigate climate change, Asia needs to undergo a transition towards a low-carbon economy, suggests the climate team of FES in Asia, since May with...


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30.05.2018

Why the BRICS needs a greater civic involvement: Five things you need to know

Civil society organizations and movements are coming together for a Civil BRICS meeting in June to establish their positions for the 2018 summit...


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28.05.2018

Five things for a democratic, social and just Europe

A list of essentials for a democratic and just future for the European Union.


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24.05.2018

Brothers in spirit – Russia and the European right wing

Brothers in spirit – Russia and the European right wing


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24.05.2018

Karl Marx, his ideas and their legacy down to the present

A close look at the new permanent exhibition at Museum Karl-Marx-Haus in Trier.


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15.05.2018

Karl Marx, his house in Trier and the "Knight of the Noble Spirit"

Among the gems housed by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Library are items and collections from the museum Karl-Marx-Haus, including a polemical satire...


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10.05.2018

New international standards needed to protect women from violence and harassment at work, unionist says

Current labour standards fail to protect women's rights at work. Reform of international labour agreements is essential to reach the Sustainable...


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28.04.2018

How can trade unions build strength in the face of the digital economy?

As technology develops, trade unions must combat the precariousness of work. Christina Colclough of UNI Global Union summarizes three key demands.


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27.04.2018

“Tell them you know how much the boss is really getting”

A new guide offers tips to help negotiators win fair wages for workers. Negotiators can improve their bargaining power for wage demands by making...


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26.04.2018

Top things to know about trade unions organizing and the future of work

Mirko Herberg of the Global Trade Union Programme at FES lists the crucial things to know about the future of work and trade union action.


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15.04.2018

#marx2018: Karl Marx and the Vienna Prater

In 1848, as the Austrian Empire was in the grips of the revolutions sweeping central Europe that year, Karl Marx travelled to Vienna for his brief and...


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30.05.2018

The Global Compact for Migration must promote decent work for all

The Global Compact for Migration is an opportunity for states to improve how they engage with migrant populations, but some states are advancing anti-worker and anti-migrant recommendations.


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29.05.2018

Democratic local representation can support just distribution of wealth and income across Tunisia

Austerity measures in Tunisia undermine the possibility of rebuilding trust in the state and with it also lasting solutions to fight inequality and regional disparities in the country.


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29.05.2018

Growth and inequality in Pakistan

Widening income, wealth and regional disparities have exposed the country to extremism and social instability, explains in an interview economist Hafiz A. Pasha, author of a new publication supported by FES.


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28.04.2018

Unheard, Unseen, Unrecognized: Women in informal employment

Shalini Sinha of WIEGO, a global network focused on securing livelihoods for the working poor, talks about the need to think outside the box when it comes to supporting women in informal employment.


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24.04.2018

Ongoing education is key to active union members

Workers’ education can support trade union affiliates to rely on their capacity for strategic thinking and action, asserting union power for a strong and vibrant labour movement.


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15.04.2018

Finding the red flyer was destiny

Each year, the Global Labour University (GLU) invites applicants to its graduate programmes on policies for social justice. An alumnus speaks of her good fortune in attending one.


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28.03.2018

Art can influence political action for women`s liberation

Artivist Emilia de Sousa uses art to confront the image of women in a capitalist and patriarchal society


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28.03.2018

"With more women, politics will be seen as a space for people, rather than men"

Implications of gender-based affirmative action in politics for young women leaders in Uganda was the subject of a workshop held in Kampala, an occasion for an interview on the topic with Maria Alesi, one of the organizers.


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20.03.2018

Behind the archive stacks

With 4 million photographs of which 300,000 digital files, the Archives of Social Democracy in Bonn holds the largest photo depository on the workers' and social movements in Europe.


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27.02.2018

The transformational value of grand projects

The scope and ambition of connectivity projects under the general umbrella of the Belt and Road Initiative will alter the economic map of Eurasia profoundly but their potential goes beyond this.


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Reading Picks

29.04.2018

Fair Working Conditions for Platform Workers

A new publication explores different possible regulatory approaches at the EU level to ensure fair working conditions in the platform economy


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27.04.2018

Towards a European Labour Authority ― Mandate, Main Tasks and Open Questions

In September 2017, the European Commission proposed the creation of a European Labour Authority. What expectations and advantages are related to its...


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19.03.2018

CUT-Brazil, a trade union centre at the forefront of the feminist struggle

The case of Unified Workers' Central (CUT) implementing gender parity in its decision-making bodies was analyzed by Didice Godinho Delgado for "Trade...


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18.03.2018

The Black Protests have changed Poland

Agnieszka Wisniewska chief editor of the website KrytykaPolityczna.pl ("political critique") explains how these protests have changed the country.


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27.02.2018

Following the Forum: China's Belt and Road Initiative and the EU

A policy brief with recommendations for European policy and decision makers on how to adequately address China’s growing presence through its Belt and...


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14.02.2018

Russian automotive unions score gains despite massive challenges

The case of alternative trade unions challenging transnational automotive companies in Russia was analyzed by Sarah Hinz in a study for the "Trade...


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20.12.2017

On the Use and Abuse of Marxism

We are witnessing an unparalleled Marx renaissance: from the culture pages of bourgeois newspapers to left-wing academics and intellectuals. It...


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15.11.2017

Can union organizing help save Nigeria's textile industry?

Based on a case study by Ismail Bello, this story by "Trade Unions in Transformation," a project by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, presents the case of the...


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17.10.2017

Development Approaches in Latin America: Towards Social-Ecological Transformation

Analysis on the development debate in Latin America and why socially fair and ecologically sustainable transformation is needed in the region.


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15.10.2017

The rookie union that took on the coffee behemoth and won: The case of Starbucks Chile

Based on a case study by Felipe Labra, this story by the FES project "Trade Unions in Transformation" presents the case of power resources in the...


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