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30.08.2018

Against right-wing extremism: Films and books for political action

New and noteworthy entries with a critical take on right-wing extremism and violence for your to-be-read-and-watched list


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29.07.2018

Personal data in the public sphere: Is protection possible?

The regulatory capacity of States lags behind the technology of multinational tech giants that handle most of the world’s data. Is each State running...


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#KickItOut: down with discrimination in sports!

Check out our quiz and see how much you know about discrimination in sports!


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28.06.2018

From personal prejudice to political position: where does right-wing extremism come from?

How from nasty little jokes, prejudices can grow to legitimize the myths that underpin discrimination.


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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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28.05.2019

A global transatlantic network combats far-right propaganda and extremism

Every year, members of an international network from both sides of the Atlantic meet to plan steps and strategies to combat right-wing extremism...


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29.04.2019

Globalization and justice: Not yet an equation

Fair working conditions and environmentally sustainable production need to be fostered by trade policy, and climate protection targets should be made...


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29.03.2019

Return to Afghanistan looks into the many faces of displacement and migration

No two refugees’ stories are the same, but they all tell of resilience, hope, and challenges—sometimes—overcome.


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28.03.2019

At a global summit, youth make a stab at collective and global change

In March 2019, the Young Global Changers Summer School brought young people from 60 countries together to work on global challenges.


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Building alliances for a just energy transition in Asia

How social democrats can promote a social and ecological transformation


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Apocalypse cancelled!

How social democrats can promote a social and ecological transformation


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26.10.2018

Tunisia's new Startup Act – a way out of the economic doldrums?

Tunisia's new Startup Act plans to boost the creation of enterprises in the digital economy.


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20.10.2018

Accelerating Latin America – Between Industry 4.0 and the Post-Wage Society

The struggle for a post-wage society is an accelerationist banner that the Latin American left should embrace.


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19.10.2018

Peoples of the world, look upon this city – Ernst Reuter (1887-1953)

About 70 years ago Ernst Reuter gave what was probably his most famous speech before the Reichstag in Berlin. Berlin's first mayor, Reuter was already...


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27.09.2018

G20: Where does the Global South fit in?

The G20 is a small club of developed and emerging States setting the global economic agenda—how useful can it be for activists in the Global South?


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People

28.05.2019

“Nothing can replace personal connections across the Atlantic”

A global network keeps dialogue open across the Atlantic in uncertain times.


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29.04.2019

FES monitor takes the pulse of EU social democracy ahead of Parliament polls

Progressive parties overshadowed by polarization, fragmentation and nationalism ahead of EU polls in May.


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28.04.2019

True cooperation with the EU could catalyse the development of a new Africa

The youth of Africa envisions a future where the EU dismantles the power dynamics that have hindered Africa and its development.


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27.03.2019

The youth, wherever they come from, are the best placed to face the challenges of the new society

With migration youth seek opportunities unavailable at home, and those from less prosperous areas see it as the only way to achieve an upward social mobility.


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26.03.2019

African youth want and need political stability

"We can not address the migration crisis without analysing the roots [of it], and the overall [root] of it is political instability, which goes with poverty."


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27.11.2018

African countries deserve an enhanced climate ambition

Africa expects transparency in climate finance and better access to know-how to better face climate change.


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30.10.2018

Digitalization requires an active and modernized welfare State

States need to better align and orchestrate economic and innovation policies with policies for health, care and the labour market.


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26.10.2018

In Latin America the future of work is already here, and it is only good for some

Workers in Latin America are fighting to make the most of the opportunities and minimize the threats just like many others around the world, but amid the particular economic, social and political context of the region.


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27.09.2018

Mediation of African conflicts needs to be more inclusive of all groups, from armed bandits to women's associations

Effective, locally owned mediation of Africa’s conflicts is key to the continent's peaceful future, but strategies for sustainable success remain elusive


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24.09.2018

SADC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement: What role for Civil Society?

The opportunity remains for civil society organizations to ensure implementation is development-orientated, and facilitates sustainable development, poverty reduction and regional integration.


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Reading Picks

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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29.09.2017

Street vendors in India: From invisibility to centre stage

Based on a case study by authors Arbind Singh and Sachin Kumar, this story narrates the fight by street vendors in India successfully organizing for...


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08.09.2017

Who owns the city?

The battle for progressive cities in Asia


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16.08.2017

Youth share reading picks and we stacked it for you

Timely and poignant non-fiction oldies, politically charged fiction and memoirs, here are 20 suggestions for your TBR list by youth from the...


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