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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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10.04.2018

Trade union responses to changes in the workplace

How can trade unions respond to emerging technologies? On the sidelines on the World Social Forum in Salvador, FES and Brazil’s largest trade union...


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29.03.2018

More studies needed on the exclusion and marginalization of women and girls

“There is a deficit of academically grounded understandings of the structures and strategies of power as it negotiates itself to exist and function in...


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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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26.02.2018

"Information on the projects should be available to the public"

Central Asian states must proactively shape international coalitions to make Belt and Road projects bearers of good global governance norms and standards.


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27.11.2017

A woman’s view of Europe-Africa relations

Powerful and intimate testimony on the urgent action needed to overcome the conditions holding African populations in glaring poverty, driving those who survive to exodus and exile.


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27.11.2017

Same words, different language: The meaning of “migration” viewed from Europe and Africa

The absence of a real migration policy based on African realities should dispel any remaining illusion about the gulf separating the European and African understandings of the question, writes civil society activist from Côte...


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26.11.2017

How feminism can renew progressive political thought in Africa

Simple messages like "you shouldn’t beat your wife" or "you should pay your nanny a decent salary" are just not enough.


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20.11.2017

Racialization of cities persists in post-apartheid South Africa

South Africa’s cities are still largely divided along the fault lines of class and race, a quarter century after the official end of apartheid. FES spoke to Khanya Bonani, an alumnus of the Fort Hare Autumn School Programme,...


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Reading Picks

19.01.2017

Dismantling direct democracy in Hungary

On the Hungarian law governing referendums and how they have been abused by the government of Victor Orbán to dismantle direct democracy in Hungary


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21.12.2016

Pioneers of social democracy

Stories, thoughts and activities in the life of 49 thinkers of social democracy tell the history of social democracy, now also eternalized in typo...


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27.11.2016

Political feminism for a better future

Reclaiming inequality as the core aspect of feminism, a political feminist agenda can change reactive politics


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20.11.2016

Islamic feminism – a contradiction in terms?

The diversity in feminist positions, especially on grounds of how patriarchy has arisen and how it should be challenged and defeated requires to move...


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23.10.2016

Empowerment and networking as foundations of integration policy

The "success stories" of integration policy tell of effective self-organizing. A brief survey of three central areas of integration – housing, work,...


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19.10.2016

Why Europe's border security approach has failed and how to replace it

Using ethnographic examples, anthropologist Ruben Andersson in this study goes against the grain of conventional approaches to migration as "crisis"...


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02.10.2016

Refugees: why they flee, what routes they take, and why so many are coming to Germany

Professor Oltmer introduces historical and other complexities of migration to answer why Germany has so often been the destination of flight in the...


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