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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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26.03.2018

Women unionists must be part of decision-making

FES in Mexico is supporting female workers to integrate their long-promoted demands in the new Federal Labour Law, following Mexico's most important...


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26.03.2018

Feminist politics holds the key to a post-patriarchal social order

In Latin America and the Caribbean, a regional Feminist Action Group is on the front lines pushing a feminist critique of capitalism, creating...


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20.03.2018

Women's experiences of the Afghan conflict are muted, sidelined and ignored, according to female expert researcher

Women suffer disproportionately from the violence plaguing Afghanistan. Their insights would be a valuable contribution to negotiations, and to...


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10.03.2018

Fighting the colony: Women activism beyond suffrage

More than a century has passed since Putri Mardika, Indonesia’s first ever women's organization, was established but challenges persist in the efforts...


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26.02.2018

South Africa's dilemma in the Belt and Road Initiative: Losing Africa for China?

China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) delivers a final blow to South Africa’s foreign policy claim to be the gateway to the African continent. As...


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21.02.2018

India is wary of the Chinese engagement with its neighbours

India's wariness towards China's Belt and Road Initiative comes with implications for New Delhi’s engagement with its neighbours. Sushant Singh, a...


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15.02.2018

China's Belt and Road Initiative opens to Latin America

China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is stretching out to affect regions not geographically linked to the actual project.


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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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30.10.2017

German politics and Latin America: What's there in the Bundestag election for the sub-continent?

Former FES Mexico staff, doctoral student and lecturer Zirahuén Villamar analyses the Impact of the German elections for Latin America and Germany’s ‘other’ transatlantic relation.


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29.10.2017

Feminism from memory: Community feminism in Bolivia

A workshop in La Paz on community feminism, movement for political action that questions the definitions and chronology posed by feminist currents arising in the past in Europe and the United States.


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27.10.2017

Nueva Sociedad – A magazine for leftist debate in changing times

Buenos Aries (Argentina) – Founded during the military dictatorship in Argentina, Nueva Sociedad can boast of decades long history and a vigorous team keeping progressive thought on the upbeat in the region.


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29.09.2017

Integrated strategies for socially just neighbourhoods

Rising rents, long commutes, more pollution are among the negative consequences of growing cities in Germany that have affected especially people with low and medium income.


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31.07.2017

Halting the spawn of foreign debt

Indebted countries that receive a debt relief continue to return to square one, a poignant lesson in the history of debt that should encourage progressive economic solutions to indebtedness presented in this contribution by...


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24.07.2017

Foreign debt in the G-20: Waiting for Godot

Quito (Ecuador) – In the Hanseatic city shaken by turmoil during the recent G-20 meeting, the issue of foreign debt virtually disappeared from the official agenda


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19.07.2017

The Group of 77 and the fight against tax havens

"If there has ever been a moment in history with the greatest opportunity to achieve the creation of an intergovernmental tax organization, I would say it is precisely now."


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Reading Picks

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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