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  1. Amazing Brexit: Identity and Class Politics 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    This shell of a once fighting left embraces the culture of identity but excludes the entity of class. As a result poverty has become the P-word, and the poor the pariahs of neoliberal dystopic utopia. When we talk about class in a Marxist, materialist, scientific sense, we are talking about a relation of power, specifically about who does and who doesn’t have power to shape society. Identity politics makes this conflict of interests in society invisible. Neoliberal economics, however, is class war. It has advanced in part because identity politics depoliticized the public.
  2. Beyond the brexit debate
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Whatever the result of the Brexit referendum, of one thing we can be sure: Britain will neither be invaded by marauding Turks, as anti-EU campaigners suggest might happen if the country votes 'Yes', nor will Western civilization collapse, as EU president Donald Tusk fears after a 'No' vote. There will undoubtedly be economic and political turbulence, but Britain will not be staring into the abyss, however it votes.
  3. A Blow for Peace and Democracy
    Why the British Said No to Europe

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The majority vote by Britons to leave the European Union was an act of raw democracy. Millions of ordinary people refused to be bullied, intimidated and dismissed with open contempt by their presumed betters in the major parties, the leaders of the business and banking oligarchy and the media.
  4. Brexit and the Diseased Liberal Mind 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The enraged liberal reaction to the Brexit vote is in full flood. The anger is pathological -- and helps to shed light on why a majority of Britons voted for leaving the European Union, just as earlier a majority of Labour party members voted for Jeremy Corbyn as leader.
  5. Brexit: the English and Welsh Enlightenment
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    By voting for Brexit the English and Welsh have switched on the light. And, as usual, when the light suddenly conquers the dark the cracks become obvious and the cockroaches scatter. It’s a beautiful sight. The speculators and the hoarders are running for cover. And their liberal apologists are blinded.
  6. Brexit: Establishment Freak Out
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The "masters of the universe" are shocked and displeased. Increasing numbers of voters are registering their anger, most recently by voting for Brexit in Great Britain. But many who voted for Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump during the recent US primary season were motivated by similar frustrations. And before that, there was Occupy Wall Street, los Indignados in Spain, Syriza in Greece, and other massive protests elsewhere in Europe as well. The reason is simple.
  7. Brexit Is Only the Latest Proof of the Insularity and Failure of Western Establishment Institutions
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The decision by U.K. voters to leave the EU is such a glaring repudiation of the wisdom and relevance of elite political and media institutions that -- for once- their failures have become a prominent part of the storyline.
  8. Britain, Europe and the Real Crisis
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The decision by British voters last week to leave the European Union has brutally exposed two features of contemporary British politics. The first is the depth of popular disaffection with mainstream political institutions. The second is the paralysis of the political class in the face of this disaffection.

    The Brexit victory was buttressed by a coalition of disparate social groups. Traditional Conservative supporters in the shires and the suburbs have long been suspicious of the European project. Few were surprised that they voted in large numbers against EU membership. What shocked many politicians and pundits about the referendum result was the extent of hostility in traditional Labour Party heartlands, in the North of England, in the Midlands and in the Welsh valleys.
  9. Connexions Library: Europe Focus
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2009
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on Europe.
  10. Crisis in the Eurozone
    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2012
    A controversial call to break up the Eurozone and stop the debt crisis.
  11. Democracy and Popular Sovereignty instead of Neoliberal Integration and a failed Euro-System
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    This document was commonly developed by people from the Lexit Network. It was written and agreed before the Brexit referendum and was not intended to influence the popular vote one way or another. With the implementation of the European single market and the Maastricht Treaty, European integration was established as a neoliberal project for the long run. The Stability- and Growth Pact, the fundamental freedoms of the single market and the European monetary union, among other elements, constituted a framework that has fueled austerity policies, the dismantling of workers’ rights and the welfare state and imposed privatization throughout the EU member states.
  12. Devolutionary Notes
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1982
  13. Dilemmas of Domination
    The Unmaking of the American Empire

    Resource Type: Book
    First Published: 2005
    Argues that in a not-too-distant future the American empire's hidden weaknesses will pose fatal challenges to American supremacy.
  14. Embassy Row Online
    Resource Type: Website
    Contact names and numbers for all embassies to Canada and all Canadian embassies abroad.
  15. European Unification Divides Europeans: How Forcing People Together Tears Them Apart
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Unification of Europe has brought about radical new divisions within Europe. The most significant split is between the people and their political leaders.
  16. Europe's Moment of Truth
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Greek Premier Alexis Tsipras' acceptance of an "austerity package" on July 13, which contained measures rejected by the Greek people in a referendum barely a week before, represents not just an abject surrender by the Syriza government, or a sign of contempt on the part of German finance capital for the Greek electorate; it marks a decisive turning point for Europe (and indeed for the rest of the world), and the end of the road for a whole way of thinking on the Left, especially the European Left.
  17. The Failed Strategy 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The failure of Syriza in Greece, and the timidness of other left-social-democratic parties and formations tells us that we must learn the dangers of political shortcut and focus on building radical movements outside of government.
  18. In or out of the European Union? A tale of two referenda
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Andrew Burgin argues for a 'Remain' vote in the Brexit referendum.
  19. The internationalist case against the European Union
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    For the first time in a generation Britain will vote on its membership of the European Union. How to vote in that referendum is a difficult choice for anyone on the left. Since the 1990s the anti-EU camp has been dominated by the chauvinist and racist right, initially on the Thatcherite wing of the Tory party, but now enjoying separate and increasingly powerful representation in the shape of the UK Independence Party. But anyone who contemplates therefore voting Yes in the referendum is confronted with the reality of the EU as a neoliberal club currently busy nailing the people of Greece to the cross of austerity.
  20. The Left and the EU
    Why Cling to This Reactionary Institution?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Why is it that many people who consider themselves left-wing have such difficulty grasping that the EU is a deeply reactionary institution? The mere fact that those running the EU present it as an internationalist venture dedicated to the creation of a world free of nationalist enmities does not make it so. If we want to examine the EU in its proper light, then we should ignore the high-flown rhetoric in which its supporters indulge, and consider its actual record. And what is the record of the EU, once we penetrate the obfuscatory rhetoric about ‘internationalism’ that surrounds EU policy? Without a doubt, that record is one that should cause those on the left now defending it acute embarrassment, as it starkly contradicts the ideals that the left has always claimed to uphold.
  21. The Left and Immigration
    A Major Challenge for a Different Vision of the European Union

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    After the latest drama in Lampedusa, where more than 350 immigrants, mostly Eritreans, perished 600 metres from the Italian coast, the immigration policies of the European Union and its member states are more than ever under scrutiny.
  22. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 2, 2016
    Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, and Contempt for Democracy

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Brexit, the British vote to leave the European Union, has thrown the political elites into turmoil and confusion. The referendum was supposed to be a safe political manoeuvre, a way to produce an appearance of democratic legitimacy for the profoundly undemocratic structures of the EU. The gambit turned out to be a spectacular miscalculation, as millions of people turned out to express their opposition to a state of affairs that is leaving the majority worse off while enriching a small minority. This issue of Other Voices looks at the Brexit referendum, elite loathing for democracy, and the related attempt to get rid of Labour's leftwing leader, Jeremy Corbyn.
  23. Privatising the Oceans
    Fished out in our Lifetimes

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Long-range fishing with the backing of the EU deprives countries elsewhere in the world of employment and a crucial food source. And it is depleting the seas to the point of ecological collapse.
  24. The problem of Greece is not only a tragedy. It is a lie. 
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    According to John Pilger, the leaders of Syriza are revolutionaries of a kind - but their revolution is the perverse, familiar appropriation of social democratic and parliamentary movements by liberals groomed to comply with neo-liberal drivel. Like the Labour Party in Britain and its equivalents among former social democratic parties such as the Labor Party in Australia, still describing themselves as “liberal” or even “left”, Syriza is the product of an affluent, highly privileged, educated middle class, schooled in postmodernism.
  25. The Revolt of the Fragments
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    It was, without question, a bloody nose for the political establishment, the biggest it has received for decades. And many have read the unexpected success of the Leave camp in the British EU referendum straightforwardly as a revolt against the political class and as a victory for democracy. Yes, it was a revolt against the political class in London and in Brussels. But the referendum result was also far more complicated than that.
  26. The Servility of the Satellites
    The Snowden Affair and the Destruction of Effective Democracy in Europe

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    Recent revelations confirm the completion of the transformation of the "Western democracies" into something else, an entity that as yet has no recognized name. The outrage against the Bolivian President confirmed that this trans-Atlantic entity has absolutely no respect for international law, even though its leaders will make use of it when it suits them. But respect it, allow it to impede their actions in any way? Certainly not. And this disrespect for the law is linked to a more basic institutional change: the destruction of effective democracy at the national level.
  27. The Silence of the Left: Brexit, Euro-Austerity and the T-TIP
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The media in the United States have treated the British vote against remaining in the European Union (EU) as if it is populist “Trumpism,” an inarticulate right-wing vote out of ignorance at being left behind by the neoliberal economic growth policy. What is left out of this picture is that there is a sound logic to oppose membership in the EU.
  28. Sound & Fury
    Just What Does Brexit Signify?

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    Not since Y2K thretened to plunge the planet into chaos has a story provoked overwrought handwringing comparable to that triggered by Britons voting to withdraw from the European Union. By common assessment, Brexit signifies something profound. History itself has seemingly gone off the rails. Darkness threatens to cover the earth.
  29. Syriza and Sanders: "Just Say 'No'" to Neo-liberalism
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    Hopes for Syriza's negotiations with the banking troika in the EU simmered and even boiled over among elements of the left, especially after the vaunted "No" referendum vote suggested that the Greeks would not succumb to another wave of austerity measures but would instead stand firm, even if this meant potentially leaving the EU. We have seen these hopes dashed by the subsequent "negotiations," in which Tsipras seemed to have negotiated backwards, arriving at an agreement that was worse than the one rejected by the Greek voters in the referendum vote.
  30. Tearing Down the Seven Pillars of Neoliberalism 
    Manifesto 2007

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2007
    With the beginning of the 1980s, we entered a new era of capitalism, the era of neoliberalism. This project systematically destroys all political, social and ecological restrictions for the activity of capital. Its methods are universally known: transformation of all relations into commodity relations, freedom of action for businesses and investors and expansion of the hunting area for transnational corporations over the whole planet.
  31. Trade Unions: The Difficult Path to Solidarity in One’s Own Interest
    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2013
    In both the ideals and the rhetoric of trade unions international solidarity plays a major role. Trade union practice, however, is first and foremost focused on the context of those nation-states, in which they were able to achieve their most important victories in the 20th century. It is those achievements within the national framework which are being undermined with the help of the EU and its institutions.
  32. The unbearable lightness of Greek democracy
    Greeks have abandoned all hope that their political leaders have the skills to rescue the nations economy.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2015
    The only certain thing is that a government will be formed by a grand alliance whose only mission will be to implement the most painful, humiliating measures ever attempted by a democratically elected body. This, alas, is the unbearable lightness of Greek democracy.
  33. Why They Left
    Brexit was'’t the first time Europeans rejected the EU, and it won't be the last. Here's what the Left should do.

    Resource Type: Article
    First Published: 2016
    The Leave victory in the British referendum represents a moment of political confusion -- a hiatus in the opposition between social classes. No class appears capable of directing events. The ruling class has no clear plans for the future, and seems temporarily stunned.
  34. Why we voted leave: voices from northern England - documentary
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    First Published: 2016
    A short look at why those in the north of England mainly voted to leave the EU - from Guerrera Films.

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