This is the first report of a new project dedicated to a Left Industrial Policy / Productive Transformation for Europe. It aims at presenting the preliminary results of the work undertaken by a Transform! interdisciplinary Working Group composed of economists, trade unionists and historians – as well as its cooperation with relevant actors of the political Left towards a progressive EU-wide industrial and investment policy contributing to the social, ecological and democratic transformation of Europe.
The article deals with geopolitical aspects of new trade blocks that are either being negotiated or already in existence. The crisis of the multilateral trade system and the inability to accomplish the Doha round led in first place to an immense spread of free trade area agreements. However, as a reaction to a continuing bad economic situation in the West, together with increasing coordination of the BRICS countries, new trade blocks are being built.
Hundred thousands of demonstrators have been rallying in Rome on October 25 against changes to job protection rules proposed by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's so-called "Jobs Act".
The rally was organised by the Italian General Confederation of Labour (CGIL) union, and follows a 24-hour strike and protests across the country the day before.
Inštitut za delavske študije vabi na predavanje kanadskega marksista Lea Panitcha, ki bo v ponedeljek, 10. 11. 2014, ob 18.00 v Stari mestni elektrarni na Slomškovi 18 v Ljubljani. Velika recesija je...