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  • New Release
  • 'Amazon Method' of tax dodging exposed in new research

  • 22 May 21
  • The Left in the European Parliament presents a study to analyse the ways Amazon, as one of the major multinational enterprises (MNEs), has organized its domestic and international business to minimize taxation worldwide. The researchers identify Luxembourg as the coordinating centre of a global tax dodging operation.
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  • Comment
  • 'Fascism or Democracy'. Lessons Learned from Madrid Elections

  • By Marga Ferré | 18 May 21
  • On 4 May there were elections in the region of Madrid and its result, the victory of a trumpist right, has been lived and interpreted internationally as a painful defeat for the left, magnified by the departure of Pablo Iglesias of active politics. It was a defeat, but much more in terms of a cultural battle than in the electoral field.
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  • Analysis
  • Why 'pensée unique' will be misleading

  • By Dieter Plehwe | 30 Apr 21
  • Defining neoliberal efforts merely as market radical is misleading. The dynamic and diverse sphere of neoliberal actors, both worldwide and on a European level, makes it necessary to abjure simplistic reductions when looking at neoliberal networks. This applies in particular against the background of current post-Covid struggles.
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  • Commentary
  • The dilemmas of Belarus-Russian relations

  • By Veronika Sušová-Salminen | 19 Apr 21
  • Some weeks ago, Vladimir Putin met with Alexander Lukashenko in Sochi, Russia. At first glance, Putin-Lukashenko's talks were informal and even accompanied by leisure activities in the fresh air, which signaled a good mood in relations between the two countries and leaders. But appearances can be deceiving, and sometimes they are deliberate.
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  • Speech
  • After Neoliberalism… What?

  • By Walden Bello | 15 Apr 21
  • Neoliberalism is dying, with the radical left and the far-right as only contenders to bring about another system, says Alternative Nobel Prize winner, sociology professor Walden Bello at the recent climate conference on the context of climate emergency and the crisis of neoliberalism.
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  • Analysis
  • Growing crackdown on Turkey’s left-wing opposition

  • By Ismail Küpeli | 12 Apr 21
  • While the discontent of relevant sections of the Turkish population with current government policies is growing, Turkish government has escalated its campaign of repression against the left-wing opposition party HDP. At this point, the reaction of moderate Turkish civil society actors will be crucial.
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