• Editorial

  • Dear reader, The sixth issue of the transform! magazine presents a broad spectrum of texts relevant for the left discussion. The opening texts are On the Relationship Beetween Precariety and Staate Power by Judith Butler and History and the Critique ad capitalism by Moishe Postone. With the publication of both these texts we would like to contribute to the development of a general left culture of debate. The thematic focus of the magazine is dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the World Social Forum, and the processes initiated by it. It lies in the very nature of the subject to approach it from very different perspectives (see also the Introduction to the thematic focus by Louis Weber)....
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Essays


Porto Alegre: The World Ten Years After




  • Student Action Helsinki
  • In this article, our aim is to outline how the Opiskelijatoiminta Network (Student Action, henceforward OT) began at the University of Helsinki during the academic year 2008-2009. We hope that this...



  • About Good and Bad of Copenhagen
  • Lothar Bisky
  • In recent months climate policy was on the top of the agenda of international politics. Many international meetings took place in the run-up to the climate summit in Copenhagen. However, despite some...

  • Ten Years Later: A Short Introduction
  • Louis Weber
  • The subject of this dossier of Transform! is the alter-globalisation movement. This movement can be considered one of the major political innovations of the late the 20th century. It is within it that...


Crisis and Capitalism


  • Can PIGS Fly?
  • Haris Golemis
  • ”Thinking again?” the Duchess asked, with another dig of her sharp little chin. ”I’ve a right to think,” said Alice sharply, for she was beginning to feel a little worried. ”Just about as much...


Fact Finding


Chronicles


  • Transform! at the LF in New York
  • Eric Canepa
  • March 19 – 21 at Pace University in New York City saw the 29th annual gathering of the conference first known as the Socialist Scholars Conference (SSC) (1981 – 2004) and then the Left Forum (LF)...


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