In the neoliberal ice-age of the early 1980s through to the end of the 1990s, global capitalists and their supporters expressed supreme confidence in their victory over us. This confidence is symbolized in the posters and billboards launched by the Financial Times in the mid-1990s, declaring: "Capitalists of the world unite!"
Secretary of Italy’s Party of Communist Refoundation, Fausto Bertinotti has just published a new book called Le idee che non muoiono ("Ideas that do not die"). Believing that the problems approached in this book are of interest to activists in the workers’ movement and left intellectuals in other countries, we publish here some extracts.
The index of the book that Fausto Bertinotti has just published with his collaborator Alfonso Gianni is revealing of the ambition of the author: Liberty - equality - work - value- need - communism.
The mobilisations at the 3rd Asia-Europe Summit (ASEM) which met on October 20 and 21, 2000 in Seoul (South Korea), represented a new stage in the struggle against neo-liberal globalisation.
Nervousness reigns in the highest European spheres as the Nice summit approaches. The Danish setback has been followed a series of failures.
Ask a cook to make you an apple tart with some leeks, some potatoes and a vegetable mill. They’ll tell you it’s impossible and leave you high and dry with your non-conformist ingredients. But in the European kitchen things don’t happen that way and this is very much the case with the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights.
The overthrow of Slobodan Milosevic on October 5 marks a new stage in Balkan history. The state of mind in Serbia has changed from top to bottom. Nothing will be as it was before.
A fundamental obstacle fell on October 5 for those who want to establish a genuine "left". The whole day had been marked more by jubilation than by confrontations.
Is the recent republication of a French edition of Leon Trotsky’s "Literature and Revolution" a sign of a resurgence of interest in Trotsky in our epoch of (anything but innocent) confusion between Bolshevism and Stalinism?