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Beyond defending the house

Workshop, 24 October 2014, 3 pm. Public school Gran Capitan, Arcos de la Frontera, Córdoba, Spain

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150 years of the International Working Menís Association


On 28 September 1864 the International Working Men’s Association, the First International, was founded in the St. Martin’s Hall in London. It aimed at uniting workers’ societies internationally to realize their common goal of the emancipation of the working class. A representative committee of worker’s societies came together to this end and committed to the protection, advancement, and complete emancipation of all workers.

At this meeting Karl Marx hold one of his famous speeches and read out the preliminary statutes of the International Working Men’s Association.

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The Role of Natural Gas in Current EU Energie Policies

Authors: Peter Polder, Tamra Gilbertson, Antonio Tricarico. Brussels, September 2014

While the European Commission holds a trilateral gas talks with the Russian and Ukrainian energy ministers on gas transit, our new study explains how the European Union generally lacks comprehensive measures leading to the important energy transformation that would leave fossil fuels underground.

Natural gas plays a major role in current efforts to implement new energy and climate policies in the EU. Proponents claim natural gas is an important, clean energy source needed as a ‘transition’ fuel, while social movements and communities increasingly organize against dangerous gas fracking techniques and increased gas flaring across the globe.

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A critical look at the so-called "German job miracle"

Written by Klaus Dörre, August 2014. Available in English, French and German


In his new publication The "German Job Miracle" - a Model for Europe?, Klaus Dörre takes a critical look behind the appealing facade of the “German employment miracle”.


Based on his own research, he describes a society of full but precarious employment, in which people in insecure jobs and the socially excluded pay the price for an export model that is exacerbating inequalities in Europe and so destroying the foundations of its own success.

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