New Book: Understanding Global Poverty – Causes, Capabilities and Human Development

By Serena Cosgrove, Benjamin Curtis. From Routledge: Understanding Global Poverty introduces students to the study and analysis of poverty, helping them to understand why it is pervasive across human societies, and how it can be reduced through proven policy solutions. Using the capabilities and human development approach, the book foregrounds the human aspects of poverty, … More New Book: Understanding Global Poverty – Causes, Capabilities and Human Development

URPE Brooklyn Conference: Left-Wing Economics in a Right-Wing Political Climate

St. Francis College, Brooklyn NY, April 8, 2017 The Conference will bring together the theoretical perspectives of radical political economics and the organizational experiences of those engaged in struggle on the many crucial issues confronting us today.   It will, we hope, contribute to the development of an agenda that can guide all of us … More URPE Brooklyn Conference: Left-Wing Economics in a Right-Wing Political Climate

Democracy Spring protests at the U.S Capitol

Thousands of demonstrators, as part of the social justice organization Democracy Spring, have been staging a mass sit-in at the US Capital this week protesting the unlimited sums of money in politics, which ultimately benefit and protect the wealthiest 1% at the general public’s expense, while at the same time laws are hammered through to … More Democracy Spring protests at the U.S Capitol

‘Up All Night’ Protests Sweep France as 100,000 Join Pro-Democracy Movement

Demonstrations this weekend were held in as many as 60 cities and towns across France as well as in Belgium, Germany, and Spain, according to reports, as an estimated 120,000 protested against austerity, globalization, increasing inequality, privatization, and the continent’s severe anti-migrant policies. What began as a rebuke of the state’s anti-labor policies has grown … More ‘Up All Night’ Protests Sweep France as 100,000 Join Pro-Democracy Movement