Monday, 3 August , 2020

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It is imperative to construct a 5th International of workers and...

1 For the last thirty years the world system has undergone an extreme centralization of power in all its dimensions, local and international, economic and...

L’ indispensable construction d’ une 5eme Internationale des travailleurs et de...

SAMIR AMIN 1 Le système en place depuis une trentaine d’années est caractérisé par l’extrême centralisation du pouvoir dans toutes ses dimensions, locales et internationales, économiques,...

François Houtart has passed away

François Houtart has passed away. He founded CETRI (Centre Tricontinental) in 1976 and was its director till 2004. We are sadly, painfully mourning. From...

François Houtart nous a quittés

La date, l’heure et le lieu en Belgique de la cérémonie d’adieu à François Houtart seront indiqués ici dès que possible. Pour adresser vos condoléances...

Rethinking trade policy and protectionism in the Trump era

What kind of trade policy will the United States have under President Donald Trump? This is a hot issue, as Trump has made unorthodox pronouncements on trade issues during and after the election campaign. If he acts on even some of the positions he took, it will create a sea change in trade policy in the US and possibly the world.

Create two, three …many Vietnams, by Ernesto Che Guevara

Guevara, born in Argentina, joined the movement led by Fidel Castro and other Cuban revolutionaries and became a commander in the Cuban Rebel Army. After the overthrow of the U.S.-backed dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista in 1959, he became one of the central leaders of the new workers and farmers government. Guevara held a number of posts,

Bolivia and Equador: Recovering Sovereignty over Natural Resources

This document analyzes the renegotiation process of oil and gas contracts in two Latin American countries, Bolivia and Ecuador, from 2003 to 2010 and the measures taken for sectorial policy reform in the hydrocarbon sector and our conclusions are that it has been favourable.

National sovereignty: for what purpose? By Samir Amin

The defence of national sovereignty, like its critique, leads to serious misunderstandings once one detaches it from the social class content of the the strategy in which it is embedded. The leading social bloc in capitalist societies always conceives sovereignty as a necessary instrument for the promotion of its own interests based on both capitalist exploitation of labour and the consolidation of its international positions.

LE BREXIT ET L’IMPLOSION DE L’UNION EUROPEENNE, PAR SAMIR AMIN

La défense de la souveraineté nationale, comme sa critique, donne lieu à de graves malentendus dès lors qu’on la détache du contenu social de classe de la stratégie dans laquelle elle s’inscrit. Le bloc social dirigeant dans les sociétés capitalistes conçoit toujours la souveraineté comme un instrument nécessaire pour la promotion de ses propres intérêt