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  1. The History of Democracy
    A Marxist Interpretation

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2013
    Roper traces the history of democracy from ancient Athens to the emergence of liberal representative and socialist participatory democracy. He argues that democracy cannot be understood separately from the social and economic contexts in which democratic states operate.
  2. The Looming Crisis of World Capitalism
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1998
    MARXIST ECONOMISTS ARE famous for having accurately predicted seven out of the last one international economic crisis. Perhaps for that reason, many in recent times have been unusually cautious about once again "crying wolf," even as the evidence of international economic dislocation has mounted around them. Today, however, prediction is no longer necessary. The international economy, outside of the United States and Europe—perhaps 50% of the world—is already experiencing...
  3. Trade agreements and the corporate war on democracy
    Introduction to the November 7, 2015 issue of Other Voices

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    The Trans-Pacific Partnership, negotiated in secret, and now scheduled to be rubber-stamped by national governments on a take-it-or-leave-it basis, is best understood as a major milestone in the long-term war waged by the corporate elite against any form of democracy. It gives corporations the power to block any environmental protections or health and safety legislation that could be interpreted as interfering with a corporation's 'right' to make a profit by doing whatever it wants.
  4. We're not having it! $15bn KXL lawsuit shows what's wrong with 'trade deals'
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    TransCanada has just made a big mistake by bringing its $15 billion lawsuit against the US government for refusing the Keystone XL pipeline, writes Sam Cossar-Gilbert. The move has exposed the real nature of 'trade deals' like TTIP and TPP - and why all democrats must rally to defeat them.

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