Global Flashpoints: Reactions to Imperialism and Neoliberalism

Global Flashpoints: Reactions to Imperialism and Neoliberalism

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Global Flashpoints: Reactions to Imperialism and Neoliberalism

Global Flashpoints critically examines today’s neoliberal order and the new resistance movements which it has sparked across the globe. This timely and panoramic work offers penetrating historical analysis of the role of politics, religion and imperialism in shaping the contemporary crisis in the Middle East and of the prospects for the Left throughout the Islamic world. Global Flashpoints also explores the present state of resistance movements in Europe and the United States and highlights developments in Latin America, including Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution, the recent uprising in Oaxaca, indigenous agrarian movements in Bolivia, and Brazil's landless movement. Global Flashpoints offers a uniquely powerful and provocative account of the worldwide struggle against imperialism and neoliberalism in the new century.

Contributors: Aijaz Ahmad, Gilbert Achcar, Asef Bayat, Sabbah Alnasseri, Bashir Abu-Manneh, Yildiz Atasoy, Hidayat Greenfield, Ana Esther Cecena, Margarita Lopez Maya, Jack Hammond, William Robinson, Wes Enzinna, Joao Pedro Stedile & Atilio Boron, Richard Roman & Edur Velasco Arregui, G.M. Tamas, Raghu Krishnan & Adrien Thomas, Peter Burnham, Kim Moody, Alfredo Saad Filho, Elmar Altvater & Greg Albo.

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ISBN-13: 9781583671672
Publisher: Monthly Review Press
Publication date: 03/01/2008
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface     IX
Islam, Islamisms and the West     1
Islamism and Empire: The Incongruous Nature of Islamist Anti-Imperialism     38
Religion and Politics Today from a Marxian Perspective     55
Understanding Iraq     77
Israel's Colonial Siege and the Palestinians     101
The Islamic Ethic and the Spirit of Turkish Capitalism Today     121
Transformative Possibilities in Latin America     141
Venezuela Today: A 'Participative and Protagonistic' Democracy?     160
Blows and Counterblows in Venezuela     181
The Class Struggles in Brazil: The Perspective of the MST     193
All We Want Is the Earth: Agrarian Reform in Bolivia     217
On the Forms of Resistance in Latin America: Its 'Native' Moment     237
Mexico's Oaxaca Commune     248
The Contradictions of 'Democratic' Neoliberalism in Argentina: A New Politics from 'Below'?     265
Counter-Revolution against a Counter-Revolution: Eastern Europe Today     284
Resistance to Neoliberalism in France     295
Harvest of Empire: Immigrant Workers' Struggles in the USA     315
Neoliberalism and the Left: A Symposium     335

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