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David P. Hamilton : French Elections: Francois Hollande and the Socialists

Presidential frontrunner Francois Hollande of the French Socialist Party. Image from Jegoun.net.The French presidential election:Francois Hollande offersan opportunity for the Left The simple explanation of Sarkozy’s failure is that the majority of the French electorate do not like the man … finish reading David P. Hamilton : French Elections: Francois Hollande and the Socialists

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Larry Ray : America’s Gas Pains

Gasoline pump, Naples Italy, March 11, 2012 Photo from la Republica. Graphic by Larry Ray / The Rag Blog.Reality check: America’s gas pains? Most Americans have not lived anywhere other than in America, and many still live not too far … finish reading Larry Ray : America’s Gas Pains

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Carl Davidson : Mondragon Diaries V: Innovation and Transformation

Image from Mondragon website.Mondragon Diaries, Day FiveInnovation and transformationtowards a third wave futureBy Carl Davidson / The Rag Blog / October 6, 2010 “The world has not been given to us simply to contemplate it, but to transform it. And … finish reading Carl Davidson : Mondragon Diaries V: Innovation and Transformation

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Carl Davidson : Mondragon Diaries IV: Banking on the Future

Arrasate-Mondragon in the Basque Country of Spain. Image from SolidarityEconomy.net.Mondragon Diaries, Day FourWorker coops, worker banks, worker skills:Weathering today’s crisesBy Carl Davidson / The Rag Blog / October 1, 2010 [This is the fourth of a five-part series by Carl … finish reading Carl Davidson : Mondragon Diaries IV: Banking on the Future

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Carl Davidson : Mondragon Diaries III: Visions of the Future

Otalora: This old blockhouse fortress now houses a worker-owned credit union. Image from Udalatx / Flickr.Mondragon Diaries, Day ThreeVisions of the future, ties to the past:Tools for shaping organization for tomorrowBy Carl Davidson / The Rag Blog / September 27, … finish reading Carl Davidson : Mondragon Diaries III: Visions of the Future

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Carl Davidson : Mondragon Diaries II: It Starts With a School

Mondragon Cooperative Corporation in Basque Country. Image from PermcultureCooperative.Mondragon Diaries, Day TwoIt starts with a school:Knowledge and the path to workers power By Carl Davidson / The Rag Blog / September 23, 2010 [This is the second of a five-part … finish reading Carl Davidson : Mondragon Diaries II: It Starts With a School

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Carl Davidson : Mondragon Diaries I: Bridges to Socialism

Not paradise, but close: Mondragon Cooperatives in Spain’s Basque Country. Photo from Model-Economy.Mondragon Diaries, Day OneBridges to 21st century socialism:Why humanity comes first at workBy Carl Davidson / The Rag Blog / September 20, 2010 “This is not paradise and … finish reading Carl Davidson : Mondragon Diaries I: Bridges to Socialism

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David P. Hamilton : Where’s Our Sense of History?

Rocamadour, a historic village in the Dordogne region of France. Photo from Les Bau-Tremblay en voyage website.A sense of history:We don’t have it. France does. By David P. Hamilton / The Rag Blog / June 9, 2010 “Living in France … finish reading David P. Hamilton : Where’s Our Sense of History?

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David P. Hamilton : On the Road in France

French road sign warns of curves ahead. Photo from photoguide.cz.On the road in France:A different approach to getting around …you will often find yourself passing through villages where the road shrinks to one lane to be shared with pedestrians, bicycles, … finish reading David P. Hamilton : On the Road in France

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Jonah Raskin : A Specter is Haunting Europe

Is the old Europe history? A cafe in Brussels.Crisis in Greece a sign of the times?A specter is haunting Europe By Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / May 8, 2010 BRUSSELS — The Europe of old is on its … finish reading Jonah Raskin : A Specter is Haunting Europe

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Tom Hayden : Afghanistan and a Reluctant NATO

Cartoon from Florida Times-Union / Netizen News Brief.The Peace Exchange:NATO and the Afghan War By Tom Hayden / The Rag Blog / January 3, 2010 The White House and Pentagon are lobbying hard for an increased NATO troop commitment for … finish reading Tom Hayden : Afghanistan and a Reluctant NATO

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‘Socialized’ Medicine : It Works all Over the World

British Conservative leader David Cameron, certainly no “socialist,” calls the National Health Service (NHS), “one of the wonderful things about living in (England).” [The Republicans have] told so many lies about the government health care in other countries, that some … finish reading ‘Socialized’ Medicine : It Works all Over the World

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