Hilary Wainwright is the co-editor of Red Pepper, Research Director of New Politics at the Transnational Institute. Her updated Reclaim the State; Experiments in Popular Democracy is published next month by Seagull.
We now have an opening to generalize from myriad experiments driven by socialist values.
Europe's radical left is still struggling to articulate new strategies
for social, economic and political change.
Luis Inacio Lula da Silva came into power in 2002 on a wave of populist
support for an era of socialist politics and participatory democracy.
But da Silva has offered the people of Brazil a corrupt leadership