Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Writing contest


The winner of the 2011 Daniel Singer Millennium Prize of $2,500—answering the question, "In some Western countries, right-wing populism has been able to channel much of the anger caused by the financial crisis and its effect. Why has the Left been marginalized? How can this be overcome?"—is Richard Swift of Toronto, for "Preparing the Ground." Swift is a former co-editor of The New Internationalist.

The Daniel Singer Millennium Prize Foundation annually recognizes an original essay that helps further socialist ideas in the tradition of Daniel Singer. Please see our Statement of Principles.

The 2012 prize will be awarded for the best essay, of no more than 5,000 words, exploring the question: "From Tahrir and Syntagma Squares to the Indignados and the '99%' movement, 2011 saw people in the streets challenging the monopoly of political, economic and financial power by elite minorities. What, if anything, is new about these movements and can they fundamentally change the status quo?"

Essays may be submitted in English, Spanish or French and will be judged by an international panel of distinguished scholars and activists. The winner will be announced in December 2012.

Submissions must be received no later than Wednesday, August 1, 2012. Essays can be mailed to:

The Daniel Singer Millennium Prize Foundation
P.O. Box 2371, El Cerrito, CA 94530
Essays can also be e-mailed:


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