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THE TRUMP SPECTACLE

By Albert Scharenberg. Robert Zaretsky recently commented in The New York Times that Donald Trump’s presidency marks the coming of age of The Society of the Spectacle—a society in which truth is essentially reduced to a mere hypothesis and consistently subordinated to orchestration. Indeed, lies and deception...

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PREPARING A PUBLIC PATHWAY

By Sean Sweeney and John Treat. Contrary to a popular narrative, the era of fossil fuels is not over yet. As the last Trade Unions for Energy Democracy Working Paper, “Energy Transition: Are We Winning?,” demonstrated, modern renewables like wind and solar are expanding, but they are not displacing coal, oil, and gas....

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MARX200: BEYOND SOCIAL DEMOCRACY AND COMMUNISM

Germany was not only the birthplace of Marx and Engels 200 years ago, but also the origin of strong working-class movements. While German socialists became dominant in the 2nd International before 1914, the year 1919 saw the split between Communism and Social Democracy—a political line that divided the country between 1949-1989, when West Germany considered itself a “social market economy” while East Germany built up a soviet-style planned economy. Subsequently, historiography often...
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MARX200: BEYOND SOCIAL DEMOCRACY AND COMMUNISM

Germany was not only the birthplace of Marx and Engels 200 years ago, but also the origin of strong working-class movements. While German socialists became dominant in the 2nd International before 1914, the year 1919 saw the split between Communism and Social Democracy—a political line that divided the country between 1949-1989, when West Germany considered itself a “social market...
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SUSAN GEORGE ON TRUMP IN EUROPE


Susan George from the Transnational Institute speaks on Trump and the European reaction to his presidency, one year after his election. Recorded at the National Press Club during our public event “American Empire: From Obama to Trump” on December 8, 2017.

BILL FLETCHER JR. ON BLACK MARXISM


For the online platform “marx200.org,” the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung–New York office spoke with veteran labor activist Bill Fletcher Jr. about how capitalism is based on the slave trade and colonialism, the Black contribution to Marxism, and the need to organize.

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