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RETHINKING INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY IN AN AGE OF NATIONALISM
August 15, 2018 - New York City

Photos from this event here.  Join us on August 15, together with prominent activists from across North America and Europe, to discuss how international political solidarity can defeat right-wing nationalism, and how we ca...

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INDIGENOUS WOMEN LEADERS AT UNPFII
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THE TREATY ON THE PROHIBITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS
RLS–NYC and IPB

With North Korea having now presumably equipped itself with a nuclear arsenal, and President Donald Trump having announced his intention to pull the United States out of the Iran Nuclear Deal, the international geopolitical situation would ...

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TWO MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT
May 12, 2018 - New York

Videos from this event’s live streaming are available here (morning session) and here (afternoon session). The keynote address by Prof. Noam Chosmky is available to watch on our YouTube channel. Photos from this event available here...

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OPTIONS FOR A UN TREATY ON BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Harris Gleckman

By Harris Gleckman. In 2014, Ecuador and South Africa initiated a resolution to create a human rights treaty to regulate the activities of transnational corporations (TNCs) and other business enterprises. Since 2015, the op...

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TRADE UNIONS AND JUST TRANSITION
Sean Sweeney and John Treat

By Sean Sweeney and John Treat. The concept of “Just Transition” has become increasingly in vogue in recent years in international political circles. While commonly ascribed to be “transformative” in potential, li...

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VOICES OF INDIGENOUS WOMEN LEADERS AT THE UN
April 16-27, 2018 - New York City

For photos from this event, go to our Flickr page. For the 2018 Joint Declaration of the Indigenous Women Leaders at the UNPFII, go to the bottom of the page.  For the sixth consecutive year, the Rosa Lux...

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THE UN FOUNDATION
Barbara Adams and Jens Martens

By Barbara Adams and Jens Martens. In the last two decades, we have witnessed significant changes in the engagement between the United Nations and the private sector. Private funding from corporations and philanthropic foun...

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ONE STEP FURTHER TOWARDS GLOBAL REGULATION OF BUSINESS
Karolin Seitz

By Karolin Seitz. Following a resolution initiated by Ecuador and South Africa in 2014, the Human Rights Council of the United Nations decided by a majority vote for the establishment of a process to create a human rights t...

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THE PYEONGCHANG WINTER OLYMPICS: PANEL DISCUSSION & VIEWING PARTY
February 15, 2018, 6:00pm - RLS–NYC

Photos from this event here. Political Intrigue, Celebration Capitalism, and Spotlight on Korea. It appears the 2018 Winter Olympics, taking place in Pyeongchang, South Korea, will be an arena for politics...

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RETHINKING THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL: A BOOK LAUNCH
December 12, 2017 - New York City

The UN Security Council remains a mysterious body, hid­den most of the time behind a strict security perimeter and many closed door meetings. To understand the Council, it is necessary to penetrate a thick­et of myth and to examine the we...

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AGRIFOOD ATLAS 2017
Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Heinrich Böll Foundation, Friends of the Earth Europe

What we eat is a political issue. Corporate marriages, mergers, and takeovers concentrate control in the hands of big agricultural corporations at each link in the value chain—from field to fork. Promoting a form of agriculture revolving ...

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AMERICAN EMPIRE: FROM OBAMA TO TRUMP
December 8, 2017 - Washington, D.C.

RSVP for the event here.  One year into Donald Trump’s presidency, top international activists and scholars will gather in Washington DC to discuss US foreign policy under Trump. Building on their base o...

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PREPARING A PUBLIC PATHWAY
Sean Sweeney and John Treat

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?,” demon...

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COP23: THE UN CLIMATE SUMMIT IN BONN
November 6-17, 2017 - Bonn, Germany

From November 6 to 17, national delegates will gather in Bonn, Germany, to take part in the twenty-third session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Changes (COP23). Every year, the COP mee...

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TOWARD GLOBAL REGULATION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND BUSINESS
Treaty Alliance Germany

In June 2014, the UN Human Rights Council adopted a historic resolution, initiated by Ecuador and South Africa, to establish an intergovernmental working group that will elaborate a legally binding instrument to regulate the activities of t...

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OF FOXES AND CHICKENS
James A. Paul

By James A. Paul. When the United Nations was founded over seventy years ago, the victorious Allies saw it as the capstone of the postwar order. This new organization would work to keep the peace that had been achieved at s...

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YOUR BLOCK, OUR WORLD: BUILDING A GLOBAL PLATFORM FOR THE RIGHT TO THE CITY
July 14, 2017 - New York City

Photos from this event here. What exactly is the Right to the City? How does it relate to both global networks and community-based organizations? Join housing and human rights organizations from across New York and the wor...

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CHANGING THE GAME ON NUCLEAR WEAPONS
June 15-July 7, 2017 - United Nations, New York City

For photos from this event, go to our Flickr page. As the current crisis between the United States and North Korea demonstrates, tensions between nuclear powers are on the rise, and new global risks are posed by the possib...

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VOICES OF INDIGENOUS WOMEN LEADERS AT THE UN
April 21-28, 2017 - United Nations

For photos from this event, go to our Flickr page. For the Joint Declaration of the Indigenous Women Leaders at the UNPFII, go to the bottom of the page.  The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office, tog...

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NEWS / EVENTS

American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos raising their fists during the 1968 Olympics. (Photo: Angelo Cozzi)

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RSVP here PROGRAM 9:30 AM | Welcome Notes 9:45 AM-11:15 AM | Exploitation - Refusal to Participate: African...
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American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos raising their fists during the 1968 Olympics. (Photo: Angelo Cozzi)

SPORTS AND POLITICS

RSVP here.  PROGRAM 9:30 AM | Welcome Notes 9:45 AM-11:15 AM | Exploitation – Refusal to Participate: African Americans and the Proposed Olympic Boycott, 1934-1935 Stanley Arnold, Associate Professor, Department of History, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois – A Consideration of Sporting Boycotts: Scotland, South Africa, and the 1986 Commonwealth Games Fiona Skillen, Lecturer in Sport and Event Management, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland Matt McDowell, Lecturer in Sport Policy, Management, and International Development, Moray House School of Education,......
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