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FIGHTING TO BAN NUCLEAR WEAPONS
First Round of UN Negotiations, March 27-31 - NYC

This year the United Nations will convene negotiations for a new international agreement to ban all nuclear weapons. Representatives from governments, international organizations, and civil society in general will discuss a new treaty to pl...

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RLS–NYC AT THE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN #CSW61
March 13-24, 2017 - NYC

International leaders and civil society activists will soon convene again at the UN Headquarters in New York for the 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61), which will take place from March 13 to 24, 2017. This year, the Commission ...

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A TALE FROM BARCELONA: THE ELECTION OF A REBEL MAYOR
Film Screening and Discussion, Feb 19, 6:00pm - Brooklyn, NY

A Tale from Barcelona: The Election of a Rebel Mayor is a funny, insightful look at the rise of Spain’s social justice movement through the eyes of Ada Colau, founder of PAH (Platform for People Affected by the M...

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TRUMP AND AMERICAN DECLINE
Vijay Prashad

By Vijay Prashad. Reactions to Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States oscillate between great trepidation and great mockery. Will Donald Trump do something outlandish—something with terrible consequen...

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A TRUMP WORLD ORDER?
What to Expect from US Foreign Policy - December 9, 2016 - NYC

For photos from this event, go to our Flickr page. With Medea Benjamin, Vijay Prashad, Jillian Schwedler, and Ingar Solty When: Friday, December 9, 2016 4-7pm, with reception following Where: The Asian American Writers̵...

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MARRAKECH 2016: UN CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE
November 7-18, 2016 -

From November 7 to 18, national delegates will gather in Marrakech, Morocco, for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22). Every year, the COP meets “to review and asses...

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The Climate Justice Moment
Tadzio Müller, Aurash Khawarzad, Sean Petty & Heather Milton Lightening

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HABITAT III: A UN CONFERENCE ON HOUSING AND SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT
October 17-20, 2016 - Quito, Ecuador

RLS–NYC Official Side Event: After Habitat III: Working Together toward a New Urban Reality Thursday, October 20, 12:00pm-12:45pm – Urban Future Venue – Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana “Benjamin Carrion” READ MORE

CORPORATE ACCOUNTABILITY AND INFLUENCE IN THE UN
Challenges for the new Secretary-General and the UN - Oct. 4, 1pm - NYC

On October 4, 2016, the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office, the Global Policy Forum, and the International Network for Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) will host a panel discussion on the struggle to establish a bindi...

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THE STRUGGLE FOR A UN TREATY
Jens Martens and Karolin Seitz

By Jens Martens and Karolin Seitz – Over the course of the last years, the international debate surrounding the environmental, social and human rights responsibilities of corporations has gained momentum. Not least, growi...

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WE ARE UNSTOPPABLE, ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE
World Social Forum, August 9th-16th, 2016 - Montreal, QC, Canada

Since its initial meeting in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 2001, the World Social Forum (WSF) has acted as a gathering place for activists, civil society and social movements to debate, dialogue and develop alternatives to neoliberalism. Indeed, ...

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REINVENTING DEVELOPMENT
Barbara Adams and Karen Judd

By Barbara Adams and Karen Judd. Since the United Nations’ founding 70 years ago, UN reform has been on the table—and, indeed, the institution has undergone several phases of reform. What is meant by reform, ho...

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TAKE THE PORTS!
Patrick Bond, Ana Garcia, Mariana Moreira, and Ruixue Bai

By Patrick Bond, Ana Garcia, Mariana Moreira, and Ruixue Bai. Neoliberal globalization has had a profound effect on the mega-cities of the global South. In the so-called large emerging economies of the South—in particular...

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BRICS AND THE CITY
How grand projects reshape urban geography - March 30, 6:30pm - NYC

From Hong Kong to Mumbai to Durban to Rio de Janeiro, the mega-cities of the global South are in flux. Whether it’s real estate developments around the World Cup and the Olympic Games in Rio or a massive port-petrochemical expansion in Du...

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RLS–NYC AT THE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN #CSW60
March 14-24, 2016 - NYC

For photos from this event, go here. 2015’s Sustainable Development Goals set an ambitious agenda to advance people’s welfare around the world. How does this agenda address the rights of women and girls? The 60th sessio...

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PARTY OF ONE
Ho-fung Hung

By Ho-fung Hung. For more than three decades, China’s remarkable economic boom has been reshaping the world. Despite a recent slowdown, this transformation continues to fascinate, and observers have offered numerous inter...

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PLATFORM COOPERATIVISM
Trebor Scholz

By Trebor Scholz. The “sharing economy” wasn’t supposed to be this way. Aided by the tiny computers most of us carry with us all day, every day, we would be free from the burdens of ownership and making money in our s...

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THE GLOBAL CRISIS OF DISPLACEMENT AND EVICTIONS
Miloon Kothari

By Miloon Kothari. The world is living through an unprecedented housing crisis. Approximately 1.6 billion people are considered to be inadequately housed, while one hundred million are homeless and another sixty million hav...

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UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEURS HOUSING ROUNDTABLE
Friday, October 23 - NYC

On Friday, October 23, the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung–New York Office welcomed the current United Nations Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, Leilani Farha, together with her two predecessors, Miloon Kothari and Raquel Rolnik, and other ...

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INTERNATIONALISM AND BLACK SELF-DETERMINATION
Leith Mullings & Kali Akuno

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CAN THE LEFT BE REBUILT?

Across the western world the liberal center is in decline — but it is the radical right, not the Left, which stands to benefit. Why has the Left failed to capitalize on the ongoing systemic crisis? How has it become so divorced from its working-class base? And can the cycle be broken? Jon Trickett, Labour MP and member of Corbyn's Shadow Cabinet, speaks to Jacobin editor...
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CAN THE LEFT BE REBUILT?

Across the western world the liberal center is in decline — but it is the radical right, not the Left, which stands to benefit. Why has the Left failed to capitalize on the ongoing systemic crisis? How has it become so divorced from its working-class base? And can the cycle be broken? Jon Trickett, Labour MP and member of Corbyn’s Shadow Cabinet, speaks to Jacobin editor Bhaskar Sunkara. This event is co-hosted......
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