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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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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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LABOR’S AGENDA ON ENERGY & CLIMATE CHANGE
April 3-7 - New York State

During the first week of April, Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUED) is convening for two meetings to share strategies for reclaiming the energy system for public and democratic control. The first meeting, “Advancing Progressive L...

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

For photos from this event, go to our Flickr page. This year the United Nations will convene negotiations for a new international agreement to ban all nuclear weapons. Representatives from governments, international organiz...

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DOMESTIC WORKERS ORGANIZING
Jennifer Fish

By Jennifer Fish. Precarity is on the rise. Low-wage service jobs have seen a significant surge in the last years, and domestic work has become one of the largest sectors of employment in the global economy. And these hous...

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

For photos from this event, go to our Flickr page. 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 w...

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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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THE LONG STRUGGLE OF THE AMAZON EMPLOYEES
Jörn Boewe and Johannes Schulten

By Jörn Boewe and Johannes Schulten. For more than three years, including over 100 days on strike, Amazon’s employees in Germany have been fighting for a collective agreement. Although they haven’t won yet, their strug...

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THE MEDITERRANEAN MIGRATION MONOLOGUES

The Mediterranean Migration Monologues (“Mittelmeer-Monologe”) tell the stories of Naomie from Cameroon and Yassin from Libya, who find themselves on a boat to Europe. It also tells of brutal coast guards, dubious sea rescue centers, and activists who fight against migrant deaths in the Mediterranean Sea. The activists are part of the project READ MORE

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(c) Luca Abbiento

THE MEDITERRANEAN MIGRATION MONOLOGUES

The Mediterranean Migration Monologues (“Mittelmeer-Monologe”) tell the stories of Naomie from Cameroon and Yassin from Libya, who find themselves on a boat to Europe. It also tells of brutal coast guards, dubious sea rescue centers, and activists who fight against migrant deaths in the Mediterranean Sea. The activists are part of the project Alarm Phone as well as the German non-governmental organization Sea-Watch. They convince coast guards to search after......
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