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ADVENTURES IN RADICAL THEORY + PRACTICE
Practitioner Workshop Series - Dec 7, 10:30am - Oakland, California

Join us for a day of organizer-led workshops dedicated to emerging frameworks and tools for consciousness-raising work! Adventures in Radical Theory and Practice is a three day popular education workshop geared towards buil...

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THEY WERE SOLDIERS: HOW THE WOUNDED RETURN FROM AMERICA’S WARS
Book forum with Ann Jones - Nov 7, 7:30pm - The Commons, Brooklyn

Join us for an exciting evening with Ann Jones as she presents her new book, They Were Soldiers. This is the final volume in her trilogy of firsthand reports on the impact of America’s wars, going beyond what can be found in the offic...

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TRADE UNIONS FOR ENERGY DEMOCRACY
October 9-11 - Tarrytown, NY

For photos from this event, go to our flickr page! We face a global social and environmental crisis of unprecedented proportions, one that touches the lives of every worker regardless of where they live. At the same time, n...

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URBAN CONVERGENCES
Housing Justice, Left Governments, and Lessons from the Global South - Sept. 27–29

For photos from this event, go to our flickr page! Following hard-won liberation struggles against various forms of colonialism, India, Brazil, and South Africa have now emerged as power players on the global stage. While ...

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DIRTY WARS: SCREENING AND DISCUSSION
Wed June 12, 6:25 pm - IFC Center, 323 Sixth Ave at W Third St

TAKE A LOOK AT THE PICTURES FROM THIS EVENT ON OUR FLICKR PAGE. The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office presented a free screening of Dirty Wars at the IFC Center, followed by a panel discussion with Amy Good...

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WAR ON DEMAND
Medea Benjamin

By Medea Benjamin – The last years have witnessed the dawn of a new type of warfare: drone strikes. Especially since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), as they are technically...

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WHAT IS THE PRICE OF RISING INEQUALITY?
Vancouver, Canada

Highlights from the round table discussion that was part of the Capitalism, Inequality, and Democracy workshop co-organized by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung NYC and the University of British Columbia. ...

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NEOLIBERALISM WITH SOUTHERN CHARACTERISTICS
Vijay Prashad

For centuries, the nations of the Global South have struggled to assert themselves politically. This assertion originally took the form of myriad struggles against colonialism, and as the European empires collapsed, new nation states came i...

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CAPITALISM, INEQUALITY, AND DEMOCRACY
International Conference - April 12-13, 2013 - UBC, Vancouver

WATCH THE VIDEO FROM TRISH HENNESSY’S PRESENTATION “RISE OF INEQUALITY IN CANADA: CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES” ON OUR YOU TUBE PAGE. FOR PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT, PLEASE VISIT OUR FLICKR PAGE! F...

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ALTERNATIVES TO WAR
Andreas Buro

By Andreas Buro. Prussian General Carl von Clausewitz once wrote that, “War is just a continuation of politics by other means.” Two hundred years later, President Barack Obama said that war “is sometimes necessary...

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RETHINKING THE CAPITALIST CRISIS
Nancy Fraser

Nancy Fraser, Professor of Philosophy and Politics at the New School, examines the economic crisis and the growing political divide between neoliberal elites and a fragmented popular opposition. ...

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF OCCUPY WALL STREET
Ethan Earle

In Lower Manhattan, in a small plaza called Zuccotti Park, Occupy Wall Street was born in September of 2011. While the first Occupiers had originally come to protest Wall Street, once the actual occupation began their game plan was not enti...

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RECYCLE OR REIMAGINE
Lara Skinner

By Lara Skinner – With the dramatic deepening of the environmental crisis, new forms of resistance are emerging to combat the fossil fuel industry’s extreme agenda. Since the 1970s, the U.S. environmental movement h...

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HOW A SOCIALIZATION OF THE BANKING SYSTEM MIGHT LOOK
Axel Troost and Philipp Hersel

In the fall of 2008, the global financial sector was on the brink of collapse. After decades of neoliberal restructuring marked by a rapid rise in social inequality, widespread privatization (particularly of pensions) and, above all, deregu...

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IS THE WORLD GOING BANKRUPT?
Stephan Kaufmann and Ingo Stützle

In the 1990s, it was “globalization.” Now “government debt” is considered the central problem of the world economy. The reason: for the first time since World War II, it is not the so-called developing countries that are experiencin...

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DANGEROUS PARTNERSHIP
Lou Pingeot

An increasing number of countries are outsourcing to private companies activities that have traditionally been carried out by the state. In this process, not even the core areas of security and the military have been spared. The most notori...

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BEAUTIFUL GREEN WORLD
Ulrich Brand

It will stop climate change and the extinction of species and in so doing will create high growth rates and millions of jobs: the green economy. It’s seen as a miraculous weapon. Through it, global capitalism will not only be stabilized, ...

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LEFT RESPONSES TO THE CRISIS IN EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA
Albert Scharenberg

At a panel discussion in Toronto, Canada, in December 2011, Albert Scharenberg, Co-Director of the New York Office of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, discusses the Left’s weaknesses in view of the economic crisis. ...

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THE LUNACY OF ECONOMIC GROWTH
Vandana Shiva

At the Attac Congress “Beyond Growth,” Vandana Shiva, Indian environmental and civil rights activist and winner of the Alternative Nobel Prize, criticizes the ideology of growth and its myth of poverty removal. ...

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CRISIS AND SOCIALIST PERSPECTIVES
David Harvey

At a RLS conference in Berlin, David Harvey, professor of geography at the City University of New York, talks about the question of a collective response to the economic crisis and the possibility of “unity in difference.” ...

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THE PYEONGCHANG WINTER OLYMPICS: PANEL DISCUSSION & VIEWING PARTY

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 as well as sports. The Games are taking place against a backdrop of rising military tensions involving North Korea, accusations of corruption against the International Olympic Committee, and the ban of...
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THE PYEONGCHANG WINTER OLYMPICS: PANEL DISCUSSION & VIEWING PARTY

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 as well as sports. The Games are taking place against a backdrop of rising military tensions involving North Korea, accusations of corruption against the International Olympic Committee, and the ban of Russia over doping allegations. How will these geopolitical tensions play out in the Winter......
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