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POLITICAL ANALYSIS AND ALTERNATIVES

DONALD TRUMP AND THE DECLINE OF AMERICAN UNIPOLARITY
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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ENERGY TRANSITION: ARE WE WINNING?
Sean Sweeney and John Treat

Trade Unions for Energy Democracy’s ninth working paper. In the wake of climate-change-denier Donald Trump’s election, there is not much optimism among those fighting against catastrophic climate change. It seems unlike...

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History of the Jews in the GDR

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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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DONALD TRUMP AND THE RISE OF THE NATIONALIST RIGHT
C. Kilpatrick, L. Spence, L. Featherstone, E. Young

By C. Kilpatrick, L. Spence, L. Featherstone, and E. Young. We are witnessing a tidal change, and it will not be for the better. Right-wing nationalist populism continues to rise throughout the Western world. With the victo...

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CRASHING THE PARTY
John Nichols

By John Nichols – The closest commentator that the contemporary United States has to Mark Twain, satirist and television host Bill Maher, surveyed the sorry state of American politics midway through the 2016 election seas...

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HISTORY OF THE JEWS IN THE GDR
November 1-2, 2016 - Academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin -

The Leo Baeck Institute, the Jewish Museum Berlin, and the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office invite you to a screening of a documentary film on the “Chronicle of a Return. Life Paths of Jews in the GDR” (USA/Germany/Czec...

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TRUMP VS. CLINTON: 8 DAYS BEFORE THE SHOWDOWN
October 31, 2016, 7pm - Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Salon, Berlin

As the US presidential election campaign enters its final phase, the clash between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is getting more intense, and more and more blows are being aimed below the belt. Polls show that a great majority of the pop...

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DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ATLANTIC
October 6, 2016, 5:15pm - John Hopkins University, Baltimore

For October 6, the Max Kade Center for Modern German Thought at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, has invited Stefanie Ehmsen for the center’s annual lecture. The RLS−NYC co-director will talk about “Democratic Socialis...

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ROSA REMIX
RLS–NYC

New book on the life and legacy of Rosa Luxemburg. Rosa Luxemburg was a shining star of the early socialist movement. As an economist and political theorist, a teacher and public speaker, a comrade and rebel, a revolutionar...

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FANON REVISITED
September 22, 2016, 7PM - Betti Ono Gallery, Oakland, CA

On September 22, the School of Unity & Liberation (SOUL) and the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office are co-hosting a public event on the legacy of Frantz Fanon. Frantz Fanon (1925-1961) was a Martinique-born Afro-Caribbean psych...

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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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ROSA REMIX
Book Launch and Reception - September 8, 2016 - NYC

On Thursday, September 8, the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office invites you to join us, from 6-8pm, to celebrate the release of Rosa Remix, a collection that examines Rosa Luxemburg and the relevance of her work to contemporary poli...

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THE EUROPEAN MIGRATION CRISIS
Tariq Ali

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THE ISLAND IS AN ISLAND AGAIN
Johanna Bussemer

By Johanna Bussemer. From the destructive policy of austerity that was put in place in southern Europe, the war in Ukraine, which was directly caused by the EU Association Agreement, the failure to address migration properl...

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WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
Ethan Young

By Ethan Young. From June 17-19, 2016, 3,000 activists and supporters of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign met in Chicago to discuss the future of the movement. Taking this “People’s Summit” as his s...

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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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RLS–NYC AT THE LEFT FORUM 2016
May 20-22, 2016 - John Jay College, New York

At this year’s Left Forum we are excited to host four panels on topics of great importance to the current political moment in our world: Session 1 on Sat, 10:00am – 11:50am in Room L2.84: EUROPE’S REFUGEE CRISIS: A MA...

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MAPPING THE EUROPEAN LEFT
Dominic Heilig

By Dominic Heilig. The European party system is changing rapidly. As a result of the ongoing neoliberal attack, the middle class is shrinking quickly, and the decades-old party allegiance of large groups of voters has follo...

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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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RLS–NYC IN 2016

It's that time of year: We’re looking back at a remarkable 2016. In many ways it was a difficult year, politically speaking, but in this Flickr set you’ll...
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RLS–NYC IN 2016

It’s that time of year: We’re looking back at a remarkable 2016. In many ways it was a difficult year, politically speaking, but in this Flickr set you’ll find amazing activists, thinkers, and organizations fighting like crazy to make the world a better place. A bit of holiday optimism in dark political times… trust us, take a look and you might just feel a little better about all the......
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