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THE TRUMP SPECTACLE
Albert Scharenberg

By Albert Scharenberg. Robert Zaretsky recently commented in The New York Times that Donald Trump’s presidency marks the coming of age of The Society of the Spectacle—a society in which truth is essent...

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MARX200: BEYOND SOCIAL DEMOCRACY AND COMMUNISM
February 23-24, 2018 - New York

Germany was not only the birthplace of Marx and Engels 200 years ago, but also the origin of strong working-class movements. While German socialists became dominant in the 2nd International before 1914, the year 1919 saw the split between C...

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RIGHT-WING POPULISM IN THE EUROPEAN AND TRANSATLANTIC CONTEXT
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As applicants for the Graduate Class need to know German, this invitation is available in German language only. For the German text, switch language in the upper right corner of this page, or go here. ...

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MUNICIPALISM IN SPAIN
Vicente Rubio-Pueyo

By Vicente Rubio-Pueyo. In Spain’s municipal elections of May 2015, a constellation of new political forces emerged. For the first time in almost 40 years of Spanish democracy, the country’s major cities would no longer...

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WHAT’S NEXT IN THE MIDDLE EAST?
Tsafrir Cohen

By Tsafrir Cohen. With Donald Trump’s declaration to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv, the US president is escalating the conflict between Israelis and Palestin...

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PATHOLOGIES OF THE AUTOMATED PUBLIC SPHERE
Frank Pasquale

By Frank Pasquale. The ubiquity of the internet today—namely of social media networks and large search engines—has complicated the ways in which content is produced and received, deeply altering how society thinks about...

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CALL FOR PAPERS: BLACK RADICALISM IN THE UNITED STATES
April 14-15, 2018 - New York City

Black Radicalism in the United States had many faces and followed many directions, yet always dealt with the important question of how the plight of African Americans—the (former) slaves—in the US could be changed for the better. Many o...

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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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ONE YEAR OF TRUMP
November 27-30, 2017 - München, Mainz, Düsseldorf, Hamburg

One year ago Donald Trump was elected 45th President of the United States. How was this possible? And what has changed since? On this speaking tour to four German cities, Albert Scharenberg, co-director of Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York...

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CELEBRATING 150 YEARS OF KARL MARX’S “CAPITAL”

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LEARN TO LOVE THE BOMB
Christine Hong

By Christine Hong. In recent months, the American public has engaged in rare self-reflection with regard to US foreign policy. With the US mainland now theoretically within North Korean nuclear striking range, it has for th...

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RUSSIAN REVOLUTION AND CPUSA
James R. Barrett

By James R. Barrett. It is difficult in retrospect to convey the full significance of the Bolshevik Revolution. It marked an enormous expansion of possibilities, welcomed not only by revolutionaries in the US and around the...

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CALL FOR PAPERS: ROSA LUXEMBURG AND HER IDEAS
April 26-29, 2018 - Chicago

From April 26-29, 2018, the International Rosa Luxemburg Society and RLS—NYC are co-organizing an International Rosa Luxemburg Conference in Chicago. Rosa Luxemburg dedicated her life to the fight against war, poverty, exploitation, and o...

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM 150 YEARS OF MARX’S CAPITAL
David Harvey, Nancy Holmstrom, Ajay Singh Chaudhary, Georg Blochmann & Albert Scharenberg

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AMERICA’S SEMINAL RED SCARE: THE US AND THE PERCEPTION OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION
Oct. 14, 2017 - RLS–NYC

RSVP for this event here. The Russian Revolution is usually considered a watershed between the “long” 19th and the “short” 20th century. What Eric Hobsbawm referred to as the “Age of Extremes” was consequently i...

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INSURGENCY FROM BELOW AND THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY
October 11, 2017 - The Graduate Center, CUNY

The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office supports the CUNY Graduate Center’s “Insurgency from Below and the Future of American Democracy”, a conference dedicated to the work of Frances Fox Piven and Richard A. Clowar...

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DONALD TRUMP’S DANGEROUSLY COHERENT AGENDA
John Nichols

By John Nichols. Amidst the surreal and hyper-rapid churning of Donald Trump’s America, it can be difficult to grasp what is clownish spectacle and what is deadly serious. Is his latest Tweet a flight of fancy, a cynical ...

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BUILDING A HUMAN RIGHTS BUDGET: A PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING WORKSHOP
September 22-24, 2017 - Jackson, Mississippi

The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office and Cooperation Jackson are co-sponsoring a “Human Rights Budgeting Workshop,” taking place September 22-24 in Jackson, Mississippi. With the rise of Cooperation Jackson and the election 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...
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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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