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THE END OF EUROPEAN SOCIAL DEMOCRACY?
Sheri Berman, Adaner Usmani & Petter Nilsson

On Monday, 11/25, RLS-NYC and Jacobin Magazine hosted a conversation on the past, present, and future of social democracy in Europe and beyond. ...

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SOCIAL AND SOLIDARITY ECONOMY
An international conference in collaboration with UNRISD - Geneva - 2013

Global crises and growing concerns about the social and environmental consequences of our market-oriented development pose the question of how we might imagine alternative forms of production, finance, and consumption. In different regions...

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DE BLASIO: TWO CITIES, ONE FUTURE
Ethan Earle on Bill de Blasio's Election

By Ethan Earle – On November 5 in New York City, Bill de Blasio captured a stunning 73.3% of the mayoral vote with one of the most progressive platforms of a major party candidate in recent U.S. political history. De ...

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THE END OF EUROPE’S WELFARE STATE?
A Conversation on the Future of Social Democracy - Nov. 25, 7pm -

The RLS–NYC presents in collaboration with Jacobin Magazine a conversation between Petter Nilsson from Sweden’s Vänsterpartiet (Left Party), distinguished scholar of social democracy Sheri Berman from Barnard College, and social sc...

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CLASS ON LUXEMBURG’S “ACCUMULATION OF CAPITAL”
Workshop with Raphaële Chappe - Tuesdays, starting Nov. 5 - RLS−NYC

In conjunction with the the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, RLS-NYC will be presenting a 7 week workshop, “The Accumulation of Capital: Rosa Luxemburg, Political Economy, and Imperialism.” This intensive workshop will begin on N...

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GERMAN LESSONS
Bhaskar Sunkara on the German Elections

Passionately watching last week’s election returns* at the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung’s office in New York, without ever having been to Germany or learned more than a half-dozen German words, was an unusual experience. It was easy enough t...

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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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THE FINANCE-DOMINATED REGIME OF ACCUMULATION AND THE CRISIS IN EUROPE
Alex Demirović and Thomas Sablowski

There is no consensus among the ruling classes on the correct way to deal with the current crisis or, more broadly, how to continue with the project of European integration. Should the euro be defended, or would it be better to split up the...

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AFTER EIGHT YEARS OF MERKEL
Cornelia Hildebrandt, Horst Kahrs, and Harald Pätzolt

German federal elections will be held on September 22, and the center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU), led by Chancellor Angela Merkel, looks primed for yet another victory. The CDU, in coalition with the die-hard neoliberal Free Dem...

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THE POORER NATIONS: A POSSIBLE HISTORY OF THE GLOBAL SOUTH
Vijay Prashad and Andrew Hsiao - July 24 - Brecht Forum, NYC

Peace, Bread, and Justice: in the 1970’s, this was the banner under which the Global South united. The time seemed ripe for massive change in the global order, where the old superstructure would be turned upside down. Since the ’70s...

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CAPITALIST OLIGARCHIES AND ROSA LUXEMBURG’S “ACCUMULATION OF CAPITAL”
Preparation of two International Workshops - Call for Papers

100th anniversary of “The Accumulation of Capital: A Contribution to an Economic Explanation of Imperialism”: A century-old work remains current, provocative and seminal A hundred years since the first Berlin e...

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GREEN TRANSFORMATION
Mario Candeias

By Mario Candeias. The global financial crisis and subsequent economic collapse, as well as the failure to come to terms with the imminent threat of climate change, have left neoliberalism intellectually bankrupt. But power...

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RESIST, RECLAIM, RESTRUCTURE
Sean Sweeney

When it comes to the global energy system, trade unions recognize that business as usual is not sustainable. Union members are already feeling the impacts of climate change, whether as first responders to climate catastrophes or as members ...

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CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE LEFT
Gregor Gysi - NYC

Gregor Gysi, Chairman of the Left Party in the German Parliament and one of Europe’s most important socialist politicians, gives the Keynote Speech at the official opening of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation’s new office in NYC. Widely con...

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CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE LEFT
Gregor Gysi

Gregor Gysi, Chairman of the Left Party in the German Parliament and one of Europe’s most important socialist politicians, gives the Keynote Speech at the official opening of the RLS-NYC. ...

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COMMEMORATING ROSA LUXEMBURG
Performance by Kathleen Chalfant - NYC

94 years ago, on 15 January 1919, Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht in Berlin were beaten to death by murderers in uniform—people who were part of the same crowd that would later openly support handing power over to the Nazis. To commemo...

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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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THE VALUE OF DIVERSITY
Oliver Schmidtke

By Oliver Schmidtke – Migration is not a new phenomenon—it is as old as humanity. But in a world in which more and more goods and services are exchanged at an ever faster pace, migration has globalized as well. In c...

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MAPPING THE LEFT
Ethan Young

Occupy Wall Street arose like a force of nature over the landscape of the U.S. Left. Only a year after its birth, there are hardly any left institutions or tendencies that it has not in some way influenced. The inclination, then, may be to ...

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LEFT TURN IN CANADA?
Murray Cooke and Dennis Pilon

In the last Canadian federal election, the New Democratic Party (NDP) won more than 30 per cent of the popular vote. For the first time in the party’s fifty-year existence, it now forms the Official Opposition in the national Parliament i...

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NEWS / EVENTS

Reinhold Möller

TRANSITION IN TROUBLE?

This new TUED Working Paper explores the current crisis of local, community, and cooperative energy in Europe, where these types of initiatives have made the most progress but now find themselves facing an uncertain future. Authors and TUED organizers Sean Sweeney, John Treat and Irene HongPing Shen explain what happened, and why. READ MORE

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Reinhold Möller

TRANSITION IN TROUBLE?

This new TUED Working Paper explores the current crisis of local, community, and cooperative energy in Europe, where these types of initiatives have made the most progress but now find themselves facing an uncertain future. Authors and TUED organizers Sean Sweeney, John Treat and Irene HongPing Shen explain what happened, and why. Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUED) is a multi-partner initiative coordinated by the New York-based International Program for......
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