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TALKING LEFT STRATEGIES
An Interview with Bernd Riexinger, co-chair DIE LINKE

An Interview with Bernd Riexinger – On May 28, the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office and Jacobin Magazine are hosting a public discussion on the future of the European Left between Bernd Riexinger, co-chair of...

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RACISM WITHIN THE GREEK STATE APPARATUS
Dimitris Christopoulos et al.

This study does not cover ultra-right political culture in Greece in a general way, nor even Golden Dawn per se, but poses a simpler question: How is to be explained that Golden Dawn is being treated by the State as another organization in ...

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THE SIGNIFICANCE OF ROSA LUXEMBURG FOR CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL THEORY
Nancy Fraser

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BORN THIS WAY?
The Radical Legacy of Magnus Hirschfeld and the Fight for LGBT Equality - Mar 18, 6:30 pm - RLS–NYC

For photos from this event, go to our flickr page! Check out the audio recording of this event: Magnus Hirschfeld (1868-1935) was a pioneer in the fight for sexual equality and women’s r...

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CONTRACTING INSECURITY
Lou Pingeot

By Lou Pingeot – The UN’s use of private military and security companies (PMSCs) is not a technical issue – it is a deeply political one. Although the UN has taken some steps to improve the selection and oversight...

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ANALYZING TAFTA/TTIP
John Hilary

By John Hilary – In his second term, President Obama has made trade a key issue on his agenda. He is pushing not one but two large-scale and potentially fateful free trade agreements (FTAs): the Trans-Pacific Partners...

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FIVE RING FEVER
Samantha Retrosi, Dave Zirin & Jules Boykoff

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21ST CENTURY MERCENARIES?
Lou Pingeot, Laura Raymond & Pratap Chatterjee

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THE PARTIES OF THE LEFT IN EUROPE
Thilo Janssen

An analysis in view of the European elections – by Thilo Janssen. In June 2012, it seemed that Alexis Tsipras and his leftist party SYRIZA might be able to win the parliamentary elections in Greece, and challenge the ...

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POLYLUX MARX
V. Bruschi, A. Muzzupappa, S. Nuss, A. Steckner, and I. Stützle

A “Capital” Workbook in Slides. There is no alternative: Margaret Thatcher’s words were something of a guiding principle for neoliberalism in recent decades. Whatever the ruling class imposed on the population...

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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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NEWS / EVENTS

Everybody Move! Race, Mobility and Transit

In the wake of the George Floyd protests, access to quality public transportation, mobility and racial justice have intersected in profound ways. While the car remains a symbol of individual freedom in the United States, for African Americans the reverse is true. Black motorists are more likely to be pulled over by the police than white motorists, increasing the likelihood of violent...
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In the wake of the George Floyd protests, access to quality public transportation, mobility and racial justice have intersected in profound ways. While the car remains a symbol of individual freedom in the United States, for African Americans the reverse is true. Black motorists are more likely to be pulled over by the police than white motorists, increasing the likelihood of violent interactions. Black, Indigenous and communities of color tend......
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