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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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AN INSIDE LOOK AT “DIE LINKE”
Cornelia Hildebrandt

The German political party DIE LINKE (Left Party) was established in 2007 as a merger of two previously independent parties: the Party of Democratic Socialism (PDS), founded in 1990 and predominantly anchored in East Germany, and the Electo...

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THREE VISIONS FOR THE FUTURE
James Jennings

Approaching the 2012 presidential election, we see a great deal of disagreement over how to assess President Obama’s first four years in office and to what extent progressives should support his re-election. To adequately address these is...

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STEAL THE VOTE
James P. Hare

Elections alone do not make a democracy, but without elections, there can be no democracy, because the right to vote is the foundation of republican self-governance. For decades, the United States has had among the lowest voter participatio...

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OBAMA VS. ROMNEY
Albert Scharenberg

With the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, the presidential election campaign has entered the final stage. Both sides are fighting for the election as if they were fighting a last stand. And indeed: Even if the actual differen...

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OBAMA, ROMNEY, AND THE FIGHT FOR THE WHITE HOUSE
Ethan Young

In the battle for the White House, the predominant depiction by the media industry portrays the opposing camps of the Democratic incumbent, Barack Obama, and his Republican challenger, the multi-millionaire and former Governor of Massachuse...

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FROM REVOLUTION TO COALITION: RADICAL LEFT PARTIES IN EUROPE
Birgit Daiber, Cornelia Hildebrandt & Anna Striethorst (Eds.)

In recent years the European party landscape has fundamentally changed. One principal reason behind this development has been the dissolution of many social milieus, taking with them the existing, often lifelong identification of citizens w...

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THE LEFT IN EUROPE
Cornelia Hildebrandt and Birgit Daiber (Eds.)

The political spectrum on the left is, if nothing else, characterized by its diversity—in a positive and negative way. This statement can also be made for European leftist parties. Here, the spectrum ranges from newly formed parties such ...

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COP25 | UN CLIMATE SUMMIT

International activists are gathered this week in Madrid, Spain, to take part in the twenty-fifth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC). Initially planned to take place in Santiago, Chile, the Climate Change Summit was relocated after Chile dropped as the host country after the Chilean’s people took the streets in...
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COP25 | UN CLIMATE SUMMIT

International activists are gathered this week in Madrid, Spain, to take part in the twenty-fifth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP25) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC). Initially planned to take place in Santiago, Chile, the Climate Change Summit was relocated after Chile dropped as the host country after the Chilean’s people took the streets in protests as a legitimate reaction to fundamental......
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