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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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OBAMA VS. ROMNEY – A DECISION ON POLICY COURSE?
Stefanie Ehmsen

In a presentation in Berlin, Germany, on September 9, 2012, Stefanie Ehmsen, Co-Director of the New York office of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, discusses the 2012 presidential election in the U.S. ...

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LEFT RESPONSES TO THE CRISIS IN EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA
Albert Scharenberg

At a panel discussion in Toronto, Canada, in December 2011, Albert Scharenberg, Co-Director of the New York Office of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, discusses the Left’s weaknesses in view of the economic crisis. ...

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THE LUNACY OF ECONOMIC GROWTH
Vandana Shiva

At the Attac Congress “Beyond Growth,” Vandana Shiva, Indian environmental and civil rights activist and winner of the Alternative Nobel Prize, criticizes the ideology of growth and its myth of poverty removal. ...

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CRISIS AND SOCIALIST PERSPECTIVES
David Harvey

At a RLS conference in Berlin, David Harvey, professor of geography at the City University of New York, talks about the question of a collective response to the economic crisis and the possibility of “unity in difference.” ...

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THE LEFT PARTY IN GERMANY – ORIGINS, AIMS, AND EXPECTATIONS
Michael Brie (Ed.)

In September 2005, the Left Party emerged as a new player in German politics, receiving 8.7 percent of the vote and entering the federal parliament with 54 deputies. Where did the Left Party come from? What are its principal values and goal...

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ORGANIZE THE RESISTANCE

The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office is proud to support the conference "Organiser la résistance," presented by the Canadian group Collectif La grande transition. From May 24-26, guest speakers from Québec, Canada, England, France, Spain, and the USA will gather in Montreal to discuss strategies and means to implement in order to organize the resistance for changing the world, here and...
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ORGANIZE THE RESISTANCE

The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office is proud to support the conference “Organiser la résistance,” presented by the Canadian group Collectif La grande transition. From May 24-26, guest speakers from Québec, Canada, England, France, Spain, and the USA will gather in Montreal to discuss strategies and means to implement in order to organize the resistance for changing the world, here and now. For more information please visit: lagrandetransition.net PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE FRIDAY MAY......
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