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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”
David Harvey, Nancy Holmstrom, and Ajay Singh Chaudhary

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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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MARX ON WALL STREET
Interview with/mit David Harvey

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NO FAR RIGHT: REPORTING BACK
RLS–NYC

By RLS–NYC. From June 15-18, 2017, the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office held a retreat in Stony Point, New York. The goal of the retreat was to identify the array of rising far right formations across North Ameri...

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“CARRYING ON” IN UNCERTAIN TIMES
Institute for Critical Social Analysis

By Michael Brie. Germany’s Bundestag elections are a mere two months away and one thing is certain: unlike many other European Union countries, in Germany all signs point to continuity. During and after the 2008 financial...

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150 YEARS OF “CAPITAL”
September 14, 2017 - New York City

On September 14, 1867, the Börsenblatt des deutschen Buchhandels informed the public about the publication of Karl Marx’s magnum opus, Capital, Volume I: The Process of Production of Capital....

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DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM 101: A “TRAIN THE TRAINER” WORKSHOP
June 24-25, 2017 - New York City

Co-hosted by Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York office & Democratic Socialists of America From June 24-25, 2017, our office co-hosted a “Democratic Socialism 101” workshop in collaboration with the Democratic Socialists of ...

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NEWS / EVENTS

RLS–NYC AT THE LEFT FORUM 2018

The Left Forum—the largest annual leftist gathering in North America—will be taking place from June 1-3 in New York City, and RLS–NYC will again be there bringing alternative political voices from across North America and Europe in a series of exciting panels: The Far Right in Government: Hungary, Poland, and Turkey Across the world, we are witnessing a terrifying rise...
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RLS–NYC AT THE LEFT FORUM 2018

The Left Forum—the largest annual leftist gathering in North America—will be taking place from June 1-3 in New York City, and RLS–NYC will again be there bringing alternative political voices from across North America and Europe in a series of exciting panels: The Far Right in Government: Hungary, Poland, and Turkey Across the world, we are witnessing a terrifying rise of right-wing governments. For this panel, we have brought experts from......
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