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THE NOVEMBER POGROMS, EIGHTY YEARS ON
Michael Brie

By Michael Brie. It’s difficult for me to write about it today. I was born in 1954, sixteen years after the pogrom in the night of 9–10 November 1938. And yet I still wake up time and again from nightmares in which trai...

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THE DEMOCRATS BEFORE THE MIDTERMS
Moritz Wichmann

Is there a leftward shift currently taking place in the Democratic Party? Are people in the United States actually moving to the left on an issue-by-issue basis, in spite of the current rightward tilt of all three branches of government? Th...

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QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE’S ELECTORAL BREAKTHROUGH
Roger Rashi

By Roger Rashi. Summing up the October 1st provincial election results, Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, co-spokesperson of Québec solidaire, said it best: “the era of the two-party system is finished in Quebec.” Indeed, the pol...

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THE GERMAN REVOLUTION OF 1918/19 – 100 YEARS LATER
November 8, 2018 - New York City

This year marks the one hundredth anniversary of the German Revolution of 1918/19. On October 29, 1918, German sailors staged a revolt, which was soon followed by a mutiny. War-weary and hopeful for an end to the long war, the sailors deman...

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MODERN MONETARY THEORY CONFERENCE
September 28-30, 2018 - The New School, New York City

The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office is proud to cosponsor the Second International Conference of  Modern Monetary Theory “Public Money, Public Purpose, Public Power” taking place at the New School for Social Research ...

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ROSA LUXEMBURG’S ETHICAL FEMINISM
Drucilla Cornell

By Drucilla Cornell. In this essay, Drucilla Cornell discusses the relevance of Rosa Luxemburg’s socialist feminism for our times. Presented as a keynote address at the annual conference of the International Rosa Luxembur...

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NOAM CHOMSKY ON NUCLEAR ABOLITION
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THE FAR RIGHT IN GOVERNMENT
Stefanie Ehmsen and Albert Scharenberg (eds.)

We are currently witnessing a tidal change in global politics. The far right, which seemed to be on the retreat for decades, has staged a huge comeback. From Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines to Narendra Modi in India, from Jarosław Kaczy...

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INTRODUCING THE JUST TRANSITION RESEARCH COLLABORATIVE
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The Just Transition Research Collaborative (JTRC) is a joint project of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office, the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), and the University of London Institute in Paris (U...

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MAPPING THE RESISTANCE
Ethan Young

By Ethan Young. The day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, “The Resistance” was born in the streets of cities and towns across the United States. The grassroots-organized Women’s Marches, held on Januar...

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RLS–NYC AT THE LEFT FORUM 2018
June 1-3, 2018 - John Jay College, New York City

For photos of this event, visit our Flickr page. 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 alte...

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RLS–NYC AT THE HISTORICAL MATERIALISM CONFERENCE
May 17-20, 2018 - Montreal

From May 17-20, the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office will participate in the conference The Great Transition: Setting the Stage for a Post-Capitalist Society in Montréal, Québec. Organized as part of the Historical Materialism ne...

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NANCY FRASER ON MARX AND FEMINISM
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TWO MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT
May 12, 2018 - New York

Videos from this event’s live streaming are available here (morning session) and here (afternoon session). The keynote address by Prof. Noam Chosmky is available to watch on our YouTube channel. Photos from this event available here...

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ROSA LUXEMBURG AND HER IDEAS
April 27-29, 2018 - Chicago

Photos from this event here.  From April 27-29, the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office will co-host a gathering of the International Rosa Luxemburg Society, which since 1980 has served as a foremost platform of exch...

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BLACK RADICALISM IN THE UNITED STATES
April 14-15, 2018 - New York City

Photos from this event here.  This two-day conference in New York City will bring together scholars and activists dealing with the history and the legacy of Black Radicalism in the US from multiple perspectives. Black Radi...

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RADICALS RUNNING THE CITY: LESSONS FROM BARCELONA
March 31, 2018 - Brooklyn, NY

In the 2015 local elections in Barcelona, activists from grassroots movements won power and are now inside City Hall under the leadership of radical Mayor Ada Colau. This municipalist project is raising fundamental questions about how citie...

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LEFT DEMOCRATS IN SEARCH OF ANTI-TRUMP STRATEGY
Albert Scharenberg

Last weekend, the Congressional Progressive Caucus met for its annual strategy conference in Baltimore. For the first time, a delegation of European left-wing parties organized by the New York office of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung attended ...

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RLS–NYC AT THE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN #CSW62
March 10-17, 2018 - New York

Photos from this event here. On February 14, 2018, UN Women released its SDG Monitoring Report, Turning Promises Into Action, which assesses what is needed to achieve the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable De...

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FROM THE POPULIST RIGHT TO NAZI TERRORISM: THE CASE OF THE NSU AND STRUCTURAL RACISM IN THE US AND GERMANY
March 6, 2018 - New York

Photos from this event here.  With their recent electoral successes across Europe and the United States, far-right parties seem to have become an “acceptable” political force in politics. The far right, however, is not...

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NEWS / EVENTS

BEYOND NAFTA 2.0: PRESS RELEASE

With ratification of NAFTA 2.0 still up in the air in the U.S. and Canada, a new international report contrasts the deeply flawed agreement with proposals for a more progressive and truly fair trade regime. "Beyond NAFTA 2.0: A Trade Agenda for People and the Planet" is jointly published in...
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BEYOND NAFTA 2.0: PRESS RELEASE

With ratification of NAFTA 2.0 still up in the air in the U.S. and Canada, a new international report contrasts the deeply flawed agreement with proposals for a more progressive and truly fair trade regime. “Beyond NAFTA 2.0: A Trade Agenda for People and the Planet” is jointly published in English and Spanish by the Ottawa-based Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), the Washington, D.C.–based Institute for Policy Studies (IPS)......
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