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BELLO ON THE BRICS
April 27, 6:00 PM - RLS–NYC

One of the Left’s Foremost Intellectuals Discusses the Rise of China and the Future of Global Power. The global balance of power is shifting. There is much debate as to whether the rising BRICS countries—Brazil, Russia, India,...

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PEACE & PLANET
RLS–NYC Supports International Peace Gathering on Eve of NPT Review Conference - April 24/25

Every five years, the United Nations convenes a meeting to review the 1970 Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), which seeks to halt the further spread of nuclear weapons and to eliminate existing arsenals. The 2015 Revi...

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THE TRAGEDY OF PARTY COMMUNISM
Michael Brie

By Michael Brie. Never in history has a political movement so quickly captured the imagination of so many people and shaped so many societies after its own image as did the twentieth-century party communism founded by Lenin...

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CASTING SHADOWS
Kali Akuno

By Kali Akuno. “As the South Goes…So Goes the Nation.” W.E.B Du Bois wrote these famous words in Black Reconstruction, linking America’s promise of democracy to the horrendous conditions for Black people i...

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A CRITICAL VIEW OF THE UN’S NEW DEVELOPMENT AGENDA
International Activists at the Commission on the Status of Women - NYC

For photos from this event, go here. The commitment to “eradicate the persistent and increasing burden of poverty on women by addressing the structural causes of poverty through changes in economic structures” was one of the central pro...

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WHEN PIGS FLY
William M. LeoGrande and Jenny Morín Nenoff

By William M. LeoGrande and Jenny Morín Nenoff. It was a real sensation: On 17 December 2014, when the heads of state of Cuba and the United States announced their intention to normalize relations between the two states, w...

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THIS IS WHAT ENERGY DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE
Trade Unions for Energy Democracy

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ENERGY DEMOCRACY IN GREECE
Sean Sweeney

By Sean Sweeney. January 25, 2015 was a historic day: the people of Greece chose to break with austerity policies. They elected SYRIZA—the Coalition of the Radical Left—as the largest party in parliament, Alexis Tsipras...

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PLANET OF THE OCEANS
Environment and Society on the Rest of the Planet - January 30-31 - NYC

Watch the first video of the conference: PLANET OF THE OCEANS: DROWNING IN PLASTIC Plastic heavily pollutes our oceans and waterways. Renowned scientist Max Liboiron (University of Newfoundland) talks about the caus...

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ELECTIONS IN GREECE: CAN SYRIZA BREAK WITH AUSTERITY?
Thursday, January 15, 6:30pm - RLS–NYC

Read the Report from this event here. For photos from this event, go to our Flickr page. On January 25, Greece is going to elect a new parliament. After years of austerity policies, the country is in a state of deep crisis and despair. The...

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REBUILDING THE LEFT
Sarah Leonard & Michael Brie

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NEOLIBERALISM VS. THE COMMONS
Leo Panitch & Rachel LaForest

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MAPPING SOCIALIST STRATEGIES
Frances Fox Piven, Bhaskar Sunkara & Hans van Heijningen

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CONFRONTING DEVELOPMENT
Barbara Adams and Kathryn Tobin

By Barbara Adams and Kathryn Tobin. In the year 2000, the world’s leaders assembled at the Millennium Summit to affirm their commitment to an ambitious development agenda, later distilled into eight “Millennium Developm...

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THE ULTIMATE IMMIGRANT CITY
Alina Mogilyanskaya

By Alina Mogilyanskaya. Starting in January 2015, New York City residents, including more than 500,000 undocumented immigrants, will be able to obtain a municipal identification card. For those immigrants living in the so-...

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THE CHICAGO TEACHERS STRIKE OF 2012
Marilena Marchetti & Ethan Young

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THE RISE OF THE RADICAL LEFT IN GREECE
Ioannis Bournous & Giorgos Karatsioubanis

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RACE TO THE RIGHT?
Ethan Young

By Ethan Young. The morning after Election Day 2014, the New York Daily News featured a headline: “Bam Drags Down Dems.” Roughly translated, this means: “President Obama’s declining popularity led to the De...

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CHALLENGING KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE & TAR SANDS
Lara Skinner & Clayton Thomas Muller

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GLOBAL CONVERGENCES: STRATEGIES AGAINST EVICTIONS & DISPLACEMENT
A Public Roundtable Discussion - Friday, Nov 21 - MIT, Cambridge

For photos from this event, go to our Flickr page. Forced displacement is one of the most crucial issues of our time. Affecting millions of people around the world every year, displacement strips people of their hard-earned wealth, stabilit...

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NEWS / EVENTS

AMERICA’S SEMINAL RED SCARE: THE US AND THE PERCEPTION OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION

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 initiated by the events in Russia that obviously had a tremendous impact...
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AMERICA’S SEMINAL RED SCARE: THE US AND THE PERCEPTION OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION

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 initiated by the events in Russia that obviously had a tremendous impact on the United States as well; especially when it comes to the U.S. perception of revolutions and communism as two determining and “dangerous” factors......
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