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GERMANY’S ENERGIEWENDE
Hans Thie

By Hans Thie. There is little chance of preventing catastrophic climate change without replacing fossil fuels (like coal and oil) with renewables like wind and solar. A radical energy transition is needed, and, as the Germ...

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EXIT GHOST? 25 YEARS AFTER THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL
A Critical Commemoration of German Unification - Nov 6-7 - NYC

For photos from this event, go to our Flickr page. One generation after the end of the Cold War and German unification, the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9th, 1989, remains an epoch-changing moment. How have the intervening years sinc...

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SOCIALISM IS…
Leaders of the left from the U.S., Canada, and Europe

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FREEING PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Progressive Transit Struggles in Europe & North America - Oct 9-11 - Toronto

For photos from this event, go to our flickr page. The argument for free and accessible public transport (FPT), as part of the broader conversations taking place around the notion of the Commons, has three core strengths: (1) It brings tog...

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MAPPING SOCIALIST STRATEGIES
RLS–NYC

In the first days of August, 2014, the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office brought together one hundred influential leftists and progressives from across the United States, Canada, and Europe for an “un-conference” on socialist st...

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THE REEMERGENCE OF ROSA LUXEMBURG
Jason Schulman, Neferti Tadiar & Raphaële Chappe

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THE POLITICS OF ENERGY: OIL AND BEYOND?
September 26 & 27 - Victoria, Canada

For photos from this event, go to our flickr page. Energy is one of the key determinants of international conflicts and domestic politics. This conference will address energy as an engine of economic and political changes. In the 21st centu...

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WHO CARES?
Nancy Folbre

By Nancy Folbre – It would seem that contemporary capitalism doesn’t care that much about care work. Including support for our elders, children, mentally ill, and others requiring assistance, care work is either poo...

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NEW WORLD TRADE ORDER?
Ben Beachy, Frank Deppe & Albert Scharenberg

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MAPPING SOCIALIST STRATEGIES
August 1-4 - Briarcliff Manor/New York

Check out the video „Socialism Is…“ from the Mapping Socialist Strategies conference. Reporting Back and Moving Forward: Download the report about the event here. For photos from this event, go to our flickr page. D...

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ELECTORALISM OR REVOLUTION
Bernd Riexinger & Kshama Sawant

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IN WHOSE NAME ?
Lou Pingeot and Wolfgang Obenland

Lou Pingeot and Wolfgang Obenland on R2P. A “peace dividend” was the big hope of many observers of international politics after the end of the Cold War. Envisioning a new era of human rights cooperation no longer divide...

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DIE LINKE, SYRIZA, AND THE FUTURE OF THE EUROPEAN LEFT
With DIE LINKE Co-Chair Bernd Riexinger and SYRIZA Advisor Elena Papadopoulou - May 28, 7pm - NYC

For photos from this event, go to our flickr page. The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office and Jacobin Magazine are excited to host a conversation between DIE LINKE Co-Chair Bernd Riexinger and SYRIZA Scientific Advisor Elena Papadopo...

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DEMOCRACY DISREGARDED
John Nichols

By John Nichols – The United States of America is a beacon of opportunity, freedom, and democracy, values long enshrined in the hallowed document of the U.S. Constitution. Or so the story goes. The truth, on the other...

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TALKING LEFT STRATEGIES
An Interview with Bernd Riexinger, co-chair DIE LINKE

An Interview with Bernd Riexinger – On May 28, the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office and Jacobin Magazine are hosting a public discussion on the future of the European Left between Bernd Riexinger, co-chair of...

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RACISM WITHIN THE GREEK STATE APPARATUS
Dimitris Christopoulos et al.

This study does not cover ultra-right political culture in Greece in a general way, nor even Golden Dawn per se, but poses a simpler question: How is to be explained that Golden Dawn is being treated by the State as another organization in ...

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THE SIGNIFICANCE OF ROSA LUXEMBURG FOR CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL THEORY
Nancy Fraser

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BORN THIS WAY?
The Radical Legacy of Magnus Hirschfeld and the Fight for LGBT Equality - Mar 18, 6:30 pm - RLS–NYC

For photos from this event, go to our flickr page! Check out the audio recording of this event: Magnus Hirschfeld (1868-1935) was a pioneer in the fight for sexual equality and women’s r...

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CONTRACTING INSECURITY
Lou Pingeot

By Lou Pingeot – The UN’s use of private military and security companies (PMSCs) is not a technical issue – it is a deeply political one. Although the UN has taken some steps to improve the selection and oversight...

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ANALYZING TAFTA/TTIP
John Hilary

By John Hilary – In his second term, President Obama has made trade a key issue on his agenda. He is pushing not one but two large-scale and potentially fateful free trade agreements (FTAs): the Trans-Pacific Partners...

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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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