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AUSTERITY URBANISM
Jamie Peck

By Jamie Peck. Cities are sites of contestation. This has never been truer than today, with inequalities in the industrialized world rising to levels not seen in decades. Neoliberalism continues to reign—in spite of its s...

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THE FUTURE OF THE BRICS
Walden Bello

Walden Bello, one of the Left’s foremost intellectuals, delivered these remarks on the future of global power at the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung’s New York office. Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa—the large ...

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OUR PANELS AT THE LEFT FORUM 2015
May 29-31 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

At this year’s Left Forum, the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office will again be presenting a number of panels on a wide variety of topics: Sat, 05:10pm, Rm. L2.82: Greece vs. Germany: The Battle for Europe’s Future READ MORE

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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NEWS / EVENTS

MARX200: BEYOND SOCIAL DEMOCRACY AND COMMUNISM

Germany was not only the birthplace of Marx and Engels 200 years ago, but also the origin of strong working-class movements. While German socialists became dominant in the 2nd International before 1914, the year 1919 saw the split between Communism and Social Democracy—a political line that divided the country between 1949-1989, when West Germany considered itself a “social market economy”...
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MARX200: BEYOND SOCIAL DEMOCRACY AND COMMUNISM

Germany was not only the birthplace of Marx and Engels 200 years ago, but also the origin of strong working-class movements. While German socialists became dominant in the 2nd International before 1914, the year 1919 saw the split between Communism and Social Democracy—a political line that divided the country between 1949-1989, when West Germany considered itself a “social market economy” while East Germany built up a soviet-style planned economy.......
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