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A LOVE-HATE RELATIONSHIP
Thilo Janssen

By Thilo Janssen. The European right is gaining strength: Marine Le Pen has turned the Front National into France’s strongest party; Victor Orbán subdues Hungary and closes off the country’s borders against re...

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CONNECTING ANTI-AUSTERITY AND CLIMATE JUSTICE POLICIES
Asbjørn Wahl

By Asbjørn Wahl. Humanity is currently faced with a number of deep and challenging crises: economic, social, political, food, and—last, but not least—the climate crisis, which is threatening the very existence of milli...

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THE MAKING OF “RED ROSA”
Kate Evans & Molly Crabapple

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GROWING FROM THE CONCRETE
Ethan Young

By Ethan Young. It’s a strange time for the U.S. Left. At first glance its opposition would appear to be in shambles, at least to judge from the recent Republican primary campaign, where a procession of clowns trip over o...

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“WE THE PEOPLES”?
James A. Paul

By James A. Paul. Seventy years ago, on October 24, 1945, the United Nations Charter came into force. The Charter’s framers, powerfully speaking as “We the Peoples of the United Nations,” announced their determination...

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POLANYI’S VISION OF A SOCIALIST TRANSFORMATION
Kari Polanyi-Levitt and Nancy Fraser, November 20 - The New School, NYC

Public Event & Reception: POLANYI’S VISION OF A SOCIALIST TRANSFORMATION With Kari Polanyi-Levitt and Nancy Fraser Friday, November 20, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM The New School, Albert and Vera List Academic Center 6 East ...

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RELEASE EVENT: RED ROSA
A Graphic Biography of Rosa Luxemburg - November 5 - Brooklyn, NY

Rosa Luxemburg is one of the foremost political thinkers of the 20th century. Her philosophy of socialism and democracy was present in every aspect of her life—her work as an economist and educator, her activism against war and socioecono...

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EUROPE ON THE EDGE
An Evening with Gregor Gysi and Leo Panitch - October 29 - NYC

Join us on Thursday, October 29 for an evening of discussion about the European Left and the current crises in the EU. Gregor Gysi, a longtime leader of Germany’s Left Party, and Leo Panitch, a leading in...

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ROSA REMIX
New Takes on a Longtime Classic - August 21-22 - NYC

The contributions of our invited speakers to the Rosa Remix conference were so good that we decided to turn them into a book. You can download it for free here. Photos from this event here. One hundred years after the publication of her mas...

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THE PODEMOS MIRACLE
Pablo Bustinduy Amador

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THE FIGHT AGAINST AUSTERITY AND THE NEW EUROPEAN LEFT
June 15, 2015, 6:30-8:00 PM - Washington, DC

Europe is experiencing a profound political upheaval. Years of austerity and economic stagnation have sparked a wave of discontent that has led to the rise of progressive parties across the continent. These new formations share an oppositio...

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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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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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