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THE ISLAND IS AN ISLAND AGAIN
Johanna Bussemer

By Johanna Bussemer. From the destructive policy of austerity that was put in place in southern Europe, the war in Ukraine, which was directly caused by the EU Association Agreement, the failure to address migration properl...

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WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
Ethan Young

By Ethan Young. From June 17-19, 2016, 3,000 activists and supporters of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign met in Chicago to discuss the future of the movement. Taking this “People’s Summit” as his s...

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REINVENTING DEVELOPMENT
Barbara Adams and Karen Judd

By Barbara Adams and Karen Judd. Since the United Nations’ founding 70 years ago, UN reform has been on the table—and, indeed, the institution has undergone several phases of reform. What is meant by reform, ho...

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RLS–NYC AT THE LEFT FORUM 2016
May 20-22, 2016 - John Jay College, New York

At this year’s Left Forum we are excited to host four panels on topics of great importance to the current political moment in our world: Session 1 on Sat, 10:00am – 11:50am in Room L2.84: EUROPE’S REFUGEE CRISIS: A MA...

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MAPPING THE EUROPEAN LEFT
Dominic Heilig

By Dominic Heilig. The European party system is changing rapidly. As a result of the ongoing neoliberal attack, the middle class is shrinking quickly, and the decades-old party allegiance of large groups of voters has follo...

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TAKE THE PORTS!
Patrick Bond, Ana Garcia, Mariana Moreira, and Ruixue Bai

By Patrick Bond, Ana Garcia, Mariana Moreira, and Ruixue Bai. Neoliberal globalization has had a profound effect on the mega-cities of the global South. In the so-called large emerging economies of the South—in particular...

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BRICS AND THE CITY
How grand projects reshape urban geography - March 30, 6:30pm - NYC

From Hong Kong to Mumbai to Durban to Rio de Janeiro, the mega-cities of the global South are in flux. Whether it’s real estate developments around the World Cup and the Olympic Games in Rio or a massive port-petrochemical expansion in Du...

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A POLITICAL REVOLUTION
Ethan Young

By Ethan Young. The U.S. Left is in the process of emerging from decades of decline. It entered the Obama years in terrible shape: politically incoherent, cut off from its historical continuity, and organizationally and soc...

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THE GREECE OF THE CARIBBEAN? PUERTO RICO’S DEBT CRISIS
March 9, 6:30-8:00pm - RLS–NYC

For photos from this event, go here. Puerto Rico is being buried under $70 billion of debt and is in danger of default. This fiscal meltdown has shifted all aspects of life on the island; leading to slashes in the public se...

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PARTY OF ONE
Ho-fung Hung

By Ho-fung Hung. For more than three decades, China’s remarkable economic boom has been reshaping the world. Despite a recent slowdown, this transformation continues to fascinate, and observers have offered numerous inter...

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SANDERS, TRUMP & CO: SPEAKING TOUR THROUGH GERMANY
March 3-11 - Hamburg, Kiel, Flensburg, Bremen, Köln, Jena, Erfurt, Berlin

For photos from this event, go here. What the hell is going on in U.S. politics right now?! A democratic socialist is challenging the Clinton Empire for the heart of the Democratic Party. Meanwhile, right-wing fundamentalis...

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POLANYI’S VISION OF A SOCIALIST TRANSFORMATION
Kari Polanyi Levitt

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BUILDING ON BERNIE: WHAT COMES NEXT
Friday, February 12, 7pm - Brooklyn, NY

For photos from this event, go here. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, which began as little more than a twinkle in the eye, has since given birth to a movement of millions. In the midst of a wild and unprecedented e...

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BERNIE SANDERS’ SOCIALIST AMERICA
Ethan Earle

By Ethan Earle. I was born in North Carolina, but my parents are from Vermont and I grew up taking long summer road trips up the east coast to visit our family in Burlington, the state’s largest city with just over 40,000...

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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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“I WAS, I AM, I WILL BE”: HISTORICAL LEGACY AND CONTEMPORARY RELEVANCE OF ROSA LUXEMBURG

The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP for the event here. This program takes place in the context of the exhibition ROSA LUXEMBURG: A THOUSAND MORE THINGS, which marks the 100th anniversary of Rosa Luxemburg's...
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“I WAS, I AM, I WILL BE”: HISTORICAL LEGACY AND CONTEMPORARY RELEVANCE OF ROSA LUXEMBURG

The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP for the event here. This program takes place in the context of the exhibition ROSA LUXEMBURG: A THOUSAND MORE THINGS, which marks the 100th anniversary of Rosa Luxemburg’s murder on January 15, 1919. It is organized by the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung–New York Office in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut New York.   While Rosa Luxemburg is most recognized for her political work,......
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