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RETHINKING THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL: A BOOK LAUNCH
December 12, 2017 - New York City

The UN Security Council remains a mysterious body, hid­den most of the time behind a strict security perimeter and many closed door meetings. To understand the Council, it is necessary to penetrate a thick­et of myth and to examine the we...

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AGRIFOOD ATLAS 2017
Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Heinrich Böll Foundation, Friends of the Earth Europe

What we eat is a political issue. Corporate marriages, mergers, and takeovers concentrate control in the hands of big agricultural corporations at each link in the value chain—from field to fork. Promoting a form of agriculture revolving ...

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AMERICAN EMPIRE: FROM OBAMA TO TRUMP
December 8, 2017 - Washington, D.C.

RSVP for the event here.  One year into Donald Trump’s presidency, top international activists and scholars will gather in Washington DC to discuss US foreign policy under Trump. Building on their base o...

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LEARN TO LOVE THE BOMB
Christine Hong

By Christine Hong. In recent months, the American public has engaged in rare self-reflection with regard to US foreign policy. With the US mainland now theoretically within North Korean nuclear striking range, it has for th...

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PREPARING A PUBLIC PATHWAY
Sean Sweeney and John Treat

Trade Unions for Energy Democracy’s newest working paper. Contrary to a popular narrative, the era of fossil fuels is not over yet. As the last Trade Unions for Energy Democracy Working Paper, Energy Transit...

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COP23: THE UN CLIMATE SUMMIT IN BONN
November 6-17, 2017 - Bonn, Germany

From November 6 to 17, national delegates will gather in Bonn, Germany, to take part in the twenty-third session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Changes (COP23). Every year, the COP mee...

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TOWARD GLOBAL REGULATION ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND BUSINESS
Treaty Alliance Germany

In June 2014, the UN Human Rights Council adopted a historic resolution, initiated by Ecuador and South Africa, to establish an intergovernmental working group that will elaborate a legally binding instrument to regulate the activities of t...

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OF FOXES AND CHICKENS
James A. Paul

By James A. Paul. When the United Nations was founded over seventy years ago, the victorious Allies saw it as the capstone of the postwar order. This new organization would work to keep the peace that had been achieved at s...

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YOUR BLOCK, OUR WORLD: BUILDING A GLOBAL PLATFORM FOR THE RIGHT TO THE CITY
July 14, 2017 - New York City

Photos from this event here. What exactly is the Right to the City? How does it relate to both global networks and community-based organizations? Join housing and human rights organizations from across New York and the wor...

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PARIS IS BURNING
James P. Hare

By James P. Hare. With Trump’s decision to formally withdraw from the Paris Agreement, he has put an end to months of apparent indecision. This withdrawal does not dissolve the agreement, which still includes nearly every...

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CHANGING THE GAME ON NUCLEAR WEAPONS
June 15-July 7, 2017 - United Nations, New York City

For photos from this event, go to our Flickr page. As the current crisis between the United States and North Korea demonstrates, tensions between nuclear powers are on the rise, and new global risks are posed by the possib...

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VOICES OF INDIGENOUS WOMEN LEADERS AT THE UN
April 21-28, 2017 - United Nations

For photos from this event, go to our Flickr page. For the Joint Declaration of the Indigenous Women Leaders at the UNPFII, go to the bottom of the page.  The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office, tog...

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LABOR’S AGENDA ON ENERGY & CLIMATE CHANGE
April 3-7 - New York State

During the first week of April, Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUED) is convening for two meetings to share strategies for reclaiming the energy system for public and democratic control. The first meeting, “Advancing Progressive L...

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FIGHTING TO BAN NUCLEAR WEAPONS
First Round of UN Negotiations, March 27-31 - NYC

For photos from this event, go to our Flickr page. This year the United Nations will convene negotiations for a new international agreement to ban all nuclear weapons. Representatives from governments, international organiz...

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DOMESTIC WORKER ORGANIZING
Jennifer Fish

By Jennifer Fish. Precarity is on the rise. Low-wage service jobs have seen a significant surge in the last years, and domestic work has become one of the largest sectors of employment in the global economy. And these house...

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RLS–NYC AT THE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN #CSW61
March 13-24, 2017 - NYC

For photos from this event, go to our Flickr page. International leaders and civil society activists will soon convene again at the UN Headquarters in New York for the 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61), which w...

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CLOSING THE GENDER GAP
Barbara Adams and Karen Judd

By Barbara Adams and Karen Judd. Almost 22 years have passed since the Fourth World Conference on Women was held in Beijing, marking a turning point for women’s rights activists around the world. For many, the approved De...

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A TRUMP WORLD ORDER?
What to Expect from US Foreign Policy - December 9, 2016 - NYC

For photos from this event, go to our Flickr page. With Medea Benjamin, Vijay Prashad, Jillian Schwedler, and Ingar Solty When: Friday, December 9, 2016 4-7pm, with reception following Where: The Asian American Writers̵...

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UP FROM DEVELOPMENT
Rohan D. Mathews with Susana Barria & Ashim Roy

By Rohan D. Mathews, Susana Barria, and Ashim Roy. It is a cruelly ironic aspect of the climate crisis that those countries that have contributed the least greenhouse gas emissions are facing the greatest impacts. This ineq...

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MARRAKECH 2016: UN CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE
November 7-18, 2016 -

From November 7 to 18, national delegates will gather in Marrakech, Morocco, for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22). Every year, the COP meets “to review and asses...

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NEWS / EVENTS

Benny Andrews "Did The Bear Sit Under A Tree?" (1969) © Estate of Benny Andrews/DACS, London/VAGA, NY 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: BLACK RADICALISM IN THE UNITED STATES

Black Radicalism in the United States had many faces and followed many directions, yet always dealt with the important question of how the plight of African Americans—the (former) slaves—in the US could be changed for the better. Many of the ideas related to this question might have been utopian, but even more of them were radical, covering the broad meaning of the word. Dealing with Black...
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Benny Andrews "Did The Bear Sit Under A Tree?" (1969) © Estate of Benny Andrews/DACS, London/VAGA, NY 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: BLACK RADICALISM IN THE UNITED STATES

Black Radicalism in the United States had many faces and followed many directions, yet always dealt with the important question of how the plight of African Americans—the (former) slaves—in the US could be changed for the better. Many of the ideas related to this question might have been utopian, but even more of them were radical, covering the broad meaning of the word. Dealing with Black Radicalism in the......
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