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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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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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TPP AND TTIP: PARTNERS IN CRIME
Mike Dolan

By Mike Dolan. With the rise of the so-called BRICS countries—Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa—global capitalism has entered a new stage. For centuries Europe and the United States have dominated the world...

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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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GLOBAL CONVERGENCES: STRATEGIES AGAINST EVICTIONS & DISPLACEMENT
A Public Roundtable Discussion - Friday, Nov 21 - MIT, Cambridge

For photos from this event, go to our Flickr page. Forced displacement is one of the most crucial issues of our time. Affecting millions of people around the world every year, displacement strips people of their hard-earned wealth, stabilit...

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

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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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CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE GREAT INACTION
Sean Sweeney

By Sean Sweeney. For decades now, the world’s governments have met with the stated goal of meeting the challenge of climate change with a global treaty to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Years of talks have failed to bri...

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LABOR AT THE PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH
September 18 & 22 - SEIU Local 1199, NYC

Thursday, September 18, 6-8pm JOBS, CLIMATE CHANGE, AND SYSTEM CHANGE As part of our fight against climate change, two issues are not given enough attention. The first is that climate change can create job...

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TO FRACK OR NOT TO FRACK
Sean Sweeney and Lara Skinner

Trade Unions for Energy Democracy’s first working paper – Depending on whom you ask, hydraulic fracturing—commonly known as “fracking”—is either the harbinger of a new era of plentiful, cheap, clean energy o...

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THE LOW WAGE WORKERS’ FIGHT IS WORLDWIDE!
A discussion with representatives from the Mexican Frente Auténtico del Trabajo - June 26, 6pm - NYC

From Tuesday, June 24, through Thursday, June 26, the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office, in collaboration with the Left Labor Project, will host two representatives from the Frente Auténtico del Trabajo (FA), culminating in a publi...

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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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RLS−NYC INVITES INDIGENOUS WOMEN LEADERS TO UN
UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues - May 2014 - NYC

For photos from this event, go to our flickr page. From May 11 to 16, RLS–NYC and MADRE invited an international group of women delegates to the 13th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII). These forums make recom...

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EVENTS ON THE NUCLEAR NON-PROLIFERATION TREATY
April 28 - May 3 - NYC

For photos from this event, go to our flickr page! Other materials, such as videos and documents, can be found here. This year’s NPT PrepCom takes place in New York City from April 28 to May 9, 2014. The RLS–NYC is co...

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RIGHT TO THE CITY
Miloon Kothari

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INDIGENOUS WOMEN AND THE MDGs
Public Panel discussion - March 11 - NYC

For photos from this event, go to our flickr page! RLS-NYC at the 58th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women From March 10 to March 21, the United Nations will host women’s rights advocates from around the world for th...

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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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FIVE RING FEVER
Samantha Retrosi, Dave Zirin & Jules Boykoff

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THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED

In this timely publication, authors Sean Sweeney and John Treat do away with some of the more persistent myths around energy and emissions trends related to transport. Focusing their analysis on passenger road transport, they make a strong case that if we want to mitigate climate change, we need to expand public transport options. Theirs is an urgent cause given the fact that, as a result of...
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THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED

In this timely publication, authors Sean Sweeney and John Treat do away with some of the more persistent myths around energy and emissions trends related to transport. Focusing their analysis on passenger road transport, they make a strong case that if we want to mitigate climate change, we need to expand public transport options. Theirs is an urgent cause given the fact that, as a result of global land......
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