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THE MOVEMENT AND THE MESSAGE
Boots Riley & Dorothy Zellner

FREEDOM ’63 REMIXED: DIE BEWEGUNG UND DIE BOTSCHAFT ...

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UNSUNG HEROES
Jeanne Theoharis & Gwendolyn Z. Simmons

Dieses Video von “Freedom ’63: Vermächtnisse des Marsches auf Washington” am 16. August thematisiert die Rolle von Frauen in der Bürgerrechtsbewegung und die Schwierigkeiten junger Aktivisten. ...

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RIGHT TO THE CITY TRANSATLANTIC ROUNDTABLE
Co-hosted by the RLS–NYC and the RTC Alliance - Nov 22-23 - NYC

Against the backdrop of rising rents, gentrification, displacement, and the criminalization of poor and homeless people in cities worldwide, a growing number of urban grassroots groups and social movements are fighting for their “right t...

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BLACK MONTREAL: HOTBED OF RADICALISM IN THE SIXTIES
A Dialogue with David Austin - Monday, Nov. 18, 6:30 PM - RLS–NYC

For photos from this event, go to our flickr page! For a brief moment, Montreal became an unlikely center of Black Power and the Caribbean left. In October 1968 the Congress of Black Writers at McGill University brought tog...

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LEGACIES OF THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON
Dick Gregory

Civil Rights veteran and comic legend Dick Gregory drops commentary and comedy to a capacity audience at “Freedom ’63 Remixed: Legacies of the March on Washington” in Harlem, August 16, 2013. ...

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MORE THAN JUST A GAME
Dave Zirin

By Dave Zirin – When people think of U.S. sports culture, social justice is rarely the first thing that comes to mind. For some it’s the drama of watching a big playoff game with friends. For others sports have been...

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FREEDOM ’63 REMIXED
Legacies of the March on Washington - Schomburg Center, Harlem

On August 28, 1963, hundreds of thousands of people led by Martin Luther King demonstrated in Washington, DC against racial segregation and racism. To mark the 50th Anniversary of this outstanding “March on Washington for Jobs and Fre...

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THE UNFINISHED DREAM
Albert Scharenberg

By Albert Scharenberg. August 28 will be the anniversary of the famous March on Washington. This event will be the climax of the commemorative marathon accompanying the 50th anniversary of 1963. It is clear that during this...

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TEACH RADICAL SERIES: ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION IN PRACTICE
Part 5: Using Media to Teach for Change - Aug. 20 - RLS-NYC

We live in a media-saturated society, and media is not neutral. Rather, it is embedded in structures of domination. Still, human beings are not passive vessels. We have always brought our own agency to the process of decoding the messages ...

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LIFT THE LOAD OF POVERTY
James Jennings

By James Jennings. During the summer of 2013, the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Trayvon Martin’s killer was acquitted by a Florida jury, and Detroit became the largest city in the United States ever ...

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FIGHTING TUITION, FIGHTING DEBT
Jérémie Bédard-Wien, Jackie Sewell & Astra Taylor

In this engaging panel, young activists fighting against rising tuition and student debt discuss the need to fight for free higher education as the end goal. ...

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FIGHTING RACISM IN A POST-RACIAL WORLD
Kazembe Balagun, Tahir Della & and Steve Williams

This panel discusses the similarities and differences of racial issues in Germany and in the US, race in the era of Obama, and thoroughly debunks the notion of our living in a post-racial world. ...

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AGITATING FOR BETTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS
NYCoRE and CPE

Margrit Pittman-Polletta and Edwin Mayorga from the New York Coalition for Radical Educators, and Sam Anderson from the Coalition for Public Education discuss the challenges facing public schools in NYC. ...

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THE FUTURE OF THE LEFT
A Conversation on Socialist Unity

A video of the presentations at the “conversation on socialist unity” on June 5 in NYC, with Mark Solomon, Libero Della Piana, Eric Odell, Bhaskar Sunkara, and Maria Svart. ...

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JUSTICE FOR GENOCIDE
Thursday, May 30, 7pm - RLS−NYC

Join us for an evening with Benjamín Jerónimo, president of the Guatemalan Association for Justice and Reconciliation (AJR) and key witness in the genocide trial against former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt. The Network in Solidarity wi...

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THE CHICANO MOVEMENT
Carlos Muñoz, Jr.

The United States currently has more than fifty million Latinos living within its borders, including an estimated eleven million who lack proper documentation. In recent years, this freshly minted “largest minority” has increasingly ent...

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DEMAND EVERYTHING
Steve Williams

By Steve Williams – Capitalism seems to have an endless capacity for transformation. It has survived economic collapse, world wars, social upheaval, and environmental degradation (so far, anyway). It has thrived in li...

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FROM SPECIAL INTEREST TO SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION?
Dawne Moon

By Dawne Moon – On November 6, 2012 voters in Maine, Maryland, and Washington made historic decisions: for the first time in U.S. history, a state-level popular vote decided in favor of same-sex marriage. The six stat...

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CANADA’S “MAPLE SPRING”
Ingar Solty

The 2012 student strike in Quebec is a lesson in successful struggle against austerity policies. The strike was sparked by the announcement by the governing Parti libéral du Québec (PLQ) of Premier Jean Charest that tuition fees ...

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF OCCUPY WALL STREET
Ethan Earle

In Lower Manhattan, in a small plaza called Zuccotti Park, Occupy Wall Street was born in September of 2011. While the first Occupiers had originally come to protest Wall Street, once the actual occupation began their game plan was not enti...

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THE YOUNG KARL MARX: FREE FILM SCREENING

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth, the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office, Goethe-Institut New York, and Brooklyn Institute for Social Research (BISR) are hosting a free screening of Raoul Peck’s acclaimed The Young Karl Marx. The film follows the young philosopher turned revolutionary through his burgeoning friendship with Frederick Engels, his...
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© The Orchard 2018

THE YOUNG KARL MARX: FREE FILM SCREENING

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth, the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office, Goethe-Institut New York, and Brooklyn Institute for Social Research (BISR) are hosting a free screening of Raoul Peck’s acclaimed The Young Karl Marx. The film follows the young philosopher turned revolutionary through his burgeoning friendship with Frederick Engels, his experiences with political repression, as well as the debates, dilemmas, and promises of a......
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