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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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RECYCLE OR REIMAGINE
Lara Skinner

By Lara Skinner – With the dramatic deepening of the environmental crisis, new forms of resistance are emerging to combat the fossil fuel industry’s extreme agenda. Since the 1970s, the U.S. environmental movement h...

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MAPPING THE LEFT
Ethan Young

Occupy Wall Street arose like a force of nature over the landscape of the U.S. Left. Only a year after its birth, there are hardly any left institutions or tendencies that it has not in some way influenced. The inclination, then, may be to ...

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LEGITIMATE RAPE, SLUTS, AND FEMI-NAZIS
Laura Flanders

“Legitimate rape.” With these two words, Republican Congressman Todd Akin stirred up a storm of controversy, provoking a fresh round of public debate over just how backwards the Republican Party is on issues of women’s equality. The t...

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TO BEGIN THE WORLD OVER AGAIN
John Nichols

The Wisconsin uprising of 2011 and 2012 mobilized hundreds of thousands, thereby producing the largest mass protest of pro-union activists in modern American history. It did not, however, begin in a vacuum. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker h...

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THE SHAPE OF EQUALITY
Heidi Hartmann and Martha Burk

By Heidi Hartmann and Martha Burk – More than thirty years after the street rallies, consciousness raising, and legislative victories of its “second wave,” there is a widespread public perception that the women’...

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JUST MOBILITY
Michael Brie and Mario Candeias

Car-based society has arrived at a dead end: Oil, the most important resource for car travel, is slowly but surely running out. At the same time, both the number of registered vehicles and the amount of carbon dioxide exhaust continue incre...

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SOCIO-ECOLOGICAL TRANSFORMATION
Ulrich Brand, Marlis Gensler and Alexandra Strickner

The energy system reflects the crises and contradictions of capitalism. Fossil fuels continue to dominate the global energy system, raising atmospheric carbon dioxide to alarming levels. Oil, coal, and natural gas companies use their econom...

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BEAUTIFUL GREEN WORLD
Ulrich Brand

It will stop climate change and the extinction of species and in so doing will create high growth rates and millions of jobs: the green economy. It’s seen as a miraculous weapon. Through it, global capitalism will not only be stabilized, ...

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ALABAMA’S SHAME
Mary Bauer

The United States has been a nation of immigrants since the days of its colonial origins. At the same time, there have been movements in opposition to further immigration again and again. These nativist groups have been on the rise for year...

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DISPLACED, UNEQUAL AND CRIMINALIZED
David Bacon

In the United States of America, a country founded and shaped by immigration, roughly eleven million people currently live undocumented according to official estimates. Under President Barack Obama, their position has hardly improved. In Ju...

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AUDRE LORDE: THE BERLIN YEARS 1984 TO 1992
Dagmar Schultz

Audrey Lorde, Caribbean-American poet, feminist, and activist, inspired Afro-German women to deal with their identity and culture. Director Dagmar Schultz sheds light on Lorde’s life in Berlin. ...

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THE MAKING AND UNMAKING OF THE PRECARIAT
Loïc Wacquant

Loïc Wacquant, Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley, describes at an RLS conference in Berlin the connection between deregulation, urban marginality and the penal state in the United States. ...

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ORGANIZING FOR POWER, WITH JANE MCALEVEY

Join Jane McAlevey, the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, and organizers around the world this October for Organizing for Power: A Four-Step Course on How We Win. Workers across the globe are under nearly unbearable pressure as the growing millionaire and billionaire class strategically redistributes all wealth away from the many and towards a tiny few. Neoliberalism—the deliberate...
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ORGANIZING FOR POWER, WITH JANE MCALEVEY

Join Jane McAlevey, the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, and organizers around the world this October for Organizing for Power: A Four-Step Course on How We Win. Workers across the globe are under nearly unbearable pressure as the growing millionaire and billionaire class strategically redistributes all wealth away from the many and towards a tiny few. Neoliberalism—the deliberate destruction of worker power and with it, the social welfare state—must be reversed if......
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