The Just Transition Research Collaborative (JTRC) is a joint project of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office, the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), and the University of London Institute in Paris (U...READ MORE
By Sean Sweeney and John Treat. The concept of “Just Transition” has become increasingly in vogue in recent years in international political circles. While commonly ascribed to be “transformative” in potential, li...READ MORE
Photos from this event here. Germany was not only the birthplace of Marx and Engels 200 years ago, but also the origin of strong working-class movements. While German socialists became dominant in the 2nd International be...READ MORE
By Sean Sweeney and John Treat. 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 Transition: Are We Winning?,” demon...READ MORE
On October 19-20, 2017, we organized a Tri-National Labor Gathering with representation from 25 unions and 20 other civil society organizations to elaborate a collective response to a re-negotiation of NAFTA that privileges corporate profit...READ MORE
For photos from this event, go here. From May 14-20, 2017, the Governor of the German state of Thuringia, Bodo Ramelow (Left Party), visited the United States with a large delegation, including the state’s minister of economy, Wolfgang Ti...READ MORE
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...READ MORE
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 hous...READ MORE
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...READ MORE
By Jörn Boewe and Johannes Schulten. For more than three years, including over 100 days on strike, Amazon’s employees in Germany have been fighting for a collective agreement. Although they haven’t won yet, their strug...READ MORE
Trade Unions for Energy Democracy’s ninth working paper. In the wake of climate-change-denier Donald Trump’s election, there is not much optimism among those fighting against catastrophic climate change. It seems unlike...READ MORE
Once more, the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office will co-host a Tri-national Labor Gathering with the UCLA Downtown Labor Center and the Institute for Transnational Social Change. This year, for the first time, we will hold the gath...READ MORE
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...READ MORE
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...READ MORE
By David Bacon. At our annual tri-national labor gathering, progressive unions and other labor organizations from the United States, Canada, and Mexico come together to discuss and collaborate on international solidarity ca...READ MORE
Trade Unions for Energy Democracy’s newest working paper. Fossil fuels are killing us. They’re killing us directly through pollution and indirectly through climate change. Expanding use of coal, oil, and gas are driving...READ MORE
The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office is co-sponsoring a forum for the Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of the Social Solidarity Economy in Detroit, Michigan, between April 7-10, 2016. In recent years the social solidarit...READ MORE
Trade Unions for Energy Democracy’s newest working paper. Since the early 1990s, “putting a price on carbon” has been, perhaps, the primary policy proposal for fighting climate change by reducing greenhouse gas em...READ MORE
By Trebor Scholz. The “sharing economy” wasn’t supposed to be this way. Aided by the tiny computers most of us carry with us all day, every day, we would be free from the burdens of ownership and making money in our s...READ MORE
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In times of the rise of the far right in Germany and worldwide, extremist voices get increasingly normalized. In lockstep with the electoral successes of right-wing populist parties, ethno-nationalist and neo-Fascist sentiments are more and more popularized. They find their ways onto protest banners or are chanted in the streets, and they often motivate racist hate crimes.
Between 2000 and 2007, a far-right terrorist......
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