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THE FUTURE OF LABOR

LABOR SOLIDARITY ACROSS BORDERS
A Union Organizers’ Trinational Exchange - Dec. 4-5, 2014 - L.A., California

For photos from this event, go to our Flickr page. For the second straight year, the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office will co-host this Trinational Exchange with the UCLA Downtown Labor Center and the Institute for Transnational So...

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

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THE REEMERGENCE OF ROSA LUXEMBURG
Jason Schulman, Neferti Tadiar & Raphaële Chappe

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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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BIG OIL
Heather Milton Lightening, Al Weinrub & Tadzio Müller

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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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A BILLION WORKERS STRONG: LABOR RESISTANCE IN CHINA
August 26, 7:00pm - The Brooklyn Commons

China has undoubtedly been the most dynamic center of capitalist accumulation over the past generation. But this explosive growth has also generated staggering inequality and social polarization. What are the political underpinnings of Chin...

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WHO CARES?
Nancy Folbre

By Nancy Folbre – It would seem that contemporary capitalism doesn’t care that much about care work. Including support for our elders, children, mentally ill, and others requiring assistance, care work is either poo...

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NEW WORLD TRADE ORDER?
Ben Beachy, Frank Deppe & Albert Scharenberg

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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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JACKSON RISING: REPORTING BACK AND LOOKING FORWARD
June 3, 6:30pm - NYC

Check out the report from this event in the Indypendent. Join us on Tuesday, June 3, from 6:30 to 8:00pm, to discuss Jackson, Mississippi’s recent New Economies Conference. Lead Organizer Kali Akuno will come together wi...

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RLS–NYC AT THE JACKSON RISING CONFERENCE
May 2 - 4, 2014 - Jackson, Mississippi

For photos from this event, go to our flickr page! Following the tragic death of beloved activist and leftist Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, more than a thousand people will convene in Jackson, Mississippi, to support work toward h...

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PROJECT OF THE POWERFUL
Ulrike Herrmann

Ulrike Herrmann on Free Trade. Americans and Europeans are negotiating a free trade agreement called TTIP. But why? Trade is already flourishing. Meanwhile, the real barrier to trade is not being addressed: currency specul...

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WORK IS WORTH MORE
The Minimum Wage in the U.S. and E.U. - April 29, 6:30pm - RLS–NYC

For photos from this event, go to our flickr page! On Tuesday, April 29, from 6:30-8pm, join the Economic Policy Institute’s Heidi Shierholz and the Hans Böckler Stiftung’s Thorsten Schulten to discuss...

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ANALYZING TAFTA/TTIP
John Hilary

By John Hilary – In his second term, President Obama has made trade a key issue on his agenda. He is pushing not one but two large-scale and potentially fateful free trade agreements (FTAs): the Trans-Pacific Partners...

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UNIONS & EXTENDING SOLIDARITY TO THE ECOSYSTEM
Laura Flanders & Sean Sweeney

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UNIONS AND CHILDCARE
Expanding Access, Raising Standards - Dec 18, 6 pm - NYC

Quality child care is vitally important to ensuring the wellbeing of children and for promoting gender equality in the workplace and throughout society, but in both the United States and Canada, governments are cutting back services in this...

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SOCIAL AND SOLIDARITY ECONOMY
An international conference in collaboration with UNRISD - Geneva - 2013

Global crises and growing concerns about the social and environmental consequences of our market-oriented development pose the question of how we might imagine alternative forms of production, finance, and consumption. In different regions...

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TRINATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON LABOR
The State of Labor 20 Years after NAFTA - Dec. 2-3 - L.A., California

This roundtable gathering will bring together key labor leaders in Canada, the USA, and Mexico focused on the sectors of Public Education, Human Rights, Energy, and Telecommunications. One of a series of Trinational Solidarity Network meeti...

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THE PYEONGCHANG WINTER OLYMPICS: PANEL DISCUSSION & VIEWING PARTY

Political Intrigue, Celebration Capitalism, and Spotlight on Korea It appears the 2018 Winter Olympics, taking place in Pyeongchang, South Korea, will be an arena for politics as well as sports. The Games are taking place against a backdrop of rising military tensions involving North Korea, accusations of corruption against the International Olympic Committee, and the ban of...
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THE PYEONGCHANG WINTER OLYMPICS: PANEL DISCUSSION & VIEWING PARTY

Political Intrigue, Celebration Capitalism, and Spotlight on Korea It appears the 2018 Winter Olympics, taking place in Pyeongchang, South Korea, will be an arena for politics as well as sports. The Games are taking place against a backdrop of rising military tensions involving North Korea, accusations of corruption against the International Olympic Committee, and the ban of Russia over doping allegations. How will these geopolitical tensions play out in the Winter......
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