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FROM THE POPULIST RIGHT TO NAZI TERRORISM: THE CASE OF THE NSU AND STRUCTURAL RACISM IN THE US AND GERMANY
March 6, 2018 - New York

RSVP for the event here. With their recent electoral successes across Europe and the United States, far-right parties seem to have become an “acceptable” political force in politics. The far right, however, is not...

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MARX200: BEYOND SOCIAL DEMOCRACY AND COMMUNISM
February 23-24, 2018 - New York

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 before 1914, the year 1919 saw the split between...

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THE PYEONGCHANG WINTER OLYMPICS: PANEL DISCUSSION & VIEWING PARTY
February 15, 2018, 6:00pm - RLS–NYC

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...

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RIGHT-WING POPULISM IN THE EUROPEAN AND TRANSATLANTIC CONTEXT
Announcement of RLS Graduate Class -

As applicants for the Graduate Class need to know German, this invitation is available in German language only. For the German text, switch language in the upper right corner of this page, or go here. ...

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RLS–NYC in 2017
Highlights from a memorable year -

It’s that time of year again: We’re looking back at a, politically speaking, challenging 2017. But in this Flickr set you’ll find amazing thinkers, activists, and organizations fighting to make the world a better place. A bit of...

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CALL FOR PAPERS: BLACK RADICALISM IN THE UNITED STATES
April 14-15, 2018 - New York City

Black Radicalism in the United States had many faces and followed many directions, yet always dealt with the important question of how the plight of African Americans—the (former) slaves—in the US could be changed for the better. Many...

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RETHINKING THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL: A BOOK LAUNCH
December 12, 2017 - New York City

The UN Security Council remains a mysterious body, hid­den most of the time behind a strict security perimeter and many closed door meetings. To understand the Council, it is necessary to penetrate a thick­et of myth and to examine the...

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AMERICAN EMPIRE: FROM OBAMA TO TRUMP
December 8, 2017 - Washington, D.C.

RSVP for the event here.  One year into Donald Trump’s presidency, top international activists and scholars will gather in Washington DC to discuss US foreign policy under Trump. Building on their base...

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RIGHT TO THE CITY: A TRANSATLANTIC ROUNDTABLE
December 1-3, 2017 - Hamburg

Based on Henri Lefebvre’s 1967 manifesto, the “Right to the City” movement has mushroomed into formal organizations across the globe, calling for equitable housing, access to public space, and a redefinition of citizenship. For the...

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ONE YEAR OF TRUMP
November 27-30, 2017 - München, Mainz, Düsseldorf, Hamburg

One year ago Donald Trump was elected 45th President of the United States. How was this possible? And what has changed since? On this speaking tour to four German cities, Albert Scharenberg, co-director of Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York...

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WE GONNA BE ALRIGHT: BRUSHING OFF THE BACKLASH BLUES
November 16, 2017 - New York City

From taking a knee to taking down Confederate monuments, movements for racial and economic justice are creatively confronting the backlash of white supremacy unleashed by the election of Donald Trump. What does this presidency and the...

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COP23: THE UN CLIMATE SUMMIT IN BONN
November 6-17, 2017 - Bonn, Germany

From November 6 to 17, national delegates will gather in Bonn, Germany, to take part in the twenty-third session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Changes (COP23). Every year, the COP...

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CALL FOR PAPERS: ROSA LUXEMBURG AND HER IDEAS
April 26-29, 2018 - Chicago

From April 26-29, 2018, the International Rosa Luxemburg Society and RLS—NYC are co-organizing an International Rosa Luxemburg Conference in Chicago. Rosa Luxemburg dedicated her life to the fight against war, poverty, exploitation, and...

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WORKER SOLIDARITY IN ACTION: A TRI-NATIONAL LABOR RESPONSE TO THE RE-NEGOTIATION OF NAFTA
October 19-20, 2017 - Chicago

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...

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AMERICA’S SEMINAL RED SCARE: THE US AND THE PERCEPTION OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION
Oct. 14, 2017 - RLS–NYC

RSVP for this event here. The Russian Revolution is usually considered a watershed between the “long” 19th and the “short” 20th century. What Eric Hobsbawm referred to as the “Age of Extremes” was consequently...

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INSURGENCY FROM BELOW AND THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY
October 11, 2017 - The Graduate Center, CUNY

The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office supports the CUNY Graduate Center’s “Insurgency from Below and the Future of American Democracy”, a conference dedicated to the work of Frances Fox Piven and Richard A....

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BUILDING A HUMAN RIGHTS BUDGET: A PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING WORKSHOP
September 22-24, 2017 - Jackson, Mississippi

The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office and Cooperation Jackson are co-sponsoring a “Human Rights Budgeting Workshop,” taking place September 22-24 in Jackson, Mississippi. With the rise of Cooperation Jackson and the election of...

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FESTIVAL OF SOLIDARITY 2017: LIVING TOGETHER
September 15-16, 2017 - Côte-des-Neiges, Montreal

The Festival of Solidarity 2017 is one-and-a-half day event to build critical links between progressive activists from across North America. The festival’s theme this year will be “Living Together,” with a specific focus on racial and...

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150 YEARS OF “CAPITAL”
September 14, 2017 - New York City

On September 14, 1867, the Börsenblatt des deutschen Buchhandels informed the public about the publication of Karl Marx’s magnum opus, Capital, Volume I: The Process of Production of Capital....

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YOUR BLOCK, OUR WORLD: BUILDING A GLOBAL PLATFORM FOR THE RIGHT TO THE CITY
July 14, 2017 - New York City

Photos from this event here. What exactly is the Right to the City? How does it relate to both global networks and community-based organizations? Join housing and human rights organizations from across New York and the...

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MARX200: BEYOND SOCIAL DEMOCRACY AND COMMUNISM

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 before 1914, the year 1919 saw the split between Communism and Social Democracy—a political line that divided the country between 1949-1989, when West Germany considered itself a “social market economy”...
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MARX200: BEYOND SOCIAL DEMOCRACY AND COMMUNISM

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 before 1914, the year 1919 saw the split between Communism and Social Democracy—a political line that divided the country between 1949-1989, when West Germany considered itself a “social market economy” while East Germany built up a soviet-style planned economy.......
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