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DONALD TRUMP AND THE RISE OF THE NATIONALIST RIGHT
C. Kilpatrick, L. Spence, L. Featherstone, E. Young - November 2016

We are witnessing a tidal change, and it will not be for the better. Right-wing nationalist populism continues to rise throughout the Western world. With the victory of Donald Trump, its ascendancy has reached a new height. Over the...

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UP FROM DEVELOPMENT
Rohan D. Mathews with Susana Barria & Ashim Roy - November 2016

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...

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CRASHING THE PARTY
John Nichols - October 2016

By John Nichols – The closest commentator that the contemporary United States has to Mark Twain, satirist and television host Bill Maher, surveyed the sorry state of American politics midway through the 2016 election...

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ROSA REMIX
RLS–NYC - September 2016

New book on the life and legacy of Rosa Luxemburg. Rosa Luxemburg was a shining star of the early socialist movement. As an economist and political theorist, a teacher and public speaker, a comrade and rebel, a...

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BUILDING WORKER-TO-WORKER SOLIDARITY
David Bacon - September 2016

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 campaigns. Co-hosted with the...

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THE STRUGGLE FOR A UN TREATY
Jens Martens and Karolin Seitz - August 2016

By Jens Martens and Karolin Seitz – Over the course of the last years, the international debate surrounding the environmental, social and human rights responsibilities of corporations has gained momentum. Not least,...

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AN ILLNESS TO ONE
Trade Unions for Energy Democracy - July 2016

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...

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THE ISLAND IS AN ISLAND AGAIN
Johanna Bussemer - June 2016

By Johanna Bussemer. From the destructive policy of austerity that was put in place in southern Europe, the war in Ukraine, which was directly caused by the EU Association Agreement, the failure to address migration...

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WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
Ethan Young - June 2016

By Ethan Young. From June 17-19, 2016, 3,000 activists and supporters of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign met in Chicago to discuss the future of the movement. Taking this “People’s Summit” as...

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REINVENTING DEVELOPMENT
Barbara Adams and Karen Judd - June 2016

By Barbara Adams and Karen Judd. Since the United Nations’ founding 70 years ago, UN reform has been on the table—and, indeed, the institution has undergone several phases of reform. What is meant by...

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MAPPING THE EUROPEAN LEFT
Dominic Heilig - April 2016

By Dominic Heilig. The European party system is changing rapidly. As a result of the ongoing neoliberal attack, the middle class is shrinking quickly, and the decades-old party allegiance of large groups of voters has...

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TAKE THE PORTS!
Patrick Bond, Ana Garcia, Mariana Moreira, and Ruixue Bai - March 2016

By Patrick Bond, Ana Garcia, Mariana Moreira, and Ruixue Bai. Neoliberal globalization has had a profound effect on the mega-cities of the global South. In the so-called large emerging economies of the South—in...

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CARBON MARKETS AFTER PARIS
Trade Unions for Energy Democracy - March 2016

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...

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A POLITICAL REVOLUTION
Ethan Young - March 2016

By Ethan Young. The U.S. Left is in the process of emerging from decades of decline. It entered the Obama years in terrible shape: politically incoherent, cut off from its historical continuity, and organizationally...

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PARTY OF ONE
Ho-fung Hung - February 2016

By Ho-fung Hung. For more than three decades, China’s remarkable economic boom has been reshaping the world. Despite a recent slowdown, this transformation continues to fascinate, and observers have offered numerous...

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BERNIE SANDERS’ SOCIALIST AMERICA
Ethan Earle - January 2016

By Ethan Earle. I was born in North Carolina, but my parents are from Vermont and I grew up taking long summer road trips up the east coast to visit our family in Burlington, the state’s largest city with just over...

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PLATFORM COOPERATIVISM
Trebor Scholz - January 2016

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...

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A LOVE-HATE RELATIONSHIP
Thilo Janssen - January 2016

By Thilo Janssen. The European right is gaining strength: Marine Le Pen has turned the Front National into France’s strongest party; Victor Orbán subdues Hungary and closes off the country’s borders...

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THE GLOBAL CRISIS OF DISPLACEMENT AND EVICTIONS
Miloon Kothari - December 2015

By Miloon Kothari. The world is living through an unprecedented housing crisis. Approximately 1.6 billion people are considered to be inadequately housed, while one hundred million are homeless and another sixty...

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CONNECTING ANTI-AUSTERITY AND CLIMATE JUSTICE POLICIES
Asbjørn Wahl - December 2015

By Asbjørn Wahl. Humanity is currently faced with a number of deep and challenging crises: economic, social, political, food, and—last, but not least—the climate crisis, which is threatening the very existence of...

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NEWS / EVENTS

A TRUMP WORLD ORDER?

With Medea Benjamin, Vijay Prashad, Jillian Schwedler, and Ingar Solty When: Friday, December 9, 2016 4-7pm, with reception following Where: The Asian American Writers' Workshop 110-112 W. 27th Street, Sixth Floor, NY Free and open to the public. RSVP READ MORE

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A TRUMP WORLD ORDER?

With Medea Benjamin, Vijay Prashad, Jillian Schwedler, and Ingar Solty When: Friday, December 9, 2016 4-7pm, with reception following Where: The Asian American Writers’ Workshop 110-112 W. 27th Street, Sixth Floor, NY Free and open to the public. RSVP here. See our flyer here. Donald Trump’s shocking election victory presents itself not only as a national catastrophe for the American people, but as a threat to the entire globe. On December 9, RLS–NYC will host a......
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