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ROSA’S ETHICAL FEMINISM
Drucilla Cornell - July 2018

By Drucilla Cornell. In this essay, Drucilla Cornell discusses the relevance of Rosa Luxemburg’s socialist feminism for our times. Presented as a keynote address at the annual conference of the International Rosa...

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THE FAR RIGHT IN GOVERNMENT
Stefanie Ehmsen and Albert Scharenberg (eds.) - June 2018

We are currently witnessing a tidal change in global politics. The far right, which seemed to be on the retreat for decades, has staged a huge comeback. From Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines to Narendra Modi in India, from Jarosław...

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MAPPING THE RESISTANCE
Ethan Young - May 2018

By Ethan Young. The day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, “The Resistance” was born in the streets of cities and towns across the United States. The grassroots-organized Women’s Marches, held on...

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THE TREATY ON THE PROHIBITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS
RLS–NYC and IPB - May 2018

With North Korea having now presumably equipped itself with a nuclear arsenal, and President Donald Trump having announced his intention to pull the United States out of the Iran Nuclear Deal, the international geopolitical situation...

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OPTIONS FOR A UN TREATY ON BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Harris Gleckman - April 2018

By Harris Gleckman. In 2014, Ecuador and South Africa initiated a resolution to create a human rights treaty to regulate the activities of transnational corporations (TNCs) and other business enterprises. Since 2015,...

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TRADE UNIONS AND JUST TRANSITION
Sean Sweeney and John Treat - April 2018

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...

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THE UN FOUNDATION
Barbara Adams and Jens Martens - March 2018

By Barbara Adams and Jens Martens. In the last two decades, we have witnessed significant changes in the engagement between the United Nations and the private sector. Private funding from corporations and philanthropic...

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LEFT DEMOCRATS IN SEARCH OF ANTI-TRUMP STRATEGY
Albert Scharenberg - March 2018

Last weekend, the Congressional Progressive Caucus met for its annual strategy conference in Baltimore. For the first time, a delegation of European left-wing parties organized by the New York office of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung...

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THE FEMINIZATION OF AGRICULTURE
Carolyn Sachs - February 2018

By Carolyn Sachs. While women make up close to half of the world’s farmers, their access to agricultural resources and land is often severely limited. As a result, women are relegated to marginal environments (such...

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ONE STEP FURTHER TOWARDS GLOBAL REGULATION OF BUSINESS
Karolin Seitz - February 2018

By Karolin Seitz. Following a resolution initiated by Ecuador and South Africa in 2014, the Human Rights Council of the United Nations decided by a majority vote for the establishment of a process to create a human...

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RETHINKING THE SMART CITY
Evgeny Morozov and Francesca Bria - January 2018

By Evgeny Morozov and Francesca Bria. Following the celebration of the “creative city” (as described by Richard Florida), the “smart city” has become the new flavor of the month—and a brand. It makes clever...

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THE TRUMP SPECTACLE
Albert Scharenberg - January 2018

By Albert Scharenberg. Robert Zaretsky recently commented in The New York Times that Donald Trump’s presidency marks the coming of age of The Society of the Spectacle—a society in which truth is...

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MUNICIPALISM IN SPAIN
Vicente Rubio-Pueyo - December 2017

By Vicente Rubio-Pueyo. In Spain’s municipal elections of May 2015, a constellation of new political forces emerged. For the first time in almost 40 years of Spanish democracy, the country’s major cities would no...

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WHAT’S NEXT IN THE MIDDLE EAST?
Tsafrir Cohen - December 2017

By Tsafrir Cohen. With Donald Trump’s declaration to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv, the US president is escalating the conflict between Israelis and...

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THE AUTOMATED PUBLIC SPHERE
Frank Pasquale - December 2017

By Frank Pasquale. The ubiquity of the internet today—namely of social media networks and large search engines—has complicated the ways in which content is produced and received, deeply altering how society thinks...

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AGRIFOOD ATLAS 2017
Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Heinrich Böll Foundation, Friends of the Earth Europe - November 2017

What we eat is a political issue. Corporate marriages, mergers, and takeovers concentrate control in the hands of big agricultural corporations at each link in the value chain—from field to fork. Promoting a form of agriculture...

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LEARN TO LOVE THE BOMB
Christine Hong - November 2017

By Christine Hong. In recent months, the American public has engaged in rare self-reflection with regard to US foreign policy. With the US mainland now theoretically within North Korean nuclear striking range, it has...

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RUSSIAN REVOLUTION AND CPUSA
James R. Barrett - November 2017

By James R. Barrett. It is difficult in retrospect to convey the full significance of the Bolshevik Revolution. It marked an enormous expansion of possibilities, welcomed not only by revolutionaries in the US and...

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PREPARING A PUBLIC PATHWAY
Sean Sweeney and John Treat - November 2017

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?,”...

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DONALD TRUMP’S DANGEROUSLY COHERENT AGENDA
John Nichols - October 2017

By John Nichols. Amidst the surreal and hyper-rapid churning of Donald Trump’s America, it can be difficult to grasp what is clownish spectacle and what is deadly serious. Is his latest Tweet a flight of fancy, a...

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RLS–NYC IS HIRING AN OFFICE MANAGER/DEPUTY BOOKKEEPER

The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, an internationally operating, progressive non-profit institution for civic education funded by the German federal government. The Foundation’s New York Office opened in fall 2012. It serves two major tasks: to work on issues concerning the United Nations, including collaboration with people and political...
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