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EXTRACTIVISM AND WOMEN’S RIGHTS
Karolin Seitz - October 2019

The new briefing paper “Extractive Industries and Women’s Rights: Between partnerships and regulation – two diverging ways to tackle the problem at the UN”, published by AWID, DAWN, Global Policy Forum and...

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SOCIALISM REIGNITED IN AMERICA
Moritz Wichmann - August 2019

Moritz Wichmann of neues deutschland gives a nuanced perspective on the rise of the Democratic Socialists of America and what takeaways we can draw from their biannual convention earlier this month....

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BEYOND NAFTA 2.0
Ethan Earle, Manuel Pérez-Rocha, and Scott Sinclair, eds. - July 2019

With ratification of NAFTA 2.0 still up in the air in the U.S. and Canada, a new international report contrasts the deeply flawed agreement with proposals for a more progressive and truly fair trade regime. “Beyond NAFTA 2.0: A Trade...

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VOX: A NEW FAR RIGHT IN SPAIN?
Vicente Rubio-Pueyo - June 2019

For the longest time, Spain seemed like the lucky exception to the new European normalcy: the rise of a new far right consisting of more or less populist forces on the right of the political spectrum. The conservative Partido Popular...

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ROSA REMIX
RLS–NYC - 2016

NEW – in French! 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 revolutionary and martyr of the...

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THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED
Sean Sweeney and John Treat - May 2019

In this timely publication, authors Sean Sweeney and John Treat do away with some of the more persistent myths around energy and emissions trends related to transport. Focusing their analysis on passenger road transport, they make a...

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WHY U.S. TEACHERS ARE ON STRIKE
Kim Kelly - March 2019

Following 20 months of stalled contract negotiations, on January 14 over 30,000 teachers in L.A., the second-largest school system in the country, went out on strike. This milestone protest took special significance not only for its...

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POLITICS AGAINST TRUMPISM
John Nichols - December 2018

“Donald Trump has been framing the narrative of American politics since he launched his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in June 2015. A master of media manipulation who utilizes social media more skillfully than...

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NUCLEAR POWER AND CLIMATE ACTION
Tim Judson - December 2018

New publication by Tim Judson. When nuclear power started to develop into an ever more important source of electric energy during the second half of the twentieth century, there grew widespread optimism regarding the...

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MAPPING JUST TRANSITION(S) TO A LOW-CARBON WORLD
Just Transition Research Collaborative - December 2018

By the Just Transition Research Collaborative. The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office, the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), and the University of London Institute in Paris are...

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HOW BOLSONARO CAME TO PASS
Esther Solano Gallego - November 2018

By Esther Solano Gallego.  Jair Bolsonaro won the Brazilian presidential election with more than 55% of the vote. With only eight seconds of television campaign advertising and an unknown party, this result...

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THE NOVEMBER POGROMS, EIGHTY YEARS ON
Michael Brie - November 2018

By Michael Brie. It’s difficult for me to write about it today. I was born in 1954, sixteen years after the pogrom in the night of 9–10 November 1938. And yet I still wake up time and again from nightmares in which...

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THE DEMOCRATS BEFORE THE MIDTERMS
Moritz Wichmann - October 2018

Is there a leftward shift currently taking place in the Democratic Party? Are people in the United States actually moving to the left on an issue-by-issue basis, in spite of the current rightward tilt of all three branches of...

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QUÉBEC SOLIDAIRE’S ELECTORAL BREAKTHROUGH
Roger Rashi - October 2018

By Roger Rashi. Summing up the October 1st provincial election results, Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, co-spokesperson of Québec solidaire, said it best: “the era of the two-party system is finished in Quebec.” Indeed,...

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ROSA LUXEMBURG’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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Talking About Democratic Socialism 30 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall. November 1989 was a moment of radical transformation for the former German Democratic Republic (GDR). Already many GDR citizens had migrated to West Germany to escape state repression. On November 4, almost half a million other GDR citizens gathered at Alexanderplatz in Berlin for a peaceful protest,...
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