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NO FAR RIGHT: REPORTING BACK
RLS–NYC - August 2017

By RLS–NYC. From June 15-18, 2017, the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office held a retreat in Stony Point, New York. The goal of the retreat was to identify the array of rising far right formations across North...

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OF FOXES AND CHICKENS
James A. Paul - August 2017

By James A. Paul. When the United Nations was founded over seventy years ago, the victorious Allies saw it as the capstone of the postwar order. This new organization would work to keep the peace that had been achieved...

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“CARRYING ON” IN UNCERTAIN TIMES
Institute for Critical Social Analysis - July 2017

By Michael Brie. Germany’s Bundestag elections are a mere two months away and one thing is certain: unlike many other European Union countries, in Germany all signs point to continuity. During and after the 2008...

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PARIS IS BURNING
James P. Hare - June 2017

By James P. Hare. With Trump’s decision to formally withdraw from the Paris Agreement, he has put an end to months of apparent indecision. This withdrawal does not dissolve the agreement, which still includes nearly...

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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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100 DAYS OF TRUMP
Ethan Young - April 2017

By Ethan Young. Having now had 100 days in which to judge the Trump presidency, let me be as blunt as possible: There is not a single redeemable feature in the man or his administration. Any claim that suggests...

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DOMESTIC WORKER ORGANIZING
Jennifer Fish - March 2017

By Jennifer Fish. Precarity is on the rise. Low-wage service jobs have seen a significant surge in the last years, and domestic work has become one of the largest sectors of employment in the global economy. And these...

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CLOSING THE GENDER GAP
Barbara Adams and Karen Judd - February 2017

By Barbara Adams and Karen Judd. Almost 22 years have passed since the Fourth World Conference on Women was held in Beijing, marking a turning point for women’s rights activists around the world. For many, the...

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MAPPING THE CANADIAN LEFT
Andrea Levy and Corvin Russell - February 2017

By Andrea Levy and Corvin Russell. Canada has an international reputation for being friendly. Its foreign policy seems to be rooted in cooperation and human rights while social-democratic policies and values reign at...

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THE LONG STRUGGLE OF THE AMAZON EMPLOYEES
Jörn Boewe and Johannes Schulten - January 2017

By Jörn Boewe and Johannes Schulten. For more than three years, including over 100 days on strike, Amazon’s employees in Germany have been fighting for a collective agreement. Although they haven’t won yet, their...

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TRUMP AND AMERICAN DECLINE
Vijay Prashad - January 2017

By Vijay Prashad. Reactions to Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States oscillate between great trepidation and great mockery. Will Donald Trump do something outlandish—something with terrible...

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ENERGY TRANSITION: ARE WE WINNING?
Sean Sweeney and John Treat - January 2017

Trade Unions for Energy Democracy’s ninth working paper. In the wake of climate-change-denier Donald Trump’s election, there is not much optimism among those fighting against catastrophic climate change. It seems...

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

By C. Kilpatrick, L. Spence, L. Featherstone, and E. Young. 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...

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

By David Bacon. 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...

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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 IS THE CONCERN OF ALL
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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AMERICA’S SEMINAL RED SCARE: THE US AND THE PERCEPTION OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION

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 initiated by the events in Russia that obviously had a tremendous impact...
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AMERICA’S SEMINAL RED SCARE: THE US AND THE PERCEPTION OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION

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 initiated by the events in Russia that obviously had a tremendous impact on the United States as well; especially when it comes to the U.S. perception of revolutions and communism as two determining and “dangerous” factors......
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