Precarity. If we were to select one word to best describe the most important current trend in the economy of the United States, “precarity” would be a leading candidate. It is now widely accepted that America’s middle class is...READ MORE Download Full Text
By Michael Brie. Never in history has a political movement so quickly captured the imagination of so many people and shaped so many societies after its own image as did the twentieth-century party communism founded by...READ MORE
By Kali Akuno. “As the South Goes…So Goes the Nation.” W.E.B Du Bois wrote these famous words in Black Reconstruction, linking America’s promise of democracy to the horrendous conditions for Black...READ MORE Download Full Text
By William M. LeoGrande and Jenny Morín Nenoff. It was a real sensation: On 17 December 2014, when the heads of state of Cuba and the United States announced their intention to normalize relations between the two...READ MORE Download Full Text
By Sean Sweeney. January 25, 2015 was a historic day: the people of Greece chose to break with austerity policies. They elected SYRIZA—the Coalition of the Radical Left—as the largest party in parliament, Alexis...READ MORE Download Full Text
By Mike Dolan. With the rise of the so-called BRICS countries—Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa—global capitalism has entered a new stage. For centuries Europe and the United States have dominated the...READ MORE Download Full Text
By Barbara Adams and Kathryn Tobin. In the year 2000, the world’s leaders assembled at the Millennium Summit to affirm their commitment to an ambitious development agenda, later distilled into eight “Millennium...READ MORE Download Full Text
By Alina Mogilyanskaya. Starting in January 2015, New York City residents, including more than 500,000 undocumented immigrants, will be able to obtain a municipal identification card. For those immigrants living in...READ MORE
By Ethan Young. The morning after Election Day 2014, the New York Daily News featured a headline: “Bam Drags Down Dems.” Roughly translated, this means: “President Obama’s declining popularity led to...READ MORE
By Hans Thie. There is little chance of preventing catastrophic climate change without replacing fossil fuels (like coal and oil) with renewables like wind and solar. A radical energy transition is needed, and, as the...READ MORE
In the first days of August, 2014, the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office brought together one hundred influential leftists and progressives from across the United States, Canada, and Europe for an “un-conference” on...READ MORE Download Full Text
By Sean Sweeney. For decades now, the world’s governments have met with the stated goal of meeting the challenge of climate change with a global treaty to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Years of talks have failed...READ MORE Download Full Text
One of the Left’s Foremost Intellectuals Discusses the Rise of China and the Future of Global Power.
The global balance of power is shifting. There is much debate as to whether the rising BRICS countries—Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa—are capable of challenging the West’s dominance. At the same time, there is very little question that at least one of these countries–China–has established itself as a new great power.......
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