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

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 approved Declaration and Platform for Action represented...

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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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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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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 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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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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RLS–NYC AT THE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN #CSW61

International leaders and civil society activists will soon convene again at the UN Headquarters in New York for the 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61), which will take place from March 13 to 24, 2017. This year, the Commission will address the issue of women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work, a subject of uttermost importance to tackle persistent gender...
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RLS–NYC AT THE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN #CSW61

International leaders and civil society activists will soon convene again at the UN Headquarters in New York for the 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61), which will take place from March 13 to 24, 2017. This year, the Commission will address the issue of women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work, a subject of uttermost importance to tackle persistent gender inequalities. Today, most of the......
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