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
The ocean may be the ultimate commons. For those of us who live on land, the ocean seems like an endless horizon. It is both the edge of settled existence and a source of apparently limitless resources. The ocean is both ecologically central and the site of an enormous amount of human activity.
Like other commons, the ocean is threatened by abuse, enclosure, and commercialization. Powerful corporate interests seek......
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