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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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THE UN FOUNDATION
Barbara Adams and Jens Martens - March 2018

By Barbara Adams and Jens Martens. In the last two decades, we have witnessed significant changes in the engagement between the United Nations and the private sector. Private funding from corporations and philanthropic...

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LEFT DEMOCRATS IN SEARCH OF ANTI-TRUMP STRATEGY
Albert Scharenberg - March 2018

Last weekend, the Congressional Progressive Caucus met for its annual strategy conference in Baltimore. For the first time, a delegation of European left-wing parties organized by the New York office of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung...

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THE FEMINIZATION OF AGRICULTURE
Carolyn Sachs - February 2018

By Carolyn Sachs. While women make up close to half of the world’s farmers, their access to agricultural resources and land is often severely limited. As a result, women are relegated to marginal environments (such...

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ONE STEP FURTHER TOWARDS GLOBAL REGULATION OF BUSINESS
Karolin Seitz - February 2018

By Karolin Seitz. Following a resolution initiated by Ecuador and South Africa in 2014, the Human Rights Council of the United Nations decided by a majority vote for the establishment of a process to create a human...

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RETHINKING THE SMART CITY
Evgeny Morozov and Francesca Bria - January 2018

By Evgeny Morozov and Francesca Bria. Following the celebration of the “creative city” (as described by Richard Florida), the “smart city” has become the new flavor of the month—and a brand. It makes clever...

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THE TRUMP SPECTACLE
Albert Scharenberg - January 2018

By Albert Scharenberg. Robert Zaretsky recently commented in The New York Times that Donald Trump’s presidency marks the coming of age of The Society of the Spectacle—a society in which truth is...

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MUNICIPALISM IN SPAIN
Vicente Rubio-Pueyo - December 2017

By Vicente Rubio-Pueyo. In Spain’s municipal elections of May 2015, a constellation of new political forces emerged. For the first time in almost 40 years of Spanish democracy, the country’s major cities would no...

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WHAT’S NEXT IN THE MIDDLE EAST?
Tsafrir Cohen - December 2017

By Tsafrir Cohen. With Donald Trump’s declaration to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv, the US president is escalating the conflict between Israelis and...

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THE AUTOMATED PUBLIC SPHERE
Frank Pasquale - December 2017

By Frank Pasquale. The ubiquity of the internet today—namely of social media networks and large search engines—has complicated the ways in which content is produced and received, deeply altering how society thinks...

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AGRIFOOD ATLAS 2017
Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Heinrich Böll Foundation, Friends of the Earth Europe - November 2017

What we eat is a political issue. Corporate marriages, mergers, and takeovers concentrate control in the hands of big agricultural corporations at each link in the value chain—from field to fork. Promoting a form of agriculture...

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NEWS / EVENTS

Reinhold Möller

TRANSITION IN TROUBLE?

This new TUED Working Paper explores the current crisis of local, community, and cooperative energy in Europe, where these types of initiatives have made the most progress but now find themselves facing an uncertain future. Authors and TUED organizers Sean Sweeney, John Treat and Irene HongPing Shen explain what happened, and why. READ MORE

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Reinhold Möller

TRANSITION IN TROUBLE?

This new TUED Working Paper explores the current crisis of local, community, and cooperative energy in Europe, where these types of initiatives have made the most progress but now find themselves facing an uncertain future. Authors and TUED organizers Sean Sweeney, John Treat and Irene HongPing Shen explain what happened, and why. Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUED) is a multi-partner initiative coordinated by the New York-based International Program for......
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