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THE ULTIMATE IMMIGRANT CITY
Alina Mogilyanskaya - December 2014

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...

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RACE TO THE RIGHT?
Ethan Young - November 2014

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...

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GERMANY’S ENERGIEWENDE
Hans Thie - October 2014

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...

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MAPPING SOCIALIST STRATEGIES
RLS–NYC - September 2014

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...

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CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE GREAT INACTION
Sean Sweeney - September 2014

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...

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THE “POST-RACIAL” MYTH
Albert Scharenberg - August 2014

By Albert Scharenberg. Every day since a white policeman shot Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old African American, in Ferguson, Missouri, thousands of people have protested against police brutality. At the same...

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WHO CARES?
Nancy Folbre - August 2014

By Nancy Folbre – It would seem that contemporary capitalism doesn’t care that much about care work. Including support for our elders, children, mentally ill, and others requiring assistance, care work is...

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COMING IN FROM THE COLD
Marion Kraft - July 2014

By Marion Kraft – Black people have lived in Europe for centuries, but their experiences in different countries have followed different trajectories. Immigration from the (former) colonies has reshaped French,...

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TO FRACK OR NOT TO FRACK
Sean Sweeney and Lara Skinner - June 2014

Trade Unions for Energy Democracy’s first working paper – Depending on whom you ask, hydraulic fracturing—commonly known as “fracking”—is either the harbinger of a new era of plentiful, cheap, clean...

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IN WHOSE NAME ?
Lou Pingeot and Wolfgang Obenland - May 2014

Lou Pingeot and Wolfgang Obenland on R2P. A “peace dividend” was the big hope of many observers of international politics after the end of the Cold War. Envisioning a new era of human rights cooperation no longer...

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DEMOCRACY DISREGARDED
John Nichols - April 2014

By John Nichols – The United States of America is a beacon of opportunity, freedom, and democracy, values long enshrined in the hallowed document of the U.S. Constitution. Or so the story goes. The truth, on the...

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PROJECT OF THE POWERFUL
Ulrike Herrmann - April 2014

Ulrike Herrmann on Free Trade. Americans and Europeans are negotiating a free trade agreement called TTIP. But why? Trade is already flourishing. Meanwhile, the real barrier to trade is not being addressed: currency...

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TALKING LEFT STRATEGIES
An Interview with Bernd Riexinger, co-chair DIE LINKE - April 2014

An Interview with Bernd Riexinger – On May 28, the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office and Jacobin Magazine are hosting a public discussion on the future of the European Left between Bernd Riexinger,...

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RACISM WITHIN THE GREEK STATE APPARATUS
Dimitris Christopoulos et al. - March 2014

This study does not cover ultra-right political culture in Greece in a general way, nor even Golden Dawn per se, but poses a simpler question: How is to be explained that Golden Dawn is being treated by the State as another...

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CONTRACTING INSECURITY
Lou Pingeot - February 2014

By Lou Pingeot – The UN’s use of private military and security companies (PMSCs) is not a technical issue – it is a deeply political one. Although the UN has taken some steps to improve the selection and...

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ANALYZING TAFTA/TTIP
John Hilary - February 2014

By John Hilary – In his second term, President Obama has made trade a key issue on his agenda. He is pushing not one but two large-scale and potentially fateful free trade agreements (FTAs): the Trans-Pacific...

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SELF-DETERMINATION, NOT TERMINATION
Walter R. Echo-Hawk - January 2014

By Walter Echo-Hawk – Since the arrival of European settlers in what is now the United States, their relationship with American Indians has been characterized by expropriation, betrayal, and genocide. By the 20th...

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THE PARTIES OF THE LEFT IN EUROPE
Thilo Janssen - December 2013

An analysis in view of the European elections – by Thilo Janssen. In June 2012, it seemed that Alexis Tsipras and his leftist party SYRIZA might be able to win the parliamentary elections in Greece, and challenge...

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POLYLUX MARX
V. Bruschi, A. Muzzupappa, S. Nuss, A. Steckner, and I. Stützle - 2013

A “Capital” Workbook in Slides. There is no alternative: Margaret Thatcher’s words were something of a guiding principle for neoliberalism in recent decades. Whatever the ruling class imposed on the...

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DE BLASIO: TWO CITIES, ONE FUTURE
Ethan Earle on Bill de Blasio's Election - November 2013

By Ethan Earle – On November 5 in New York City, Bill de Blasio captured a stunning 73.3% of the mayoral vote with one of the most progressive platforms of a major party candidate in recent U.S. political...

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NEWS / EVENTS

MARX200: BEYOND SOCIAL DEMOCRACY AND COMMUNISM

Germany was not only the birthplace of Marx and Engels 200 years ago, but also the origin of strong working-class movements. While German socialists became dominant in the 2nd International before 1914, the year 1919 saw the split between Communism and Social Democracy—a political line that divided the country between 1949-1989, when West Germany considered itself a “social market economy”...
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MARX200: BEYOND SOCIAL DEMOCRACY AND COMMUNISM

Germany was not only the birthplace of Marx and Engels 200 years ago, but also the origin of strong working-class movements. While German socialists became dominant in the 2nd International before 1914, the year 1919 saw the split between Communism and Social Democracy—a political line that divided the country between 1949-1989, when West Germany considered itself a “social market economy” while East Germany built up a soviet-style planned economy.......
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