This year’s Left Forum, the largest annual leftist gathering in North America, will be taking place from June 2-4 in New York City. In support of alternative political visions from across North America and Europe, we’ll be hosting five panels this year on mapping the left in Europe and North America, feminist organizing, sanctuary cities, Karl Polanyi, and deep-sea mining. For our complete agenda, visit our website.
100 DAYS OF TRUMP
Ethan Young offers his clear-eyed analysis of the first months of the Trump regime by being as blunt as possible: "Any argument that this represents a continuation of even 'normal' Republican politics is belied by what we have thus far seen."
International leaders are gathering in New York City for the second round of negotiations on a UN treaty seeking to ban nuclear weapons. RLS–NYC is partnering again with the International Peace Bureau (IPB), the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), and others for a series of side events. Speakers include Jan van Aken (MdB, DIE LINKE). For details, please visit our website.
ROSA REMIX AUF DEUTSCH
Rosa Remix is now available in German! This unique collection of short essays provides a unique remix of Rosa’s work, carrying forward her indomitable spirit and invaluable political and economic theories for a new generation of activists and engaged citizens. Authors include Nancy Holmstrom, Bhaskar Sunkara, Richard D. Wolff, Kate Evans, Patrick Bond, and many more. Available for download on our website in German and English.
THURINGIA’S GOVERNOR RAMELOW VISITS THE US
As part of the official program of the delegation from Thuringia, our office hosted two joint meetings with Governor Bodo Ramelow (DIE LINKE): a discussion in Chicago on the current state of trade unions, and a meeting at our office in New York City. For photos, visit our Flickr page.
VOICES OF INDIGENOUS WOMEN LEADERS AT THE UN
From April 21-May 1, RLS–NYC and MADRE hosted a delegation of Indigenous women leaders from across the world to participate at the sixteenth edition of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. For photos, visit our Flickr page.
Read the delegation's joint statement to the Permanent Forum on our website.
CfP: AMERICA’S SEMINAL RED SCARE
The Russian Revolution is usually considered a watershed between the “long” 19th and the “short” 20th century. Events in Russia obviously had a tremendous impact on the United States as well. A conference at RLS–NYC from October 13-15, 2017 will try to shed light on the multiple perceptions of the Russian Revolution in the United States since 1917. We therefore invite scholars, whose research focuses on this topic, to submit paper proposals. For details, visit our website.