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Transatlantic Left Voices

The “Freedom” They Mean: On the Protests in Ottawa

An assessment by Stefan Liebich, Fellow of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung New York Office. “It is high time that these illegal and dangerous activities stop,” said Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. On Friday, February 18, the clearing out began. Police informed downtown Ottawa squatters* in their trucks that they would have to go home or […]

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Transatlantic Left Voices

The Left Must Demand an End to Vaccine Inequality

One of the most effective ways to address critical vaccine shortages would be to use existing World Trade Organization rules to carve out a patent exception to COVID vaccines. This would allow drug companies in the Global South and elsewhere to produce generic versions of the most effective vaccines for local and regional use. Unfortunately, powerful interests are lobbying hard against such a waiver, and intellectual property restrictions on vaccine manufacture are threatening global efforts to fight the pandemic.

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United Nations

Video: Visions for a Just and Transformative Recovery

Watch the video from our first official UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF) side event: Visions for a Just and Transformative Recovery with Tetet Lauron, Johannes Grün (Brot für die Welt), Kate Donald (CESR), Wardarina (APWLD) and Dunja Krause  (UNRISD). More about the event here.

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Global Solidarity

Unpacking the COVID-19 Labor Shortage

It appears that that after more than a year of economic turmoil and job losses, some workers are finding that employers are competing to recruit them with better compensation and job quality, and prospective employees have a slightly more capacity to hold out for better jobs. The labor market’s improved offerings might seem to conservatives like an undeserved reward for the jobless, but they actually reflect a small advantage for labor.

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Global Solidarity

On the Precipice: A Progressive Agenda in the Biden Era

On the eve of the inauguration of Joe Biden, we at Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung – New York commissioned a series of reports on key political issues. We wanted to hear how experts feel the Biden administration might address these issues and better understand how receptive the incoming administration is to a progressive agenda, and know on what issues progressives will have to continue to put pressure. You can read the complete series below.

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Global Solidarity

Bidenfreude: COVID-19 in the Post-Trump U.S.

But this year’s COVID-19 outbreak alerted the world of a nation’s identity turned inside-out like a smelly sock. Rome wasn’t built in a day, but the U.S.’s nearly as fast a fall, however part of a longue durée decline from the its peak as a center of capital, should flabbergast even the sharpest of radical observers. For even a Biden administration may prove no prophylaxis for the COVID-19 outbreak and American decline overall.

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Transatlantic Left Voices

Invisible: Sex Work and Mutual Aid During COVID-19

A wild assortment of boxes and bags are spread out on my living room floor. I stumble over them as I walk through to the kitchen to turn off the screaming tea kettle. After my tea is made I settle into my place among the harm reduction supplies: needles, Narcan, five types of condoms I […]

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Global Solidarity

Video—Rising Together: Addressing the Shadow Pandemic in the Time of COVID-19

MADRE and Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (RLS-NYC Office) present an online roundtable series entitled: “Rising Together: Addressing the Shadow Pandemic in the Time of COVID-19.” This series will consist of two online roundtables that explore how women and girls, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, migrants, refugees and other marginalized communities have responded to this crisis. The COVID-19 […]

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Global Solidarity

Ghana Responds to the Coronavirus

Demolishing homes of poor residents in Accra while under lockdown, tells us all we need to know about the Ghanaian state’s treatment of working class people.

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