Our world is in trouble: exploding social inequality, a broken economy, climate catastrophe, and the rise of right-wing authoritarianism pose existential threats to civilization as we know it. Capitalism, whether of the protectionist or the globalized variety, has failed, and it is becoming abundantly clear that real answers to the burning questions of the future must be democratic and socialist.
Due to the interconnected and global nature of all of these issues, no solution can succeed on the national level alone. To combat the pandemic, solve the climate crisis, restructure the economy, and build a better future, the Left in all of its diversity must rediscover and reinvent internationalism—as both a political framework for understanding capitalism and a strategy to transform it. The Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung seeks to contribute to this rediscovery and reinvention with this dossier by opening spaces for debate and exchange across the international Left and developing ideas for how we can build global solidarity in the twenty-first century.