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CONFRONT NEOLIBERALISM WITH FEMINIST CLIMATE JUSTICE APPROACHES TO END THE CLIMATE CRISIS

CONFRONT NEOLIBERALISM WITH FEMINIST CLIMATE JUSTICE APPROACHES TO END THE CLIMATE CRISIS

By SUSAN NAKACWA and FAITH LUMONYA As people around the world recognised and celebrated World Environment Day 2021 we wondered why efforts to address the climate crisis are not yielding any major victories. We believe that the missing link in ongoing climate actions is the non-recognition that climate change is a social issue. Climate action must be linked to the social justice struggle and center those ...

Political Presentation of Batwa Minority in Burundi

Political Presentation of Batwa Minority in Burundi

This paper by Richard Ntakirutimana, a human rights scholar and advocate, draws attention particularly to the political inclusion of the Batwa, as Burundi's “First People’’. The Batwa are indigenous peoples originally populating the forests in the Great Lakes region of Africa but who have gradually lost their traditional lands through a combination of a long process of forced evictions in the name of development and ...

Rosa Luxemburg: A Central European Revolutionary

Rosa Luxemburg: A Central European Revolutionary

Rosa Luxemburg (1871, Zamość, Poland–1919, Berlin, Germany) is one of the most fascinating and imposing revolutionary figures in modern European history and, at the same time, one of the most discussed to date. Her friends and adversaries emphasize the penetrating acuity of her intelligence, her great willpower, her lively and impatient temperament, her strong combative nature, and her great moral rigour. She was ...

East Africa: Voices of Resistance

East Africa: Voices of Resistance

COVID-19 photo series: Capturing the forgotten narratives The COVID‑19 pandemic and its aftermath is creating a deep shock on the African continent, with different implications for men and women. Women are serving on the frontlines against COVID‑19, and the impact of the crisis on women is stark. Women face compounding burdens: they are over-represented working in health systems, often continue to do the majority ...

Success Stories of Struggles

Success Stories of Struggles

“In 2018, the Africa Unit of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung and the respective regional offices on the African continent initiated a period of reflection which led to the objective of producing a collection of stories inspired by the success of local groups and individuals in fighting for peoples’ access to, and control of, common goods (commons). It is this reflection that led to this publication. The volume contains s ...

“Kavazi (2014 – 2019): Jukwaa la kujifunzia, udadisi na mijadala”

“Kavazi (2014 – 2019): Jukwaa la kujifunzia, udadisi na mijadala”

Kavazi la Mwalimu Nyerere (NRC) lilianzishwa mwaka 2014 kama mradi huru uliokuwa chini ya Tume ya Sayansi na Teknolojia (COSTECH). Malengo ya NRC yalikuwa ni kutengeneza makavazi yatakayo tumika kwa ajili ya kutunzia nyaraka na machapisho mbalimbali yaliyokuwa yanapatikana wakati wa utekelezaji wa mradi wa uandishi wa Wasifu wa Mwalimu Nyerere (Mwalimu Nyerere Biography), na pia kuyafanya machapisho hayo yaweze kuwa ...

“DEVELOPMENT AS REBELLION: A BIOGRAPHY OF JULIUS NYERERE” IS OUT!

“DEVELOPMENT AS REBELLION: A BIOGRAPHY OF JULIUS NYERERE” IS OUT!

The Mwalimu Nyerere Biography (Titled: “Development as Rebellion: A Biography of Julius Nyerere”) is the product of the Mwalimu Nyerere Biography project of the Nyerere Resource Center (NRC). This project was established in 2014 as a semi-autonomous unit under the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH). The project was established as a social science research project to research on and write the fir ...

INTELLECTUAL HISTORIES IN POLITICAL  DISCOURSES IN EASTERN AFRICA

INTELLECTUAL HISTORIES IN POLITICAL DISCOURSES IN EASTERN AFRICA

The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation has commenced a three-year research project on the Intellectual Histories in Political Discourses in Eastern Africa. The research proposes to construct such a historical narrative by tracing the history of ideas and concepts that came to occupy both the dominant and subordinate politics since independence. The working hypothesis at this stage is that the history of ideas facilitates the ...

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