Category: Grassroots Struggles

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 ...

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 ...

WAVUJAJASHO DHIDI YA SOKO HURIA

WAVUJAJASHO DHIDI YA SOKO HURIA

(Swahili below) From the early 1970s, the capitalist system changed and started taking the free market face. Free market capitalism was introduced to rob power, authority, resources, and profits from the hands of workers and put them in the hands of capitalists. Every respite for the workers through free social services was removed and put in the hands of capitalists. But workers have not agreed with this system th ...

THE KENYA SOCIALIST

THE KENYA SOCIALIST

The Ukombozi Library "The Kenya Socialist” seeks to promote socialist ideas and socialist world outlook.  The magazine provides the missing socialist perspective on issues of continental interest and is committed to supporting people’s resistance to capitalism. The magazine aims to promote democratic socialist idea, offer solidarity to working class, peasants and other working people and communities in their ...

MAKING FARMER MANAGED SEED SYSTEMS WORK

MAKING FARMER MANAGED SEED SYSTEMS WORK

A COMPARATIVE STUDY BETWEEN TANZANIA AND INDIA Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung / TOAM / TABIO, 2019 Author: Shalini Bhutani  This publication aims to generate a better understanding over the seed landscapes in Tanzania and in India. It compares the concepts, policies, actors and existing strategies over seed systems in these two countries. Findings show that Farmer-managed seed systems cannot run on their own without ...

UKIMGUSA MWANAMKE, UMEGUSA JABALI: MREJESHO WA TAMASHA LA TUZUNGUMZE FILAMU

UKIMGUSA MWANAMKE, UMEGUSA JABALI: MREJESHO WA TAMASHA LA TUZUNGUMZE FILAMU

Published by SAUTI YA UJAMAA Lengo la Jukwaa hili ni kuendeleza nadharia na mapambano ya kupigania Ujamaa na Umajumui wa Afrika. Siku zote, na popote tunapokuwa, tunasimama upande wa wavujajasho. Tunaupinga ubepari katika sura zake zote (ubeberu, uliberali mamboleo n.k ) pamoja na mifumo mingine kandamizi inayostawisha ubepari (mfumo dume, ubaguzi wa rangi, ukabila, udini, ukaburu wa kiumri n.k ). Tunapamba ...

USING THE SUSTAINABILITY SCHOOL AS A TOOL FOR SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION: A CASE OF UGANDA'S OIL REGION

USING THE SUSTAINABILITY SCHOOL AS A TOOL FOR SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION: A CASE OF UGANDA’S OIL REGION

Allan Kalangi | May 2018 This article is an analysis of the factors that lead to the positive impact and spill over of community driven approaches to empowering communities facing negative consequences of hosting large land based investments in their localities. The article locates the Sustainability School approach in the global sustainable development agenda and the foundation of these approaches in scholarly wo ...

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