Rosa Luxemburg Foundation: Difference between revisions

Reverted to revision 878390769 by RobbieIanMorrison (talk) (TW)
(Reverted to revision 878390769 by RobbieIanMorrison (talk) (TW))
| abbreviation = RLS
| formation = 1990
| status = [[Foundation (nonprofit)#Germany|Nonnon-profit foundation]]
| headquarters = [[Berlin]]
| leader_title = Chair
| leader_title2 = Executive director
| leader_name2 = [[Florian Weis]]
| main_organ = ''[[Luxemburg'' (magazine)|Luxemburg]]
| affiliations = [[The Left (Germany)|TheDie LeftLinke]]
| num_staff = 183 <small>''(2012)''</small>
| budget =
| website = {{url|http://www.rosalux.de/en|www.rosalux.de}}
}}
The '''Rosa Luxemburg Foundation''' ({{lang-de|Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung}}) named in recognition of [[Rosa Luxemburg]], occasionally referred to as '''Rosa-Lux''', is a transnational alternative policy group and educational institution, centered in [[Germany]] and affiliated to the [[democratic socialist]] [[Left Party (Germany)|Left Party]]. The foundation was established in [[Berlin]] in 1990 as the Social Analysis and Political Education Association.<ref>Carroll, William. 2014. “Alternative Policy Groups and Transnational Counter-Hegemonic Struggle.” Pp. 259-84 in Yıldız Atasoy (ed.) Global Economic Crisis and the Politics of Diversity. London & New York: Palgrave MacMillan</ref>
 
The '''Rosa Luxemburg Foundation''' ({{lang-de|Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung}}) named in recognition of [[Rosa Luxemburg]], occasionally referred to as '''Rosa-Lux''', is a transnational alternative policy group and educational institution, centered in [[Germany]] and affiliated to the [[democratic socialist]] [[Left Party (Germany)| Left Party]]. The foundation, which was established in [[Berlin]] in 1990 (originally as the "Social Analysis and Political Education Association").<ref>Carroll, William. 2014. “Alternative Policy Groups and Transnational Counter-Hegemonic Struggle.” Pp. 259-84 in Yıldız Atasoy (ed.) Global Economic Crisis and the Politics of Diversity. London & New York: Palgrave MacMillan</ref>
== Goals and activities ==
RosaLux’s mission is to engage productively with what it sees as a diverse, pluralistic and transnational political left and to help develop its transformative capacities.<ref>Carroll, William. 2014. “Alternative Policy Groups and Transnational Counter-Hegemonic Struggle.” Pp. 259-84 in Yıldız Atasoy (ed.) Global Economic Crisis and the Politics of Diversity. London & New York: Palgrave MacMillan</ref> To this end, the foundation's activities consists of two main tracks, namely general political education and academic/scientific work.
 
== Goals and activities Activities==
Through the Institute for Critical Social Analysis, RosaLux delivers critical research on neoliberal capitalism, produces analytic work on political strategy, policy and democratic socialist alternatives as well as work addressing injustices pertaining to gender, sexuality, race and nation.<ref>.http://rosalux.de/english/foundation/research-projects.html</ref>
RosaLux’s mission is to engage productively with what it sees as a diverse, pluralistic and transnational 'political leftleft’, and to help develop its transformative capacities.<ref>Carroll, William. 2014. “Alternative Policy Groups and Transnational Counter-Hegemonic Struggle.” Pp. 259-84 in Yıldız Atasoy (ed.) Global Economic Crisis and the Politics of Diversity. London & New York: Palgrave MacMillan</ref> To this end, the foundation's activities consists of two main tracks, namely: general political education and academic/scientific work.
 
Through the '''Institute for Critical Social Analysis''', RosaLux delivers critical research on neoliberal capitalism, produces analytic work on political strategy, policy and democratic socialist alternatives, as well as work addressing injustices pertaining to gender, sexuality, race and nation.<ref>.http://rosalux.de/english/foundation/research-projects.html</ref>
Through the Academy for Political Education, the foundation offers extensive programs of political education in the form of public conferences, seminars and workshops and provides courses for youth and adult learners on topics including economic literacy, gender inequalities, sustainable development and political communication. It engages social movements directly and through media such as its website, public events and through the production of informational materials such as pamphlets.<ref>http://www.rosalux.de/english/foundation/political-education.html</ref>
 
Through the '''Academy for Political Education,''' the foundation offers extensive programs of political education in the form of public conferences, seminars and workshops, and provides courses for youth and adult learners on topics including economic literacy, gender inequalities, sustainable development and political communication. It engages social movements directly and through media such as its website, public events and through the production of informational materials such as pamphlets.<ref>http://www.rosalux.de/english/foundation/political-education.html</ref>
ThroughFurther, through the '''Centre for International Dialogue and Cooperation''', it also engages and supports social movement groups and organizations in Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe and North America in the form of funding, as well as through seminars and conferences that are organized with local partners.<ref>http://www.rosalux.de/english/worldwide.html</ref>
 
While the foundation is centered in Germany, its transnational presence and reach is extensive, with 16 foreign offices supporting activities in more than 25 countries.<ref>Carroll, William. 2014. “Alternative Policy Groups and Transnational Counter-Hegemonic Struggle.” Pp. 259-84 in Yıldız Atasoy (ed.) Global Economic Crisis and the Politics of Diversity. London & New York: Palgrave MacMillan</ref>
 
== Controversy ==
In September 2014, the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and the Center for Development Studies at [[Birzeit University]] organized a conference entitled, "Alternatives to Neo-Liberal Development in the Occupied Palestinian Territories – Critical Perspectives",<ref name=RLF>{{cite web|title=Alternatives to Neo-Liberal Development in the Occupied Palestinian Territories – Critical Perspectives|url=https://www.facebook.com/rlfpal/posts/902387746456825|publisher=September 16 2014 at 5:26am|accessdate=28 September 2014}}</ref> but [[Left-wing politics|left-wing]] Israeli Haaretz journalist [[Amira Hass]] was asked by two Birzeit lecturers to leave on account of a rule against the presence of Israelis (which she judged to mean Israeli Jews).<ref name=Hass-Birzeit>{{cite news|last1=Hass|first1=Amira|title=When a Haaretz journalist was asked to leave a Palestinian university|url=http://www.haaretz.com/news/features/.premium-1.618007|accessdate=28 September 2014|publisher=haaretz.com}}</ref> She said that she had attended the university many times and had never heard of such a rule.<ref name=Hass-Birzeit/> The international conference's organizers were offended. The regional head of the Rosa Luxembourg Foundation Katja Hermann stated after the incident that she would not have agreed to hold the conference at Birzeit if she was aware of the policy.<ref name=Hass-Birzeit/> The university later issued thea followingstatement statement:that "The administration has nothing against the presence of the journalist Hass. The university as a national institution differentiates between friends and enemies of the Palestinian people [...] andpeople…and works with every person or institution that is against the occupation"."<ref name=Hass-Birzeit/> In a previous incident, Israeli anti-Zionist historian [[Ilan Pappé]] had been invited to deliver a lecture at Birzeit which was held off-campus, as not to infringe with the alleged ban on Israeli Jews.<ref>[http://www.algemeiner.com/2014/09/29/left-wing-israeli-journalist-justifies-her-own-exclusion-by-palestinians/ Left-Wing Israeli Journalist Justifies Her Own Exclusion by Palestinians, September 29, 2014] [[Algemeiner Journal]]</ref>
 
== See also ==
* [[Konrad Adenauer Foundation]] ([[Christian Democratic Union (Germany)|CDU]])
* [[Heinrich Böll Foundation]] ([[Alliance '90/The Greens|Greens]])
* [[Hanns Seidel Foundation]] ([[Christian Social Union of Bavaria|CSU]])
 
== References ==
{{reflistReflist|30em}}
 
== External links ==
* {{officialOfficial website|http://www.rosalux.de}} {{de icon}}
* [http://www.rosalux.eu Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Brussels Office]
 
== External links ==
* {{official website|http://www.rosalux.de}} {{de icon}}
* [http://www.rosalux.eu Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Brussels Office]
 
{{authorityAuthority control}}
[[Category:Political and economic think tanks based in Germany]]
[[Category:Political organisations in Germany]]