Publication Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung (en) Annual Report 2018

News from the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, its boards and departments, funded projects and budget as well as the focus on "Marx200"

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Annual Reports

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June 2019

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“There’s never been so much Marx”. That was what a recent newspaper headline proclaimed, and we might have had something to do with that. The 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx set the tone for much of the foundation’s work in 2018, particularly that of the Institute for Critical Social Analysis. There was the big Marx200 congress in Berlin in May, five regional Marx conferences in Jena, Cologne, Stuttgart, Frankfurt and Leipzig, and countless seminars, workshops, and other educational and discussion events both throughout Germany and the world.

As an institution that seeks to foster critical analyses of contemporary capitalism and spark discussions addressing the path towards creating a contemporary form of democratic socialism, the double centenary was a welcome opportunity to re-discover Marx and demonstrate his significance for the democratic-socialist groundswell we are currently experiencing. [...]

This annual report seeks to provide you with an overview of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung’s work over the previous year. For us, it functions both as a summary of our work to date, and a source of motivation to keep going. We
want to both spark your curiosity and invite you to find our more about what we do and how you could work together with us in the future.

Contents

EDITORIAL

FOCUS: MARX200

  • On the Shoulders of Karl Marx
  • Multimedia Marx—The Web Portal
  • The Congress Marx200: Politics—Theory—Socialism
  • Marx200 around Germany
  • K is for Karl—A Series of Films by Paul Mason
  • Marx for Everyone!—Educational Materials for Beginners
  • A Classic in its Jubilee Year—Capital Reading Courses and the 11th Autumn School
  • Projects Supported by the RLS in 2018 as Part of Marx200
  • Publications Related to Marx200

INSTITUTE FOR CRITICAL SOCIAL ANALYSIS

  • Connective Class Politics
  • Fellows
  • New Authoritarianism and the Radical Right
  • “We Accuse!” —The Healthcare System on Trial
  • Luxemburg Lectures 2018

THE ACADEMY FOR POLITICAL EDUCATION

  • The Case is Not Closed!—Sentencing at the Munich NSU Trial
  • Shaping the Future through Leftist Professional Development
  • Local Politics: A Crash Course
  • In the Right(s): International Movements for Global Justice
  • A Society of Many Different Strenghts

THE HISTORICAL CENTRE FOR DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM

  • 100 Years of Revolution in Germany
  • 1968: A Global Awakening
  • 1938: The Year Before the War

THE RLS NETWORK ACROSS GERMANY

  • Baden-Württemberg: Political Academy for Young Activists
  • Bavaria: The Bavarian Revolution and the Bavarian Soviet Republic of 1918/19
  • Berlin: The Red-Red-Green Coalition and its Housing Policy: Taking Stock
  • Brandenburg: Structural Transformation in Lusatia
  • Bremen: City/Data/Explosion
  • Hamburg: Strategies for Combating Anti-Feminism
  • Hesse: Authoritarianism and Resistance in Turkey
  • Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: The Role of the Judiciary in the Munich NSU Trial
  • Lower Saxony: “Actively Impeding”
  • North Rhine-Westphalia: Democracy in Germany: Anniversary Celebrations
  • Rhineland-Palatinate: Black History Month
  • Saarland: Bye-Bye, Glyphosate
  • Saxony: Grand Opening—Postcolonial Goods
  • Saxony-Anhalt: The Expulsion of the Bauhaus from Dessau in 1932
  • Schleswig-Holstein: Working Hours 4.0—My Life, My Time
  • Thuringia: #r2g – Taking Stock and Looking Forward

THE CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL DIALOGUE AND COOPERATION

  • Looking at the Relations of Production in Agriculture
  • Social and Transformative Justice
  • Why Government Austerity Policies Hit Women Twice as Hard
  • Connecting Resistance Movements
  • The Foundation's New Office in Prague
  • Working in a Rapidly Changing Environment
  • Our International Offices

FUNDED PROJECTS

THE SCHOLARSHIP DEPARTMENT

Experiments in Education
Capitalism and Natural Destruction
Affiliate Lecturers

  • POLITICAL COMMUNICATION
  • The New English-Language Website
  • Fair Work for Freelancers
  • Selected Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Publications
  • DISPATCHES FROM THE ROSA-LUXEMBURG-STIFTUNG
  • What Are We Doing This For?—Thoughts on the Direction of the Foundation's Activities
  • New Building Takes Shape
  • Removal of Zamość Rosa Luxemburg Memorial Plaque
  • Learning on the Road—Educational Tours with the RLS Regional Foundations
  • A Master of Dialectical Analysis—Remembering Dietmar Wittich (1943–2018)
  • “Stay True to Yourself and Be Cheerful ...”—On the Passing of Annelies Laschitza (1934–2018)
  • The Subsidiary Foundations
  • An Important Force in Urban and Architectural Policy

HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT

COMMITTEES

  • Meeting of the General Assembly
  • Members of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung
  • Executive Board Sets New Priorities
  • Members of the Executive Board
  • The Academic Advisory Board
  • Members of the Academic Advisory Board
  • Discussion Groups

ORGANIZATIONAL CHART

FOUNDATION BUDGET

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