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Rosa Luxemburg at 150

The Eternal Rose: Rosa Luxemburg

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IS IT FAIR?

Documentary film project of Cambodian garment industry

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The most revolutionary thing one can do is always to proclaim loudly what is happening.

Rosa Luxemburg

Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung

Fighting for a Fair Society

The Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung is one of the six major political foundations in the Federal Republic of Germany, tasked primarily with conducting political education for progressive social development both at home and abroad. The Stiftung is closely linked to the German Left Party, Die Linke. Since its founding in 1990, the Stiftung’s work has adhered to the legacy of its namesake, German socialist leader Rosa Luxemburg, and seeks to represent critical thinking and democratic socialism with an unwavering internationalist focus.

The Hanoi office of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Southeast Asia embraces a mission of supporting the transformation of countries such as Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar into participatory, socially just, and ecologically sustainable societies. The RLS SEA Regional Representative Office in Hanoi opened its doors in April 2009 and currently cooperates with around 15 partner organizations, including academic institutions, universities, non-governmental organizations, think tanks, government institutions, and parliaments.

Our mission in Southeast Asia

Social Justice

Global economic growth is accompanied by a widening income gap and increasing social inequality. We support our partners working against this development.

Social­-Ecological Trans­formation

We foster spaces to discuss alternative development models and promote ideas for a socially just and ecological transformation.

Inter­national Dialogue

We believe in a multilateral problem-solving approach and support our partners to participate in regional and international forums.

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Publications

This section features our most recent as well as older publications addressing relevant and pressing issues in the Mekong Delta.

Our motto is

“(S)he who writes, remains”.

Must read

Laborers’ Plight - Cambodia: Stories of the Ordinary Labor 2020

In our collaborative program with Cambodian Center for Independent Media, we illustrate incidents and problems encountered by the workers, by having them speak up for their own. The authority and employers are also interviewed for their sides of the stories, and their responses accordingly.

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First Russia, then Germany. Released from her prison cell as the German empire collapses, Rosa rushes to Berlin to form the Communist Party. Amid mass protests and the formation of workers and soldiers councils, she is torn between caution and the need to push hard for a break with the old order. After a failed uprising, she is arrested and murdered. But her vision of what a workers’ revolution means lives on. Let's watch the third episode of "R for Rosa, the ideas of Rosa Luxemburg" and let us know your thought on the comment section! 👉Link in bio

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Will EVFTA Help to Increase Real Wages for Vietnamese Workers? The European Union-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), effective on 1 August 2020, is one of the first two “new-generation” free trade agreements (FTAs) that Vietnam has joined. EVFTA promises to bring many benefits to Vietnam across areas ranging from trade, services, and investment to intellectual property, public procurement, labour, and the environment, among others. According to the Ministry of Planning and Investment, wages of Vietnamese workers will be approximately one percent higher in foreign direct investment (FDI) enterprises than in domestic firms. Even if the forecast of social benefits is a modest one, can a three percent wage increase by 2025 be achieved as expected? This is a question that should be studied thoroughly in order for policy-making to achieve the predicted benefits from EVFTA in practice. Link in bio Photo: ILO/Aaron Santos

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"Without Revolutionary theory, there can be no Revolutionary Movement". _ Vladimir Ilyich Lenin _ _________ "Không có lý thuyết cách mạng, sẽ không thể có phong trào cách mạng". _Vladimir Ilyich Lenin _