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THE CONSCIENCE OF CLOTHING

Documentary film project of Cambodian garment industry

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IS IT FAIR?

Documentary film project of Cambodian garment industry

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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”.

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"Nothing is more precious than independence and freedom" - Ho Chi Minh's legacy 50 years after his death

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the death of Ho Chi Minh, the RLS SEA looks back on the legacy of the man who is still omnipresent in Vietnam.

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❓What exactly is feminism? 👉Ultimately, there might be as many different feminisms as there feminists. Yet feminism, at its core, enables a solidary relation to one another and a proximity between struggles, which, at first glance, may seem quite distant from each other indeed. 👉In light of this fact, we asked womxn from different contexts to tell us what feminism means to them. Why do they call themselves feminists—or why not? What are their specific struggles? Where do feminists part ways and where do they converge? -------- 📌Full publication: http://bit.ly/diversity-on-common-ground -------- #feminism #political #diversity #politics #leftpolitics #socialjustice #rlssea #rlshanoi

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➡️The nuclear industry is scrambling to deliver a so-called “fourth generation reactor” while using the climate crisis as an excuse to expand nuclear power. However, there are faster, significantly cheaper and far less dangerous options. 👉A massive expansion of nuclear power plants would dramatically increase the existing safety risks and the inventory of nuclear waste, and would be an economic disaster for the respective countries. In addition, expansion of nuclear energy would worsen its carbon footprint: like coal or crude oil, uranium must be extracted from the earth. The high-yield uranium deposits are already mostly depleted, making the development of new mines increasingly energy-intensive. The lower the grade of uranium ore, the higher the energy expenditure and the carbon footprint per kilogram. Why make ever larger investments in nuclear power when wind and solar energy are already far cheaper to produce? 👉For almost 70 years, the nuclear industry has been highly subsidized and has never been able to stand on its own two feet economically. From cleaning up the damage caused by uranium mining, to routine operations to decommissioning and final storage of nuclear waste, the industry has neither calculated the real costs of its activities nor has it adequately disclosed its financial condition. Viewed as an essential component of the construction of nuclear weapons and the maintenance of nuclear submarine fleets, the nuclear power industry has always been a steady recipient of generous state subsidies. 📚: http://bit.ly/the-myth-of-climate-friendly-energy --------- #rlssea #rlshanoi #climate #climatejustice #eco #ecology #ecological #uranium #nuclearpower #nuclear

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🤜Make no excuse and fight to change the world! --------- #quote #quoteoftheday #feminism #socialjustice #MalalaYousafzai #rlssea #rlshanoi