On January 11th, 2014, over 2000 people came together for the 19th Rosa Luxemburg Conference, celebrated as »Manifestation against Imperialist wars«, remembering the 100th anniversary of First World War. 

Saturday, 11th January 2014, URANIA, An der Urania, 10787 Berlin

Admittance at 10.00 a.m.
Analysis 1 from 11.00 a.m.

Manifestation against imperialist wars

1914-2014: European politics of German capital then and now
Jörg Kronauer, social scientist and freelance journalist

By order of the ruling class
Anders Kærgaard, whistleblower and dropout of secret service, Denmark

Africa as an object of neocolonial wars of order
Denis Goldberg, civil rights activist an companion of Nelson Mandela, South Africa


Panel discussion 1 from 13.00 h
Fourth estate and home front: How media facilitate wars


Karin Leukefeld, author of junge Welt
Freja Wedenborg, editor of the Danish daily Arbejderen
Anders Kærgaard, whistleblower and dropout of secret service, Denmark
Rainer Rupp, former high-ranking employee at NATO Headquarters, today author of junge Welt

Moderation: Rüdiger Göbel, deputy editor-in-chief of junge Welt


Analysis 2 from 14.30 h

Targets of imperialist wars
Michel Chossudovsky, Canadian professor of economics

From Belgrade to Damascus – From war to war
Zivadin Jovanovic, former foreign minister of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

Fight against war means fight against the logic of profit: Principles of a new peace movement
Maria do Socorro Gomes Coelho, President of the World Peace Council, Brazil


Panel discussion 2 from 17.30 h
How we can merge the fight against fascism, war and cuts in social services


Maria do Socorro Gomes Coelho, President of the World Peace Council, Brazil
Bernd Riexinger, chairman of Die Linke (the Left-wing Party)
Monty Schädel, political managing-director of German Peace Association – United War Resisters (DFG-VK)
Ulrich Schneider, General secretary of the International Federation of Resistance Fighters (FIR)

Moderation: Arnold Schölzel, editor-in-chief junge Welt


Evening program from 20.00 h
Songs against war


Erich Schmeckenbecher (Zupfgeigenhansel), German singer-songwriter
Grup Yorum, political music band from Turkey
Luis Galríto and António Hilário, Portuguese singer-songwriter in the tradition of Zeca Afonso
Strom & Wasser, acoustic Skapunkpolkarock


Moreover


Message from Mumia Abu-Jamal (journalist, political prisoner, USA) recited from his son Jamal Hart
Message from the Cuban Five, in the U.S. arrested Cuban heroes of freedom
Art exhibition »Against old state of mind and new wars« (Gruppe tendenzen Berlin)

Youth Forum from 14:00: Their wars at our cost: Youth in the eye of the military

Conference languages; English, Spanish, Danish, German (simultaneous translation)

Poster 2014

Plakat zur Rosa-Luxemburg-Konferenz 2014

Fotos 2014

Foto: Björn Kietzmann
Foto: Björn Kietzmann

Foto: Ivanna Rahm/Arbejderen
Foto: Ivanna Rahm/Arbejderen

Foto: Andreas Domma
Foto: Andreas Domma

Foto: Andreas Domma
Foto: Andreas Domma

Foto: Ivanna Rahm/Arbejderen
Foto: Ivanna Rahm/Arbejderen

Foto: Andreas Domma
Foto: Andreas Domma

Foto: Niels Sigaard/Arbejderen
Foto: Niels Sigaard/Arbejderen

Foto: Andreas Domma
Foto: Andreas Domma

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