Geopolitics

Climate Catastrophe, Inequality, Exploitation - I'm Having a Crisis

Why is the world the way it is? In the following you'll find an introduction to selected socio-ecological crises. It highlights the connections between the climate crisis, the ecological crisis, gender relations, abundance, privileges and unjust global power relations. You will learn about the connections between capitalism and historically evolved global structures of exploitation.

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Free Trade: Alternatives, Actors and Resistance

Modern world trade has its roots in colonialism and is determined by the economic interests of powerful governments and transnational corporations. Free trade is a trade policy that is supposed to bring more growth and prosperity for everyone involved. But who really benefits from it and at what cost? We examine how and why free trade came about, how trade could be made fairer and highlight movements that oppose the current world trade order.

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Development: A North-South Debate

In the name of aid, progress, growth, empowerment or sustainability, development has always had the sense of being something "good" or "positive". But poverty and inequality are outcomes of the systematic and unequal integration of "poorer" countries into the global economic structures. Learn more about this with a timeline of western development politics, its criticism and movements fighting for alternative concepts to improve and change the world.

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Bild von Weltkarte im Hintergrund. Schiff aus Kolonialzeiten mit Pfeil auf modernem Containerschiff und Bild von Faus die Widerstände Symbolosiert

Food Sovereignity: Good Food for All

Anyone who deals with the topic of agriculture and climate will realize that agriculture is both the cause and the victim of the climate crisis. However, agriculture cannot simply be abolished or replaced. But can it be made more climate-resistant and climate-friendly?

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The Power of Maps - More Than Just a Mirror of Reality!

Maps are not only found in the atlas at school and on Google Maps. Whether political maps, world maps on the climate crisis or to determine a position in the sea rescue: Maps influence our reality! In this article you will learn about the origin of maps and what is important to consider when using them. Test your knowledge in our crossword puzzle!

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What's Going on in Colombia?

The conflict in Colombia has established itself as the longest and one of the most complex armed conflicts in the world. Since colonial times, the country's history has been marked by violence, a racist violence that has led to extreme inequality in the distribution of wealth. This inequality in Colombia persists to this day and is a central point in the numerous violent clashes.

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G20 Summit - Profit and Protest

Heads of state and presidents of the most powerful industrial countries and emerging economies enjoy complete privacy at regular G20 summits, where they meet to negotiate economic interests. But the guest list is exclusive: poorer countries and representatives from social movements are not invited. In this four-minute video, learn about the backdrop of the G20 summit in Hamburg, which took place in the summer of 2017.

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Climate related damage and loss - and who pays for it?

The effects of climate change are already being felt today. How do we deal with these problems and the associated losses that climate change is already causing - and will cause even more dramatically in the future?

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The Uranium Atlas

Uranium mining mostly takes place on the land of indigenous peoples in the Global South and poses extreme risks to the environment and to people’s health. Nuclear power is extremely costly, and scientists are still unsure about how to store radioactive waste. The Uranium Atlas provides an overview of data and facts that are important to answer questions about Uranium.

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"We will rise, or we will burn!"

Does the future lie with climate crisis or climate justice? You decide! We are in the midst of a crisis of justice caused by capitalism and colonialism. This double-sided world map shows how existing inequality continues to grow on a planet that has warmed by three degrees, as well as the struggles responding to this inequality.

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The New Silk Roads

With the Belt and Road Initiative, BRI for short, China wants to reactivate and further develop the historic Silk Road. This initiative is about reviving the Eurasian economic area. The main goal is to develop infrastructure for the trade routes, create trade relations and strengthen a network of key cities. Find out more in this short explanatory video.

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Grafik: Man sieht Berge, Straßen und ein Notizblick auf dem BRI steht.