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  1. The absence of reconciliation
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Namibian-born Horst Kleinschmidt provides challenging observations and personal family history linked to the colonial era. Urging both Germany and German-speaking Namibians to confront their past honestly, he offers examples of apologies made in similar circumstances, and guidelines for reconciliation and redress.
  2. Age of Extremes
    The Short Twentieth Century 1914 - 1991

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1997
    A overview of the history of the years 1914 - 1991.
  3. Concerning Morocco
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1911
    The duty of Social Democracy is not to reassure public opinion, but to do the very reverse, to rouse it and warn it against the dangers lying dormant in it such adventures in international politics today. It is not enough for us to rely on the pacific intentions of some capitalist clique as a factor in achieving peace; we can only count on the resistance of the enlightened masses. By obeying the order to keep our peace, incidentally, we would be seen to be falling in with the wishes of the rulers of the Moroccan policy.
  4. The genocide in Namibia (1904-08) and its consequences
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    The repatriation of human remains more than a century after they were taken to Germany from Namibia has evoked painful memories of colonial wars in which primary African resistance was crushed, and genocide perpetrated (1904–08) in what was then the colony of German South West Africa.
  5. German denial of Herero genocide
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    The Germans’ inhuman treatment of the Namibian delegation is only the most recent in a long history of injustice and disrespect towards African peoples. It is more than time, writes Saunders Jumah, for Africans to stand together, demand fair and equal treatment according to international law, and refuse exploitation by anyone.
  6. German-Namibian denialism: How (not) to come to terms with the past
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Largely unnoticed by most Namibians, the local German-language daily Allgemeine Zeitung provides a forum for colonial apologetics. Reinhart Kössler and Henning Melber examine recent comments and readers’ letters in this newspaper, exposing the reactionary attitudes and privileging strategies that maintain the minority language as a barrier to national reconciliation.
  7. Germany and Genocide in Namibia
    Special Issue of Pambazuka News - #577 - March 2012

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2012
    Between 1904 and 1908 imperial Germany waged an atrocious and inhumane war of extermination against the Herero, Nama, Damara and San peoples in its former colony ‘German South West Africa’, now the Republic of Namibia.
  8. Germany: Confronting the colonial roots of racism
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    The Nazis didn't fall out of the sky, there is a deeper racist, xenophobic mindset in German history.
  9. Germany's African Genocide
    The Namibia Legacy

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    How outrageous, how heartbreaking, how truly grotesque! Windhoek City – the capital of Namibia – is, at one extreme full of flowers and Mediterranean-style villas, and at the other, it is nothing more than a tremendous slum without water or electricity.
  10. Germany's genocide in Namibia
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Germany, which has done commendable remembrance work about the Holocaust, seems to have forgotten or deliberately buried its violent colonial past. A past that hides the first genocide of the 20th century.
  11. Maji Maji Rebellion
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A violent African resistance to colonial rule in the German colony of Tanganyika.
  12. A Marxist History of the World part 62: The Scramble for Africa
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    The imperial competition to control Africa spawned a predatory colonialism of mines, plantations, and machine-guns and propelled humanity towards industrialised world war writes Neil Faulkner.
  13. Mass Action
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1911
    No party executive in the world can replace the mass of the party's own energy, and an organisation of a million which, at a great time and in the face of great tasks, would want to complain that it did not have the right leaders would prove its own shortcomings, because it would prove it has not understood the historical essence itself of the proletarian class struggle that consists in the proletarian masses not needing "leaders" in a bourgeois sense, that they are themselves leaders.
  14. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 17, 2017
    Collective Memory and Cultural Amnesia

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2017
    Our society is obsessed with the short-term present. It devalues memory and the past. But there are those who do remember, and who work to preserve and share our collective memory. But they have to contend with those of us who see historical memory as a way of contributing to the struggle for a different world. For us, knowledge of history is subversive, and remembering can be a form of resistance.
  15. The Penguin Atlas of World History - Vol. 1: From the Beginning to the Eve of the French Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1974
  16. The Penguin Atlas of World History - Vol. 2: From the French Revolution to the Present
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1978
  17. Return of stolen skulls by Germany to Namibia: Closure of a horrible chapter?
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    The Namibia-Germany case is being keenly observed by other African peoples and states with unresolved issues relating to the colonial era.
  18. The return of the Herero and Nama skulls: Coming to terms with a difficult history
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    In his analysis of the failure over more than two decades to deal with the genocide, Alfredo Tjiurimo Hengari looks at the changing attitudes of Namibia’s SWAPO-led government and the role of the Namibian media as well as Germany’s evasive political posturing.
  19. The Rosa Luxemburg Reader
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
    A definitive one-volume collection of Luxemburg's writings.
  20. The Scramble for Africa
    White Man's Conquest of the Dark Continent from 1876 to 1912

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2003
    Describes the brief vicious scramble by Europe's imperial powers to seize colonies throughout the continent of Africa. Pakenham strips the impresarios of imperialism of their veneer of Victorian heroism and reputations for statemanlike vision, to reveal them as men with bloated and often vicious egos.
  21. The significance of the repatriation of Namibian human skulls
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    In October 2011, the skulls of Namibian ancestors were returned to their country of origin.
  22. Skullduggery and necrophilia in colonial Namibia
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012

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