Confronting Climate Change – Red-Green Transformation in Europe and globally

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International Transform conference in Copenhagen, Saturday, 16 March 2019

Venue:  HK Københavns lokaler, Svend Aukens Plads 11, 2300 Copenhagen S

The climate crisis calls for action. There is a focus on individual solutions, but we are in dire need of common ambitious political solutions to make a difference. Why do politicians lower ambitions and choose to obey the demands of the market? Why for example do they promote privatizations of our common goods such as energy and water, thereby losing the tools to strengthen the red and green transformation needed of our societies? This conference will seek to contribute to this debate and highlight the necessity for popular pressure and action from below.

9:30   Registration and coffee/tea etc.
10:00 Welcome
10:15-11:00 Ashok Subron, Mauritius, Founder and Spokesperson of Rezistans ek Alternativ – Red-Green Eco-Socialist – political movement of Mauritius. Programme Coordinator of the Center Alternative Research and Studies (CARES), responsible of the Annual Indian Ocean and Southern Africa International School of Ecology.
 In the name of life! An eco-socialist plea from the Small Islands and Ocean People
Ecological crisis, Anthropocene, product a systemic crisis, rooted in colonialism & DNA of capitalism. While political powers-structures, 24 years of COP failed, new waves of far right climate denialism rises, people from the Ocean and the South, cannot await another 20 years! An eco-socialist alternative, putting life first, is a survival imperative, for both south and north people.

11:00-11:45 Roland Kulke, Germany, Transform!europe coordinator
Ecological transition – why we need a pro-public reclaiming of the energy and climate policy
presentation in Copenhagen, Transform Denmark confernce, 16th March 2019

Social movements, unions and left policy groups need to come together in support of the new pro-public reclaiming of the energy and climate policy. Only a pro-public approach can establish the need for radical transformation and put decarbonisation back on track. We need to reject the investor- and market-based system and discuss what energy democracy means. The current system has failed us utterly. The next energy system must be one of solidarity and renewable energy. The usual appeal to “more ambition” will not help us. Only a system based on public control and social ownership of the energy production and distribution will enable us to reach the Paris Agreement targets.

11:45-12.00 Break
12:00-13:00 Questions and debate
13:00-14:00 Lunch

14:00-17:00 Parallel seminars on
1) Why the EU Cannot Save the Climate – a closer look at EU policies
2) Climate Change and Eco-socialism/Ecofeminism – finding answers in systemic alternatives  

Seminar 1: EU got to Change to Save the Climate – a closer look at EU policies Nanna Langevad Clifforth, NOAH – Researcher and campaigner with NOAH Friends of the Earth Denmark. Nanna works on EU policies and campaigns related to climate, agriculture and trade. Nanna is also a board member of Friends of the Earth Europe and part of climate grass roots movements the Climate Collective, Ende Gelände and Free the Soil.
The fight for climate justice is inherently about democracy and participation and in stark opposition to current policies
Nanna Clifforth presentation
False neoliberal solutions are dominating the approach to action on climate change. Climate and nature are increasingly commercialized through financialisation and off-setting with severe environmental, social and unjust consequences. The fight for climate justice is inherently about democracy and participation which is in stark opposition to current policies.  

Jens Holm, MP and MP and former MEP for Vänsterpartiet – the Swedish Left Party
Why climate must trump the market
A scrutiny of today´s neoliberal EU from a climate change perspective and launch of the political solutions needed for a European red-green left.
Member states forced to roll back environmental legislation, an EU Constitution/Lisbon treaty where state subsidies are banned by law, trade policy that permits corporations to sue environmentally ambitious states, neo-colonial trade policy; an EU where the market trumps the climate. It is time to change the premises for making politics in the European Union. Save the climate/planet must always be prioritized over market and corporative interests.

Manuela Kropp, Die Linke, Germany, and political advisor GUE/NGL (European Parliament): The European Union needs to increase its targets
Manuela presentation

The European Union needs to increase its targets for its energy and climate policy. The targets recently agreed upon are not sufficient to meet the two-degree target of the Paris Climate Agreement. This includes that the investments done by EU and Member States have to be directed to renewable energy sectors, including the transport sector. Otherwise we will end up with stranded assets which will cause high costs for the climate and the taxpayers.

Seminar 2: Climate Change and Eco-socialism/Ecofeminism – finding answers in systemic alternatives  

Josef Baum, economist and geographer, Austria.
Justice and equality as precondition for effective environmental and climate policy. Climate change and distribution – Basics for an eco-socialist narrative
Josef Baum presentation
 Concrete distribution issues are underexposed in the climate discourse.- When lower income groups are relatively more disadvantaged by different socioeconomic and socio-ecological inequalities, the burden for these groups will even increase when climate change continues. In a reverse conclusion overall impacts of climate policy are basically pro-poor, and can be augmented by specific (tax) structures.

Janna Aljets, Germany, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Brussels. Active in the climate justice movement, Germany, for many years, including press spokesperson of the campaign of mass actions of civil disobedience of Ende Gelände in 2017.
Fighting the Climate Crisis = Fighting for Global Justice, Gender Equality and for Radical Economic Transformation
Presentation

16:00-16:15: Coffee break
17:00-18:00: Panel conclusion and short round-up

Organizers:  Transform!Danmark – in cooperation with Transform!europe, Enhedslisten/the Red-Green Alliance, Afrika Kontakt, Solidaritet, NOAH Friends of the Earth Denmark, Det Ny Clarte, Nørrebro Park branch of Enhedslisten/RGA and others.

Fee for the conference is 100 kr. to be paid at the entrance.
Enroll by sending a mail to: kontakt@transformdanmark.dk

 

Lighed – hvorfor alle klarer sig bedre i mere lige samfund

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Offentligt møde om Lighed og ulighed torsdag den 31. januar kl. 19: 
Hvad er konsekvensen af øget ulighed?
Mødet holdes i Studiestrædet 24, stuen, København K (mødet er gratis og alle er velkomne).

Den økonomiske ulighed i Danmark er øget de sidste år.  Ønsker vi at fortsætte den udvikling, når

  • Ulige samfund er mere økonomiske ustabile end samfund med større lighed
  • Ulighed øger berigelses- og voldskriminalitet
  • Ulighed ødelægger tilliden, øger antallet af fysiske og mentale sygdomme, samt børnedødeligheden i alle samfundslag
  • Folk i mere lige samfund lever længere,  har bedre chancer for uddannelse uafhængigt af baggrund, og mere lige samfund er bedre til genbrug og affaldssortering.

Med udgangspunkt i bogen ”The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone” og den opfølgende forskning udgivet i ”The Inner Level”, holder Martin Wilkinson fra Equality Trust, England, oplæg. På Transform!Danmarks internationale konference i København i marts 2018, præsenterede vi for første gang den britiske Equality Trust, idet The Equality Trust’s Executive Director Wanda Wyporska talte på konferencen om den stigende ulighed I vores samfund.

Mødet foregår på engelsk.

Internationalt Transform-seminar om sociale kampe i kommuner – 29/11-18

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Torsdag den 29. november 2018 19:00
Verdenskulturcentret, Nørre Alle 7, Kbh N

Hvorfor er der ikke plads til min ko? el. min bil?

Deltagelse fra Napoli, Barcelona en Comú og TransNational Institute samt
BR-medlemmer fra København

Hvad rører der sig med rebel og transformative cities, med nyere sociale bevægelser i Europa

For some years a transnational movement of new municipalism has emerged in several European cities. “Fearless”, “rebel” or “transformative” cities with experiences in more democratic forms of municipality, or radical forms
of self-government, including new experiences in production, *urban commons* struggles against privatizations.

I København indtager fornyende grønne og røde bevægelser en stærk position, og de debatterer bl.a. styrkelse af lokalråd, måder at organisere borgeres indflydelse på og byplanlægning. Men hvilke muligheder for aktiviteter og
finansieringer råder de over og hvorledes forholder de sig til nye måder for indflydelse på lokalt og overordnet plan.

Vi har indbudt repræsentanter fra Napoli og Barcelona samt Transnational Institutes initiativ om transformative cities for at diskutere med BR-medlemmer fra København, for at fremlægge deres erfaringer med by-planlægning og udvikling samt sociale bevægelser. Hvorledes bruger de disse erfaringer i nye transnationale netværk. Hvorledes er borgerne involveret imellem valgene og hvorledes er kommunerne finansieret, herunder hvilke former for bygherrer.

Seminaret vil blive afholdt på engelsk.

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Offentligt møde om borgerløn – 11/10-18

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Er borgerløn/basic income er en god idé? Med et arbejdsmarked med stigende prækarisering – deltidsjobs, projektansættelser og vikariater og i det hele taget usikre ansættelsesforhold. Samtidig ser vi en teknologisk udvikling, der er ved at slå benene væk under os – og hvis robotterne overtager vores arbejde, hvad skal vi så leve af?

Vil der være arbejde til os alle sammen i fremtiden, eller skal vi indføre en borgerløn/basic income? Og hvis vi skal – hvordan skal den så se ud?

Det vil vi diskutere med et panel bestående af:

Annette Hjort Knudsen, Alternativet

Peter Westermann, SF

Ulf V. Olsen, Enhedslisten

Mødet foregår torsdag d. 11. oktober 2018 fra kl. 19.30 til 22.00 i Litteraturhaus, Møllegade 7, 2200 København N
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Arrangører: Enhedslisten Nørrebro og Transform!Danmark
https://www.transformdanmark.dk

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Offentligt møde med Boaventura de Sousa Santos – tirsdag den 3. april, kl. 20-22

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Mødet foregår i Studiestræde 24, st., København K, og er arrangeret af Solidaritet, Transform!Danmark, Enhedslistens Internationale Udvalg og EuropaPolitiske Udvalg.

Vær opmærksom på at mødet tidligere blev annonceret andetsteds.

Boaventura de Sousa Santos, sociolog fra Portugal, er en af vor tids største kritiske samfundstænkere. Han har beskæftiget sig med en bred række af problemstillinger sociale bevægelser, menneskerettigheder, indfødte, demokrati, venstrefløjen, globalisering og World Social Forum. Hans hovedsigte har været, hvorledes viden og erkendelse produceres globalt for at vise, hvilke potentialer der findes i det “globale syd”: hovedtemaet for den nye bog. Tidligere i år har han skrevet om venstrefløjens enhed og demokrati.

Mødet er i forbindelse med udgivelsen af hans nye bog “Erkendelser fra Syd – Retfærdighed mod vidensdrab” på Solidaritets forlag.

Global and Institutional Crises and Red-Green Alternatives – Conference 17 March 2018

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How to respond to the growing systemic crisis in Europe and globally? This is a combination of multiple crises – political, social, climate and environmental – requiring systemic alternatives. System criticism is not enough. The conference is a contribution to the debate on if and how to break with the capitalist system underlying the crises and to develop red and green alternatives?

The programme focuses on issues we have prioritized the previous years, and the public meetings we held last autumn on the fight against privatisation.

In addition to the plenary session with two speeches in the morning, we have two seminars in the afternoon: One on the fight against climate change and for ecosocialism and ecofeminism; the other about our common goods, which today are under attack from capital interests and privatization, and where popular movements and pressure from below contribute to create counter-movement and alternatives, for example in the form of de-privatisation.

With a good international panel, we hope to give the audience at the conference a unique opportunity to get new inspiration from the outside to the domestic debate and action.

Venue: HK København, Sven Aukens Plads 11, 2300 Copenhagen S

Price: 100 DKK, to be paid at the entrance.
This also covers lunch and refreshments
Registration: send email to kontakt@transformdanmark.dk

Program:
  9:30              Registration and coffee/tea etc.
10:00 – 10:15  Welcome
10:15 – 11:00  Urgency of an Ecosocialist Alternative. How to fill the gaps in emissions and in consciousness?
Daniel Tanuro, Belgium, author of ‘Green Capitalism: Why it can’t work’ and contributor to the book ‘Økosocialisme – fra systemkritik til alternativ’ (Solidaritet, 2015), ecosocialist and writer in La Gauche, certified agriculturalist.
There is an objective gap between the path of emissions reduction compatible with a 1.5°C temperature increase on the one hand, and the projections based on the Nationally determined contributions (NDC) on the other hand. There is also a huge subjective gap between the ecosocialist consciousness needed to break with the productivist logic of capitalism, on the one hand, and the alienated consciousness of the vast majority of the population, on the other hand. Bridging the first gap entails bridging the second. What strategy for ecosocialism?
Document

11:00 – 11:45 Alternatives to the ecological crisis, the food crises and the climate crisis
Elizabeth Mpofu, Zimbabwe, General Coordinator of La Via Campesina International.
How can we promote alternatives to the ecological, food and climate crises that we are experiencing today? Climate change crisis has led to a fall in productivity, affecting crop, and resulted in loss of livestock and peoples’ livelihoods especially for women and peasants,  indigenous, pastoralists, fisher folks and mountain farmers. Other questions that we again need to ask are how we can convince our policy makers to promote alternatives when the policy makers collude with funders of the Green Revolution for funding. These alternatives are premised on promoting sustainable agricultural practices such as agro ecology, food sovereignty and increased usage of indigenous seeds. How can we convince the urban consumers and younger generations to consume traditional foods? How do we promote and campaign for agro ecology that can reach out to our policy makers and other farmers?
Article in “Det Ny Clarté”
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11:45 – 12:00 Break
12:00 – 13:00 Questions and debate
13:00 – 14:00  Lunch

14:00 – 16:00 Parallel seminars on:
1)
To combat climate change – the role of ecosocialism and ecofeminism
2) Our common goods – reclaiming public services

Seminar 1: To combat climate change – the role of ecosocialism and ecofeminism

Ecofeminist views to confront the Anthropocene
Yayo Herrero,
Spain, Anthropologist, Director of FUHEM, Ecologistas en Acción
Humanity has reached the twenty-first century facing the material foundations that sustain life. This war against life is manifested in a systemic crisis (ecological, economic and social) that generates a deepening of the inequalities between people in all the axes of domination (class, gender, age, origin, etc.). The eco-dependence and interdependence are constitutive features of the human essence, but the notions of production, development and welfare have been built ignoring the insertion of the human species in a nature that has limits and hiding the vulnerability of human life.
Ecofeminism can help to shape a different perspective that gives light to invisible and undervalued aspects, but unavoidable if you want to start a transition before a more than likely collapse.

Document – in Spanish

The role of labour in the fight against climate change
Asbjørn Wahl, Norway, author and trade unionist, director of the Campaign for the Welfare state
Action to combat climate change will require major societal transformation. We have most of what is required in terms of technology, knowledge and competence to avert a climate disaster. What we lack is the social power to translate words into action. The role of organized labour will therefore be decisive. The climate struggle will have to be unified with the social struggle.
Presentation

Seminar 2: Our common goods – resisting privatization; reclaiming public services

Left politics and Commons-movements in Europe
Birgit Daiber,
Germany, author and publisher, Transform commons working group, The Common-Good-of-Humanity-Network
The impressive and rich diversity of commons initiatives all over the world can be seen as acts of resistance against exploitation of nature and people, or more specific: against
the continuous and ever-growing greed of reactionary politics and capital for privatisation of natural resources. It’s time to discuss strategies on European level: Commons as one dimension of initiatives to reclaim a social, ecological and democratic Europe.
Document

Our common goods – reclaiming public services
Wanda Wyporska,
Britain, Executive Director at The Equality Trust, campaigning organization working for greater equality
Access to and provision of public services play a key role in inequality, whether reducing or increasing the gaps in society. How the fragmentation of education, health and social security is affecting the UK and those who deliver these services.
The Equality Trust was launched in 2009 by Bill Kerry, Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett after the publishing of “The Spirit Level – Why Equality is Better for Everyone” (In Danish: “Lighed – Hvorfor alle klarer sig bedre i mere lige samfund”).
PresentationArticle in “Det Ny Clarté”(text)

Earth Incorporated: The impacts of trade and privatisation on nature
Nanna Langevad Clifforth
, Denmark, NOAH – Friends of the Earth Denmark
Nature, biodiversity and ecosystem functions are increasingly included in trade agreements as well as turned into aims of financialisation and off-setting with severe environmental and social consequences.
Presentation

16:00 – 16:15 Coffee break
16:15 – 17:00 Workshops and networking
The intention is to make workshops around each of the topics of the talks of the conference, and possibly build working groups for ongoing work on these issues.

17:00 – 18:00 Concluding debate in plenary between the speakers of the conference and the participants on the main topics of the day.

Organizers:  Transform!Danmark in cooperation with transform!europe, Enhedslisten/the Red-Green Alliance, Afrika Kontakt, Solidaritet, Det Ny Clarté, DiEM25-Copenhagen, Miljøbevægelsen NOAH (Friends of the Earth Denmark) and others.

AFPRIVATISERING AF VAND OG ANDRE FÆLLES GODER ?

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Debatmøder om: AFPRIVATISERING AF VAND OG ANDRE FÆLLES GODER ?
– lad ikke regeringen privatisere vores offentlige service

Debatmøderne er et indlæg til den danske diskussion om privatisering og afprivatisering og en præsentation af nyudgivelsen Reclaiming Public Service: How cities and citizens are turning back privatization af Satoko Kishimoto, koordinator af ”Public Alternative project” i Transnational Institute (TNI) i Amsterdam og forfatter til Reclaiming Public Water Network

Skanderborg
Tirsdag den 3. oktober, kl. 17 – 19
Sted: 3F’s lokaler
Villavej 4, 8660 Skanderborg

Fagligt panel: Satoko Kishimoto (TNI) og Henning Bo Madsen (NOAH Friends of the Earth)
Pjece fra Satoko
Præsentation fra Henning Bo Madsen
Spørgepanel: Louisa Bisgaard (Alternativet, Region Midt), Ole Juhl Jeppesen (SF-Skanderborg), Peter Kjær (Enhedslisten-Skanderborg)

København
Onsdag den 4. oktober, kl. 16 – 18 (mødetid senest 15.45)
Sted: Christiansborg, 1240 K

Fagligt panel: Satoko Kishimoto, Allan Weirup, Direktør for Danske Vandværker, Jesper Kiel, Enhedslisten, medlem af Kommunernes Landsforening
Spørgepanel: Karsten Hønge (MF, SF), Tue Tortzen (Enhedslisten-Hillerød), Palle Bendsen (NOAH Friends of the Earth), Jens Börjesson (Vänsterpartiet, Sverige, medlem af VP Malmø’s miljøudvalg)

Tilmelding nødvendig til mødet på Christiansborg senest den 3. oktober til: kontakt@transformdanmark.dk

Det er gratis at deltage. Videresend gerne denne invitation.

Arr.: Transform!Danmark, AfrikaKontakt, Solidaritet m.fl.

Vejledning til deltagere i mødet på Christianborg – husk tilmelding
I skal møde frem senest 15 minutter før planlagt mødestart ved besøgsindgangen til Folketinget. Det er den indgang som befinder sig under den store trappe i gården. Deltagerne skal gennem en kontrol svarende til i en lufthavn og de må derfor ikke have mistænkelig ting i deres bagage.
I afhentes samlet efter kontrollen – og går så i samlet flok til lokalet.
Ekstraordinært kan forsinkede gå til indgangen i Provianthuset og sende en sms til: 2782 3927. Når mødet er slut bliver alle samlet fulgt ud af Christiansborg igen.

Til debatmøder om privatisering – oktober 2017

Om PRIVATISERING – og alternativer
I august 2016 blev den regeringsbestilte McKinsey rapport om privatisering lækket.  Rapporten vurderer, at der kan spares millioner af kroner ved at privatisere vand, affaldshåndtering og varmeforsyning. Diskussionen kører stadig og regeringen har ikke skrinlagt planerne, selvom der er sået tvivl om både beregningsgrundlag, forudsætninger og den estimerede ”gevinst”.

Tirsdag den 21. november 2017 er der kommunalvalg. Det vil derfor være en fordel, hvis man kan sikre, at diskussionen om privatisering tages offentligt, så det ikke dikteres ovenfra. Modstanden mod privatisering skal komme fra bruger- og kommunalt niveau, da det er her de negative konsekvenser kan mærkes. Lokalpolitikere fra regeringspartierne er ikke interesseret i at tage diskussionen lige nu – det vil derfor være en fordel for os andre at inddrage dette tema i valgkampen.

Transnational Institute, Amsterdam, har gennemført en række undersøgelser af privatisering og afprivatisering i en række lande.  Mellem marts 2000 og marts 2015 har der været 235 sager, hvor vandforsyningen er taget tilbage til offentligt ejerskab og kontrol. Sagerne er fordelt på 37 lande og har haft indflydelse på mere ende 100 millioner menneskers vandforsyning. Resultaterne kan bl.a. læses i “Our public water future – The global experience with remunicipalisation”og i “Reclaiming Public Services: How cities and citizens are turning back privatisation”.
Mange lande, regioner og kommuner har på nuværende tidspunkt gjort sig dyrt købte erfaringer med privatisering i form af stigende priser, manglende gennemsigtighed med beslutninger, forringelse af arbejdsmiljø, manglende langsigtede investering og vedligeholdelse af installationer, samt manglende koordinering mellem sektorer og beslutninger mht. miljø- og klimatilpasning og vandforsyning/-afledning. Alt sammen med dyre løsninger og problemer som konsekvens.

I mange lande især i den vestlige verden har offentlig service, offentlige goder og forsyninger som vand, varme samt affaldshåndtering været under politisk pres om privatisering. I Europa er EU en motor for privatisering. Både Danmark og Euro-landene er under pres som følge af Finanspagten for at gennemføre besparelser, der gør privatisering til eneste alternativ til den offentlige service, der rammes af nedskæringer. Denne sparepolitik dikteres regioner og kommuner af Folketinget via budgetloven. Et yderligere pres for privatisering kommer via handelsaftaler som CETA, TISA og JEFTA.

Populism – a discussion on Latin American and European experiences

Transform!Danmark indbyder til offentligt debatmøde om:

POPULISME – erfaringer og diskussioner fra Latinamerika og Europa

(Populism – a discussion on Latin American and European experiences)

Mandag den 13. Februar, kl. 19.30

Sted: Enhedslisten, Studiestræde 24, 1, 1455 Kbh. K

Pris: gratis, Ingen tilmelding nødvendig

Baggrundsmateriale: IntroPopulism

Indledere:

· Erick Gonzalo Palomares, Mexican, political sciences. *Teaching at Aalborg University

· Óscar García Agustín, Associate professor at the Department of Culture and Global Studies at Aalborg University, Denmark

· Pelle Dragsted, Member of Parliament for Enhedslisten as from 2015

Mødet foregår på engelsk

Arr.: Transform!Danmark, Enhedslistens Latinamerikagruppe

POPULISME: et skældsord eller et politisk begreb?
I en verden i stigende grad styret af mediernes manipulationer ser vi hver dag ???populisme??? som et skældsord brugt mod oppositionen til (de) fremherskende neoliberale regimer. Dette uanset den politiske orientering i denne opposition, som et forsøg på at indkapsle denne for at efterlade os med det indtryk, at der ikke findes noget alternativ til ???den nødvendige politik???.

???Populisme??? er blevet et mærkat, der påklistres både det yderste højre og en progressiv, venstreorienteret politik, og bruges i et historisk tomrum.

I Latinamerika har der i lyset af de sidste 15 års progressive regeringer udspundet sig en fornyet diskussion om populisme, med teoretiske elementer, der har haft stor indflydelse på den efterfølgende diskussion i på det sydlige Europas venstrefløj. I Nordeuropa diskuteres venstrefløjen og ???populisme??? kun lidt, og der er brugt mere tid på historiske fortilfælde for højrefløjens iøjnefaldende fremgang, både i Europa og i USA.

Transform!Danmark vil med dette debatmøde tage hul på diskussionerne om populisme i Latinamerika, i Europa, Nord og Syd, om årsagerne til det ekstreme højres fremgang og udfordringer for venstrefløjen ??? for at stille spørgsmålet om, hvorledes den danske venstrefløj forholder sig hertil.

The panel, introductions:

* Erick Gonzalo Palomares R.

Mexican, political sciences. *Teaching at Aalborg University.

Ph.D. in Government and Public Administration from Universidad Complutense, Madrid. Master in Development, Innovation and Change, University of Bologna. Bachelor in International Relations, ITESO, México.

Has been working on public policy, elections, social movements and populism.

* Óscar García Agustín

Associate professor at the Department of Culture and Global Studies at Aalborg University, Denmark. With Christian Ydesen he has co-edited the book Post-Crisis Perspectives: The Common and its Powers (Peter Lang, 2013), and with Martin Bak Jørgensen he has co-edited Politics of Dissent (2015, Peter Lang) and Solidarity without Borders: Gramscian Perspectives on Migration and Civil Society (Pluto Press, 2016). He is author of Discurso y autonomía zapatista (Peter Lang, 2013) and Sociology of Discourse: From Institutions to Social Change (John Benjamins, 2015).

* Pelle Dragsted

Member of Parliament for Enhedslisten as from 2015; formerly working as political advisor for the parliamentary group, both in charge of activities with the press and international issues.

Has worked as assistance at daycare, and others. Bachelor in history and Spanish, and further studies in rethoric and communication.

Offentligt møde: Skal vi fortsat ommøblere velfærdsstaten til konkurrencestat?

Torsdag d. 24. november 2016 kl. 19.30-22.00. Literaturhaus, Møllegade 7, 2200 N.

Velfærdsstaten er under afvikling – eller måske rettere under ommøblering til en konkurrencestat.
Nogle ser udviklingen af konkurrencestaten som en uomgængelig nødvendighed, hvis vi skal kunne klare os på det globale marked. For andre er
konkurrencestaten et hadeobjekt. Men kan vi udvikle et politisk og økonomisk holdbart alternativ? Skal 30 timers arbejdsuge være et aktuelt mål?

Program:
Ove Kaj Pedersen, professor og forfatter til “Konkurrencestaten”. Om konkurrencestaten som den ny velfærdsstat (30 min.)
Per Bregengaard, medlem af Enhedslistens Politisk Økonomisk Udvalg. Om udvalgets arbejde med Enhedslistens produktionspolitik (10 min.)
Rune Lund, folketingsmedlem, Enhedslisten. Om Enhedslistens parlamentariske arbejde mod konkurrencestaten og for alternative veje (20 min.)
Diskussion mellem panel og deltagere om tema og oplæg

Arr. Enhedslisten: Afdelingerne på Nørrebro og Politisk Økonomisk Udvalg samt Transform!Danmark