Party politics at the precipice: Lützerath, politics and capitalism – Discussion with Peter Bierl and Valeria Bruschi

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Species extinction, soil erosion, poisoning of drinking water, littering of the oceans and climate change. The earth is changing so seriously that large areas are becoming uninhabitable due to heat, extreme weather events or shrinking soil yields. As a result, the lives of many people, especially in the global South, are at stake.

Nevertheless, local politicians have allowed Lützerath to be dredged. Have the SPD, the Greens, the CDU and the FDP not yet grasped the extent of the ecological crisis, despite mass protests? Is it because political authorities lack the necessary determination to implement a Green New Deal? Peter Bierl from the group Left Ecological Association (LEA) will discuss why such explanations are insufficient, what the capitalist logic is all about and what could be done to counter it.

Moderation: Valeria Bruschi

Peter Bierl is a freelance journalist and author, who lives near Munich. His most recent publications are “Unmenschlichkeit als Programm” (2022), “Die Legende von den Strippenziehern. Verschwörungsdenken im Zeitalter des Wassermanns” (2021), “Die Revolution ist großartig – Was Rosa Luxemburg uns heute noch zu sagen hat” (2020) and “Einmaleins der Kapitalismusk” (2018). He has also published a contribution on right-wing positions on ecology in the anthology “Das Klima des Kapitals” (2022).

Valeria Bruschi is co-editor of the anthology “Das Klima des Kapitals” (2022), lecturer in German as a second language and active member of the Left Ecological Association (LEA).

Date: Thursday, 23 March 2023
Time: 7:30 pm
Venue: Sputnik Bookshop, Charlottenstraße 28, Potsdam

The event is organised in cooperation with Bündnis Solidarisches Potsdam and the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation Brandenburg.

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