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Tag Archive 'Transformation'

“Lay Down the Arms!”

(Written for the WSF) Every single day, we are further brought to see that this demand is now over-ripe. The wars and conflicts in the Ukraine and around the Ukraine cause enormous pains and suffering. We are even unable to make this suffering and these pains audible within our societies. And still, we are unable […]

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Challenging Oligarchies

There are three consensual positions in the left-wing debate on degrowth in Germany . First, the current societal structures including those of production and consumption mean than growth in GDP is leading to increasing social, ecological and global problems. Second, a sustainable and just solution to these problems, built on the principles of solidarity and […]

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1. What is the problem? We need a comprehensive ecological and social transformation in order to avoid the collapse of civilization via widespread hunger and suffering.  Thus, we need a systemic approach to making monetary investments in many sectors of the society and economy:  food production, water supply, healthcare, education, housing, energy supply, energy demand […]

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Just Mobility

Crises create opportunities to set longrange goals for the future. A key question is that of urban mobility in a world in which the great majority of the world’s population will soon live in cities of over a million inhabitants, many of them in metropolitan conurbations. Broadly speaking, there are two possible alternatives: one, the […]

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“It is not the wind but the sail that determines the direction”. – Chinese proverb No Crisis Within the Crisis? Capitalism is in crisis – not in Russia, Mexico or Indonesia but globally and especially in its core. As in 1929, Wall Street became the crisis’s epicentre. It is indisputably the biggest economic and financial […]

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