The left and migration: How to converge the common struggles between migrants, non-migrants and national minorities?
Public seminar, Brussels, 29-30 Mai 2013more ►
Seminar, Frankfurt/Oder, 19-21 June 2013more ►
Public event, Vienna, 4 July 2013, 18:00 - 20:00more ►
Conference, Vienna, 3-6 July 2013more ►
Vernissage, Brussels, European Parliament, 9 July 2013, 19:00more ► all Events ►
Alter Summit, Athens, 7-9 June 2013
From the Alter Summit website: On June 7th and 8th, we invite all European movements and organizations to the Alter Summit in Athens. This event will be organized with the Greek social movement with the support of civil society organizations, trade unions, NGOs, political and cultural personalities from all around Europe.
Winners and losers in the German energy transition: myths, lies and arguments
The German energy transition (‘Energiewende’) is under attack. 2012 saw the installation of nearly of 7.6 gigawatts solar power generation capacity – a huge amount, to be sure, which could supply some two million medium-sized households. This should of course be good news, because the fossil fuels that still supply the lion’s share of our electricity are the main culprits behind today’s rapidly changing climate. In addition: they’re likely to run out in the not-so-distant future. At the same time, a large majority of Germans strongly rejects nuclear power – for good reason (remember Fukushima?). It would seem that the Energiewende couldn’t move along fast enough.
Energy policy and ressources extractivism. RLS seminar and workshop at the World Social Forum in Tunis
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Conflicts centred on resources and the effects of production and life models that are increasingly energy and resource intensive were central issues at the World Social Forum from the very start. At the same time, the problems have become more serious over past years: resources are becoming scarcer, human-caused climate change as a consequence of emissions is taking on ever greater political importance, the approaches of a Green Economy make new resource groups important. Only in recent years did the European Union formulate firm political strategies that should, above all, ensure safe (and affordable) access to resources. At the same time, the high world market prices for resources allow progressive governments, particularly in Latin America, to create some room for manoeuvre as regards distribution.
By Marc Walenta, November 2012 (German)more ►
Reader with thesis papers of the seminar in Tunis, March 2013, zusammengestellt von Marlis Gensler (English and French)more ►