Panel discussions and workshops will run from Friday to Sunday from 10-12, 1-3 and 4-6 p.m There will be lunch breaks and lots of opportunities to exchange best practices and a chance to network. All work and no play? There will be time for laughter and fun during the evenings, with cultural and musical events.
- Police and justice system against movements engaged against mega projects, panel discussion with Dieter Reicherter, Martin Moog (NO TAV), Holger Isabelle Jänicke and other guest speakers. Various movements engaged against mega projects have experienced massive police actions and are prosecuted by the justice system. We want to bring together experiences, analyse the functioning of repression and discuss counter strategies.
- From Runway-West to Gorleben, social/environmental movements as an element of emancipation. An illustrated presentation by Michael Wilk, with a digression into the practice of current state governance strategies (e.g mediation procedures).
- Hasankeyf – Dam project in Southeastern Turkey, speech by Ercan Ayboga, international speaker of the Initiative to Save Hasankeyf, which has been fighting against the destructive Ilisu Dam in Turkish Kurdistan since 2006. He brought about the initiative and contributed to the withdrawal of the 2009 export credit guarantee. Ercan Ayoboga is an hydraulich engineer and has spent most of his life in Germany.
- Waste incineration – the chronic population poisoning. – The future and complete circular economy. Workshop with Jochen Schaaf / Christian Jooß. Incineration not only eliminates precious raw materials, it also poisons air and water and it produces a huge amount of poisonous slag on a daily basis. Only a complete circular economy can avoid waste creation and guarantee a better planet for future generations. We will also be discussing if this scenario is even possible within the current economic system.
- Nuclear energy in the EU: plans, positions, opposition. Workshop with Regine Richter, “urgewald” group. 28 EU member states: 28 different takes on nuclear energy, from resolute opponents to enthused supporters. Overview of participants, positions, planned projects and opposition in different countries.
- Unnecessary capitalism: projects like Stuttgart 21 are not ‘unnecessary’, ‘foolish’ or ‘too expensive’. These projects do not exist because of incapable politicians, amateurish engineers or greedy speculators. They exist because everybody does what is sensible in terms of capitalism: workshop with Lothar Galow-Bergemann.
- Water and energy privatisation in Germany, Europe and worldwide - workshop
with Barbara Kern, Jens Loewe und Ulrich Jochimsen, Wasserforum Stuttgart
- Burying CO 2? CCS, the Trojan horse of the coal purchaser: masked as green projects coal power plants are supposed to prevent the turnaround in energy policy. They cause a gigantic problem of final storage. The European Union intends to press billion tonnes of CO 2 each year. Regions and countries are fighting against it. Workshop with Martina Herzog-Witten, who has got a degree in agricultural studies, and Christfried Lenz from the citizens’ initiative “Kein CO2-Endlager Altmark”.
- Emancipatory ascpects of protest - workshop
Right to the town halls, right to the cities: The workshop aims at working out common features and a linking of movements based on an emancipatory and non-parliamentary self-conception. With Tina Fritsche and Annette Ohme-Reinicke.
- Do movements and parties have contradicting goals? - panel discussion
What do parties want? They want to enter into government, they want power. This is their inner logic. What do movements want? They want to achieve their individual goals – against the government, against the power. Can their inner logic be summarized with: No power for anyone? With Jens Löwe, Paolo Prieri (NO TAV), Volkan (Turkey) and Daniel (NDDL).
- Anti-nuclear panel discussion: better active than radioactive! Results and perspectives of the movement - panel discussion
Nuclear power plants are useless mega projects jeopardising the public good.The international fusion reactor ITER planned in the Rhone Valley is such a mega project.Nuclear energy opponents talk about the threat of ITER as well as the success and possibilities of the longstanding resistance movement. With Michael Wilk (AKU Wiesbaden), Peter Moritz (in contact with Indian groups against nuclear energy), Cécile Lecomte (activist), Tomoko A. (in contact with Japanease groups against nuclear energy), Jean Paul Lacote (Alsace nature) and Wolfgang Sternstein
- Will big projects of infrastructure overcome the crisis? The hidden dangers of Europe 2020 project bond initiative - workshop
The European Commission and the European Investment Bank have launched the Europe 2020 project bond initiative - an innovative financing instrument supporting the planning of big infrastructures vital to Europe. This is supposed to help Europe overcome the crisis. Workshop with Presidio Europa No Tav, No Tunnel Tav Firenze, Re:Common, Counter Balance, Urgewald.
First Nations of America – their worldview and life in harmony with nature - speech with Osvaldo Calle Quinones
Within 200 years whites managed to plunge the entire manhood into the abyss. For thousands of years the First Nations of America have been living following rules and conceptions preserving men and nature. Isn‘t it time that we get development assistance from them?
- Time for anger: we have to do everything on our own. We aim to achieve a society built upon solidarity and social justice. To achieve this goal some might say we need a social revolution. Accepted. Workshop with Jutta Ditfurth.
- We would like to present the idea of an environmental trade union, Workshop with Christoph Jooß and other guest speakers. The environmental movement was able to achieve a lot. But so far it could not stop the impending climate catastrophy. To become more powerful, it must overcome the present fragmentation and speperation from the labor movement, it needs to take a society changing direction and must act internationally. That is the only possiblity we have against the main contributor of the global environmental crisis: the international banks and companies.
- Mechanisms of mega projects - workshop
The main focus of the workshop is to present the similarities and differences between current mega projects. The participants of the workshop will try to analyse the differences and similiarities. With Roland Morlock, Engineers against Stuttgart 21
- Puplic Relations in view of public private partnership – workshop
Press relations in view of public private partnership through the example of the partial privatisation of the BWB (Berliner Wasserbetriebe). With Ulrike von Wiesenau.
- Tour de Natur – workshop
- Une solution révolution? – panel discussion
Possible ways of protest, political activities and actions to build another society. With Michael Wilk (Anarchist), Cécile Lecomte (Activist), Volker Lösch (Artist), Siri Keil (Recht auf Stadt Hamburg), Jutta Ditfurth (publicist), Ercan Ayboga (journalist)
- Trade Unions and the protest of Taksim - workshop
Mehmet Calli talks about the background of the protests, the construction projects on the Taksim square and the role of the trade unions.
- Financial and economical crisis: an analysis - workshop
The leftists want to invest in social fields to stimulate financial growth. Tomasz Konicz seeks to expose the systematic reasons of the crisis and puts the euro crisis into a historical and global context. The esclating crisis processes will thereby be understood as a consequence of the contradictions inherent in the capitalist mode of production, leading to completely different answers and perspectives. With Tomasz Konicz
Protestant churches and mega projects -workshopwith Eberhard Dietrich and Friedrich Gehrung
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