Lecture and Discussion

Democracy Lecture: Naomi Klein – The Decision: Capital versus Climate

Sun, Mar 22, 2015
6 pm

With simultaneous translation in German and English

Naomi Klein, © Kourosh Keshiri

"Our economic model is at war with life on earth." That is the core message of Canadian author and activist Naomi Klein (No Logo, The Shock Doctrine). Climate change has long since become an existential crisis for the human species. Only immediate action can head off catastrophe. It is a matter of nothing less than overcoming global capitalism and its guiding principle: growth at any price.

The decisive climate policy event of this decade is on the agenda, with the United Nations Climate Change Conference to take place in late 2015 in Paris. Yet politics and society remain mired in a state of collective disinterest. In times of terror and war, we risk losing sight of the central conflict of Western capitalist society: capital versus climate.

"Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik" is devoting its Democracy Lecture 2015 to this subject. The talk by Naomi Klein will be followed by short statements by Tadzio Müller and Luise Neumann-Cosel and an open discussion, moderated by "Blätter" coeditor Ulrich Brand.

Democracy Lecture of the"Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik" in cooperation with Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Kindly supported by:
S. Fischer Verlage

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