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Time in the program refer to Central European Summer Time, i.e. UTC+2.

Wednesday, june 9

technical introduction

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Thursday, june 10

18:00 – Opening Forum: Longing for a World of Solidarity

panel discussion

Fundamental change, System Change, {r}evolution towards a comprehensively solidary, friendly-free-peaceful world - this is our desire, endeavor, project, our determined longing facing the current conditions of structurally anchored domination, exploitation, exclusion, competition, indifference and destruction.
On the way, we always need a more precise understanding of why things cannot go on as they are now, where they should go and how, in what manners? In the opening event, we would like to draw a first excerpt of what System Change can mean from a global solidary, intersectional perspective with people who are connected to different emancipatory movements and projects in various places in the world.
But on the way to this other, solidary world, social movements have to fight headwinds again and again. For example, by insistent forces that want to defend the devastating status quo by all means. Or by right-wing actors who pretend that they want to change the system, but in fact pursue inhumane policies. And last but not least, COVID-19 has taken the wind out of the sails of many solidarity movements. 
How do we deal with these dangers and conditions? And what does this adverse and lengthy struggle for a world in solidarity do to us as movements and activists, also emotionally? From which experiences and observations do we draw strength and hope?
The opening forum would like to raise and outline questions that will be deepened in the course of the congress. 

with:

  • Jane Wangari, (Women in Exile, initiative of refugee women, Germany)
  • Dorothy Grace Guerrero (Global Justice Now, UK)
  • Alberto Acosta (activist, economist, author, Ecuador)
  • Nilüfer Koç (Kurdistan National Kongress)
  • Melissa Cardoza (feminist activist and author, Honduras)
  • Consejo Regional Indígena del Cauca (Indigenous Council of Cauca, Colombia)
  • Moderation: Tarek Shukrallah (political scientist and activist in the field of queer, migration and antiracist politics, Germany)

Friday, june 11

15:00 - Forum: Marginalized Perspectives in the System Change Debate

As the world undergoes one of its most complex crises in recent times, various movements for solidarity have in turn started gaining strength all around the globe. During this last year, the climate justice movement, Black Lives Matter, and the huge transnational feminist protests established important milestones for global solidarity worldwide. However, the power structures that shape this capitalist world still bear an hegemonic influence on activist efforts: mainstream concepts of revolution and system change are overwhelmingly based on European and North American ways of understanding and seeing the world. In this panel, we want to take a look at the overlooked aspects and gaps between perspectives which go unseen within and between social movements. Strategies of system change and global solidarity need to develop a common understanding of how to fight global power dynamics without marginalizing people and points of view from their political tactics and debates.

In this panel we will address the question of how transnational solidarity among global movements can look like. What methods and practices shape context-specific and intersectional struggles? How can these methods and practices help uncover ignored aspects in the debate that come from different positionalities? And how can feminist reflexivity help with this?

With two feminist organizations from Argentina and South Africa we want to debate how political global struggles emerge and develop strategies that function in solidarity while remaining detached from the hegemonic norm.

With:

18:00 – Forum: Global solidarity - what does it mean?

panel discussion

In left-wing concepts, solidarity is one of the most central terms and, at least in terms of its claim, the starting point for many actions. Solidarity is quickly pronounced, but theory and practice, declared intention and reality also quickly diverge. Why does the more precise meaning of solidarity often remain vague and elusive? How could our concept of solidarity be sharpened so that it at least less often remains just lip service?
What distinguishes a right-wing conception of solidarity from a truly emancipatory solidarity? And what is the "global" in solidarity? "Global" not only in the meaning worldwide, but also in the meaning all-encompassing, including all people and all areas, i.e. intersectional? What does that mean more concretely? And under what circumstances can it also be necessary to call for selective solidarity? Where then is the more precise boundary to an exclusive conception of solidarity?

This questions are discussed by

  • Nilüfer Koç , Kurdistan National Kongress
  • Tahir Della Tahir Della from Initiative Schwarzer Menschen in Deutschland (Initiative of Black People in Germany)
  • Sabine Hark, Professor and Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Women's and Gender Studies at the TU Berlin
  • Yusuf Serunkuma Kajura, Makarere University, columnist “The Observer” (Uganda)
  • Moderation: Uta Ruppert, Professor of Political Science and Political Sociology with a focus on Global South & Gender Studies at the Goethe University Frankfurt/M ical Science and political
20:30 – Film: Olla común (with discussion)

While the new constitution remains a long time coming, Covid-19 continues to keep a tight grip on Chile. Curfews are the order of the day. Many people cannot work. The social safety net is wide-meshed, the state confines itself to maintaining the status quo. The dream of a different Chile seems to be postponed; at the moment, for many it is simply a matter of getting fed. For months, self-organised street kitchens have been helping to feed the population - their name: „Ollas Comunes“. A small film team from Allende's International visited some of these Ollas Comunes in 2020. The interactive documentary follows the protagonists to the cooking pots, portrays how the grand gestures of the social uprising of October 2019 have turned into a daily practice of solidarity. Does the socialist awakening of Chile at the beginning of the 1970s perhaps even resonate here? Are street kitchens the social medium of the hour? Answers to these questions are provided by film clips, the makers of the documentary and the organisers of street kitchens.

20:30 – Book presentation: Classism in the left movement: Language Strategies or how to get the fist out of the pocket (with discussion)

Discussion and book presentation
with Anita Drexler and Richard Dietrich / Arslan Chulanov

Traditionally, the left movement advocates for a classless society and proclaims to represent the workers and all other oppressed and exploited. But why is it then that almost only white, academic men sit in the leadership circles of left parties and groups? Why are university structures recruited almost exclusively from the children of academics?

Why, despite growing social inequality, do workers worldwide increasingly vote for right-wing populists or not at all, instead of left-wing parties? Have the exploited lost awareness of their own dominated conditions? Are they resigned? Or are they to blame themselves? Why do many leftist leaflets and articles read like bachelor theses, full of foreign words and endlessly long sentences that exclude exactly those who are most affected? And why do many students from working-class and poor backgrounds fail to make their voices heard at higher educational institutions?

These are burning questions that we want to answer with you in this event and to which we want to discuss new approaches.

In April 2021, the anthology "Solidarisch gegen Klassismus"was published, edited by Francis Seeck and Brigitte Theißl, to which Anita Drexler and Richard Dietrich / Arslan Tschulanov also wrote respective contributions.

Saturday, june 12

10:00 – WS: different workshops
10:00 – WS: Rainforest and Human Rights Violations - Indonesia's Isolated Province of Papua

Workshop in English.

Indonesia's largest and easternmost province, West Papua, is home to the world's third largest rainforest. After the deforestation of the tropical rainforest in Sumatra and the largest in Borneo, Papua is now the focus of agricultural and mining megaprojects. Together with the destruction of the unique biodiversity, the indigenous inhabitants of Papua also face an existential threat.

What is the current situation in the province, which is now largely cut off from the Internet? How did it come about and what are the backgrounds? What kind of solidarity would be necessary to protect the rights of indigenous people and environmental activists? We hope to bring a lecturer and human rights defender from Papua virtually to the workshop.

Input and Moderation:
Paul Metsch – West Papua Network

10:00 – WS: Decolonize Conservation!

What colonialism has to do with nature conservation and what effects racist structures still have today in international nature conservation is what we want to work out together in an interactive workshop.

Speaker: Deborah Düring from Survival International

Deborah Düring studies peace and conflict research in Frankfurt a.M. and works for Survival International on the Decolonize Conservation campaign. The human rights organisation sees itself as a global movement for indigenous peoples, which fights for their survival in partnership with indigenous communities worldwide.

10:00 - WS: Excursions into the world society of solidarity

The "Future for All" congress in August 2020 brought together diverse global perspectives to think about how we want to live in 30 years and how we will get there. Nadine McNeil, a staff member at Konzeptwerk Neue Ökonomie and involved in the organisation of the congress, takes you on a digital excursion into a world of thought in which moments of a world society in solidarity appear. In the form of video snippets, we will meet four people who have interesting things to say about the question of how everything could become completely different and share our own perspectives on this. The focus is on strategies and approaches that make the vision of a worldwide socialisation beyond the state and capitalism concretely imaginable. Because the world cannot be saved without a plan to fundamentally change it. The workshop is offered by Nadine. Nadine works at Konzeptwerk Neue Ökonomie
and was involved in the organisation of theZukunft für alle("Future for All") congress. Workshop language: German

10:00 – WS: Where from, where to with the good knowledge?
On the (im)possibilities of solidarity-based research with and about social movements.

interactive workshop

In a participatory format, this workshop will discuss questions of the limits and possibilities of solidarity-based research from a scientific and activist perspective. What is the relationship between social movements and critical research? Are there productive synergies? Or does the mixing of these levels rather exclude emancipatory processes? What would be ways and possibilities of an alternative research, far away from privileged places like universities? Where and in which forms of collaboration can contributions to sustainable transformation best emerge?
Together with all interested parties, Matti Traußneck and Uta Ruppert, moderated by Radwa Khaled-Ibrahim, will discuss their thoughts, wishes and convictions regarding these complex questions. The workshop will be divided into smaller units, and everyone will get the opportunity to participate and exchange ideas.

With:
Matti Traußneck is a literature and political science researcher at the Philipps-University of Marburg and consultant of the Intersectional Black_PoC feminist archive in Marburg.
Uta Ruppert is Professor of Political Science and Political Sociology with a focus on Global South & Gender Studies at the Goethe University Frankfurt/M

Moderation:
Radwa Khaled-Ibrahim is a political scientist with a focus on politics in the Maghreb Mashreq and Gulf as well as a transnational feminist between Germany and Egypt. She is currently a lecturer at the Philipps University of Marburg and an advisor for critical emergency aid in medico international.

10:00 – Film: Radical Resilience (+ Gespräch)

Radical Resilience is a film for anyone involved in social or environmental change, that aims to spread awareness and encourage discussion about the effects of burnout within our movements, both individually and collectively. How sustainable are our movements? Do we gain strength from our activism or does it burn us out? Are our group dynamics supportive or are they sometimes draining? How do mechanisms of oppression and privilege play into it all? And how can we improve things and move towards a more caring, inclusive and resilient form of activism?? These are some of the questions explored in the film. After the film screening there will be space to talk about the themes from the film and how they relate to our own experience, and to share tools and strategies for resilience.

Film screening followed by discussion with filmteam.

11:00 - Film: In praise of freedom (with discussion)

Film presentation and discussion with the director Yango Fabián González

During several years when the director was not living on the continent where he was born, he spent his time asking himself and other people what freedom is. Knowing that he could not define it, he decided to live it. The film is an attempt at interpretation.
Workshop time: 11-12 o'clock

13:00 – Forum: Struggles for System Change - different conditions and potential connecting projects

panel discussion

In the face of blatant grievances, emancipatory forces worldwide are pushing for urgent concrete changes in the here and now, for example, currently with regard to massive, racist police violence, in the workers union struggles for good work for all or in the struggles for socio-ecological justice. At the same time, movements are building important grassroots structures of solidarity far from existing state structures. In both cases, the question arises: How can this become the starting point for a profound systemic change from below? What roles do powerful state structures play on the one hand, and grassroots democratic processes on the other, and how do emancipatory movements worldwide relate to “the state”? In exchange with activists from different global movement contexts, we would like to discuss these questions and talk about concrete practices, the different conditions, sharing and shared experiences, as well as (im-)possible coming, collective-connecting projects arising from them. And what does it take to turn the different concrete practices and experiences into a future shared project?  

With:

15:30 – WS: different workshops
15:30 – WS: How to stop a Pipeline – im Gespräch mit US-amerikanischen Gerechtigkeitsbewegungen

A growing movement has been building for years against the construction of the Line 3 tar sands oil pipeline in the north of the USA, and has announced an action of mass civil disobedience for the beginning of June. Line 3 is supposed to transport several million litres of oil a day from the Canadian tar sands across the entire continent, violating the treaty and sovereignty rights of the indigenous Anishinaabe. The "All Pipelines Leak" threatens not only the ecosystem around the Mississippi River, but also the drinking water supply of hundreds of thousands of people. At the same time, the construction companies' man camps bring violence and drugs to local communities, and militarised police forces protect the fossil fuel companies' profits with tanks and machine guns. So how does a social movement fight and win under these circumstances against neo-colonialism, patriarchy and police? Speakers from the climate-anarchist network Rising Tide North America, who are involved in the mass action Misiziibi Rising, will talk to Dorothee Häußermann and Daniel Hofinger about the current climate justice and social liberation struggles in Minnesota and the USA.

Workshop language: English

15:30 - WS: Internationalism in the agricultural sector: About forms of solidarity along the supply chain!

The times of subsistence farming are long gone, agricultural supply chains are becoming increasingly global and thus the associated social and environmental problems are also gaining in importance. But what can be done about the exploitation of workers and harvest workers, pesticide-contaminated soils and groundwater shortages? Turn your own consumption upside down, start a SoLaWi, raid supermarkets or simply become an agriculture minister or trade unionist? Together with you, we want to shed light on what internationalism in agricultural supply chains can look like and where the pitfalls of internationalist solidarity can lie. As an example, we want to show you the work of Interbrigadas in Cuba and Almería, but we also need your input!

15:30 - WS: Bring on the Good Life. Counter-designs to the Global Crisis!

We want to present the cyclically occurring crises as a fundamental to global capitalism as such. System Change not Climate Change" sums up what is already laid out in the political economy of Marx and Engels. Justice cannot be achieved through more products or better wages, it has to be mediated through a different access to nature and a different social organisation. In approaches such as post-growth or buen vivir, such alternatives are conceived. We show examples from Latin America and Germany of political practices of collective production, social ownership and self-organisation. Here, not only demands are made on politics and the economy, but options for action for a better life are developed. In doing so, we show what constitutes transnational solidarity for the Informationsbüro Nicaragua (Nicaragua Information Office).

15:30 – WS: Travel of the rich to the world of the poor is one of the modern forms of ancient colonialism
– Forward always - "weltwärts" never –

The first part of the workshop will recall some discussion threads (also in BUKO) from the 70s of the last century on the topic of traveling to countries of the Tricont: On the one hand, it was/is about the confrontation with mass tourism. On the other hand, it was also about vehement criticism of so-called "alternative" tourism. This also applies to the brigades to Nicaragua, to the many "well-intentioned" encounter trips, to project tourism - all this practiced (also) by solidarity groups.

Im zweiten Teil geht es um fundamentale Kritik am vom BMZ initiierten sogenannten „weltwärts“ – Programm, an dem sich auch viele Solidaritätsgruppen beteiligen. Der entwicklungspolitische Freiwilligendienst des BMZ richtet sich seit 2008 an junge Menschen zwischen 18 und 28 Jahren, die nach der Schule oder Ausbildung für 6 bis 24 Monate an Projekten in Entwicklungsländern mitarbeiten wollen. Das Ministerium hat es geschafft, ein Netz von über 200 „Entsende“organisationen zu schaffen, die – mit ziemlicher finanzieller Unterstützung – diese BMZ-Idee „bearbeiten“ und durchführen. Zur Kritik s.u.a.:  https://www.glokal.org/?s=weltwärts&id=m

The input ends with a short info about the Gira Zapatista. The Spanish "gira" means something like: Excursion, round trip, tour, world tour. - In October 2020 the Zapatistas (from Chiapas/Mexico) have announced that in the summer of 2021 they would travel with a large Zapatista delegation to Europe for the first time for several months, including a few weeks in Germany. They want to meet with groups and movements here and to accompany us here in our political practice. - More info under https://www.ya-basta-netz.org/

speaker: Andreas Schüßler (reichtumskritik.de)

15:30 - WS: Sharing money to abolish money? On Building Solidarity Economies in Social Movements

Solidarity Network is a network of affinity groups who share their money and revolutionary passion. We are convinced that we can better stand up for system change if we also care for each other emotionally and economically. At the same time, we believe that building relationships of solidarity is an important aspect of system change. In an input we will present our practice and share our reflections on how we can achieve system change. Afterwards, in a facilitated discussion, we will focus on the question of whether and how the idea can be extended beyond national borders and find ways in which global solidarity becomes materialistic.

18:00 – Forum: System Change, Climate Justice, Global Perspectives

interactive discussion

In the German-speaking climate movement, the term “system change” is a central point of reference. But how this is spelled out exactly and what it means for activist practice raises questions. What does this actually look like in other countries?
Do climate groups and activists there also refer to “system change”? What does system change mean to them and to what extent are system change and climate justice related from their point of view? How do they transfer a system-critical approach to their activism and strategies?

At the interactive event, we want to bring people from the international climate justice movement into conversation with each other – and also with the participants – about goals and strategies on the way to a climate-just system change. Last but not least, we want to talk about the importance, chances and challenges of transnational solidarity in the climate justice movement. The event will be held in English (with translation).

With:

  • Vishwas Satgar, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa and co-founder of the Climate Justice Charter Movement South Africa
  • Climáximo, climate justice group from Portugal
  • Moderation:: working group in BUKO: Gesellschaftliche Naturverhältnisse (Societal Relations with Nature)
20:30 – Film: RePresente - the future is ours
(with discussion)

"RePresente - the future is ours" (film 60 min., Spanish with German/English subtitles), followed by a discussion with members from the film collective ComPos, which produced the documentary. The documentary "RePresente - The Future is ours" portrays alternative social models of Argentina's social movements. They provide answers to the long-standing neoliberal policies in Argentina. It is a film about hope for a better future, about social alternatives that are being built and promoted by social movements. RePresente focuses especially on feminism, the movement of cooperatives and self-managed enterprises as well as ecological and solidarity agriculture. RePresente creates a space for voices, stories, but also images and dynamics of a world that inspires and sets impulses for a profound social critique. The protagonists of the film are part of social movements, organisations and struggles in Argentina. They are the ones who, day after day, build solidarity and community-oriented forms of living together as an alternative to the crisis-ridden system. The documentary is a collaboration between German and Argentinean alternative media collectives. It originated in the turbulent November days of 2018, when the G20 summit took place in Buenos Aires.


20:30 - Audio play: 2048 - Stories from a world of tomorrow (with discussion)

In the form of a collage, first-person narrators in the radio play report in many voices on their everyday lives in the year 2048. In this world, there is more time sovereignty, community, solidarity, self-determination, health and democracy. On the other hand, wage labour, competition, environmental damage, violence and war have decreased. But even in 2048, life is not without conflict. A contentious issue is the distribution of those socially necessary jobs that hardly anyone wants to do. Democracy continues to be exhausting. After listening to our radio play together, we "Audioutopistas", a group of activists, journalists and scientists, want to discuss our utopia 2048 with you.

Sunday, june 13

10:00 – WS: different workshops
10:00 – WS: An Eco-Feminist Radical Hope: Using Dimensions of Work for Green Economic Restructuring

This lecture draws from both green and feminist political economy to advocate for a unified conception of work, which is necessary for appropriate responses to climate change and post-COVID restructuring. I propose an analytic framework capturing different dimensions of work, such as conditions, character, aesthetic, scope, recognition, and reward. To explain these categories and their significance for policymaking, I use examples from Jonathan Lear’s book ‘Radical Hope’, which analyses the situation of the Crow people in Montana upon moving into the reservation, where their previous ways of life and work collapsed. I argue that making a distinction between different kinds of work is ultimately an expression of alienation that needs to be overcome to reach feminist and eco-socialist goals. Combining my framework with Lear’s concept of radical hope, I provide a language for envisioning work in a greener and fairer economy.

Speaker: Anna-Maria Köhnke is a PhD student in the Politics Department, University of Manchester.

10:00 – WS: The Smart City as a Cybernetic Project - Perspectives of Resistance to Digital Control Using the Example of the Protests against the Google Campus Berlin

The restructuring of cities into smart cities is a global trend. The term smart city describes the city as a cybernetic project. Digitalisation understood as an expression of cybernetic surveillance and control thus poses new challenges to social movements worldwide. After an introduction to the basic lines of cybernetics as an ideological driving force of digitalisation in general and in the context of smart cities, I want to discuss perspectives of resistance in digitally managed cities using the example of the protests against the Google campus. How could resistance become practical in everyday life? What perspectives of global reference and solidarity are there for the good life for all beyond cybernetic management and control?

10:00 – WS: What if nobody cared for capitalism? - Care relations between the imperial mode of living and transformations to solidarity

Would you also prefer to care for each other than caring for companies to make more and more profit at the expense of others? It is obvious that care can become the starting point for making our society more solidary, just and sustainable. And when if not now should the hour of a "care revolution" strike - when in times of COVID-19 everyone celebrates the hospital staff or new solidary networks of caring and helping emerge in neighbourhoods. But unfortunately the single mother doesn't notice any positive change, people in (health) care jobs only get a few words of thanks and the Care Revolution is still a long time coming. Why is that so and how can it be changed?
At the beginning of the workshop, we will give a brief introduction to the concept of "imperial mode of living", how this is reflected in the field of care and why nothing is changing despite growing awareness of the problem. This should help us for the joint discussion. Because after that, it's up to you: together we will collect what concretely stands in the way of a care revolution and where the leverage points for a solidarity-based transformation of care systems could be. And then we will also ask the big questions: To what extent can a solidarity-based system change come from a reorganisation of care relations? Where are the challenges? How do we get more care into the world?
organised by: Carla, I.L.A. collective; workshop language: German

10:00 - WS: System Change means industrial disarmament!

The mainstream of the eco-movement assumes that we can achieve ecological sustainability primarily through intelligent technology, a rapid expansion of renewable energies and market policy instruments. We ecosocialists consider this to be an illusion that has only the one purpose of distracting us from the real political question, namely: how do we build a society of solidarity on a much narrower resource base? Not only capitalism, but also industrial society is at stake. What is called for is not ecological reconstruction, but consistent deconstruction. The basis for this workshop is the book: https://rotpunktverlag.ch/buecher/das-marchen-vom-grunen-wachstum

With a commentary by Ulrich Brand on the Imperial Way of Life.

Referent: Bruno Kern studierte Theologie und Philosophie. Er arbeitet als selbstständiger Lektor, Übersetzer und Autor. Darüber hinaus ist er Gründungsmitglied der Initiative Ökosozialismus (2004) und des Netzwerks Ökosozialismus (2018).

Kommentator: Ulrich Brand, works in the field of international politics at the University of Vienna on social-ecological transformations and Latin America, among other topics. In 2020, he published the book "Post-Growth and Counter-Hegemony" and in 2017, together with Markus Wissen, the book "Imperiale Lebensweise".

10:00 – WS: European border externalisation and its consequences

As a transnational project of activists, journalists, translators, academics and anti-racist organisations, the Migration Control Network documents and produces critical knowledge about European migration control policies and their consequences for people on the move and local populations. In the first part of the workshop we will look at current developments of externalisation policies in North Africa, Sudan and the Sahel. In the second part, we will introduce Migration Control and report on our work, and then open the discussion - for exchange of experiences and questions, to win comrades-in-arms and to discuss the location of our project in the anti-racist movement.

Workshop by: Migration Control

11:00 – WS: Paro nacional en Colombia / Nationwide strike in Colombia

Discussion event with Colombia Campaign; Workshop time: 11-12 o'clock

Paro nacional en Colombia En Colombia sucede una masacre por parte del propio gobierno del país mientras el pueblo se manifiesta desde el 28 de abril de 2021 por el derecho a una vida digna. La gente reporta numerosos crímenes contra la humanidad en vivo por redes sociales mientras el gobierno censura en ellas. Hay soluciones para la crisis, pero falta de voluntad política por parte de los dirigentes. La Colombia Campaign le invita a informar sobre la situación actual y a debatir posibles contraestrategias con la audiencia. Para más información, véase su infopelícula COLOMBIA – democracia en peligro.

A massacre by the country's government is taking place in Colombia, while people have been demonstrating for the right to a dignified life since April 28, 2021. People are reporting live on social networks the numerous crimes against humanity while the government censors them. There are solutions to the crisis, but there is a lack of political will on the side of the leadership. The Colombia Campaign invites to report about the current situation and to discuss with the audience about possible counter strategies. For more info see their info movie Colombia – Democracy under siege.

13:00 – The BUKO-Future is unwritten –
Invitation to active participation in the BUKO

After the BUKO is before the BUKO? We do not know yet. After 6 years finally again a congress. A congress in new a form, a lot of trying out and a lot of experiences made. We want and have to use this break to reorganize BUKO:

The Bundeskoordination Internationalismus (BUKO) is one of the oldest grassroots networks in Germany and has changed again and again in the more than 40 years since its foundation. But it still relies on grassroots resistance, without paternalism and charity. Radically global, but undogmatic and diverse. Without association faction, but well networked. Known to many mainly through the BUKO congress, but there is more, such as the working group Societal Relations with Nature (AG GesNat). And there can be more. What BUKO has been so far, we will present at the beginning of the workshop. What BUKO should be and can become, we will all think about together. If you found BUKO39 exciting, but didn't know BUKO before, you are invited just as much as if you have already been to numerous BUKOs. We want to think about what a new internationalism can look like and what role BUKO can play in it.

Sei dabei, denn die BUKO ist was wir alle gemeinsam draus machen! Wir planen für auch ein – hoffentlich Präsenz – Treffen am 25. und 26.09. in Hamburg um an den Kongress anzuknüpfen und neue Projekte anzustoßen.

15:00 – Closing Forum: The Art of Organizing Hope

„I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.” – Angela Davis

Keynote: Ana Cecilia Dinerstein + discussion

The great plagues of the new globalized world order - caused by capitalism, (post-)colonialism, patriarchy and many others - are still haunting us today. But all over the world cracks and resistance are forming in the encrusted relations of domination and power. Wherever we become aware of the fine cracks in the segments of the "way forward - no alternative!", there is the possibility to test ourselves in the arts of the practice of an open future. Every crack and every crumbling segment offers the chance for another life, another planet. It is the open, in each of these cracks, in which a hope emerges to come closer to another possible world.

In the closing forum we want to talk together with Ana Cecilia Dinerstein about new futures, opening struggles and possibilities of a politics of global hope. What are the opportunities in political practices that help us overcome our fears in order to open up towards a hopeful global future? And what does a global politics of hope have to do with a "New Internationalism" for the 21st century? How can hope help us allow new connections and visions of society to emerge despite multifaceted conditions? We want to talk about our desire to make the existing boundaries between different movements more transcendable, to give us the courage and creativity to unlearn our most stubborn mistakes. In a world marked by violence and destruction, we want to answer the haunting calls of how we can set out in the here and now towards a different, hopeful global future.

The forum will be interactive, so all your creativity, passion and courage will be needed to participate in a hopeful transnational social movement for the 21st century! We are looking forward to a lively and passionate discussion with you!

Further informations to the (keynote-) speaker Ana Cecilia Dinerstein you can find here.

Further workshops are still in preparation. Stay tuned!