Watch the full video with our guest, Alex Demirović , interviewed by Gerassimos Kouzelis (German only).
As humanity faces the catastrophic COVID-19 pandemic, unprecedented in recent times, the left internationally must address this crisis with both short and long term action, analysis and planning. We are active day by day, driven by the needs of our communitiesthis is already reshaping the way we do politics. We are building solidarity networks and launching campaigns to protect and work alongside the people that are hardest hit by the crisis. At the same time, we must think strategically and present alternatives for the future. There can be no going back to the vicious circle of austerity and poverty: We cannot allow the global reimposition of a failed system on the people. The radical left will pose alternatives to reinvent socialist politics for the 21st century: to build a new society that empowers and liberates us all.
Alex Demirović, studied philosophy and sociology in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). He is the author of several books on marxist state theory and democracy, economic democracy and on critical theory. Demirović is a Senior Fellow at the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, member of the scientific board of Attac Germany, of the Democratic Scholars, and of the Journal Prokla. Read here Alex Demirović's analysis on the current developments: Changing Course in the Crisis
Gerassimos Kouzelis, Professor of Epistemology and Sociology of Knowledge at the University of Athens. Kouzelis was born in Athens in 1953 and studied sociology, philosophy and political science at the universities of Marburg and Frankfurt. He has directed twenty research and intervention social programmes since 2010 and he was the director of the Institute of Educational Policy of Greece from 2015 to 2019.
Angelina Giannopoulou, facilitator of transform! europe
Wednesday, 22 April
Language: The interview will be conducted in German, simultaneous translation into English available.
transform! europe, the European network of political foundations and thinks tanks of the radical left, presents a series of interviews with left-wing thinkers to discuss these crucial issues and plan for the future we want to build.