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Capitalism's Deadly Threat

Yearbook 2021

Capitalism’s Deadly Threat

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transform! 2021 looks at capitalism’s impact on the world ecosystem through global warming and the current pandemic and the concomitant economic crisis, with their effects on logistics and borders, the structure of work, healthcare systems, European integration, geopolitical power relations, and gender relations and the economic status of women – but at the same time the breaches in neoliberal hegemony and the growth of system-critical thinking, with new labour-organising approaches and even a new socialist sensibility in the US.

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Capitalism’s Deadly Threat

transform! 2021 looks at capitalism’s impact on the world ecosystem through global warming and the current pandemic and the concomitant economic crisis, with their effects on logistics and borders, the structure of work, healthcare systems, European integration, geopolitical power relations, and gender relations and the economic status of women – but at the same time the breaches in neoliberal hegemony and the growth of system-critical thinking, with new labour-organising approaches and even a new socialist sensibility in the US.

transform! 2021 is the seventh of an annual series reporting on and analysing European and world political and social developments.

transform! europe is a network of 39 organisations from 23 European countries, active in the areas of political education and critical social analysis.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface

  • Walter Baier, Eric Canepa, Haris Golemis: Capitalism’s Deadly Threat

In Memoriam

  • Ingar Solty: The Global Left, Marxism, and Democratic Socialism: Remembering Leo Panitch (1945-2020)

Europe

  • Walter Baier: The State of the Union: On the Eve of the Conference on the Future of Europe

Capitalism’s Ecological Crisis and Radical Left Alternatives

  • John Bellamy Foster: The Planetary Rift Interviewed by Haris Golemis
  • Birgit Mahnkopf: On the Political Economy of the Ecological Crisis
  • Teppo Eskelinen: Climate Change and Capitalist Development
  • Nadja Charaby and KatjaVoigt: The UN Climate Summits: Not a Solution to the Climate Crisis – But it is Important to be There
  • David Adler and Pawel Wargan: The EU’s Green Deal and the Betrayal of a Generation: A Strategy to Fight Back
  • Kateřina Konečná: Sleepwalking from One Crisis to the Next
  • Oguz Turkyilmaz: Proposals for a Democratic Energy Programme in Turkey

Politics and Everyday Life Under the Pandemic

  • Maria Karamessini: The Covid-19 Crisis and Socio-Economic
  • Disruption in Europe: Threats and Challenges for Labour Guamán, Guillermo Murcia López, and José Miguel
  • Sánchez Ocaña: The Coronavirus, Working People, and Precarity: Challenges for an Exit Based on Labour
  • Roland Kulke: A Left Perspective on the Economics of the Corona Crisis 200
  • Ursula Huws: Reaping the Whirlwind: Digitalisation, Restructuring, and Mobilisation in the Covid Crisis
  • Amelia Martinez-Lobo and Andrea Peniche: The Pandemic Crisis and Its Impact on Women’s Lives
  • Joanna Bourke: Pandemics and Domestic Violence
  • Sandro Mezzadra: Testing Borders: Covid-19 and the Management of (Im)mobility
  • Monika Mokre: Covid and the Unequal Distribution of Vulnerability
  • Fabian Fajnwaks: Contemporary Forms of the Death Drive in Pandemic Capitalism
  • Kevin Biderman, Eleanor Dare, Laura Gordon, Eleni Ikoniadou, Matt Lewis, Joseph Pochodzaj, Cecilia Wee, and Dylan Yamada-Rice: Exercises in Exorcism – Ways of Healing (Through) Art Education

Country Reports

  • Ethan Young: US Politics in Freefall
  • Dimitris Psarras: Golden Dawn: The Rise and Fall of a Nazi Gang
  • Asger Hougaard: Something Rotten in the State of Denmark? New Lessons and Old Problems for the Movements and Political Parties
  • Michael Chessum: Corbynism’s Demise: A Warning from the Brexit Moment

Anniversaries

  • Luciana Castellina: 2021: 100 Years From the Founding of the Italian Communist Party – Ten Years After the Passing of Lucio Magri
  • Walter Baier: The Constitution and Class Struggle: On the 100th Anniversary of Austria’s Federal Constitutional Law
  • Milena Gegios and Dimitris Kousouris: Histories of the Greek Revolution: The Political Framing of a National Anniversary

The Marxist-Christian Dialogue

  • Bernhard Callebaut: Catholics and the Economy: Pope Francis’s Narrative and the Challenges for Today’s Economy
  • Karl-Helmut Lechner: To Differ and Learn From Each Other – A Marxist Voice on the Social Encyclical ‘Fratelli tutti’

English edition published in the UK in 2021 by The Merlin Press
Central Books Building
Freshwater Road
London RM8 1RX
www.merlinpress.co.uk

transform! europe EUPF, Square de Meeûs 25, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Partially financed through a subsidy from the European Parliament.

ISSN 1865-3480
ISBN 978-0-85036-770-6
Printed in the UK by Imprint Digital, Exeter

David Adler
Walter Baier
Kevin Biderman
Joanna Bourke
Bernhard Callebaut
Eric Canepa
Luciana Castellina
Nadja Charaby
Michael Chessum
Eleonor Dare
Teppo Eskelinen
Fabian Fajnwaks
John Bellamy Foster
Milena Gegios
Haris Golemis
Laura Gordon
Adoración Guamán
Asger Hougaard
Ursula Huws
Eleni Ikoniadou
Maria Karamessini
Katerˇina Konecˇná
Dimitris Kousouris
Roland Kulke
Karl-Helmut Lechner
Matt Lewis
Birgit Mahnkopf
Amelia Martínez-Lobo
Sandro Mezzadra
Monika Mokre
Guillermo Murcia López
Andrea Peniche
Joseph Pochodzaj
Dimitris Psarras
José Miguel Sánchez Ocaña
Ingar Solty
Ogyz Turkyilmaz
Katja Voigt
Paweł Wargan
Cecilia Wee
Dylan Yamada-Rice
Ethan Young

Editors: Walter Baier, Eric Canepa, Haris Golemis
Managing Editor: Vaggia Lyssikatou
Editorial Board: Walter Baier, Eric Canepa, Haris Golemis,
Adoración Guamán Hernández, Dagmar Švendová, Andreas Thomsen

English edition published in the UK in 2021 by The Merlin Press
Central Books Building
Freshwater Road
London RM8 1RX
www.merlinpress.co.uk

transform! europe EUPF, Square de Meeûs 25, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Partially financed through a subsidy from the European Parliament.

ISSN 1865-3480
ISBN 978-0-85036-770-6
Printed in the UK by Imprint Digital, Exeter

David Adler
Walter Baier
Kevin Biderman
Joanna Bourke
Bernhard Callebaut
Eric Canepa
Luciana Castellina
Nadja Charaby
Michael Chessum
Eleonor Dare
Teppo Eskelinen
Fabian Fajnwaks
John Bellamy Foster
Milena Gegios
Haris Golemis
Laura Gordon
Adoración Guamán
Asger Hougaard
Ursula Huws
Eleni Ikoniadou
Maria Karamessini
Katerˇina Konecˇná
Dimitris Kousouris
Roland Kulke
Karl-Helmut Lechner
Matt Lewis
Birgit Mahnkopf
Amelia Martínez-Lobo
Sandro Mezzadra
Monika Mokre
Guillermo Murcia López
Andrea Peniche
Joseph Pochodzaj
Dimitris Psarras
José Miguel Sánchez Ocaña
Ingar Solty
Ogyz Turkyilmaz
Katja Voigt
Paweł Wargan
Cecilia Wee
Dylan Yamada-Rice
Ethan Young

Editors: Walter Baier, Eric Canepa, Haris Golemis
Managing Editor: Vaggia Lyssikatou
Editorial Board: Walter Baier, Eric Canepa, Haris Golemis,
Adoración Guamán Hernández, Dagmar Švendová, Andreas Thomsen

Preface

  • Walter Baier, Eric Canepa, Haris Golemis: Capitalism’s Deadly Threat

In Memoriam

  • Ingar Solty: The Global Left, Marxism, and Democratic Socialism: Remembering Leo Panitch (1945-2020)

Europe

  • Walter Baier: The State of the Union: On the Eve of the Conference on the Future of Europe

Capitalism’s Ecological Crisis and Radical Left Alternatives

  • John Bellamy Foster: The Planetary Rift Interviewed by Haris Golemis
  • Birgit Mahnkopf: On the Political Economy of the Ecological Crisis
  • Teppo Eskelinen: Climate Change and Capitalist Development
  • Nadja Charaby and KatjaVoigt: The UN Climate Summits: Not a Solution to the Climate Crisis – But it is Important to be There
  • David Adler and Pawel Wargan: The EU’s Green Deal and the Betrayal of a Generation: A Strategy to Fight Back
  • Kateřina Konečná: Sleepwalking from One Crisis to the Next
  • Oguz Turkyilmaz: Proposals for a Democratic Energy Programme in Turkey

Politics and Everyday Life Under the Pandemic

  • Maria Karamessini: The Covid-19 Crisis and Socio-Economic
  • Disruption in Europe: Threats and Challenges for Labour Guamán, Guillermo Murcia López, and José Miguel
  • Sánchez Ocaña: The Coronavirus, Working People, and Precarity: Challenges for an Exit Based on Labour
  • Roland Kulke: A Left Perspective on the Economics of the Corona Crisis 200
  • Ursula Huws: Reaping the Whirlwind: Digitalisation, Restructuring, and Mobilisation in the Covid Crisis
  • Amelia Martinez-Lobo and Andrea Peniche: The Pandemic Crisis and Its Impact on Women’s Lives
  • Joanna Bourke: Pandemics and Domestic Violence
  • Sandro Mezzadra: Testing Borders: Covid-19 and the Management of (Im)mobility
  • Monika Mokre: Covid and the Unequal Distribution of Vulnerability
  • Fabian Fajnwaks: Contemporary Forms of the Death Drive in Pandemic Capitalism
  • Kevin Biderman, Eleanor Dare, Laura Gordon, Eleni Ikoniadou, Matt Lewis, Joseph Pochodzaj, Cecilia Wee, and Dylan Yamada-Rice: Exercises in Exorcism – Ways of Healing (Through) Art Education

Country Reports

  • Ethan Young: US Politics in Freefall
  • Dimitris Psarras: Golden Dawn: The Rise and Fall of a Nazi Gang
  • Asger Hougaard: Something Rotten in the State of Denmark? New Lessons and Old Problems for the Movements and Political Parties
  • Michael Chessum: Corbynism’s Demise: A Warning from the Brexit Moment

Anniversaries

  • Luciana Castellina: 2021: 100 Years From the Founding of the Italian Communist Party – Ten Years After the Passing of Lucio Magri
  • Walter Baier: The Constitution and Class Struggle: On the 100th Anniversary of Austria’s Federal Constitutional Law
  • Milena Gegios and Dimitris Kousouris: Histories of the Greek Revolution: The Political Framing of a National Anniversary

The Marxist-Christian Dialogue

  • Bernhard Callebaut: Catholics and the Economy: Pope Francis’s Narrative and the Challenges for Today’s Economy
  • Karl-Helmut Lechner: To Differ and Learn From Each Other – A Marxist Voice on the Social Encyclical ‘Fratelli tutti’