Zoom-Veranstaltung: Robert Misik im Gespräch mit Andreas Malm über sein aktuelles Buch »Wie man eine Pipeline in die Luft jagt«

Dienstag 11.05.2021, 19:00, Online

Im Rahmen der Reihe »Genial dagegen« des Bruno Kreisky Forums wird Andreas Malm mit Robert Misik sein Buch »Wie man eine Pipeline in die Luft jagt« besprechen.

The science on climate change has been clear for a very long time now. Yet despite decades of appeals, mass street protests, petition campaigns, and peaceful demonstrations, we are still facing a booming fossil fuel industry, rising seas, rising emission levels, and a rising temperature. With the stakes so high, why haven’t we moved beyond peaceful protest? In this lyrical manifesto, noted climate scholar (and saboteur of SUV tires and coal mines) Andreas Malm makes an impassioned call for the climate movement to escalate its tactics in the face of ecological collapse. We need, he argues, to force fossil fuel extraction to stop–with our actions, with our bodies, and by defusing and destroying its tools. We need, in short, to start blowing up some oil pipelines. Offering a counter-history of how mass popular change has occurred, from the democratic revolutions overthrowing dictators to the movement against apartheid and for women’s suffrage, Malm argues that the strategic acceptance of property destruction and violence has been the only route for revolutionary change. In a braided narrative that moves from the forests of Germany and the streets of London to the deserts of Iraq, Malm offers us an incisive discussion of the politics and ethics of pacifism and violence, democracy and social change, strategy and tactics, and a movement compelled by both the heart and the mind. Here is how we fight in a world on fire.

Andreas Malm, born in 1977, teaches Human Ecology at Lund University, Sweden. He is the author of The Progress of this Storm and of Fossil Capital, which won the Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Memorial Prize. Malm has been involved in the climate justice movement for almost 20 years. In spring 2020 he was a visiting researcher at the Center for Humanities and Social Change in Berlin.

Moderation: Robert Misik
Das Gespräch wird auf Englisch stattfinden und per Zoom übertragen.
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