MILLENNIAL SOCIALISM: WHAT LEFT-WING POLITICS CAN OFFER TOWARDS A BETTER WORLD

29.06.2019 17:00 - 18:30

UZZIBSNĪ skatuve 10

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Politiskā partija "PROGRESĪVIE"

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Today’s politics are marked by the historically unprecedented influence of monetary power, the concentration of capital and economic growth that threatens the future of our planet. While struggling banks are bailed out with billions in taxpayer money, inequality across Europe is rising. The consequences of crisis caused by global capital have a tremendous social cost – vast groups of society are exposed to poverty and the flux of migration. Latvia’s “success story” serves as a stark example – while gross domestic product increased, hundreds of thousands of Latvia’s residents struggled with unemployment, forced migration or poverty.

Global economic development is now threatening the future of the planet, while democratic institutions across the world have been unable to find applicable solutions in policy. Meanwhile, the younger generation engages in a movement that demands even bigger structural change. Is millennial socialism the right answer?