Trump as Class Warrior? (Workshop 4)

  • 1. April 2017 | 11:45 – 13:30

By Annette Ohme-Reinicke (Stuttgart)

“There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class […], and we’re winning”, Warren Buffet said in 2002. A few years later, especially after the global financial crises of 2008, people were protesting all over the world against impoverishment and the reduction of civil rights. By the rise of the Occupy-Wall-Street-Movement, for the first time since decades, in the US there was a social movement, that put the class question into the middle of the social debate and provoked thought about distribution of property, precarious employment conditions and power structures. The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States was not an accident. Trump incarnates, so an argument, the tip of a trial of moving the protests towards a nationalist direction.
The workshop seeks to elucidate the current constellation of power between protest and reaction by tracing opportunities for political action.

Language: German