Exiting the Crisis! - Understanding Crises and Paths to Global Justice

Climate breakdown, economic decline, global inequality and growing poverty - one crisis follows the next. To build a sustainable world where humans and nature can coexist in the long term, we need a socio-ecological transformation. We analyze the root causes of current crises and demonstrate how, together, we can win for a better world for all.

A World in Crisis - How Did We End up Here?

Beyond the Crisis: In Search of Socio-Ecological Alternatives

How can it be that the world has never been richer than it is now, while the good life for all people seems so far away? Supposed solutions, such as alternative business models or technology innovations, promise a new capitalism that will solve these problems. Why this cannot work is summed up by Audre Lorde: "The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house." That means: A new capitalism cannot be the solution because it is part of the problem.


Transforming Society

In creating a fairer society, we cannot rely on the solutions of the ruling class - we must come together to find our own approaches and ideas. With "Exiting the Crisis", we identify the root causes of crises and explore how we can discover and pursue paths to global justice for all people.


We're Looking At The Big Picture

  • From exploitation to a good life for all,
  • from imperial to solidarity-based ways of life and production,
  • from capitalism to an economy without growth (Degrowth),
  • from colonialism to self-determined living and international solidarity (Post-Development),
  • from a crisis of care work to an economy centered around mutual care.

How Does it Work?

The articles follow a consistent structure. We provide an analysis and critique, exposing false solutions. Following this, you can engage with alternatives as well as actors who resist and/or embody alternatives. And at the end of "Exiting the Crisis", you may have found answers to your questions: Do you want to rebuild the house? How and with whom? Will it collapse on its own?...


All Articles

Climate Catastrophe, Inequality, Exploitation - I'm Having a Crisis

Why is the world the way it is? In the following you'll find an introduction to selected socio-ecological crises. It highlights the connections between the climate crisis, the ecological crisis, gender relations, abundance, privileges and unjust global power relations. You will learn about the connections between capitalism and historically evolved global structures of exploitation.


Free Trade: Alternatives, Actors and Resistance

Modern world trade has its roots in colonialism and is determined by the economic interests of powerful governments and transnational corporations. Free trade is a trade policy that is supposed to bring more growth and prosperity for everyone involved. But who really benefits from it and at what cost? We examine how and why free trade came about, how trade could be made fairer and highlight movements that oppose the current world trade order.


Future Mobility: Can Electric Cars Solve the Climate Crisis?

As the second-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, transportation is a driving factor for the climate crisis. Find out what politicians are doing about it, why these plans are being criticised by Chile's population and why workers' struggles and climate struggles go together. Afterwards, chat with Maxi from the future and find out how things could be done differently.


Development: A North-South Debate

In the name of aid, progress, growth, empowerment or sustainability, development has always had the sense of being something "good" or "positive". But poverty and inequality are outcomes of the systematic and unequal integration of "poorer" countries into the global economic structures. Learn more about this with a timeline of western development politics, its criticism and movements fighting for alternative concepts to improve and change the world.


Food Sovereignity: Good Food for All

Anyone who deals with the topic of agriculture and climate will realize that agriculture is both the cause and the victim of the climate crisis. However, agriculture cannot simply be abolished or replaced. But can it be made more climate-resistant and climate-friendly?


Ready for a Better Future?

We live in a time in which one crisis follows the next: Pandemic, war, poverty, flight, climate crisis or even the collapse of the financial system. How can we still not lose sight of our dreams and utopias, take action and what can give us orientation?


Can Green Capitalism Stop the Climate Crisis?

The destructive effects of capitalism on the environment are supposed to be transformed through the use of new technologies or ecological business models. But this cannot ensure genuine socio-ecological change and a good life for all. We need a system change based on the principles of solidarity and care.

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No Time for Care Work?

Who runs the household when all the adult members of a family work eight hours a day? Coming home, picking up the children on the way and quickly doing some errands before cooking and tidying up - where is the time left for leisure, relationships or political work? You can find out here who still has this time, who doesn't and how things can be done differently.


Using and Sharing!

The series Exiting the Crisis! - Understanding Crises and Paths to Global Justice was created in cooperation with Konzeptwerk Neue Ökonomie (external link, opens in a new window) by Pia Monroy Rodriguez, Julian Wortmann, Parwaneh Mirassan, Lu Kohnen, Christoph Sanders and more. Online Editing by Alina Kopp. This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons License CC BY 4.0 (external link, opens in a new window)! Share, use or adapt it for your educational work. Don't forget to republish it under the same conditions and mention L!NX and the authors.


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