Lund: The Welfare State, Socialism and the Strike Law
Tid & sted
This talk will describe the development and deterioration of the Swedish welfare state in relation to class, gender and ethnicity. In particular, we will use the example of the new strike law as a symbol for the death of Social Democracy and for the acceleration of neoliberal politics. In this we will present the Swedish labor market, the specifics of the labor law, class compromise and class struggle. While aimed at a non-Swedish audience, there will be something for everyone who is interested in understanding the situation we are in now and in particular how we can move towards a society without classes, where we have abolished patriarchy and racism.
The talk is part of the run-up to the action days to defend the right to strike on 10-11th of May and contextualizes the struggle and explains why it is important that you take to the streets during these days.
Our talk will be based on this text that we have written for the German autonomie magazine https://www.autonomie-magazin.org/2019/03/24/there-is-no-one-dominating-segment-in-the-class/