The slogan of solidarity is often invoked by the left as a panacea for political and social crises of various kinds. Often, however, the concept remains vague, or mere gesture, and leaves a number of questions unanswered: How can solidarity be established between different social movements? How does it exist? And how is solidarity possible even with those with whom we do not share common experiences, gender and origin? "Unconditional Solidarity" argues for solidarity to be understood as more than just taking sides with those who are the same and similar. Unconditional solidarity is solidarity because it does not make shared membership in a group its condition, nor is it a mere barter transaction with cost-benefit considerations. Moreover, solidarity is also unconditional in the sense of urgency: We need more relationships of solidarity in the struggle for a just society!
Lea Susemichel will give us an overview of the anthology and her text contribution "Unconditional Solidarity".
Alexander Behr pleads for a "Revolutionary Urgency" and presents "Theses on the Preconditions and Implementation Strategies for Global Solidarity in Times of Climate Crisis".