Interventions of the ADH
ADH is as an organisation neither capable nor willing to initiate social struggles on its own accord. Such struggles can only begin where masses of people start to organise themselves. Workers can go on strike or a large number of people can form a social movement. Only this power from below can bring about social change.
In the spirit of socialist theoretician Rosa Luxemburg, we believe that conscious organisation like ADH has no way of realising our goals without such movements. We thus aim to support progressive social actors.
Health and Social Care
Due to neoliberal economisation of the healthcare and social care sectors, these areas lack sufficient personnel. Care workers often suffer from unbearable working conditions and patients can’t be given proper care. This situation is fatal for the health of both care workers and patients.
For some time now, workers in the healthcare sector have been fighting these conditions, including through strikes. We are active in the support networks that have sprung up through the German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Fridays for Future
The threat of CO2 emissions caused by humans is one of the most severe problems of our time. Bourgeoise politics is not capable of dealing with this problem in a rational manner and imitating the necessary steps. Pressure to act must come from the streets. Friday for Futures is fighting for our future.
The movement mobilises a large number of previously apolitical young people and thus contributes to the democratisation of society. We must support them.
Patriarchy is an omnipresent fact. Women face constant discrimination and oppression. These conditions can only be brought down when women come together in large numbers to fight for their rights.
One of the contexts in which this happens is the women’s strike. ADH participates in assemblies in Germany and wants to support the movement.
The 8 hour work day was introduced during the Novemberrevolution 1918/1919. In the 60s the 5 day work week was fought for. Since then we have not seen any further reductions of labour time, even though productivity has increased immensely.
This has to change. ADH supports the Pan-European fight for a 30 hour or 4 day work week. The policy has enormous advantages for each individual, which earns more free time, and for workers as a class, which gain more power.