Protest Farmers, Farmers’ Protests

Press Release February 22, 2024 

Round table: Protest Farmers, Farmers’ Protests

The smell of dung is in the air. For months, lines of tractors have been blocking motorways and city centers. The farmers’ anger at the traffic-light government shows no sign of abating. It is no longer just the cut in their subsidies that has upset them. Now the media want to impale them on their pitchforks: “Lying press, lying press” was the chant in Biberach in Baden-Württemberg, where Cem Özdemir’s official car was damaged and his Ash Wednesday event had to be canceled for security reasons.

Between the proponents of a progressive awakening and the right-wingers, where do today’s farmers really stand, what problems do they have? And do they all share them? Are they just a problem for the traffic light coalition or for all of us?

These questions will be discussed by:

Federal Minister for Food and Agriculture Cem Özdemir
writer and environmentalist Karen Duve
writer and farmer Kaiser-Mühlecker
writer and farmer Nataša Kramberger

Hosted by: Doris Akrap, journalist and board member of PEN Berlin

Date: Tuesday, 5 March 2024, 7.15 pm
Humboldt Forum, Schlossplatz Berlin

Admission: from 6.45 pm via Portal 3
(entrance on the left above the revolving door) Free admission

A PEN Berlin event at the Humboldt Forum.





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