This is the Global Justice Now Annual Gathering (In the morning at 11:00 is their AGM)
With speakers including:
Jason Hickel, author of The Divide: A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and Its Solutions
Rachael Maskell, MP for York Central and Shadow Rail Minister
Nick Dearden, director of Global Justice Now
Anke Kleff from Barcelona en Comú (social and economic justice platform currently governing in Barcelona)
For decades we’ve been told that there is no alternative to a global economy run in the interests of corporations. Big business creates the wealth and lifts everyone up in the process. Yet when the richest 1% owns 82% of wealth globally, people are increasingly seeing through these lies.
Those who want a better world often spend their time fighting the latest encroachments of corporate power. But the movements we’re part of are also generating ideas for the world we want to see, and beginning to build them. These alternatives, from energy democracy to public and commons-based ownership of essential medicine, put the majority of the world’s people and the environment first. Together, they offer a much needed vision of the world we want, and are stepping stones to a better future, beyond the inequality and injustice of neoliberal capitalism.
With workshops and discussions on:
- Barcelona and beyond: the citizen platforms democratising cities
- Food sovereignty
- Public ownership
- The commons and access to medicine
- Energy democracy
- What good trade deals would look like
- UK aid as global redistribution
- Freedom of movement
- Growth and degrowth
Organised by Global Justice Now and York Trade Justice.