The World We Want – Global Justice Now

June 16, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Priory Street Centre
Priory St
York YO1 6ET
Global Justice Now

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.

Speakers include

  • 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)

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