Take Back Our World!

FEB21

Join us for the launch event of Global Justice Now, the new name for WDM in 2015.
Featuring international speakers, films, workshops, music and an exhibition of Mexican street art.

Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

Films • Workshops • Music • Debates • Art exhibition • Stalls

Speakers include:

  • Paul Mason, author and Channel 4 News economics editor
  • Samia Nkrumah, Ghanaian food sovereignty campaigner and leader, Convention People’s Party
  • Natalie Bennett, Green Party leader
  • Luciana Ghiotto, Attac Argentina
  • Joseph Purugganan, Focus on the Global South (the Philippines)
  • Nick Dearden, Global Justice Now
  • Maria Kanellopoulou, Save Greek Water, Athens
  • Jeremy Corbyn, Labour MP for Islington North
  • Satoko Kishimoto, Transnational Institute’s water justice programme
  • Sue Branford, Latin America Bureau
  • Peter Kennard, artist
  • Rosario Martínez Llaguno and Roberto Vega Jiménez, Lapiztola art collective, Mexico

Plus more to be announced

Eighty-five people own as much wealth as half the world’s population. This level of inequality is unprecedented, but it’s not an accident. The past three decades have seen the world’s economies restructured to suit big business. Public services have been privatised. Common land has been grabbed. Climate change has accelerated. Financial markets now rule the roost.

But the corporate elite haven’t had it all their own way. Popular movements have resisted these modern enclosures. In Latin America particularly, governments have come to power on a platform of putting people ahead of profit.

In 2015, the World Development Movement will become Global Justice Now. Take Back Our World! is our national launch event, as well as an opportunity to be educated, be entertained, and organise for a world not ruled by the priorities of big business.

Join us to discuss: Food sovereignty • Latin America’s alternative • Energy justice • Art and social change • Fighting TTIP and corporate power • Reversing privatisation • Resisting dirty energy • Movement building

In addition to workshops, debates and documentaries, you’ll be able to see our specially commissioned exhibition by artists from Mexico, Democracia Real Ya, and finish the event with music and performance in the evening.


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