Saturday 23 April 2016

A day of discussion, film and practical workshops on how to fight back against the suppression of dissent in Britain and around the world.

·         Hear inspirational speakers and enjoy engaging workshops from our international partners

·         Find new ways to respond to the erosion of democracy and destruction of communities.

·         Resist the clampdown on protest, imposition of austerity measures and rise of corporate interests in trade deals like TTIP.

10:30am to 5:30pm

Student Central, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY

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Democracy is under attack. Workers’ rights are threatened via the outrageous Trade Union Bill and suppression worldwide. Global corporations’ power is superseding the state and side-stepping regulation through ‘free-trade’.

Yet people in the UK and across the world are resisting these unjust policies.  Join us for an inspiring day of discussion, film and practical workshops on the erosion of democracy and about resistance across the world.

Inspirational speakers, engaging activities, empowering workshops, thought-provoking films and informative Q&A’s will help you join the fightback.

Speakers include: 

Christine Blower, NUT;

John Hilary, War on Want;

Sally Hunt: UCU 

Jamal Juma’, Stop the Wall: Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign;

Kevin Blowe, Netpol;

Rehad Desai, Director of Miners Shot Down, Marikana Civil Society Enquiry;

Marylen Serna Salinas, Congreso de los Pueblos, Colombia

..and many more. 

To finish there will be a fabulous and inspiring performances by top spoken word and music artists.

During the day there will be stalls to look at, activities to take part in and six workshops over two sets. Topics will include:

·         Striking back:  There is power in a union

·         Taking down unfair trade deals including CETA and  TTIP in a new Europe

·         Resisting Repression from Palestine to the UK

·         Neoliberalism- the violence and the dissent: Fighting British complicity in the abuse of human rights and workers’ rights in the global South

·         The new totalitarianism: How creeping state powers are supressing political dissent

Get involved in the global fight back. And we want to hear what YOU think. We'd like to share your thoughts about democracy with others at our conference. We would like to hear from you even if you can't attend. You can share your thoughts with conference participants here.

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