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From Plunder to Solidarity

From Plunder to Solidarity


When: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, June 1, 2024
Where: Nottingham Contemporary, Weekday Cross, Nottingham NG1 2GB

The ecological crisis of capitalism and our alternatives

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Speakers include:

  • Ulrich Brand, co-author of The Imperial Mode of Living
  • Ana Caistor Arendar, Progressive International
  • Kirtana Chandrasekaran, Friends of the Earth International
  • Fadhel Kaboub, Power Shift Africa
  • Luciana Ghiotto, América Latina Mejor sin TLC (Argentina)
  • Rachmi Hertanti, Transnational Institute (Indonesia)
  • Melinda St Louis, Public Citizen (US)

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Does climate breakdown mean we need a green new deal, degrowth or something else? How do we undo our exploitative global economy? Can we build a world for the billions, not the billionaires?

The climate and ecological crises are deeply embedded in our economic system, which not only values profit above people and the planet, but drives global inequality. From mining to cattle ranching, to a financial system which sucks wealth from the global south, multinational corporations are at the centre of an exploitative system whose social and environmental costs are borne elsewhere.

We urgently need to end the era of fossil fuels, but how do we ensure the race by global powers to secure critical resources for the energy transition doesn’t create new imperialist dynamics? Transforming the global economy can seem like a vast task, but change is possible. In February we won our campaign for the UK government to pull out of the Energy Charter Treaty, a key link in the chain of trade deals which helps keep the fossil fuel economy afloat.

Join us to discuss how we keep this momentum going, challenge neo-colonialism and environmental destruction, and what that means for how we live – in other words, how we move from a global economy based on plunder, to one based on solidarity.

Getting there

Nottingham Contemporary is 7-10 minutes walk from Nottingham Railway Station (see this on Google Maps – the route via Middle Hill is wheelchair accessible). There are also several buses from the station.

Youth travel subsidy

Travel subsidies are available for those under 30 who are travelling from outside Nottingham. Global Justice Now will pay 50% of your fare, with a minimum personal contribution of £10. A maximum personal contribution of £40 will also apply to avoid penalising people travelling long distances. For the full details, please email [email protected]


Nottingham Contemporary, Weekday Cross, Nottingham NG1 2GB