Take back our world!

Take back our world!


When: 21/02/2015

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

A list of sessions and the speakers involved is now available, along with a provisional timetable for the day.

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)
  • David Graeber, activist and professor of anthropology, LSE
  • 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, photomontage artist
  • Rosario Martínez Llaguno and Roberto Vega Jiménez, Lapiztola art collective, Mexico
  • Hilary Wainwright, co-editor Red Pepper
  • Cat Boyd, Radical Independence Campaign, Scotland
  • Pablo Navarrete, filmmaker and editor of alborada.net
  • Gail Cartmail, TUC general council
  • Polly Jones, Global Justice Now
  • Mel Evans, Liberate Tate

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.

Online registration has now closed

However, you can still turn up on the day and register. To ensure you are able to go to the sessions you’d like, it’s advisable to plan some extra time to sign in. There are tickets available for the after party