The World Transformed

The World Transformed


When: September 22, 2018

The World Transformed (TWT) is a four-day politics, arts and music festival running alongside the Labour Party Conference, working to build left power both inside and outside of parliament.

Since 2016 it has been mixing big names with the most inspiring grassroots voices and tackling topics that others overlook. It showcases politics as it should be: exciting, engaging and people-powered.

Global Justice Now has been one of the partners of The World Transformed since the beginning. We’re looking forward to hosting a number of sessions this year, including our international evening, which will bring global justice and international solidarity to TWT with live music, speakers, films and more.

More details of speaker and the whole programme coming soon, but you can already buy tickets at

Global Justice Now events at TWT

Saturday 22 Sept 1pm-2:40pm

Trading with Trump vs Democratic trade

Liam Fox is jetting around the world trying to sign trade deals with everyone from Trump’s US to the Saudi regime, the murderous president of the Philippines to Turkey’s dictatorial government. These trade deals would legitimise tyrannical regimes and could lock us into a US-style model of privatisation and deregulation. What can be done? Can MPs stop it? Come along and find out. 

Sunday 23 Sept 7:30pm – 11.30pm

Internationalism evening (joint with WoW, JDC, AEIP, HPA)

A multimedia extravaganza of talks, films, music and spoken word, exploring the struggles of those resisting colonialism and capitalism on the front lines. Join speakers from around the world to learn about and celebrate these histories of resistance – from the fight against slavery, to 20th century anti-colonial struggles, and on to the present day. A vibrant spirit of international solidarity was key to all of these movements – how can we build on that legacy to forge a new internationalism for the 21st century?

Tuesday 25 Sept 11am-12.30pm

A Global NHS: Winning the fight for global public services (with Health Poverty Action)

Each year governments are diverting vast amounts of resources away from citizens towards big companies. From cuts to the NHS to the denial of healthcare in parts of sub-Saharan Africa, the struggle for decent, accessible public services is global. From public partnerships to global social protection funds there are many ideas for how to realise rights including health, education social protection. Join us to debate how a Labour government can redefine priorities and support access to public services for people across the world.