Austerity is working...for the 1%

 An inspiring day of discussion, film and workshops organised by Jubilee Debt Campaign, PCS, People and Planet, Trade Justice Movement, War on Want and World Development Movement. 

For decades, austerity has increased poverty and inequality. Austerity policies have created a global economy for the benefit of the 1%. But ordinary people are fighting back.

Speakers include:
* Emma Avilés, PACD (Citizen’s Debt Audit Platform), Spain
* Alfamir Castillo, President, Women Sugar Cane Cutters Committee, Colombia
* Andy Greene, Disabled People Against Cuts
* Adam Hanieh, political economist, SOAS
* Christina Laskaridis, Greece Debt Audit Commission
* Hugh Lanning, deputy general secretary, PCS
* Nick Dearden, director, Jubilee Debt Campaign
* John Hilary, executive director, War on Want
* Ellie Mae O'Hagan, Unite the Union's community membership project
* Hannah Griffiths, head of campaigns and policy, World Development Movement

This is a FREE EVENT with lunch included (donations welcome)

The welfare state is under attack, workers’ rights are being eroded and poverty and inequality are on the rise. This is not a new crisis. The austerity measures now being imposed in the UK and Europe have been replicated around the world for decades. Time and again, debt crises created by casino banks have been paid for through austerity measures which have fallen on the poorest in society. The global history of austerity shows us how it has been used to create an economy that is built for the benefit of the 1%.

Wherever austerity has been tried people have responded with inspiring resistance and new ways to create a fairer, more equal and more democratic economy. Join us for a day of discussion, film and practical workshops on the impact of the economic crisis and austerity – and resistance across the world.

Session and workshop details to be announced soon.

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Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 11:00 to 18:00
Faraday House
Old Gloucester Street
United Kingdom