On 28th February we held a stall in the Old Market Square to campaign on Energy Justice. The corporate grip over energy keeps 1.3 billion people without access to electricity. And energy privatisation supported by the UK government in countries like Nigeria, is putting equitable energy access even further out of reach.
TAKE BACK OUR WORLD
Saturday 21 February, 10am-6.30pm
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA
Paul Mason, author and Channel 4 News economics editor
Samia Nkrumah, Ghanaian food sovereignty campaigner
Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party
Luciana Ghiotto, Attac Argentina
Joseph Purugganan, Focus on the Global South (the Philippines)
Maria Kanellopoulou, Save Greek Water, Athens
Rosario Martínez Llaguno and Roberto Vega Jiménez, Lapiztola art collective, Mexico
Jeremy Corbyn MP
Nick Dearden, Global Justice Now
See the website for more speakers
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 • Reviving democracy • Movement building
Also featuring a specially commissioned exhibition by street artists from Mexico, Democracia Real Ya. Plus an afterparty with live music from Laid Blak and 47 Soul and a DJ set from Movimientos.
To book your place, and for the latest information on the event, see www.globaljustice.org.uk/our-world
We’re hoping to offer a crèche for part of the day. You can register your interest in this when you reserve a place
Spread the word – invite friends on Facebook www.facebook.com/events/1522570028001512
WDM will be campaigning against TTIP together with others from 11am-1pm in the Old Market Square on Saturday 12th July. See https://www.facebook.com/events/282122261967455/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular&fref=nf for more information.
Join us for an informal day to find out the latest about WDM’s agribusiness campaign and how to take action locally.
When: Saturday 24th May, 10:45am – 3pm. (tea and coffee available from 10:15am)
Where: Friends Meeting House, 16 Queens Road, Leicester, LE2 1WP
Free event. We can also offer travel subsidies. Bring your own lunch – drinks provided.
The day will include:
• A workshop on WDM’s new campaign to stop the corporate takeover of African food
• The chance to meet WDM’s new director, Nick Dearden
• News on WDM’s relaunch
• Skillsharing and action planning
Meet other WDM group members, share experiences, and come up with ideas and solutions for effective local campaigning.
This event is open to non-WDM members in the afternoon, please join us from 1pm to chat to WDM’s director over lunch and hear about our new food campaign.
Please contact Mary Steiner on email@example.com or 0115 922 6702 to let us know you’re coming.
Nottingham WDM, together with Nottingham Friends of the Earth and Save Sherwood Forest are organising EU Hustings on 26th April;, for the forthcoming EU elections.
Details as follows:
EU Hustings, focussing on the environment, trade and development.
Date: Saturday 26th April, 2pm-4pm, (Tea and coffee available from 1:45pm)
Location: Friends Meeting House, Clarendon Street, Nottingham, NG1 5JD
All welcome. Come and hear MEP candidates talk about the environment, trade and development. and answer your questions.
***** Please note there was originally some uncertainty as to whether this was going ahead but this event has now been confirmed ****
We held a Climate Crime Scene protest outside HSBC in Nottingham city centre. We labelled the bank as a crime scene because of its role in financing fossil fuel extraction, and asked members of the public to sign action cards, to be delivered to HSBC with a piece of coal for each action card.