7.30pm Wednesday 24 October Borders: The good, the bad and the ugly
Do we need borders at all? Ruben Andersson’s talk will take a broad sweep across contemporary and historical borders, starting and ending at Europe’s fortified frontiers, with a double purpose – to show how bordering shifts over time, and to ask whether we should aim for ‘good borders’ rather than ‘no borders’ as we grapple with the deadly consequences of walling off countries and continents.
Ruben is an Associate Professor of Migration and Development at Oxford University.
Free: donations. Refreshments at the end.
The UK gives 0.7p per £1 on Overseas Development Aid. Is our government spending the money wisely? Is it really helping some of the poorest people in the world? At present some of the money is spent on the military, counter-terrorism projects and to promote the interests of British corporations. Is that a good use of the money? We had a lively and critical thinking discussion on this topic central to global justice.
Some of us joined the Trump demonstration in London on 13th July. We joined Global Justice Now’s trade block. We were drawing people’s attention to the danger of a trade deal with America which would effect our food safety standards. Some people were dressed as chickens while Margaret’s poor bedraggled chicken from America was getting swamped in chlorine before being put on sale in our supermarkets.