Edinburgh livestream of Global Justice Now conference: Resisting Monopoly Capitalism

25mar11:00 am1:30 pmEdinburgh livestream of Global Justice Now conference: Resisting Monopoly Capitalism OrganiserGlobal Justice NowAugustine United Church,, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL11:00 am - 1:30 pm(GMT+00:00) Event TypeWebinar & TalksThemeClimate Justice

Event Details

Global Justice Now’s conference Resisting Monopoly Capitalism: An activist conference about corporate power on a planet in crisis takes place on 25 March in London. For those who can’t make it down to London, some of the event is being livestreamed.

We thought it would be nice to watch the livestream together with anyone who was interested and can make it to Edinburgh city centre that day, and then have a discussion about what we’ve heard.

We’ll provide popcorn, tea and cake to help you enjoy your livestream experience!

The opening panel and closing panel will be livestreamed.

Opening panel will feature:

Ann Pettifor, economist and author, The Case for the Green New Deal

Julia Kosgei, People’s Vaccine Alliance, Kenya

Parminder Jeet Singh, IT for Change, India

And will be chaired by our director, Nick Dearden.

The live stream of the opening panel will last about an hour and a half. We hope you’ll stay around for a discussion on what you’ve heard and hear about the kinds of things our local groups are doing in Scotland on our campaigns tackling corporate power.

The final panel will also be livestreamed at 4.35pm. We won’t be showing this at Augustine, but it will be possible for you to watch this at home.

About the conference

Multinational corporations have grown wealthy by monopolising the resources we need to live a dignified life – whether it’s the food we eat, the medicines we need to treat ourselves or the technology which increasingly underlies our day-to-day lives.

These leviathans set the rules of the game, forcing countries to compete with each other. This triggers not only a race to the bottom in terms of workers’ rights and environmental protection, but also leads the way to potentially devastating international conflict.

As such, monopoly capitalism needs to be confronted on an international basis, as well as at the level of the nation state. The movement against monopolies is growing. Only by taxing and regulating, breaking up and taking over these private monoliths can we hope to reclaim our democracy, reverse inequality and leave a habitable planet for future generations.

The opening panel (that we will watch on the livestream) will give a broad introduction to the problem of monopoly capitalism and how we can confront it as social justice activists.