Our London – Power with George Monbiot, Chido Dunn, Faiza Shaheen and David Wearing
In the run-up to the Mayoral and Assembly elections in May, Compass and Verso Books in association with Foyles, are hosting a series of conversations asking how could we organise our communities and our city differently?
London can look the same as it did in Victorian and Edwardian times, with massive inequality and the majority of power to make decisions in the hands of a tiny group of people. Neoliberalism has successfully transferred our collective wealth to the super-rich and disguised that transfer and the power relations on which it depends. We live in the grip of a wealth-extracting, rent-seeking economy while the poor are demonized as scroungers and skivers. Neoliberalism has become an invisible part of the scenery, defining power and power relations in many different and complex ways. How do we start to understand and challenge the impact it has on London and its citizens?
Join George Monbiot, author of How Did We Get Into This Mess?, Chido Dunn from Global Witness, Faiza Shaheen, director of CLASS, and chair David Wearing as they discuss the mechanisms of power in London and beyond.
Venue: The Auditorium at Foyles, Level 6, 107 Charing Cross Road
Tickets: £8 full price, concession £5 (students & unemployed)
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