Social Movements Now and at the Turn of the Millennium

16 June 2019


Venue: Limehouse Town Hall, 646 Commercial Road, London E14 7HA

Organiser: Michael Reinsborough

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In 1999, twenty years ago, the anti-globalisation movement opposing unfair trade imposition on the world’s peoples went from disconnected protests on different continents to linking up resistance and calling the very first Global Action Days, with simultaneous action happening all around the world. Today the cooperation of social movements from around the world is well established. This event will look at the history of the People’s Global Action, its historical context and relevance for today’s movement, with speakers from a number of different groups, facilitated by Michael Reinsborough from the Peoples’ Global Action Oral History project Freidericke Habermann will discuss the Peoples’ Global Action’s aims and organising principles. Speakers from current social movements including Rising Tide, Extinction Rebellion and Reclaim the Power will share how are we building the climate justice movement today. Land Workers Alliance members will talk examine where does the UK fit within the global movement for food, farming and environmental justice The conversation will then open to invite the audience to share views about what can we learn from our movement histories to help us today?