Reclaim the Future event calls for debate on austerity


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10:58 am - November 24th 2012

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Since the financial crisis broke in 2008 we have seen a rising tide of protest, revolutions and resistance across the globe.

One of the driving forces of these movements has been a desire to change the future: to reject the idea that we have no options outside of the logic of never ending austerity, declining living standards and the loss of public services.

‘Up the Anti’ is a one day conference for reflection, discussion and debate on how we lay claim to the future that we want and deserve. It will host an eclectic mix of sessions, ranging from in-depth seminars and debates to participatory, facilitated discussions and workshops.

The aim is to make the day as participatory as possible, encouraging members of the audience to expose their concerns and suggest their solutions to the problems we hear about on the media every day.

The event is a genuine product of the social movements we have seen in the UK, being put together by a plurality of groups, websites, publishing houses, and networks. It is sponsored by New Left Project, Ceasefire magazine, OT newspaper, Anticapitalist Initiative, Red Pepper magazine, Pluto Press and Globalise Resistance.

Speakers will include, among others, David Graeber, Hillel Ticktin, Dan Hind and Mark Fisher, as well as the editors of What We Are Fighting For: A Radical Collective Manifesto (Pluto Press, 2012).

The conference after-party: ‘Stand Up… Against the Government’, will take place at Drapers Bar from 8pm onwards, featuring stand-up comedians Kate Smurthwaite and Chris Coltrane, and up-and-coming blues musician Sean Taylor.

Tickets range from £3 to £10: uptheanti.org.uk
1 December 2012, 10.30am
Queen Mary University, Mile End, London

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