Voices of Dissent: Power to the People!

24 June 2015 - 7:00pm

EVENT DATE: 16 July 2015 - 7:00pm

Location: Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

And spoken word artists, Pete the Temp and Zareen Roy-Macauley. Featuring music by Wara!

The last decade has seen more people take to the streets in acts of dissent. Protest actions have exploded around the world becoming more popular amongst people who are feeling marginalised and oppressed by the global socio-economic and political framework. Everyday we are seeing poor people being violently evicted from their homes as private developers move in to take over more urban spaces in what can only be seen as projects of social cleansing. We see workers' rights being severely eroded as more workers become precarious, temporary and fluid as companies bid for more profit accumulation. We see indigenous peoples losing their land to extractive mining, commercial agriculture and capital interests as governments unreservedly open up their countries for business. We see our health care, education and basic service delivery being privatised and sold off to the highest bidders. It acts with particular intensity towards women.

Join War on Want and frontline activists from South Africa, Mexico and the UK for a night of global grass-roots discussion and solidarity, with music, documentaries and spoken word! Come help us take back the power of the people! Amandla Awethu!

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