THINK GLOBAL ACT GLOBAL: Internationalism for new times

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THINK GLOBAL ACT GLOBAL: Internationalism for new times

23 March @ 10:30 am - 6:00 pm


With: John McDonnell MP, Shaista Aziz, Madhuresh Kumar, Clare Short, James Meadway, Yuliya Yurchenko, Joey Ayoub, Raga Makawi, John Feffer, Zofia Malisz, Zack Polanski, and many many more

Free markets were once sold as the route to global prosperity but now that spell is broken. Yet, the contours of the new system in formation are uncertain and the role of progressives complicated. The future we face is full of dangers as well as opportunities. Environmental disasters are unfolding in front of our eyes. In too many places it is the far right – threatening a new age of calamity and war – that are seizing the initiative.

In the resistance to these dangers a vibrant internationalism is forming for these new times. 2024 may mark a major turning point for this tumultuous new era. Two billion people go to the polls. The choice in most of these contests is stark. Global democracy is in genuine peril.

So what do we do? How do we make sense of – and respond to – the dramatic changes that are unfolding? What does internationalism in these new times look like? How do we need to change? And what practical steps should we take? THINK GLOBAL ACT GLOBAL will bring together activists, practitioners and thinkers from around the world to work together on finding answers to these questions. It is a process, not just an event. It is about building a movement of hope for new times.

This one-day gathering is co-organised by:

Another Europe is Possible, Global Justice Now, Stop Trump Coalition, Compass, European Alternatives and Foreign Policy in Focus

About the speakers

John McDonnell MP – John is the Labour MP for Hayes and Harlington and the former Shadow Chancellor

Shaista Aziz – Shaista is a journalist and a political activist, as well as an elected Oxford City councillor.

Madhuresh Kumar – Madhuresh is an Indian climate justice activist-researcher based in Paris and a Resistance Studies Fellow at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Raga Makawi – Raga is an editor and Sudanese democracy activist living in London

Clare Short – Clare is a former Labour and then independent MP and a former Secretary of State for International Development

James Meadway – James is an economist and a writer, as well as a former advisor to the former Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell MP

Yuliya Yurchenko – Yuliya is a Ukrainian author and a political economist at the University of Greenwich, London

Joey Ayoub – Joey Ayoub is a Lebanese-Palestinian writer and researcher with a PhD in Cultural Analysis from the University of Zurich. He’s also the founder of The Fire These Times media collective. His current research focus varies from anti-authoritarianism to conspiracy thinking, passing by alternative futurities and prefigurarive politics. He is based in Geneva, Switzerland.

John Feffer – John is an American author and director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies

Nick Dearden – Nick is an author and the director of Global Justice Now

Zack Polanski – Zack is the deputy leader of the Green Party of England and Wales and London Assembly member


23 March
10:30 am - 6:00 pm


Yorkshire Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (YCND)
01274 730 795
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