This workshop will provide some basic background to the different types of debt (household, national and corporate) and their historical role within the economy and the financial crisis. Following from this there will be a discussion around strategies of collective resistance to debt-slavery and government cuts.
A workshop on debt & resistance by Corporate Watch. The aim of the afternoon is to provide some basic background to debt’s role within the economy and in particular the financial crisis, as well as discussing strategies of collective resistance to debt-slavery and government cuts.
The first part will be a screening of ‘Inside Job’ (2010), a documentary about the recent financial crisis. Although not critical enough, the film should give people an introduction to the crisis and the workings of the modern finance system.
We’ll take a half an hour break after the film, then at 4.30 we’ll have some presentations on the current situation with regards to household, public and private debt. Following the presentations we’ll have a discussion to try and think about ways of resisting debt – both in the immediate sense of anti-bailiff and eviction action, and in the wider sense of anti-austerity struggles and attempts to build alternative forms of organisation.
Venue: Bank of Ideas,29 Sun Street, London, EC2P