A New Politics from the left – Lessons from the UK for building economic democracy

02 October 2018 - Event

Growing inequality, the extraction of wealth from our communities and the looming threat of a climate catastrophe illustrate that our current economic model is broken. What it is to be done?

02 October 2018
Doors open: 19:30
CREA Amsterdam - Nieuwe Achtergracht 170, 1018 WV Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Transnational Institute (TNI)

Join this timely discussion about practical solutions to our pressing economic, social and ecological problems. Solutions that are democratic, equitable and green by design. These solutions start where all change comes from – from our own communities and workplaces and from the bottom up.

Together with the audience, the following questions will be addressed:

  • How are progressive forces in the UK pushing for new economic models based on local solidarity and cooperation instead of exclusion?
  • What is Momentum, the movement behind the Labour party, doing to push for these new transformative policies?
  • What kind of political changes will realise the potential of a new egalitarian democratic economics?
  • Can we extract lessons for a Europe-wide strategy for a new politics based on democratic economics?


  • Hilary Wainwright: TNI fellow, writer. Her latest book ‘A New Politics from the Left’ reflects on the reinvigoration of the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn, and presents a profoundly radical and entirely practical grass-roots vision of the future.
  • Laura Parker: National co-ordinator of Momentum, a grassroots movement supportive of Corbyn and the Labour Party.
  • Ted Howard: Co-founder and president of the Democracy Collaborative, an action-oriented think tank working to build the basis for the democratic economy in both theory and practice across areas from energy democracy to community development and public banking.

Moderator: Harriet Bergman, Activist Code Rood, University of Amsterdam.

Language: English
Entrance: Pay as you can

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