Dublin: 'A World in Crisis: Seizing the Opportunity for Radical Change

Date:

Invitation to Public Meeting Hosted By Bloom: Movement for Global Justice and the Seomra Spraoi Collective

'A World in Crisis: Seizing the Opportunity for Radical Change'
Africa Centre, 9c Abbey Street Lower (Methodist Church Building), Dublin 1
Wednesday, March 18th, 6.30pmYou are invited to a public meeting exploring the massive and inter-linked crises our world is currently experiencing and to discuss opportunities for action and radical change. The meeting is hosted by the Bloom Movement (Africa Centre, Comhlámh, Debt and Development Coalition Ireland, Latin America Solidarity Centre) and the Seomra Spraoi Collective.

As people in Ireland face job losses, a pension levy and public services cutbacks, people of the Global South are facing an even more disastrous future as the financial and climate crises hit them hardest. At the same time, these crises present us with possibly the rarest moment in our lifetimes to work for real change to save our planet and our societies.

The meeting will explore the connections between the many crises being experienced by the most vulnerable people in the world and what we can do to address them. Topics for discussion will include:

- Examining the causes of the financial crisis;
- Facing up to the climate crisis
- The role of tax injustice in the crisis

- The injustice of global trade rules
- Feminist perspectives on the crises

Speakers will provide short inputs on a range of issue to prompt a full discussion including:

Chekov Feeney - Workers Solidarity Movement
Oisin Coghlan - Friends of the Earth Ireland

Gregor Kerr – Teacher’s Union Member

Fleachta Phelan – Comhlámh
Nessa Ní Chasaide - Debt and Development Coalition Ireland

The event will also take the opportunity to discuss a national day of action for justice on 1st April:

'Financial Fools Day: The Banks have taken our money, now let's demand it back' ...........

.......On the day before the G20 meeting in London...... Come down to the Bank of Ireland and AIB on College Green, at lunchtime on April 1st to ask them for your money back. Lets give them a queue to remember. Reclaim college Green. Set up your own soapbox outside the bank. Dress up as financial fools! Show them how foolish they are. A Financial Fools Party at the Bank!

www.africacentre.ie, www.debtireland.org; www.comhlamh.org, www.lasc.ie, www.seomraspaoi.org

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