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Nick Buxton speaking at London launch

Listen to London book debate

On 25 November 2015, we had a great book launch and debate at the Free Word Centre. You can listen to it live here!

 

Speakers at this event included:

Ryvka Barnard, Senior Campaigns Officer for Militarism and Security at War on Want

Nick Buxton, Communications Manager for Transnational Institute (TNI). Nick has been involved in global justice and environmental justice movements for over 20 years . He is editor of TNI’s annual State of Power reports and the book Shifting Power – Critical Perspectives on Emerging Economies (2015). He also wrote “Politics of debt” in Dignity and Defiance: Bolivia’s Challenge to Globalisation (University of California Press, 2009) and “Civil society and debt cancellation” in Civil Society and Human Rights (Routledge, 2004).

Ben Hayes, a TNI fellow who has worked for the civil liberties organisation Statewatch since 1996, specialising in national and international security policies. Ben also works as an independent researcher and consultant. He is the author of NeoConOpticon: The EU Security-Industrial Complex (Transnational Institute, 2009) and has written widely on the impact of counter-terrorism on human rights, peace-building and civil society; on border control and the development of ‘Fortress Europe’; and on surveillance before and after Edward Snowden.

Jo Ram, co-founder of Community Reinvest, an organisation that works with the fossil fuel divestment movement to demystify finance and enable reinvestment of divested funds into a democratic and just energy system. Jo is also an academic at the Bartlett School of Planning, UCL where she teaches on social action and climate change, a member of the Red Pepper Editorial Collective, and an activist with the Art Not Oil Coalition.

Asad Rehman, co-ordinator of Friends of the Earth‘s international climate work and an inspiring spokesperson for climate justice in Naomi Klein’s recent film This Changes Everything. Asad has been actively involved in countless anti-racist and social justice struggles in London.