When: Wednesday 30th of May, 6.30 – 8.00pm
Venue: The Alderman (upstairs), 134 Lygon St East Brunswick
Speaker: Verity Burgmann
Wednesday the 30th of May 2012; 6:30 – 8pm
Raging Against The Rich: Occupy and its Antecedents
The Occupy movement has vividly drawn attention to the interests of the 99% against the 1% of fabulously rich people around the world. However, Occupy is best understood not as an extraordinary eruption but as the latest expression of three decades of opposition to increasing inequality caused by neo-liberal globalisation. Its antecedents include structural adjustment riots, antimarketisation campaigns, global justice protests and anti-austerity mobilisations.