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Movements for change, international lessons

Anthony Barnett
Anthony Barnett
19 November 2010

Just a short introduction to the post that appears immediately below this in OK. It is written by this week's Front Page editor of openDemocracy, Jack DuVall an expert in non-violent protest and how it can achieve its goals. This debate has restarted here with the Milibank occuption of the roof of Tory HQ, covered by Guy Aitchison, and last night there was a feminist vigil outside parliament to mark the 100th anniversary of Black Friday. I think it is very important to share experience, realise that these issues have been argued over for more than a century and that there is much to learn from those who have worked on these issues like Jack.

Is it time to pay reparations?

The Black Lives Matter movement has renewed demands from activists in the US and around the world seeking compensation for the legacies of slavery and colonialism. But what would a reparative economic agenda practically entail and what models exist around the world?

Join us for this free live discussion at 5pm UK time (12pm EDT), Thursday 17 June.

Hear from:

  • Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor: Author of Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership
  • Esther Stanford-Xosei: Jurisconsult, Pan-Afrikan Reparations Coalition in Europe (PARCOE).
  • Ronnie Galvin: Managing Director for Community Investment, Greater Washington Community Foundation and Senior Fellow, The Democracy Collaborative.
  • Chair, Aaron White: North American economics editor, openDemocracy
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