[WSMDiscuss] Fwd: TNI Webinar May 20 - Public is back: Proposals for a democratic just economy

Jai Sen jai.sen at cacim.net
Sat May 16 18:40:51 CEST 2020

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Viruses in movement…, Democracy in movement…, Portals in movement…

[Here is the announcement for the next in this great series of webinars that are trying to come to grips with the key issues at this world-historical juncture - and most crucially, for what we can collectively do, and how.  I for one am hoping that the session will also address the question of *how to make the proposals that the speakers put forward, come to life; and of *how to address the question of power – and the window of opportunity that we might still have (because I assume we all agree that the portal that the corona virus has given us is not going to be open and available forever ?) :

TNI Webinar Series, May 20, 4 pm CET :

Public is back : Proposals for a democratic just economy

TNI, co-sponsored by Alternative Information & Development Centre (AIDC), Focus on the Global South, and Public Services International (PSI)



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> Date: May 15, 2020 at 7:56:39 AM EDT
> To: "Jai" <jai.sen at cacim.net>
> Reply-To: news at tnimail.org

TNI invites you to join the seventh webinar in our series on May 20 and our live broadcast Future Beyond Shell Presents: Future Beyond Crises on May 16.
Webinar 20 May - Public is back: Proposals for a democratic just economy 


Dear reader,

The next in our series of webinars, Public is back: Proposals for a democratic just economy, takes place on 20 May at 4pm CET. You can already register here <https://app.getresponse.com/click.html?x=a62b&lc=SGgere&mc=Ci&s=ZfVbkb&u=Stcs4&z=EhODRU&>.

One of the silver linings in this terrible pandemic has been the enthusiastic support for public services that it has generated. Even right-wing governments are being forced to put public needs above private profit, taking steps that would have been unimaginable just a couple of months ago. But how do we ensure this shift becomes permanent?

It will of course depend on the political power we can mobilise, but also the proposals we put forward. So we are excited that our next Wednesday webinar will bring together trade unionists and activists in Italy, Nigeria and India, who are at the forefront of struggles to defend public services and also advancing bold new visions for a public future.

Public is back: Proposals for a democratic just economy, takes place on 20 May at 4pm CET.
Register <https://app.getresponse.com/click.html?x=a62b&lc=SGgere&mc=Ci&s=ZfVbkb&u=Stcs4&z=ECztFUT&>

(French and Spanish interpretation available)

Rosa Pavanelli, General Secretary of the global union federation Public Services International (PSI)
Philip Alston, outgoing UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights
Aderonke Ige, Our Water, Our Rights Campaign in Lagos / Environmental Rights Action /Friends of The Earth Nigeria
Sulakshana Nandi, Co-chair, People's Health Movement Global (PHM Global)

This webinar is organised by TNI and co-sponsored by Alternative Information & Development Centre(AIDC), Focus on the Global South and Public Services International (PSI)

Our webinar the week after on May 27, 2020 4pm (CET) brings together a panel on Feminist Realities: Transforming Democracy in Times of Crisis. You can already find more details and register here <https://app.getresponse.com/click.html?x=a62b&lc=SGge0G&mc=Ci&s=ZfVbkb&u=Stcs4&z=EVhiBh7&>. 

The Future is Public


Next week's webinar will also be a chance to reflect on a new book TNI launched this week — The Future is Public <https://app.getresponse.com/click.html?x=a62b&lc=SGgeOx&mc=Ci&s=ZfVbkb&u=Stcs4&z=EMvv9tc&> — that shows that public services are more important than ever in the face of the climate catastrophe, mounting inequalities, and growing political unrest. The book identified more than 1,400 services that have been brought back under public control involving more than 2,400 cities in 58 countries around the world. It also shared the learning from experiences of democratic, participatory and innovative public services that are transforming communities worldwide.

Future Beyond Shell Presents: Future Beyond Crises

For tomorrow TNI is happy to invite you to the live broadcast Future Beyond Shell Presents: Future Beyond Crises <https://app.getresponse.com/click.html?x=a62b&lc=SGgeil&mc=Ci&s=ZfVbkb&u=Stcs4&z=EBEpBuY&> on Saturday, May 16 19:20 CET. This online event is organised in cooperation with Climate Liberation Bloc (CLuB), Code Rood, Gastivists, and Shell Must Fall.

The planet is and has been in crisis. In crises, in fact, as no issue is isolated. Lives, livelihoods, land, and nature are sacrificed for corporate profit. And while corporate multinationals like Shell are scrambling to profit from crises, and governments bend to their demands, we must ask ourselves: which future do we want to bail out?

How can we support communities, social movements, sectors, and industries to move towards the future we want? A future beyond crises. 

Join this special event, please register <https://app.getresponse.com/click.html?x=a62b&lc=SGgeil&mc=Ci&s=ZfVbkb&u=Stcs4&z=EtQxyah&> to receive the information to join the livestream. 

Register <https://app.getresponse.com/click.html?x=a62b&lc=SGgeil&mc=Ci&s=ZfVbkb&u=Stcs4&z=ESWBCNO&>

Musical introduction (19:20)
Welcome & opening speech (19:30)
Speaker: Suzanne Dhaliwal (No Tar Sands UK)
Panel 1: The crises we know - How do current crises intersect and how is this affecting impacted communities and sectors? (19:50)
Speakers: Suzanne Dhaliwal (No Tar Sands UK), Ilham Root (JA! Mozambique), Laurie van Der Burg (Oil Change International)
Musical intermezzo (20:30)
Panel 2: What Is Needed - How to transition from the fossil empires of the past to the decolonial energy democracies of the future? (20:40)
Speakers: Meera Ghani (Ecolise), Tatiana Garavito (Wretched of the Earth), Suzanne Jeffery (Campaign Against Climate Change)
Closing musical performance (21:35)

Next to fantastic speakers we are looking forward to musical contributions by artists: Pravini, The Sounds of Climate Justice as well as a graphic harvesting performance by Willemijn Lambert. What more is needed for a wholesome live broadcast to channel your revolutionary energies in times of crises? Don’t miss out on this and register here <https://app.getresponse.com/click.html?x=a62b&lc=SGgeil&mc=Ci&s=ZfVbkb&u=Stcs4&z=E9TC9cW&>.

TNI is proud to provide our webinars and research for free as a contribution to the movements and activists responding to this pandemic. However, it takes time and resources to organise these events, to research and to publish. If you would like to support us in this work, please consider making a donation here <https://app.getresponse.com/click.html?x=a62b&lc=SGgeXD&mc=Ci&s=ZfVbkb&u=Stcs4&z=Ehm6COX&>.


Jess Graham
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Jai Sen, ed, 2018a – The Movements of Movements, Part 2 : Rethinking Our Dance. Ebook and hard copy available at PM Press <http://www.pmpress.org/>
Jai Sen, ed, 2018b – The Movements of Movements, Part 1 : What Makes Us Move ? (Indian edition). New Delhi : AuthorsUpfront, in collaboration with OpenWord and PM Press.  Hard copy available at MOM1AmazonIN <https://www.amazon.in/dp/9387280101/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1522884070&sr=8-2&keywords=movements+of+movements+jai+sen>, MOM1Flipkart <https://www.flipkart.com/the-movements-of-movements/p/itmf3zg7h79ecpgj?pid=9789387280106&lid=LSTBOK9789387280106NBA1CH&marketplace=FLIPKART&srno=s_1_1&otracker=search&fm=SEARCH&iid=ff35b702-e6a8-4423-b014-16c84f6f0092.9789387280106.SEARCH&ppt=Search%20Page>, and MOM1AUpFront <http://www.authorsupfront.com/movements.htm>
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