John Hilary will be giving the annual Frow Lecture at The Working Class Movement Library in Salford this Saturday.
His topic is ‘Taking the Fight to Global Capitalism’. John is Executive Director, War on Want, and author of The Poverty of Capitalism: Economic Meltdown and the Struggle for What Comes Next.
This is the fifth annual Frow Lecture, held in honour of the Working Class Movement Library’s founders Eddie and Ruth Frow.
Capitalist growth is widely heralded as the only answer to the crisis still sweeping the global economy. Yet the era of corporate globalisation has been defined by unprecedented levels of inequality and environmental degradation.
John Hilary will reveal the true face of transnational capital in its insatiable drive for expansion and accumulation. He will also describe the growing popular resistance to corporate power around the world, as well as the new social movements seeking to develop alternatives to capitalism itself. In particular, with the European parliamentary elections just three weeks away, he will look at the growing resistance to the new Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership being negotiated in secret between the EU and USA.
Margaret Cohen from the Library said: “The Working Class Movement Library is a unique collection capturing the stories and struggles of ordinary people’s efforts to improve their world. It is fitting that this year’s Frow Memorial Lecture will highlight the failures of corporate globalisation and the rise of popular resistance movements worldwide’.
2pm Old Fire Station, Crescent, Salford. The lecture is free, with light refreshments available afterwards. All are welcome – no advance booking, so early arrival is encouraged to ensure admission