This event was held on Tuesday 4th November, 7pm at the Brunei Building, SOAS, Russell Square London WC1H 0XG. A video of this event is below…
PUTNEY DEBATE: Unsettling Debt: What does Debt Resistance mean in the UK
From PFI contracts that make hospitals three times as expensive as public funding would, to the bubble in the housing sector, from graduates’ average debt burdens of £44,000, to unpayable energy bills …debt affects all aspects of our lives.
Be it private, national or local government, debt is one of the neoliberal system’s most powerful tools to discipline us.
But together, we can overcome the shame attached and the idea that you need to be an expert to understand what is happening.
Together we can start building strategies for resistance.
As part of Occupy London’s New Putney Debates, Debt Resistance UK is inviting you to an evening of discussion to hear more, share your stories on debt and explore possibilities for collective action.
Carl Packman – Payday Loans
Claire Welton – Fuel Poverty
Mary Robertson – Housing Debt
Joel Benjamin – Local Government Debt
Jonathan Stevenson – National Debt
Fanny Malinen – Student Debt
We are a London-based group dedicated to challenging the narrative of debt injustice as inevitable and apolitical.
Tuesday 4 November 2014
Room B102, Brunei Building, SOAS
London WC1H 0XG
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