Resisting Monopoly Capitalism

Resisting monopoly capitalism
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Multinational corporations have grown wealthy by monopolizing the resources we need to live a dignified life – whether it’s the food we eat, the medicines we need to treat ourselves, or the technology which increasingly underlies our day-to-day lives.

These leviathans set the rules of the game, forcing countries to compete with each other. This triggers not only a race to the bottom in terms of workers’ rights and environmental protection, but also leads the way to potentially devastating international conflict.

As such, monopoly capitalism needs to be confronted on an international basis, as well as at the level of the nation-state. The movement against monopolies is growing. Only by taxing and regulating, breaking up and taking over these private monoliths can we hope to reclaim our democracy, reverse inequality and leave a habitable planet for future generations.

To discuss what monopoly capitalism is and look at the problems it poses to our food system, medicine production, and communications, Global Justice Now is organizing a conference on the theme, ‘Resisting Monopoly Capitalism’, on 25 March 2023. The conference will be held at Brunei Gallery, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, London from 11 AM to 6 PM GMT. This event is being organized with the support of the Balanced Economy Project.

IT for Change’s Parminder Jeet Singh will be speaking and taking part in the conference, along with other speakers, including João Paulo Rodrigues, Landless Workers’ Movement, Brazil; Julia Kosgei, People’s Vaccine Alliance, Kenya; Aurélie Trouvé, French MP & parliamentary chair of left bloc NUPES; Ann Pettifor, economist and author; and Anthony Barnett, Founder, Open Democracy.

Know more and join the conference online here.