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Debt, crisis and resistance: double event in London, November 21 &23

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Two unique events exploring debt, crisis and resistance, coming up this week. A public lecture (Thursday 21 November) and a seminar (Saturday 23 November) with George Caffentzis, David Graeber, Christina Laskaridis, Johnna Montgomerie and others.



Thursday 21 November
ULU – Malet St, London, WC1E 7HY

A public lecture on debt, crisis and capitalism with George Caffentzis, David Graeber and Christina Laskaridis.

Organised in collaboration with: PM Press and Jubilee Debt Campaign

This is not a ticketed event, but arrive early to ensure a seat.



Saturday 23rd November
10.30am – 4.30pm
Lunch: will be pot-luck. Bring something to share.
Birkbeck University, Room B33, Malet Street, London, WC1E

A full day seminar with George Caffentzis and others to bring together activists and academics, campaigners and theorists, to examine debt and resistance in the UK and around the world. An opportunity to deepen analysis of debt, create links, and investigate strategies for action.

Speakers include:
- George Caffentzis
- Johnna Montgomerie (Goldsmiths University)
- Christina Laskaridis (Greek Debt Audit Campaign)
- Caroline Molloy (ourNHS)
- Michael Chessum (National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts)
- Jonathan Stevenson (Jubilee Debt Campaign)

This is a free event, but spaces are limited. To register and see the full program see here:



George Caffentzis is a philosopher of money and a leading thinker in the development of autonomist thought. Co-founder of Midnight Notes Collective, his most recent book is In Letters of Blood and Fire: Work, Machines, and the Crisis of Capitalism (PM Press/Common Notions, 2013). He is a member of Strike Debt (US).

David Graeber is an American anthropologist, author, anarchist and activist who is currently Professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics. He is the author of many books including Debt: The First 5000 Years (Melville House, 2011). Graeber has long been involved in social and political activism, including as a leading figure in the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Christina Laskaridis is a researcher with Corporate Watch working on the Eurozone debt crisis. She is a founding member of the Greek Debt Audit campaign (ELE). She studied at York University and SOAS, and is a member of Research on Money and Finance.

Johnna Montgomerie is a lecturer at Goldsmiths University and an affiliate with the Centre for Research into Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC). Her research interests include household debt (mortgage, student loans, consumer credit, payday lending) and its relationship to Anglo-American financialisation, especially in the context of never-ending crisis and the new Age of Austerity.

Organised by Jubilee Debt Campaign

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