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Event: Co-operative conference - Friday 27th September

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Join us for a day of debate and talks

This month, Ethical Consumer is hosting a one-day conference on the subject of co-operatives.

The event will see a host of interesting talks and lively debate on the issue of co-operatives and mutualism, under the heading "Is there a co-operative alternative to capitalism?"

The event coincides with the launch of a new book of the same title, which is jointly published by Ethical Consumer and New Internationalist magazines.

Ethical Consumer editor Rob Harrison said, "Scientists and academics are pointing to increasingly dangerous levels of climate and habitat destruction. Europe and America are facing their worst economic problems for a generation, and social movements around the world are calling for sweeping reforms.

We want to discuss the extent to which co-operatives offer an alternative model which could address some of these key issues"

Some excellent guest speakers, including Ed Mayo (Secretary General – Co-operatives UK), Hilary Wainwright (editor Red Pepper) and Paul Monaghan (Up the Ethics/Co-operative Energy), will be coming along with more contributors to be confirmed.

Hilary Wainwright said: "This conference is a very timely opportunity to explore and discuss how to generalise an alternative model of production, when all around us we see the incapability of conventional capitalistic, private production failing to meet society's needs and causing environmental disaster.

Co-operatives provide working models of a feasible alternative. How do we generalise from these micro experiences to a wider strategy of social transformation? That's our collective challenge on Sept 27th.

From its beginnings, Red Pepper magazine has been covering the radical potential of co-ops, urging the left more generally to take seriously this historic legacy and this source of hope for the future."'


Tickets can be purchased via our Eventbrite page.

Places are limited so book now >


Event details

Is there a co-operative alternative to capitalism?

Friday, 27 September 2013 

12:00 to 19:00

Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre
25 New Inn Yard

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Tickets are priced at just £18 and include lunch and a drinks reception.

For a full agenda for the day please visit our conference page.


Tickets can be purchsed via our Eventbrite page. Book now >


The event is being organised in collaboration with New Internationalist and Red Pepper magazine



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