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BOOK LAUNCH: Free Movement and Beyond with Diane Abbott MP and many more
Mon 27 March 2017, 18:30 – 20:30 BST
Speakers: Diane Abbott MP, Kate Hudson (editor), Prof Mary Kaldor, Zoe Gardner, Luke Cooper, Andrew Burgin, Nick Dearden
Chair: Prof Mary Kaldor, LSE
Free Movement and Beyond is an edited collection that draws together the current thinking of many of Britain’s most prominent ‘critical Remainers’ – those who argued to remain within the European Union while seeking its democratic and progressive transformation.
Seeking to contribute to the policy agenda for the Brexit process, the contributors centrally address the controversial issue of free movement of people, defending it as central to Britain’s economic success and as an advance for the working class across Europe; myths that blame migration for economic woes are debunked and the racism that such myths give rise to is condemned. Contributors also outline policy proposals and principles in the areas of democracy, economics, trade policy, security policy, environmental legislation and workers’ rights.
Kate Hudson is a political activist, peace campaigner and academic, author of CND – Now More Than Ever: The Story of a Peace Movement; Breaking the South Slav Dream: The Rise and Fall of Yugoslavia; European Communism Since 1989; and The New European Left: a socialism for the twenty-first century?
Diane Abbott MP, Yanis Varoufakis / Caroline Lucas MP / Mary Kaldor / Marina Prentoulis / Andrew Burgin / Luke Cooper / Zoe Gardner / Laleh Khalili / Nick Dearden / Tom O’Leary / Neil Faulkner