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"This is a call for energy democracy. Not energy security or energy separation. These are too rooted in the neoliberal common sense, and empower militaries and heavy-handed governments over a passive population. A survivable and just energy future means breaking the grip of elite interests on our energy systems, ending dependency, increasing autonomy, building diverse power structures that can hold one another to account and leaving fossil fuels in the ground"
Join us on Tuesday 18 November to discuss the latest installment in the After Neoliberalism? Kilburn Manifesto series: "Energy beyond neoliberalism". This chapter investigates the potential of looking beyond dominant neoliberal models of energy production and distribution, with a particular focus on the role of the commons. It will be available to read online in advance of the seminar.
Farzana Khan and Mika Minio-Paluello (Platform) will introduce their chapter, with responses from Ewa Jasiewicz (Fuel Poverty Action) and Guy Shrubsole (Friends of the Earth). These introductory remarks will be followed by an open discussion. The seminar will be chaired by Jo Littler (City University).
Farzana Khan writes about colonialism and power, coordinates Platform’s Shake! youth programme on arts, race, power and environment, and a young women of colour project with the Osmani Trust.
Mika Minio-Paluello supports frontline communities resisting oil & gas corporations in North Africa and movements to democratise energy, and co-wrote The Oil Road (Verso).
Tickets are £5 / £3 (unwaged) / free for Soundings subscribers.
"After Neoliberalism?" is an online manifesto - edited by Soundings founding editors Stuart Hall, Doreen Massey, and Mike Rustin - which seeks to open up space to debate alternatives to current dominant neoliberal systems. Previous installments of the manifesto (including the framing statement) are available to read online.
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