A Labour government under Jeremy Corbyn promises to re-wire our economy to serve the many, not the few. But who is included in the "many", and who is - consciously or subconsciously - excluded? With immigration and international policy being key flash-points of division both inside and outside the Labour Party, does our movement run the risk of reproducing the very systems we seek to challenge? The movement to replace neoliberal austerity with socialism has thrown up important questions about who is entitled to state resources, but how do we undermine our socialist values by continuing to separate 'foreign' and 'domestic' policy?
Join this star-studded panel, where panelists will contextualise calls for socialism within Britain's history of immigration and Empire, and carve out a vision for a world in which the economy works for all - regardless of race, gender, nationality or migration status.
Rafeef Ziadah is a Palestinian-Canadian poet and human rights activist who lives in London. She is a lecturer in Comparative Politics of the Middle East at SOAS University, where she researches the political economy of war and humanitarianism, and racism and the security state.
Gracie Mae Bradley is policy and campaigns manager for human rights organization Liberty. She leads on campaigning against the Government’s “hostile environment” policies on immigration, as well as work across policing, counter-terror, and privacy and surveillance.
The World Transformed is a 4-day festival of art, music and politics, running alongside the Labour Party conference in Brighton, working to build left power both inside and outside of parliament.
Transform! europe is a network of 34 European organisations from 22 countries, active in the field of political education and critical scientific analysis, and is the recognised political foundation corresponding to the Party of the European Left