When you look beneath the surface of the cost of living emergency, you see a democratic system that is experiencing a profound crisis. Our political institutions have been undermined by corporate interests, decision-making is centralised in Whitehall and detached from people's lives, and consent is breaking down across the nations.
To understand the roots of the democratic crisis we must get to grips with the way the state reproduces the power of the ruling elite. Join speakers from the UK and Chile who are working to democratise the state and put power in the hands of the people.
Labour MP for Hemsworth, Former Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office and Parliamentary Private Secretary to Prime Minister Gordon Brown
Socialist writer and campaigner, Founder of Campaign for Socialism, part of Scotland’s Red Paper Collective. Nominated for a life peerage by Jeremy Corbyn on a pledge to abolish the House of Lords.
Lecturer in International Politics at the University of Leicester. Her research focuses on theories of violence and nonviolence, with a particular interest in resistance movements, feminism, and progressive politics in Latin America. She has published a series of articles on Chile's social uprising, the newly elected progressive government and the Constitutional Convention in Tribune Magazine
Bethan Winter is a Welsh Labour Party politician. She has been the Member of Parliament for Cynon Valley since the 2019 general election.
Political Coordinator of Momentum and a former Labour Party advisor and Coordinator of TWT