Saturday, 21 February 2009

LEAP Conference 2009 - Saturday 25th April

LEAP will be hosting its second conference 'Capitalism Isn't Working' at Birkbeck College, Malet Street, London on Saturday 25th April 2009 - just three days after the Budget.

Speakers and contributors include: John Christensen (Tax Justice Network), Penny Cole, Bob Crow (RMT), Andrew Fisher, Paul Feldman, Professor Gregor Gall, Gerry Gold, Rahila Gupta (Southall Black Sisters), Colin Hampton (UWC), John Hilary (War on Want), Jerry Jones, John McDonnell MP, Cllr Gordon Nardell, Rosamund Stock, Graham Turner, Professor Richard Wilkinson, Matt Wrack (FBU).

Download the full conference agenda.

It's a one-day conference from 10:30am to 4:30pm looking at how we fight the recession and build the economy we want!

Register online for the conference. We've frozen last year's conference prices: it's £10 waged and £5 unwaged.

We'll be posting articles here in the run-up to the conference to start the debates off. In between participative plenary sessions, there'll be four sub-plenaries:

  • Resisting the recession & Defending Jobs: the industrial agenda

  • Where's our bailout? Benefits, pensions, poverty & housing

  • What to do with the City and Global Finance: socialising the sector

  • Neoliberalism Isn't Working: fighting the ideological battle
Come along and join in, but please register in advance to be sure of your place. You can also pre-register by sending a cheque payable to ‘Another World is Possible’ to LEAP, PO Box 2378, London, E5 9QU.


  1. Great! any news on speakers?

  2. Speakers so far confirmed include: John McDonnell MP, Matt Wrack (FBU), Professor Richard Wilkinson, Professor Gregor Gall, Gerry Gold, Rosamund Stock. Full agenda to be published shortly!

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