WHY IS THERE WORK AND UNEMPLOYMENT?
THIS SATURDAY 26th May 6.30pm
This is an event starts dead on 7.00pm -8.00pm there will be time for some discussion
Five Years Gallery Unit 2B1 Boothby Road Archway, London N19 4AJ
Near Archway Tube
Come, take part in an easy to understand visual presentation using drawings and puppets.
Capitalism is covered in mystery and misinformation. We’re told that it is a fair system that provides for the needs everyone and if you work hard you will be rewarded. This is a lie and we can see the contradictions very easily!
Why do we have job insecurity, poverty wages and brutal benefit sanctions?
* a fifth of population (13 mil) lives in poverty.
*In 2006, 18.1% of workers were subject to precarious employment by 2016, that had risen to 22.2%, an increase of 2 million people
Why are there zero hour contracts?
* 1.4 million on zero hours contracts
Why in a world of incredible technology are working conditions for so many worsening?
* 21% paid less than Living Wage
* 25% of those using food banks last year were in work
We will look at what Marx has to say about what actually creates work and unemployment in capitalism.
Illustrations and demonstrations will be used to explore and introduce Marx’s ideas, which we will engage with together.
It’s up to the majority of people in this world who either have to work or fight for a decreasing amount to live on if unemployed often facing malnutrition, to fight for social justice and end a system based on exploitation while we can.
Marx demonstrates that capitalism is, beyond appearance, a system of exploitation, which results in the increasing degradation of human labour, the destruction of the environment and imperialist war. It is a parasitic system in decay and we are right to resist so come along…
Marx shows it doesn’t have to be this way, another world is possible!
Knowledge and power belong to us all!
It is our belief that we need to reclaim our right to think for ourselves in a society that alienates us from the production of knowledge. We believe this knowledge is power IF we act on it.
Andrew Cooper is an artist specialising in producing drawings, banners and carvings which are used in campaigns for social justice more info -email firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric Ogbogbo has been actively involved in campaign for social justice and has written about imperialism –The Great African Robbery
Come, take part in an easy to understand interactive visual presentation which will be fun. From the evening we will produce a film which will be a valuable resource for our work. You will be invited to take part in action for the film
FIVE YEARS GALLERY UNIT 2B1 BOOTHBY ROAD ARCHWAY, LONDON N19 4AJ