A one day conference to discuss how we tackle state violence and injustice in a climate of austerity, rising racism and inequality.
Speakers include: Helen Steel McLibel defendant & Spies out of Our Lives, Rob Evans author Undercover, Carole Duggan, Merrick Badger Campaign Opposing Police Surveillance, Susan Alexander mother Azelle Rodney, Owen Jones author The Establishment, Jules Carey lawyer who represented Ian Tomlinson’s family, Dave Smith Blacklist Support Group, John McDonnell MP, Jenny Jones GLA, Fidel Santigi Fully Focused, Hamja Ahsan Free Talha Ahsan Campaign, Nina Power, Sheila Coleman Hillsborough Justice Campaign, Stephen Graham Cities Under Siege, Matt Foot legal aid lawyer of the year 2013, Kevin Blowe NETPOL, Hannah Dee DtRtP Chair, Marcia Rigg sister Sean Rigg, Simon Pook defence lawyer representing fracking protesters, Areeb Ullah KCLSU VP Education, Raj Chada lawyer representing Fortnum Mason, Critical Mass, Dale Farm, Rachel Harger paralegal police actions, Robert Reiner Emeritus Professor of Criminology LSE, Waquas Tufail Northern Police Monitoring Project, Mike Jackson Lesbians & Gays Support the Miners
Workshops and plenaries include under cover cops and the secret state, protest policing, deaths in custody, racism and the fight for justice; austerity and the assault on civil liberties, neoliberalism & the police, know your rights, international solidarity and more to be announced.
Conference 11am-5.30pm – plenaries and workshops
6pm -7pm Screening of Burn, Ken Fero ’s new film with Q and A
Plus food, drink and music – special guests tba till late.
SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, WC1H 0XG London
Supported by SOAS Students Union