In today’s globalized world where the alphabet soup of trade deals has workers struggling to maintain their rights – solidarity is more important than ever. This course will reflect on our views of and connections to workers in the global south and look at some alternatives to the environmental and social problems we face.
We’ll examine the current global system of extraction, production, distribution, consumption and disposal of products we use.
As the week unfolds we will examine the roles played by corporations, government, the mass media, workers and consumers on this system. We’ll define “global capitalism” – how workers’ rights are being trampled and how people are fighting back. You will also have a chance to practise how you might bring a current international campaign to your local and community. Join us as we explore the importance of solidarity in a globalized world.