6 Billion Ways 2009
Saturday 28 February 2009 saw networks of local and global activists come together in London under the banner of 6 Billion Ways – a day of diversity, solidarity and action to make another world possible. Organised by City Circle, Friends of the Earth, Jubilee Debt Campaign, People and Planet, Rich Mix, War on Want, and the World Development Movement, the event explored the interconnected global problems that impact the poor and marginalised people of the world: from the financial crisis to climate change and food riots.
Through a variety of discussions, films, and music, 6 Billion Ways 2009 addressed a range of global justice issues and provided a diverse forum of creativity where alternatives were proposed and discussed. Discussions included: the financial crisis and economic alternatives, conflict and liberation in Palestine and Iraq, climate catastrophe and building a green new deal, the future of feminism, the impact of Obama on race politics, and global poverty and a fair food system. In addition to activists from South Africa, Palestine and Ecuador, the event attracted speakers such as Mark Thomas, Salma Yaqoob, Ken Livingstone, Bianca Jagger and Karma Nabulsi.
6 Billion Ways challenges the dogma that there is no alternative to the status quo. Another world is possible and every person on the planet can make change happen.
Watch this video for an overview of 6 Billion Ways 2009.