Choosing is defiance ! – 5th CADTM Europe Summer School

27 April by CADTM Belgium

Save the dates and sign up here ! From Friday 30th of June to Sunday 2nd of July, the 5th CADTM Europe Summer School will be held in the cultural center of La Marlagne in Wépion near Namur (Belgium).

The system will never fall, if it is not toppled over. Our Summer School will be the place to be for those across Europe who share Share A unit of ownership interest in a corporation or financial asset, representing one part of the total capital stock. Its owner (a shareholder) is entitled to receive an equal distribution of any profits distributed (a dividend) and to attend shareholder meetings. this goal. We’ll meet, share, discuss on current struggles and strategies we need to set up in order to put an end to the cycles of debt, capitalism and its destructive mechanisms. Creditors’ diktats in the European Union, domination through debt in the Global South, vulture funds Vulture funds
Vulture fund
Investment funds who buy, on the secondary markets and at a significant discount, bonds once emitted by countries that are having repayment difficulties, from investors who prefer to cut their losses and take what price they can get in order to unload the risk from their books. The Vulture Funds then pursue the issuing country for the full amount of the debt they have purchased, not hesitating to seek decisions before, usually, British or US courts where the law is favourable to creditors.
’ misbehaviour, illegitimate private debts, women’s oppression, destruction of the environment… We do have reasons to fight!

Could there be a better place than Belgium to talk about all this? It is located in the heart of fortress Europe and near places where austerity policies are decided. Never mind if the sky is not so blue. It precisely gives us another reason to storm heaven.

But we shall not forget it’s summer time, a perfect time to seize the day! The CADTM team is preparing activist and festive parties. Among these, you’ll have access to theatre, slam and DJs performances!

The event will take place in less than two months, the program is currently being finalized and you can already sign up! As regulars could tell you, unfortunately there’s a limited number of seats and every time it’s full. So hurry up and get the word out! And if you want to get involved in the event preparation and the communication around it, feel free to contact us at inscriptions@cadtm.org.


PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME BY COURSE

More details (activities, speakers) will be announced as soon as they are confirmed

PLENARY SESSIONS
Opening conference: Down with illegitimate debt – it’s urgent!
Closing conference: Choosing is defiance!

SERIES: DEMYSTIFYING PUBLIC DEBT!
Debt in the global South
Debt in the industrialised North
How do banks work?
The effects of austerity measures on women’s’ rights

SERIES: DECONSTRUCTING DEBT
Social debt
Debt and free trade
Ecology and feminism
White elephants up for grabs

SERIES: DOWN WITH THE FINANCIAL OPPRESSION OF THE PEOPLE!
Vulture funds
The doctrine of odious debt
Belfius is ours!
Neocolonialism

SERIES: DOWN WITH THE DEBT SOCIETY!
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1) the most common form where the property that the loan is used to purchase is used as the collateral;
2) a broader use of property to guarantee any loan: it is sufficient that the borrower possesses and engages the property as collateral.
debt
Farmers’ debts
Micro-credit and the effects on women’s rights

SERIES: ORGANISATION, ACTION, INVOLVEMENT – GOING FORWARD!
Organise a direct action
What challenges for the left in the Eurozone?
International effects of the upheaval in the USA
Current debt audits
Debt and financial criminality

Full programme details to be announced soon.


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CADTM

COMMITTEE FOR THE ABOLITION OF ILLEGITIMATE DEBT

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