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-# Dialogue on Alternatives in the Time of Global Crises +
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-A webinar series organized by the **Global Tapestry of Alternatives** +
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-## Dialogue 1: Covid-19 – a potential opening for Just Transitions?​ +
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-with **Patrick Bond** (South Africa) and **Rehad Desai** (South Africa) as Presenters and **Ashish Kothari** (India) as Moderator +
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-> First, in a series exploring the opportunities of promoting and creating systemic alternatives,​ this dialogue explores the responses emerging from labour movements, workers, social movements and popular organisations in South Africa. How can campaigns like One Million Climate Jobs and People’s Coalition provide pathways out of multiple crises, both in the present and the future? +
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-## In detail +
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-### Presenters  +
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-#### Patrick Bond +
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-<​html><​p style="​text-align:​left;">​Patrick is Professor at the University of the Western Cape School of Government in Cape Town, having also taught at the two main universities in Johannesburg and Durban from 1997-2019. He began his career at the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank from 1983-85 while studying at the Wharton School of Finance, and then pursued doctoral studies in economic geography at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore under David Harvey’s supervision. There and in Philadelphia and Washington DC, he gained activist experience in anti-apartheid,​ student, urban community, labour and international solidarity movements. After moving permanently to Southern Africa in 1989, he served township social movements working on financial justice based at the NGO Planact in Johannesburg from 1990-94. In 1994 and 1996, he worked in the Reconstruction and Development Ministry in President Nelson Mandela’s office. His best-known work is Elite Transition: From Apartheid to Neoliberalism in South Africa, and other critical analyses can be found in the books Politics of Climate Justice, BRICS and Resistance in Africa, Against Global Apartheid, Talk Left Walk Right, Looting Africa, The Accumulation of Capital in Southern Africa, Zimbabwe’s Plunge, Uneven Zimbabwe and Cities of Gold, Townships of Coal. He was born in Belfast, Ireland in 1961.</​p></​html>​ +
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-#### Rehad Desai +
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-<​html><​p style="​text-align:​left;">​Following his return to South Africa from political exile Rehad worked as a health and safety/​media officer for a chemical workers union and the head of a HIV prevention unit. In 1997 he completed a Masters in Social History at the University of the Witwatersrand,​ he then entered the TV and film industry as a current affairs journalist, and soon after moved on to focus his energy on historical and socio -political documentary film.</​p>​ +
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-<p style="​text-align:​left;">​Miners Shot Down released in 2014  won local and international critical acclaim garnering 28 prizes including the Taco Keiper award for investigative journalism and an International Emmy for best documentary. Everything Must Fall is the last film in the trilogy, winning awards at home and abroad. He works in the media and strategy circles of XR and in one of the national ​ spokespersons,​ he formed part of the of the drafting team for the C19 Peoples Coalition Programme of Action and is part of the national coordinating team.</​p></​html>​ +
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-### Moderator +
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-#### Ashish Kothari +
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-Founder-member of Indian environmental group Kalpavriksh and has coordinated India’s National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan process, served on Greenpeace International and India Boards, helped initiate the global ICCA Consortium, and chaired an IUCN network dealing with protected areas and communities. He helps in coordinating the Vikalp Sangam, Radical Ecological Democracy and Global Tapestry of Alternatives in search of alternative well-being pathways to globalized development. +
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-### More information +
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-Recommended reading materials and sources: +
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-* [[https://​www.campaigncc.org/​climatejobs|One Million Climate Jobs campaign]] +
-* [[https://​c19peoplescoalition.org.za/​|C19 People'​s Coalition]] +
-* Rehad’s film [[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=EN199WpXBmU|"​Miners Shot Down"​]] about the Marikana massacre of 2012 +
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-## How to participate +
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-#### General meeting ethics +
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-* We work from a place of mutual respect - everyone is treated with courtesy and solidarity +
-* Do not interrupt other speakers or have other parallel conversations. Let's listen to each other carefully and intently. +
-* In raising points, address the content and not the person +
-* Keep your points concise so that we give space to everyone to speak +
-* We are running the session using free/open source software, as a way of respecting the freedom and privacy of the participants while promoting the use of alternative and autonomous technologies((About some of the many reason to avoid Zoom and other proprietary software tools you can read [[https://​www.theguardian.com/​technology/​2020/​apr/​02/​zoom-technology-security-coronavirus-video-conferencing|"​‘Zoom is malware’: why experts worry about the video conferencing platform"​]] in The Guardian)) +
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-#### Technical aspects +
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-* <wrap hi>Use a compatible web browser like: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Chromium, Brave. If you are connecting using your mobile phone, install the app first ([[http://​jitsi.org/​android|Android]] or [[http://​jitsi.org/​ios|iOS]])</​wrap>​ +
-* Keep mikes mute if not speaking  +
-* Seek moderator'​s permission before speaking by either clicking on raising a hand icon on the Jitsi platform or message on the chat only to the moderator.  +
-* Speak slowly, clearly, and concisely as English is not many people'​s native language.  +
-* Switch off their cameras after the initial set of introductions that the video hinders the internet bandwidth.  +
-* Arrive/join the meeting on time.  +
-* Make sure you have a good internet connection +
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-* We recommend avoiding the use of propietary/​privative/​closed software browsers like Internet Explorer or Safari since they don't fully support web open standards and you will have limited features when joining our webinar channel. +
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