(June 26, 2009)
Capitalism ’09 is part of a series of international events that focus on the analysis of contemporary capitalism. The event took place at the Old Student House in Helsinki on April 23. Speakers were Stephen Gill (York University), whose research interests include new forms of political agency and the political and juridical constitution of global capitalism, Isabella Bakker (York University), who specialises on global economic system and gender hierarchies, researcher and climate activist Tadzio Müller, who is a critic of Green capitalism, Hilary Wainwright, Research Director of the New Politics Programme at the Transnational Institute and editor of Red Pepper magazine and Oras Tynkkynen, MP of the Green party. There were also other international and Finnish guests present.
The main organisers of Capitalism ´09 were Left Forum and Attac of Helsinki University. The event was organised in cooperation with the Chair of World Poltics at the Helsinki University, The KSL Civic Association for Adult Learning, TSL – WEA Workers´ Educational Association, The Finnish Construction Trade Union, Transform! Europe, Le Monde Diplomatique Finland, Ydin magazine and Democracy Forum VK.