The event, which will take place on Saturday 30 June in central London, will have a special focus on the continuing campaign against the involvement of the private sector in the NHS.
There are more than a dozen workshops for participants to choose from, several of which have an NHS theme. Attendees will discuss how to keep up political and media pressure over the NHS, how to use NHS data to monitor the impact of the Health and Social Care Bill, how activists can use the new structures of the NHS itself to defend against further privatisation, and how to challenge service cuts through the courts.
Journalist and author Paul Mason, together with Naomi Colvin from Occupy and environmental activist Adam Ramsay, plan to look at new forms of activist organisations and how they engage with members and the public, both on and offline. Other workshops on the day include how to use mobile phones to plan, shoot and distribute film news reports, a session on how to run more effective online campaigns, and how to challenge the threats to activism and political participation that could result from restriction of internet freedoms.
Speakers include Spartacus report campaigner Sue Marsh, Netroots Nation (US) Director Raven Brooks, Professor Allyson Pollock, National Health Action Party co-founder Dr Clive Peedell, False Economy’s Clifford Singer, 38 Degrees campaigner Marie Campbell, writer and activist Owen Jones, Liberal Conspiracy Editor Sunny Hundal and dozens more.
Attendees will also have greater scope to decide the agenda this year, with an expanded Open Space session, allowing topics to be decided and voted on the day.
Tickets for the event cost just £5 if booked in advance (unwaged free) via www.netrootsuk.org
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