Who we are
Friends of Le Monde Diplomatique is a UK-based affiliate of the Les Amis Le Monde Diplomatique which supports the writings and tradition which has evolved over 50 years of publication of the Le Monde Diplomatique Newspaper. Our "Cafe Diplo" meetings at The Gallery at Farringdon, in the City of London on selected Monday evenings, are presented (in English) in the context of our global anti neo-conservative-liberal tradition, and give an opportunity for lively debate between speakers and audience.
New 2013 Season
The new Cafe Diplo season includes a series of talks, including the Middle East, Angola and more to be announced. You can find the details of speakers, dates and times in the Calendar and also a map of the venue.
Monday 10 June 2013 - THE GLOBAL IMPACT OF INEQUALITY with Danny Dorling
Societies all over the world are experiencing spiralling inequality, led by countries such as the US and Britain, which reached their high-water mark of equality in the 1970s, only to head firmly and swiftly in the opposite direction ever since. They relaxed the controls over corporations and high finance, allowing the rich to become super-rich without caring about their impact on the poor or the planet - and ultimately plunged the whole world into economic crisis. But it does not have to be that way. Danny Dorling is Professor of Human Geography at Sheffield University and an Academician of the Academy of the Learned Societies in the Social Sciences. His work concerns issues of housing, health, employment, education and poverty, concentrating on social and spatial inequalities to life chances both in Britain and further afield, and he has published more than a dozen books on issues relating to social inequalities. He will look at countries that have bucked the trend towards greater inequality and market mayhem and will propose some key ways in which we can restore levels of greater equality that would sustain us all.
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