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Statement on the financial crisis

DCLI participated in the formulation and supports the statement on the financial crisis, output of the informal meetings "Beijing Nights", held on the occasion of the 7th Asia-Europe People’s Forum

The global economic crisis : An historic opportunity for transformation

An initial response from individuals, social movements and non-governmental organisations in support of a transitional programme for radical economic transformation
Beijing, 15 October 2008


Taking advantage of the opportunity of so many people from movements gathering in Beijing during the Asia-Europe People’s Forum, the Transnational Institute and Focus on the Global South convened informal nightly meetings between 13 and 15 October 2008. We took stock of the meaning of the unfolding global economic crisis and the opportunity it presents for us to put into the public domain some of the inspiring and feasible alternatives many of us have been working on for decades. This statement represents the collective outcome of our Beijing nights. We, the initial signatories, mean this to be a contribution towards efforts to formulate proposals around which our movements can organise as the basis for a radically different kind of political and economic order.

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