There is enough global wealth to eradicate poverty several times over. There is enough food to feed the world. But our economic policies and systems are undemocratic, inefficient and ineffective. Tax havens, banks, hedge funds and corporations, flourishing in a neoliberal policy environment, are as responsible for millions of child deaths as viruses and bacteria. Socio-economic inequality – growing at the global level and within many countries – breeds violence and conflict; and undermines good governance and sustainable development.
Medact exists to support the wider development movement to reform our global economic institutions. It works to promote tax as a public health policy instrument that can strengthen democracy and promote redistribution. It calls for the eradication of tax havens and for a reallocation of global resources towards social development and environmental protection.
On the 24th of August the eviction ban will be lifted. This will have some serious repercussions on housing insecurity that translate to risks of COVID19 transmission and wider public health impact from the loss of housing or potential homelessness. Planning...
Our next group meeting will focus on orientation of the issue group. We will spend time organizing what training, resources and actions are required. We will hear back from our working groups and decide on how they will work together. RSVP below for joining details on...
Clare Andrews, a GP in East London and co-ordinator of Medact London, writes about her experiences as a clinician during the coronavirus crisis.
The Medact Research Network will be convening for an Economic Justice research meeting on Wednesday 24 June, 6.30pm - 8.00pm Further details on how to join the meeting will be posted shortly. If you have any questions, please email Hilary, our Research Manager.
In our second group meeting we will go deeper into the roles and function of the working groups, where we are in the campaign cycle and moving forward the actions from our Building Economic Justice webinar.