That we live in dangerous times is obvious: war and economic crisis are spreading, some states are on the point of economic collapse and everywhere establishment politics are broken.
The old world is dying – but the new is still struggling to be born.
This is a moment for subversive and radical ideas.
This festival will bring together people from the forefront of global struggles: radical economists and philosophers, socialists, feminists and environmentalists, students and trade-unionists.
Like the European summer events which inspire it, the festival will fill the halls, parks and public spaces of Kings Cross with a mix of politics, film, art, music and the spoken word.
These are dangerous times, they call for dangerous ideas.