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Kilburn Manifesto: The Conference

Dec 4th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

Soundings is organising a one-day conference in London on 21 February 2015 to celebrate the completion of the Kilburn Manifesto and to discuss and develop its ideas.



Immigration Fears: Who is to Blame?

Dec 4th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

With discussion of immigration becoming ever more toxic, how should progressives respond to UKIP’s blame game and what can they offer as a humane approach?



Global Justice Now: New Name for WDM

Nov 24th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

The World Development Movement will have a new name next year when it is relaunched as Global Justice Now following a vote of the organisation’s members last month.



Podemos: A New Way of Politics?

Nov 20th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

The sudden rise on the Spanish political scene of Podemos, a radical political party based on the indignados 15M movement, will be the subject of discussion at the next Taking Soundings meeting in Leeds on Wednesday 26 November.



Full Reading of Salters Play

Nov 14th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

A full reading of Alison Mead’s play ‘Politic Man’, about pioneering ILPers Alf and Ada Salter, will be staged in Kent on Monday 24 November.



Barnsley Hosts Two Exhibitions on the Miners’ Strike

Nov 9th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

Two innovative exhibitions are currently showing in the gallery at Barnsley’s Civic Theatre to mark the legacy of the 1984/5 miners’ strike.



‘Don’t Let Them Drown,’ cries HOPE not Hate

Nov 3rd, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

HOPE not Hate has launched a petition condemning the government’s decision to withdraw support for migrant rescue missions in the Mediterranean, describing the stance as “inhumane and unacceptable for a modern civilised country”.



WWI: Communities of Resistance

Nov 2nd, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

Cyril Pearce will introduce ideas from his forthcoming book on British conscientious objectors in a talk at the Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre on Saturday 8 November.



Class Gathers to Challenge Inequality

Oct 28th, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

A huge roster of speakers from the Labour and progressive movement has been assembled for a conference on ‘challenging inequalities in wealth and power’ in central London this Saturday.



EU Citizens Combine to Oppose Corporate Trade Deals

Oct 21st, 2014 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

More than 250 ‘citizens’ organisations’ from across 22 European countries have joined forces to oppose two controversial transatlantic trade deals currently being negotiated by the European Union.