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.
‘Education, Value and the Art of Living’ is the title of a seminar to be held at St Michael’s Cornhill in the City of London on 14 November featuring Labour peer Maurice Glasman, among other speakers.
BARRY WINTER assesses the work of David Marquand and considers what it can offer a left desperately seeking some answer to society’s massive imbalance in power and wealth.
Let’s begin with a quote: “In the name of individual freedom, economic liberalism ended up centralising power and control in the state and large corporations.” It summarises many of the arguments in David Marquand’s book, Mammon’s Kingdom, on what is wrong with Britain today. But the words are not his. They come from the e-book, One Nation: Labour’s Political Renewal, written by Jon Cruddas MP and Jonathan Rutherford.
The ILP’s role in promoting workers’ rights and pacifism in Devon during World War One is currently featuring in a documentary on BBC4, to be shown again this Friday morning and available on iPlayer.
The Trades Union Congress is calling on thousands of people to join its three demonstrations this Saturday and rally for an end to poverty wages and a ‘real economic recovery’ that doesn’t favour the rich over ordinary employees.
The three marches are being held simultaneously in London, Glasgow and Belfast “to send a message loud and clear to employers and politicians across the board that Britain needs a pay rise”.
Two innovative exhibitions are currently showing in the gallery at Barnsley’s Civic Theatre to mark the legacy of the 1984/5 miners’ strike.
The anti-extremist organisation, HOPE not Hate, has marked its 10th anniversary with a new book that tells the inside story of ‘the campaign that helped defeat the BNP’.
A ‘semi-staged, rehearsed reading’ of The Democracy of Oaks, Adrian Drew’s acclaimed play about Walt Whitman and Edward Carpenter, will be staged at the Fan Museum in Greenwich on Friday 10 October.
While the No victory in the Scottish referendum was a huge relief to many, the political minefield the campaign left behind means there is much hard work to do before we’ll see any renewal of Labour and the UK left. WILL BROWN reports.
The No vote means that we have avoided many problems independence would have created. However, the constitutional legacy of the campaign will be with us for some time. The belated and hurried promises of ‘devo-max’ may or may not have been necessary to deliver a No vote, but there are no simple fixes for the UK constitution.