Posts Tagged ‘ Compass ’

The Progressive Alliance and a War of Position

May 25th, 2017 | By admin | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

Is the Progressive Alliance an idea whose time has come? GERRY LAVERY thinks so after reading a new Compass pamphlet on the election initiative.

The call for a Progressive Alliance starts from the idea that our electoral system gives the Conservatives a built-in advantage and enables them to govern nationally even though most people do not vote for them. With some co-operation between ‘progressive’ parties, we could counter this injustice and ensure a candidate from a non-Tory party takes the seat.



Time to Move On from Trident

Apr 30th, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Frontpage, News

Compass has launched a new campaign designed to build a groundswell of support for decommissioning Britain’s Trident nuclear weapons.



One afternoon, 100 Speakers, One Hell-of-an Experience

Feb 18th, 2015 | By Barry Winter | Category: Articles, Comment, Features, Frontpage, Lead

BARRY WINTER was intrigued, confused and stimulated by the recent Compass carnival in London, the second of its ‘Change: How?’ events.



Second ‘Change: How?’ Compass Festival Announced

Jan 3rd, 2015 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Events, Frontpage

Compass is holding its second ‘Change: How? Festival of Ideas’ in London on Sunday 8 February – a day-long event billed as ‘100 extraordinary people; 100 possible futures; 100 days before a nation decides’.



Encompass All, Change Nothing?

Dec 5th, 2013 | By Matthew Brown | Category: Articles, Features, Frontpage, Lead

‘Change: How?’ was the deliberately open question posed by the recent Compass conference in London. But the event raised another question too – has the organisation changed so much it’s lost its political bearings? MATTHEW BROWN reports.

It was nearly three years ago when Compass decided to change. Set up in 2003 to galvanise the Labour left and counter the neoliberal tendencies of New Labour’s leaders, it voted in February 2011 to ‘open up’ membership to people from parties other than Labour …