My / our rational reaction to irrational corporate insanity? by Donnachadh McCarthy
On Monday morning I have my first preliminary hearing in court for the criminal offence of chanting in a tiny pop up tent at the feet of the Gandhi statue in Parliament Square. The meditation protest was calling for the criminalisation[…]Read more →
Undemocratic stitch up! The principle of no taxation without representation is an important one to me.
The decision by the Tories to exclude the 1.5 million EU citizens from a vote on one of the most important decisions ever by this country that directly affects their lives is undemocratic, unfair and a stitch-up.[…]
The government is likely to include the repeal of the Human Rights Act (HRA) – which covers such basic rights and freedoms as freedom from torture and the right to a fair trial – in the Queen’s Speech, please take the following steps to urge your MP to argue and vote against repealing[…]
Crossposted from A World to Win.
The Tory election victory cannot disguise the continuing break-up of the political-state system of rule and will actually hasten it. Over 75% of the UK electorate is unrepresented in any meaningful way while Scotland’s anti-austerity aspirations are blocked.
What appears as a shock result belies a deep-going[…]
The lesson of history is that radical social change is achieved by people working together and confronting the dominant power structures over a sustained period of time. The suffragettes, the civil rights activists, LGBT movement, to name a few, have all employed direct action to achieve recognition of their rights. The[…]
Brick Lane Debates: Radical General Assembly
Here is the Brick Lane Debates statement and proposal for the General Assembly tomorrow night.
Why we have called this meeting:
The general election result has created a crisis. A hard-right austerity regime has taken power with the support of barely one in three voters and one[…]
When: 6:30pm Thursday, May 14th
Where: SOAS, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, WC1H 0AL
The election has proved that Social Democracy is dead.
Our aspiration is to facilitate the creation of a new movement or network of the Radical Left. We want the form of this to be worked out, in debate and in[…]Read more →
Looking at some next steps for the democratic movement. The day starts at noon with David Whyte discussing
ChildrensAssemblyhis recent book How Corrupt is Britain? (12pm), after which there will be a participatory session on reimagining democracy and moving towards a citizens’ assembly on the constitution opened by Open Democracy founder Anthony Barnett[…]
Great to meet you all. Hopefully we keep in contact with each other!
Here are some notes on the meeting. I’m hoping all the points are helpful in helping you organise similar meetings and spread the movement. Apologies if I missed anything or made any major mistakes. Feel free to respond with corrections/additions.[…]