Archive for ‘Real Democracy’

LEFT UNITY – GETTING BEYOND DEAD END PARLIAMENTARY POLITICS

Getting beyond dead end parliamentary politics

We have an obligation to put forward comprehensive alternatives whose content is a transition beyond capitalism. Thinking about and working on what kind of democratic, networked organisations are needed to reflect these aspirations and support their achievement is where we should direct our energy.
Positioning yourself to the left[…]

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BACKLASH AGAINST BRAND SHOWS HE GOT IT RIGHT

A blog by Corinna Lotz
(Occupy activist and A World to Win secretary)
28 October 2013
Be worried. Be very worried. The “revolution” word got top billing on the BBC’s Newsnight. And, God forbid, the word “profit” was called “filthy” by a comedian, actor, radio host and author who has over seven million followers on[…]

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DEMOCRACY CAFE: THE PROSTITUTE STATE.

Thursday 24 October 2013 7pm
Democracy Cafe @ Cittie of Yorke pub , 22 High Holborn , WC1V 6BN.
Donnachadh McCarthy is a former Deputy Chair of the Liberal Democrats and columnist for The Independent. His experiences at the top of the Lib Dems have led him to believe that the democratic state has been[…]

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LEFT UNITY: THE CASE FOR A BROAD LEFT PARTY

As Left Unity moves towards it’s founding conference in November, the Left Party platform, within Left Unity is housing this open meeting to contribute to the discussion about what kind of party we should establish. The Left Party Platform is one of a number of pre-conference platforms that have self-organised to assist political discussion in[…]

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The NHS, Democracy and People Power.

Dr Louise Irvine chair’s the Save Lewisham Hospital campaign which has seen a massive mobilisation of local people; 25,000 people marched to prevent the closure of the A & E. The campaign is planning a People’s Commissions of Enquiry, chaired by barrister Michael Mansfield QC , who will hear the evidence that the Trust Special[…]

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ESSEX PEOPLE’S ASSEMBLY FIRST MEETING 14th SEPT. 2013

Martin decided to join the first Essex People’s Assembly meeting and this is the video live stream.[…]

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NHS, Democracy and People Power

Dr Louise Irvine chair’s the Save Lewisham Hospital campaign which has seen a massive mobilisation of local people; 25,000 people marched to prevent the closure of the A & E. The campaign is planning a People’s Commissions of Enquiry, chaired by barrister Michael Mansfield QC , who will hear the evidence that the Trust Special[…]

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Food and democracy. PutneyDebates2012 Livestream

Saturday 10 November
Venue: Oasis Centre, 75 Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7HS
https://www.facebook.com/events/114672452021499/
11-12.30pm – Food and democracy
how do we ensure people have access to nutritious, sustainable and good food?
with Helena Paul, Econexus; Dominika Jarosz, Head of Campaigns for Pig Business, and Biofuelwatch

1.30-3pm – Energy and democracy
with Jeremy Leggett, Solarcentury; Ruth[…]

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A New Economy PutneyDebates2012 Livestream

Venue: St Mary’s Church/ Hall, Putney High Street, Putney
6-8pm A New Economy
with Clive Menzies and Janos Abel.
This two hour workshop examines flaws in the economic system, why it cannot be sustained and what an alternative system could look like. The foundations of the New Economy are: the means to life (water, food[…]

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