Event: Beyond the Ballot Box – Ways We Can Win

Red Pepper invites you for a night of celebration, education and inspiration as we hear from the organisers, activists and campaigners making change happen.

March 27, 2015 · 2 min read

btbbWednesday 22 April, 6.30pm-8.30pm
Diskus Room, Unite, 128 Theobalds Road, Holborn, WC1X 8TN

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The politics around the upcoming election tell us that austerity and more of the same is the only option. But, in communities, workplaces, housing estates, schools and colleges, galleries, and on the streets groups, campaigns and unions are fighting the status quo and winning. From the London housing movement’s successes to the shutting down of an Israeli arms factory during the latest attack on Gaza, from newly unionised workplaces to young people inspired to challenge our political system in the classroom – we all have a lot to learn and be inspired by!

During the interactive evening you’ll have the chance to hear about how and why people are doing union organising; community organising; politicising art and culture; Direct Action; campus activism and more! There’ll be inspiring films and a chance to talk and share ideas and practical information too.

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Am I a modern slave?

Lyn Caballero describes her experiences as a migrant domestic worker and explains why domestic workers are campaigning for immigration policy change

Political blackness and Palestinian solidarity

The question of Palestine has become a black political litmus test, argues Annie Olaloku-Teriba, defining the very nature of black identity and politics

After the virus: no return to the old economy

As the Covid recession hits, Adam Peggs lays out alternative economic proposals the Labour left should be demanding


In and against, and outside, the party

Following major defeats, the left on both sides of the Atlantic must urgently get stuck into community organising, movement building and political education, argues Joe Guinan

A tribute to Mike Cooley

Co-creator of the Lucas Plan, Mike showed how the immense talent of workers could be deployed for social use rather than private profit, writes Phil Asquith

Build small, think big

Phillip O’Sullivan looks at the role of community energy groups in disrupting the energy status quo

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