Wednesday 22 April, 6.30pm-8.30pm
Diskus Room, Unite, 128 Theobalds Road, Holborn, WC1X 8TN
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.
Even worse than failing to win office would be winning it while unprepared for the realities of government. Christine Berry considers what Labour needs to do to avoid the fate of Syriza in Greece
The Conservative Party is in a process of ideological decline or even disintegration, argue James Butler and Richard Seymour.
Landry Ninteretse and Ian Rivera share perspectives from Kenya and the Philippines and call for universal energy systems that are clean and renewable, public and decentralised
Red Pepper’s picks of The World Transformed festival, in Brighton from 21-24 September
Winning elections is not enough. To transform society we need to involve the people in policy making, argue Kerem Dikerdem and Annie Quick
Chloe Tomlinson lays out the battle lines for a more egalitarian, democratic and holistic education system. Essential reading ahead of The World Transformed education sessions
As a US-friendly no-deal Brexit inches closer, Bonnie Castillo of National Nurses United explains why US nurses have joined the fight against NHS privatisation. Recommended reading ahead of The World Transformed health sessions