FORTHCOMING DATES 2019 (including regular meetings, updated each week* or month**) – for past events see EVENTS Archive.
* Monday 14th October 2019: – 5-7pm (free) – Towards a Communalist Approach • Hosted by Kyle Farren • Informal meetings, to which all are welcome, featuring Communalism, popular assemblies, direct democracy in London, and discovering a politics of citizenship based on shared public concern • For the first half of each meeting, internal education, reading a work and discussing it, like The Next Revolution or Utopia for Realists. For the second half, discussion of projects, like how to introduce a basic income to the UK or save the NHS. Venue: Caffe Forum, 146 Gloucester Rd, Kensington, London SW7 4SZ: map. See also: Co-creative Learning: • Contact via Meetup.
* Tuesday 15th October 2019: Free Critical Thinking: 7pm-9pm, London School of Mosaic, Basement Studio No 73-96, Ludham House, Southampton Road, London, NW5 4SF (Gospel Oak overground and Belsize Park tube): See Daily Pickings on: http://www.freecriticalthinking.org • A view of Critical Thinking’s scope – “Hierarchy, theft of the Commons and Usury are the fundamental drivers of poverty, wars, environmental destruction and the enslavement of humanity. Once we understand that, we’re on the road to recovering humanity.” See also our sister website: https://cocreativelearning.org/index.php/CoCreative_Learning.
** Monday 14th October 2019: The City of London Cogers, meets on the second Monday of the month, 7pm-9.15pm, in in a new venue – the Ye Olde Cock Tavern, 22 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1AA. This meeting will debate the motion “that this House views the rise of China as a global threat” proposed by Ina Negoita and opposed by Mehregan Ameri. All are most welcome to attend and to speak: www.cogers.org
** Tuesday 15th October 2019: Ware Society of Cogers be holding its third Tuesday meeting, from 8pm, in its regular venue – The Brewery Tap, 83 High St, Ware SG12 9AD – a 5-7 minute walk from Ware train station. All are most welcome and will be able to speak: www.cogers.org
Thursday 17th October at 7:30pm: Positive Money Greenwich presents: A Convenient Untruth: As Henry Ford is said to have remarked, it’s as well that people don’t understand our banking and monetary system, “for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning”. From Gramsci to Chomsky, we know that language controls thought, and that those thoughts can produce misconceptions that fundamentally mislead our grasp of what is actually happening. When banks claim to have made a “transfer” of their funds to your account, or to hold your “deposit” in theirs, they play into a “common sense” understanding of their role as simply acting as an intermediary between borrowers and savers. But these are “convenient untruths” as far as the bankers are concerned. Maybe they fear that revolution. Maybe our role is to offer a counter-language, closer to the true situation. There is a lot to think and talk about here. Why not join in the discussion? But watch your language! Venue: As usual, we’ll be meeting in the upper room of the Prince of Greenwich pub, 78 Royal Hill, Greenwich, London SE11 8RT. We look forward to seeing you all there. Please feel free to bring along a friend that might be interested too, everyone is welcome. Best wishes, Mike and Tim – SEND RSVP
* Monday 21st October 2019: – 6-8pm – Towards a Communalist Approach • Hosted by Kyle Farren, the organiser and co-organiser of the London Communalism Meetup • Informal meetings, to which all are welcome free of charge, to discuss Communalism, popular assemblies, and direct democracy in London • Discovering a politics of citizenship based on shared public concern • For the first half of each meeting, internal education, reading a work aloud and discussing it, like The Next Revolution or Utopia for Realists. For the second half, discussion of projects, like how to introduce a basic income to the UK or save the NHS. • Third Monday of each month in 2019 • In the Reading Room, Mayday Rooms, 88 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1DH – map: Contact via Meetup Page.
** Wednesday 23rd October 2019: The City of Westminster Cogers will continue to hold its meeting, as always, on the fourth Wednesday of the month, from 7-9.15pm, upstairs in The Plumber’s Arms pub, 14 Lower Belgrave Street, Belgravia, London SW1W 0LN, about 200 yards from Victoria Station. All are most welcome to come along and to speak: www.cogers.org
** Wednesday 23rd October 2019: Breaking the Frame (New Lucas Plan) Reading Group: The 7th in our series on Mike Cooley. The reading group is held on the fourth Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm in the lobby at Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG (there are sofas in a quiet area outside the bar where we can meet) – TBC please contact Dave King for confirmation.
* Sunday 27th October 2019, 6-8pm: Meetup, 4th Sunday of the month, at Speaker’s Corner, hosted by Janos Abel, From “Something New Must Emerge” – details of next meeting follow.
** Monday 28th October 2019: 5-7pm: Special Meeting of Occupy Economics Working Group to welcome Andy Philpott from Positive Money: usually meets on the first Monday of the Month at Friends House,173-177 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BJ: usually in the corridor next to Cafe: If you can’t find us or would like to tell us in advance that you are joining us call John on 07950 996418 or Mary on 07966 216891 • Occupy London • Economics Working Group • www.co-operativesocialism.org
** Monday 4th November 2019: 5-7pm: Occupy Economics Working Group: meets on the first Monday of the Month at Friends House,173-177 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BJ: usually in the corridor next to Cafe: If you can’t find us or would like to tell us in advance that you are joining us call John on 07950 996418 or Mary on 07966 216891 • Occupy London • Economics Working Group • www.co-operativesocialism.org
** Monday 4th November 2019: Sylvan Debating Club: Our next meeting will be held on first Monday of the month as always. The Motion for debate will be: “that this House believes that the UK government should give full support to the Hong Kong protesters”. Proposer: Thomas Warner; Opposer: Mike Douse. All are welcome to attend and speak. We are now in venue – the Ye Olde Cock Tavern, 22 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1AA – starting at 7pm. Nearest tube stations are Chancery Lane and Temple.
** Wednesday 13th November 2019: The Great Dunmow Society of Cogers will be holding its second Wednesday of the month meeting, from 7.30pm, in its regular venue The Maltings, Mill Lane, Great Dunmow, Essex CM6 1BG. If you have any questions, please call 01371 879870. All are most welcome and will be able to speak: www.cogers.org