FORTHCOMING DATES 2019 (including regular meetings, updated each week* or month**) – for past events see EVENTS Archive
* Monday 20th January 2020: 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.
** Tuesday 21st January 2020: 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
** Wednesday 22nd January 2020: 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
Thursday 23rd January 2020: Positive Money Greenwich & Lewisham: Meeting will be at our usual venue of the Prince Public House, 72 Royal Hill, Greenwich, SE10 8RT. It will start at 1930hrs, and will see the launch of Ivo Mosley’s newly released book, “Bank Robbery”. Ivo has been a member of our group since its creation. Chapters from the book have been serialised by Positive money over the last couple of years, but we can now have access to the complete book. And a very interesting read it has turned out to be. The title is “Bank Robbery, the way we create money, and how it damages the world”. It is a most important and useful addition to books on money reform. Ivo has produce a comprehensive and meticulously researched summary of the legislation supporting our present system of money, and an analysis of how it damages our society. His suggestions for reform are realistic, and he acknowledges the difficulties reformers are likely to meet. Unlike Jackson and Dyson’s “Modernising Money”, Ivo does not suggest a reform programme. His book is more a resource to guide in the development of a reform programme. It is an important addition to the subject Money Reform.
* Sunday 26th January 2020, 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 27th January 2020: – 5-7pm (free) TBC – 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.
Wednesday 29th January 2020: Positive Money Hammersmith: Film: The Dirty War on the NHS by John Pilger at the Grove Neighbourhood Centre, 7 Bradmore Park Road, Hammersmith, W6 0DT. Doors open at 6.45pm, film starts at 7pm, group feedback at 9pm, finish at 9.30pm. Cost: £8 (£5 concessions, £10 if you’re feeling generous!), all proceeds go to the independent film distributor and to the venue. John Pilger’s new documentary, The Dirty War on the NHS, “goes to the heart of the struggle for democracy today”, he says. Britain’s National Health Service, the NHS, was the world’s first universal public health service. Designed to give millions of people “freedom from fear”, the NHS today is under threat of being sold off and converted to a free market model inspired by America’s disastrous health insurance system, which results in the death every year of an estimated 45,000 people. Now President Trump says the NHS is “on the table” in any future trade deal with America. Filmed in Britain and the United States, this timely, compelling documentary touches us all and reveals what may be the last battle to preserve the most fundamental human right. To view the trailer please click HERE. We will be screening the film followed by a short group feedback round. Positive Money Hammersmith is a friendly group with many regulars. We always look forward to welcoming first timers and we hope to see you there! BOOKING LINK
Monday 5th February 2020: 5-7pm: Occupy Economics Working Group: – now usually meeting 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 5th February 2020: Sylvan Debating Club: Our next meeting will be held on first Monday of the month as always. The debate will be on the implications of the recent general election result. All are welcome to attend and speak at the Ye Olde Cock Tavern, 22 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1AA – starting at 7pm. Nearest tube stations are Chancery Lane and Temple.
** Monday 10th February 2020: The City of London Society of Cogers, on the second Monday of the month, 7pm-9.15pm, at the Ye Olde Cock Tavern, 22 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1AA. All are most welcome to attend and to speak: www.cogers.org
Wednesday 12th February at 7pm: Tower HamLETS Positive Money Group will be screening “The Dirty War on the NHS”, a new important film by acclaimed journalist and film maker John Pilger, at The Minerva Community Centre, Bethnal Green E2 9EH (entrance via Treadwell Street): free filming (donations will be passed to film-makers) full details HERE.
** Wednesday 12th February 2020: 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
Friday February 14th 2020: Public Banking Institute: Coalition Conference Call: We invite you to join us and folks from around the country to discuss public banking the second Friday of the month – 12noon (US Eastern Time) = 5pm (UK time). This hour-long interactive conversation will give you a chance to ask questions of any sort about public banking, as well as find out about what’s going on in the movement, what problems are appearing and what developments are taking place. Instructions for joining this video and audio conference will be included in your registration confirmation. If you have questions, please contact the Administrator. We hope to see you then! Register HERE