Monday 26th June 2017:  Occupy Economics Working Group: Friends House, 173-177 Euston Rd, London, NW1 2BJ: Corridor next to Cafe: 5-7pm: Contact Janos: 07904 695285:

Wednesday 28th June 2017: Open Research Group, 12noon-2pm at the School of Economic Science, 11-13 Mandeville Pl, Marylebone, London W1U 3AJ, chaired by Janos Abel. This is a regular weekly meeting – enquire for room number on arrival at reception. If you would like to let us know you are coming and/or would like to suggest items for discussion, write to

Thursday, June 29, 2017: 6:30-8:30pm: Conway Hall Joint Debate & Discussion – The End of Politics? Brockway Room, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL. This meeting will discuss how we might do politics better so as to engage some of the big issues of our time and make a difference. This meeting will be held jointly with The Conway Hall Ethical Society and members of both networks will be welcome to join us there. These last two years will have seen a series of referendums and elections in a number of countries – and some wonder whether this will have settled anything. Are we at a stage in our history where we have to question the very basis of our democracy and consider how it can be brought into the 21st century? Speakers: Alex Krasodomski-Jones is a researcher at Demos, the leading cross-party Think-Tank, working in its Centre for the Analysis of Social Media (CASM) • Christopher Bickerton, University Lecturer in politics at POLIS and an Official Fellow at Queens’ College, Cambridge • Professor Evan Parker who will Chair this meeting, believes that we have to find a way to “do politics better.” He is active in the Ethical Society and also coordinates the GN21 Voices project set up to focus on key themes and create an action programme and to see how we can initiate a big conversation on a more positive form of politics. • Francis Sealey will introduce the event on behalf of GlobalNet21. Disenchantment with politics is widespread and the danger is that if we do not reshape democracy for our present age then authoritarian solutions will happen by default. • Many still seem to be engaged in the battles of the last industrial century with its left/right politics when we are now moving fast into a post industrial era • We are still heavily dependent on periodic elections as the basis for our democracy and there is an increasing realization that this is not enough. Citizens want involvement in a more direct and deliberative way. • The Internet and social media have changed the nature of information and provide greater opportunities for direct citizen involvement in policy formation. Do we now need to rethink democracy from the bottom up that reflects the changes of our century? This is the purpose of this meeting – to discuss how we can develop democracy anew. Click here to say you’re going:

Friday 30th June 2017:  Occupy Economics Working Group: Friends House, 173-177 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BJ: Corridor next to Cafe: 5-7pm: Contact Janos: 07904 695285:

Friday 30th June 2017 at 7.00 pm: Musicians for Peace & Disarmament: Summer Concert for Peace in memory of Ruth Underwood, with Wissam Boustany on FLUTE & Aleksander Szram on PIANO, interval speaker: Bruce Kent, to be held at Hinde Street Methodist Church 19 Thayer Street London W1U 2QJ.  Tickets £15 (£10 concs):

Saturday 1 July 2017. The Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom (CPBF) are hosting a public debate on Creating a movement for a Better Media in the UK, after the formal business of
our AGM. To get the discussion going we’ll be joined by three great speakers working at the forefront of this burgeoning movement: Hazel Healy from New Internationalist will be sharing the story of how they raised over £700,000 of investment from over 3000 people in over 42 countries in biggest media community share offer in history. Richard Wilson from Stop Funding Hate, launched less than a year ago in August 2016, they’ve now had over 25 million views of their facebook videos and have raised over £100,000 in donations. Thomas Barlow from Real Media will share the lessons learned from their UK tour last year, the launch of The Media Fund – a co-op set-up to support independent media – and the success of first Independent Media Conference. Each speaker will end their presentations sharing a few thoughts about how they feel we can best build the large scale movement for a Better Media the UK so desperately and urgently needs. Please come along and contribute to the discussion – now more than ever we need the more diverse, democratic and accountable media CPBF has been campaigning for since 1979. Please RSVP on Eventbrite HERE.

Mon-Wed July 10th-12th, 2017: ASSOCIATION FOR HETERODOX ECONOMICS: 19th Annual Conference on the theme of Sustainable Economy and Economics – University of Huddersfield, near Leeds:

Thursday 20th July 2017: TAP/APPG on poverty Health Equality Seminar: 6-8pm at Portcullis House, Westminster, London SW1A 2JR • map • Chair: Baroness Molly Meacher, Crossbench, Speakers: • David Finch – Resolution Foundation • Dr Angela Donkin – Institute of Health Equity • Professor Richard Wilkinson – Equality Trust • Professor Kate Pickett – Equality Trust • Maddy Power – University of York • Carl Walker – University of Brighton • Rev Paul Nicolson – Taxpayers Against Poverty: Details/Booking – Please arrive at Portcullis House by 17.45 in order to pass through the airport-style security checks. You may be asked for ID. Information about visiting Parliament can be found here: 

Dec 17th-21st 2017: Ninth International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action (9th ICPNA) “Science, Spirituality and Universal Peace” at Anuvibha Jaipur Kendra, Jaipur – for further details and invitation, contact Dr. S.L. Gandhi, International President, Anuvrat Global Organization (Anuvibha), B01-02, Anuvibha Jaipur Kendra (Rajasthan) India:  PH: +91-141-4049714 | 4050991 | 2525829 <> •

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