FORTHCOMING DATES 2018 (including regular meetings*, updated each week)
* Tuesday 14th August 2018: Free Critical Thinking: 7pm-9pm, new venue – London School of Mosaic, Basement Studio No 73-96, Ludham House, Southampton Road, London, NW5 4SF (Gospel Oak overground and Belsize Park tube): http://www.freecriticalthinking.org • A view of Critical Thinking’s scope http://freecriticalthinking.org/9-general/1518-hierarchy-and-the-political-economy and in pithy summary – “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.”
* Friday 17th August 2018: 5-7pm: Occupy Economics Working Group: Friends House, 173-177 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BJ: we meet in the corridor next to the Cafe: If you can’t find us, call John: 07950 996418 – call today if meeting is on – see Occupy London • Economics Working Group
* Monday 20th August 2018: – 5-7pm: Occupy Economics Working Group: Friends House, 173-177 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BJ: we meet in the corridor next to the Cafe: Please check with John – 07950 996418 – beforehand if the meeting is happening as we may be visiting another group, see next entry – see Occupy London • Economics Working Group • Notes from 16th Feb 2018.
* Monday 20th August 2018: – 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. • From 6 pm to 8 pm on the third Monday of each month in 2018 • In the Reading Room, Mayday Rooms, 88 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1DH – map: Contact via Meetup Page. See also: https://cocreativelearning.org/index.php/CoCreative_Learning
* Monday 27th August 2018: – 5-7pm (free) – 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 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 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: https://cocreativelearning.org/index.php/CoCreative_Learning: • Contact via Meetup.
Tuesday 4th September 2018 – 7-8.30pm: Finance and Sustainability: Is there a way forward? *** Early bird tickets available until 21 August – 33% discount *** 10 Years after the failure of Lehmans, the finance sector is now often seen as a potential ally in promoting sustainability. Green bonds and impact investment are growing trends with the promise of financing renewable energy, catchment management and more. But can the finance sector model of pile it up and sell it cheap work with the complexity and uncertainty which is often central to sustainability? Even if it can, the finance system demands economic growth to feed returns to investors and lenders which doesn’t sound particularly sustainable. Furthermore it is hardly a sector that is known for its trustworthiness. Can these circles be squared? Can we develop a financial system that truly promotes sustainability? Nick Silver, Financial Entrepreneur and Author of Finance, Society and Sustainability and Marloes Nicholls, Programme Manager of The Finance Innovation Lab, will give their views followed by discussion: Venue: School of Economic Science: Details/Booking:
* Wednesday 5th Sept 2018: Open Research Group, 12noon-2pm at the Global Table venue tab: This is a regular weekly meeting – enquire for room number on arrival at reception. Our agenda draws from Matters in the Air: http://www.globaltable.org.uk/wp – where notes of the previous meeting are posted – together with other issues that members may bring to the meeting. If you would like to let us know you are coming and/or would like to suggest items for discussion, write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 26th August 2018, 6-8pm: “Towards Self-sufficiency – Exploring the Countryside Living Allowance” – Hosted by Janos Abel, From “Something New Must Emerge”… Speakers’ Corner is the traditional home for free exchange of ideas in London. For the next few meetups the so called housing problem is our focus. “so called” because the problem is about the scarcity and cost of building land not of the bricks-and-mortar structure. A proposal for a “Countryside Living Allowance” will be looked at this meetup. The CLA could be a policy to reduce urban living congestion and demand for housing: Details/Booking.
Sunday 23rd September 2018, 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 24th September: Alternatives at St James present “The Essence of Non-Duality with Rupert Spira.” This evening, Rupert will explore the perennial non-dual understanding that lies at the heart of all the great religious and spiritual traditions. This includes Advaita Vedanta, Mahayana and Dzogchen Buddhism, Kashmir Shaivism, Mystical Christianity, Sufism, and Zen as well as the western philosophical tradition of Parmenides, Plotinus and many others, and which is also the direct, ever-present reality of our own intimate experience. This is a contemporary, experiential approach involving guided meditation and dialogue, and requires no affiliation to any particular religious or spiritual tradition. All that is required is an interest in the essential nature of experience and in the longing for love, peace and happiness around which most of our lives revolve. Venue: St James’s Church, 197 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL 7pm – 8.30pm: Tickets: £15 / £10 concs (over 60’s, job seekers allowance, disability, full time students): Details/Booking.
Friday 28th Sept 2018 – The Mint Magazine’s half day conference to launch our Interdisciplinary Network for Collaboration on Understanding Economic Dynamics (in-clued !). Details follow.
Thursday 25th – Sunday 28th October 2018: The American Monetary Institute announces the 14th Annual AMI Monetary Reform Conference, to be held at the University Conference Center, 525 S. State St. Chicago, IL, USA – ! Click here to see the speakers for 2018 ! – This conference brings together some of the world’s most serious advocates of real and achievable monetary reforms. The banking disaster, created and facilitated by false economic and monetary ideas, used by some very bad people, actually poses a real danger to the survival of the species. We must transform the ongoing disaster into an opportunity to achieve real and lasting monetary reforms for mankind. These are the reforms indicated as necessary by decades of study and centuries of experience ….. Programme: Thu – Register from 9am. 1-6pm Presentations; refreshment break. 7pm Conference Reception, with punch, delicious warm treats, cheeses, etc. Fri 9-6pm Presentations; break for lunch; refreshment breaks. Sat 9-6pm Presentations; break for lunch; refreshment breaks. 7pm Dinner Party, with keynote presentation. Sun 9-12pm Presentations & discussion. The advance registration fee has been kept to $250 until July 27th, but will then begin its rise to the full $350 level. If you can’t come, consider making a donation to help us offer those student and teacher scholarships! For full details and registration go to: http://www.monetary.org/2018-ami-monetary-reform-conference
1st November 2018 6-9pm: Seminar on “The moral case for adequate incomes and truly affordable housing”: The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights will visit the UK from 6 to 16 November 2018. The submission to him from the Rev Paul Nicolson of Taxpayers Against Poverty is on their website: “Taxpayers Against Poverty tells United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty & human rights that UK unemployed adults are extremely poor – especially mothers and the disabled.” • Taxpayers Against Poverty, • Progressive Policy Unit • Land Research Trust have come together to promote the seminar on “The moral case for adequate incomes and truly affordable housing” at 6-9pm on the 1st November 2018, Portcullis House, Chaired by Debbie Abrahams MP. REGISTER