FORTHCOMING DATES 2018 (including regular meetings*, updated each week)
* Monday 25th June 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: See also: https://cocreativelearning.org/index.php/CoCreative_Learning: • Contact via Meetup.
* Monday 25th June 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.
Tuesday 26th June 2018 6:30pm to 8:00pm: Can Society Once Again Make Finance Servant, Not Master of the Economy? Hosted by the London School of Economics and Political Science, HONG KONG THEATRE, CLEMENT HOUSE. Speaker: Ann Pettifor, Chair: Dr Natacha Postel-Vinay. In February 2018, Jeremy Corbyn accused bankers of taking the economy hostage, and said in a speech that Britain’s financial sector will be “the servant of industry not the masters of all” if the Labour Party wins the next election. How realistic is that promise? In this lecture Ann Pettifor will argue that given the dependency of the finance sector on the largesse of the state and its taxpayers, a Labour government could transform the relationship between finance and industry. Ann Pettifor (@AnnPettifor) is the author of The Production of Money, director of PRIME economics, and a member of Labour’s Economic Advisory Committee. She was one of a few to predict the Great Financial Crisis in her 2006 book The Coming First World Debt Crisis. Natacha Postel-Vinay is Assistant Professor, Economic History Department, LSE. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEmoney: This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries see LSE Events FAQ or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 0207 955 6043. http://www.lse.ac.uk/Events/2018/06/20180626t1830vHKT/can-society
* Tuesday 26th June 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.”
* Wednesday 27th June 2018: Open Research Group, 12noon-2pm at the Global Table, School of Economic Science, 11-13 Mandeville Pl, Marylebone, London W1U 3AJ. 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 email@example.com
* Friday 29th June 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
Saturday 30th June 2018 – 10am-5pm: AHPb Annual Conference 2018l “Love, Madness and Transformation: Humanistic Stories” at Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA: AHPb-180630
* Monday 16th July 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: Contact via Meetup Page. See also: https://cocreativelearning.org/index.php/CoCreative_Learning