FORTHCOMING DATES 2019 (including regular meetings, updated each week* or month**)
* Monday 18th February 2019: 5-7pm: Occupy Economics Working Group: Friends House, 173-177 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BJ: usually in corridor next to Cafe: If you can’t find us, call John: 07950 996418 • Occupy London • Economics Working Group • www.co-operativesocialism.org
* Monday 18th February 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.
* Monday 18th February 2019: – 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 t 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 19th February 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: 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.” See also our sister website: https://cocreativelearning.org/index.php/CoCreative_Learning
**Tuesday 19th February 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
* Friday 22nd February 2019: 5-7pm: Occupy Economics Working Group: Friends House, 173-177 Euston Rd, London NW1 2BJ: usually in corridor next to Cafe: If you can’t find us, call John: 07950 996418 • Occupy London • Economics Working Group • www.co-operativesocialism.org
* Sunday 24th February 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.
** Wednesday 27th February 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 27th February 2019: Breaking the Frame (New Lucas Plan) Reading Group: The third 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) – please contact Dave King for confirmation.
* Wednesday 6th March 2019: weekly focus on Mutual Education for Inclusive Justice in central London, from 12noon to 2pm, attendance on request or by invitation. That condition is so that the valuable two hour short session has a specific topic to examine in breadth and depth. Wednesday 6th March 12noon to 2pm:Mutual Education for Inclusive Justice: Notice will be given of each week’s topic, so that email contributions can be sent in for distillation in relation to our collaborative and comprehensive task. ICUK workshop: ‘Earth – from a crumbling HOUSE to an ecological HOME’ – continued. You are warmly invited to attend, or to comment by email, by asking questions, submitting evidence for our workshop near Waterloo (ask for venue details if you can attend) – Peter Challen: 12-12.30 Introductions and submissions. 12.30 – 1.45 distilling the value of this symbol and developing communication skills. 1.45- 2 Summary; and ideas for next workshop on Mar 6th: www.icuk.info/wp/blog/2019/01/02/workshop-wed-6th-february-2019/ – Contact us via: www.icuk.life and/or www.icuk.info/wp.
Sat 9th March 2019: Cooperative Party Spring Conference: “Common Decency” – A secure home. Food on the table. A fair wage to cover the essentials. Access to education. These are some of the building blocks of life that ought to be everyone’s’ right. Achieving them for all ought to be common sense: common decency. But after a decade of austerity, common decency seems further away than ever. For a growing number of people, the reality is insecure housing, hunger, and a daily struggle to make ends meet. This year’s Co‑operative Party Spring Conference will focus on how we can rebuild common decency and ensure decent living for all. We will bring together campaigners, elected representatives, academics and party members to analyse the challenges and share the latest policy thinking. We will hear from those at the forefront of change in their communities too. They will share inspiring stories of co‑operative action at the local level, with practical tips and examples to make a difference in our own communities across the country. Details/Booking.
** Monday 11th March 2019: The City of London Society of Cogers, meets on the second Monday of the month, 7pm-9.15pm, in the Old Bank of England tavern, 194 Fleet St, London EC4A 2LT, next to the Law Courts. All are most welcome to attend and to speak: www.cogers.org
** Wednesday 13th March 2019: The Great Dunmow Society of Cogers will be holding its second Wednesday meeting, from 7.30pm, in its regular venue The Maltings, Mill Lane, Great Dunmow, Essex CM6 1BG. All are most welcome and will be able to speak: www.cogers.org