Sunday, 20 October 2019

Denmark’s Red-Greens — Climate crisis shakes up politics










Red Green Alliance MP Søren Søndergaard.

https://www.greenleft.org.au/content/denmark%E2%80%99s-red-greens-%E2%80%94-climate-crisis-shakes-politics
Denmark’s Red-Greens — Climate crisis shakes up politics

Landslide Green gains tip Swiss parliament slightly left











https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/swiss-polls_election-2019-results-in-graphics/45196392
Landslide Green gains tip Swiss parliament slightly left

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Takes Green New Deal Global in Passionate Speech



Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Takes Green New Deal Global in Passionate Speech


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‘Every decision we make between now and in our children’s lifetimes will determine how human life will fare.’ — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) spoke to the unsustainable nature of greed, colonialism, and environmental apathy at the C40 summit of leaders concerned by the mounting climate crisis » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the day delivered straight to your inbox: https://go.nowth.is/KnowThis In US news, and current events today, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, climate change fighter and US lawmaker, gave the keynote speech at the international C40 climate summit. In this AOC speech, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Green New Deal proponent) introduced the ideals behind her signature legislation proposal and urged leaders to act against global warming. #AOC #Climate #World #News #NowThis #NowThisNews

Remain Reform Revolt - Liverpool by Another Europe Is Possible

Brexit is a nightmare made by the political establishment. It’s an attack on working class people and our communities. It’s suffocating our politics and poisoning our society.

We can end this nightmare and transform Britain instead. On Thursday October 24, we will be meeting in Liverpool to discuss:

- Where we are with the Brexit process, and how can we stop it?
- What does Remain and Transform entail?
- What are our key issues (climate change, workers rights, migrant rights) and how we talk about these with people we are looking to convince?
- Who are our allies across borders and how we work together more effectively?
- What is our vision for Europe?
- How do we build a truly inclusive movement?Book your place right here Where? Quaker Meeting House, School Lane, L1 3BT
When? Thursday, October 24, 7:30pm

This participatory meeting will be an opportunity to hear from big name and grassroots speakers, meet like-minded activists and organise. Regardless if you're an experienced campaigner or new to the movement, we are hoping to see you there!

Monday, 14 October 2019

Green Left Press Release on Rojava

 Green Left Press Release on Rojava 

End Turkey’s Invasion of Rojava

On the 9th October, Turkish armed forces invaded the Kurdish antonymous region of 
North Eastern Syria, bringing death and destruction to the area, and enabling the escape
from prison of thousands of Islamic State terrorists. The USA and other western nations, 
including the UK, effectively allowed this operation to take place, by withdrawing their own
armed forces. Already, we have numerous Kurdish civilian casualties, including children.

Since 2012, when the revolution in Rojava began, the Kurdish people have been building 
an alternative model for society – based on the three fundamental principles of women’s 
liberation, ecology and radical democracy. In the last 7 years, bottom up, self-administrated 
and ecological projects have been created everywhere: neighbourhood councils – women’s 
centres – educational academies – an alternative, free school system – economic and
 agricultural cooperatives – and much more besides.

In a region blighted with reactionary politics, the Rojava experiment is a beacon of the sort of
politics needed all over the world. These people also did us in the west a great favour by 
defeating the brutal Islamic State terrorists, and now we abandon them to the tyranny of the 
Turkish military forces. The Kurdish fighters are brave and battle hardened, but the Turkish 
forces are much stronger.

Green Left calls for an end to Turkish violent aggression against Rojava, and stands in 
solidarity with the people of Rojava.


Green Left is the ecosocialist current within the Green Party of England and Wales. 


Contacts


Mike Shaughnessy - mike.shaugnessy@btinternet.com

Malcolm Bailey - jmbaileyx@yahoo.com

Thursday, 10 October 2019

A New Society in the Shell of the Old | James Butler meets Debbie Bookchin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPaWJ5WgSvE

A New Society in the Shell of the Old | James Butler meets Debbie Bookchin


Debbie Bookchin's father's ideas inspired a Kurdish project based on ecology, non hierarchy, women's liberation and grassroots democracy. At The World Transformed in September James Butler sat down with Debbie to discuss her father's ideas, the revolution in Rojava they inspired and more. This interview was recorded before recent events in which the US has withdrawn from North East Syria and Turkey has began an invasion.

Funding Nuclear Power, a Book Launch and a request from the RMT

Funding Nuclear Power, a Book Launch and a request from the RMT
The Government is proposing to fund a new nuclear power station using a funding model known as Regulated Asset Base (RAB). This would appear to work by charging electricity consumers up-front to provide EDF with the investment to build a new nuclear power station at Sizewell C. Given the existing problems with the EDF facility at Hinkley Point. Fuel Poverty Action, amongst others, are raising objections in the current consultation exercise. More details here...
Treason: Rebel Warriors and Internationalist Traitors
An Occasional Publication from The Socialist History Society
Book Launch 14th November 2019 6:30pm
Bookmarks Bookshop, 1 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3QE
£2 on the door, includes a glass of wine
Contains, amongst others, articles by UCU retired members:
  • Resistance to the Nazis from 1933 from within the German workers’ movement (Merilyn Moos)
  • German and Italian Volunteers in the French Resistance (Steve Cushion)
  • Supporting the Enemy in the Death Agony of French Colonialism (Ian Birchall)
as well as
  • Soldiers of Misfortune: Napoleon’s Polish Deserters in the West Indies (Jonathan North)
  • The Saint Patrick’s Battalion (David Rovics)
  • Deserters, Defectors and “Diehards” – The British men who fought and died for Irish Freedom (Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc)
More details...
Pay the real Living Wage to Mitie Cleaners NOW
From Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary
I’m writing to you to ask you to support RMT members fighting poverty pay. Network Rail have contracted out the cleaning of six of their stations to an outsourcing company. Mitie’s cleaners have had enough and we’ll fight for a real Living Wage, but we need your help. Please help us to persuade Mitie and Network Rail to put an end to this scandal.
Read on...