‘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
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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.
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 hereWhere? 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!
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 This interview was recorded before recent events in which the US has withdrawn from North East Syria and Turkey has began an invasion.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
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...