Sunday, 28 February 2021

PERSPECTIVES ON A GLOBAL GND


 











Join Kate Aronoff, Avi Lewis, Tina Ngata, Jale Samuwai, Harsha Walia, Dalia Gebrial and Harpreet Kaur Paul to discuss:

 

  • What would it mean for the GND to work on a global level?
  • How can we think beyond the boundaries of national politics, in favour of a truly transnational approach?
  • What would it take for the transition to democratic, decarbonised, resilient and reparative systems to work for the global many, not the few? 
  • https://actionnetwork.org/events/perspectives-on-a-global-green-new-deal?link_id=3&can_id=49ac1771f04c0251bc1fbbb4c6f35880&source=email-perspectives-on-a-global-green-new-deal-book-launch&email_referrer=email_1088313&email_subject=perspectives-on-a-global-green-new-deal-book-launch-_

Monday, 15 February 2021

STOP THE SILVERTOWN TUNNEL

 




















INVITE  Newham Trades Council Zoom Online Guest Speakers - Tuesday 16 February 2021.

Two old friends of the branch are speaking on issues about which  the branch has previously expressed an opinion.
Newham Trades Council Zoom meeting online
Tuesday 16 February 2021 @ 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Register: NewhamTradesCouncil@hotmail.com
Website: http://newhamtradescouncil.org/

Saturday, 13 February 2021

Guardian FIRES Columnist For Tweet About Israel

 Guardian FIRES Columnist For Tweet About Israel | #TyskySour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHHX9U_dsLw


Friday, 12 February 2021

A new bill to reform the NHS in England: the wrong proposals at the wrong time

 tom killick via lists.riseup.net

1:33 PM (2 hours ago)
to greenleftdiscuss@lists.riseup.net
We Own It have now circulated link to BMJ article below.
A new bill to reform the NHS in England: the wrong proposals at the wrong time - The BMJ
The government’s draft white paper for reform of the NHS in England, which was leaked on 5 February 2021, is a remarkable document—as much for what it does not say, as for what it proposes..

A new bill to reform the NHS in England: the wrong proposals at the wrong time - The BMJ

Thursday, 11 February 2021

Green Party Trade Union group sends its support to GMB strikers

 

Green Party Trade Union group sends its support to GMB strikers

Inbox

 

Peter Murry <yrrumuk@googlemail.com>

Thu, Jan 7,2021 11:02 AM

to press.officeGPTU

Green Party Trade Union group sends its support to GMB strikers at British Gas. British Gas engineers perform a vital role in keeping everyone's homes warm' a service which is vital in midwinter in a pandemic lockdown to keep vulnerable people healthy.  British Gas' proposals to rehire are an abuse of a vital workforce who deserve to be respected and properly valued.

 

P.Murry , Co-Secretary  Green Party Trade Union group

 

Justin Bowden <Justin.Bowden@gmb.org.uk>

Fri, Jan 8, 10:47 AM

to me



Dear Peter

 

Many thanks for your email and the message of solidarity from the Green Party Trade Union group 

 

I have forwarded your message on to striking colleagues who have been incredibly appreciative of all the support they are receiving.

 

Please could you pass on thanks from me and all our striking BG members.

 

Kind regards.

Friday, 5 February 2021

Book Launch – “The Return of Nature: Socialism and Ecology” by John Bellamy Foster

 

Book Launch – “The Return of Nature: Socialism and Ecology” by John Bellamy Foster

Organised by the Socialist History Society

Sunday 14th February 2021
6pm GMT [10am Oregon time]
Zoom Meeting – Free, but you will need to register here: http://bit.ly/3643Lx9

Speaker: John Bellamy Foster

Twenty years ago, John Bellamy Foster’s Marx’s Ecology: Materialism and Nature introduced a new understanding of Karl Marx’s revolutionary ecological materialism. More than simply a study of Marx, it commenced an intellectual and social history, encompassing thinkers from Epicurus to Darwin, who developed materialist and ecological ideas. Now, with The Return of Nature: Socialism and Ecology, Foster continues this narrative. In so doing, he uncovers a long history of efforts to unite issues of social justice and environmental sustainability that will help us comprehend and counter today’s unprecedented planetary emergencies.

The Return of Nature begins with the deaths of Darwin (1882) and Marx (1883) and moves on until the rise of the ecological age in the 1960s and 1970s. Foster explores how socialist analysts and materialist scientists of various stamps, first in Britain, then the United States, from William Morris and Frederick Engels to Joseph Needham, Rachel Carson, and Stephen Jay Gould, sought to develop a dialectical naturalism, rooted in a critique of capitalism. In the process, he delivers a far-reaching and fascinating reinterpretation of the radical and socialist origins of ecology. Ultimately, what this book asks for is nothing short of revolution: a long, ecological revolution, aimed at making peace with the planet while meeting collective human need.

Register here: http://bit.ly/3643Lx9

Thursday, 4 February 2021

Oligarchs, capitalism and resistance: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus

 




Russia has been shaken in recent weeks by a wave protests following the arrest and imprisonment of Alexei Navalny. Thousands have been beaten and arrested, but the demonstrations have not stopped.
Developments in Russia follow a series of popular rebellions against corrupt and authoritarian rulers in Belarus and Ukraine. The system and ruling elites which took shape in former USSR are being increasingly challenged by movements from below demanding democratic and social change.
So what is that system, and what do the opposition movements represent? What are the issues at stake, and what are the prospects for change? What is the left in eastern Europe saying and doing, how can we, on the western side of the continent, relate to these developments, and what should be done about the vast offshoring of oligarchs' wealth in the West?
On Saturday 13th February, join us for a discussion of what is happening in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine.
Speakers include:
💥 Alexei Gusev – Praxis Centre (Moscow) Executive Committee member of the University Solidarity Union
💥 Anna Ozhiganova, of the International Commission of the University Solidarity Union
💥 Vitaliy Dudin – leading campaigner for trade union rights and of the organisation Sostialny Rukh (Social Movement) in Ukraine
💥 Valentyna Katorzhevska, Homel organization of the Free Trade Union of Metalworkers – Belarus
💥 Pavel Katarzheuski – Member of Central Committee of Belarusian left party Just World
We're hoping to see you there!
Best wishes,
Team Another Europe