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Interesting article from a moderate voice ... on the insanity of austerity
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By Amartya Sen... we haven't learnt the lessons of history...…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeremy S Mills Jul 5, 2015.

Will neo-liberals come round to re-embracing a progressive welfare state?

This article has some interesting ideas in it...but so many big words I'm not sure I understand it all... maybe others have a view about neo-liberals realising its a safer allience to reject…Continue

Started Jun 4, 2015

We shall overcome weekend
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In response to a 'what can a load of pale middle aged guys do', this facebook group has spawned a lot of ideas and activities for a pan-national festival of resistance during the tory party…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jez Hall May 20, 2015.

Grassroots democracy in Africa

Upcoming event in London that may be of interest to Participatory Budgeting people and others... based on a recent review of PB in the Cameroons. Its on the 10th July...…Continue

Started Jun 30, 2014

 

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Interface: Journal of social movements

Always some stimulating reading, and very applicable to this group.http://www.interfacejournal.net/as they say about themselves:The development and increased visibility of social movements in the last few years, has made it clear just how much knowledge movements generate. This knowledge is generated across the globe, and in many contexts and a variety of ways.We are activists from different movements and different countries, researchers working…See More
Jul 9
Jez Hall replied to joe taylor's discussion Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now by Ayaan Hirsi Ali in the group Radical's Digest
"Steve, I thought I was simply responding to the tone and implication of Daniel's post? Daniel first mentioned fascism, not me, and also first mentioned "the high birthrate of Middle Eastern and North African refugees", which, in my…"
Jun 10
Jez Hall replied to joe taylor's discussion Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now by Ayaan Hirsi Ali in the group Radical's Digest
"I would agree with pretty much all of that last post. Within it there are many opportunities for how we could make change happen by influencing events with our localities, such as through helping assimilation and calling out the root causes of…"
Jun 6
Jez Hall replied to joe taylor's discussion Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now by Ayaan Hirsi Ali in the group Radical's Digest
"Claiming your enemy is swamping your race through breeding is the very essence of fascism too. Its not what you say, its how you say it that matters. That means fundementalism, and fundemental language of all kinds. The left can also get it wrong,…"
Jun 6
Jez Hall replied to joe taylor's discussion Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now by Ayaan Hirsi Ali in the group Radical's Digest
"The terms of service for this network include: You agree that you will not post, email or make available any content or use this Network in a manner that is hateful or discriminatory based on race, color, sex, religion, nationality, ethnic or…"
Jun 6
Jez Hall commented on joe taylor's blog post We need popular participation, not populism - Hilary Wainwright
"A good phrase: "when the best leaders’ work is done – the people say we did it ourselves.’ ‘That,’ concludes Benn, ‘is my reading of progress.’". Or as Cormac Russell quoted in one of his…"
Mar 27
Jez Hall commented on joe taylor's blog post Labour won Stoke. Jamie Reed lost Copeland - Paul Mason
"I've been aware of (living under) the coming catastrophe ahead since the early 80's and before, as a student studying the macro models started by the Club of Rome, which pretty much predicted way back then a global collapse around now, or…"
Mar 3
Jez Hall commented on joe taylor's blog post Labour won Stoke. Jamie Reed lost Copeland - Paul Mason
"As always this debate often returns to migration, and the fear of the outsider taking jobs, school places or using up the NHS.Its a really hard challenge to answer. If we start from that position. Somehow the progressive left/socialists/whoever have…"
Mar 2
Jez Hall commented on joe taylor's blog post Labour won Stoke. Jamie Reed lost Copeland - Paul Mason
"Right on Bren... will just leave this here:"
Mar 1
Jez Hall commented on joe taylor's blog post Labour won Stoke. Jamie Reed lost Copeland - Paul Mason
"I've never been a party person, and so commenting on internal labour party strategy feels a bit like shouting at a dirty game of football from the sidelines... sometimes makes we want to go and watch a different game. A feeling only exacerbated…"
Mar 1
Jez Hall commented on joe taylor's blog post Our Democracy is Fracked Up
"People interested in this might also be interested on the citizen's inquiry into fracking that Shared Future facilitated earlier this year... No definitive answers, but lots of good questions that need answering, and a set of recommendations…"
Oct 23, 2016
Jez Hall posted an event

Engage, Think, Do: Here we are all citizens at Edinburgh

October 21, 2016 from 6pm to 7pm
a free day long deliberative conference on participatory democracy in Edinburgh. Visitors from many countries, including Iceland, Denmark etc will gather to talk about a better way to do democracy.Preceded on the 20th by a more formal conference on the same theme.More info at https://pbnetwork.org.uk/engage-think-do-the-scottish-pb-conference-fringe-friday-21st-october-2016/See More
Sep 15, 2016
Jez Hall commented on Jez Hall's blog post People led democracy in Denmark: What can we learn from grown up politics?
"Of course it isn't a parliament or a referendum and so not a methoid of gevernment. But i think it has a huge amount to do with democracy, or the culture of democracy that exists elsewhere. The UK is a political basketcase, where 'the…"
Jul 15, 2016
Anna Harris commented on Jez Hall's blog post People led democracy in Denmark: What can we learn from grown up politics?
"I read your blog, and it sounded like everyone had a good time, a festival atmosphere. Great for everyone to have a say. But what has it to do with democracy? It has no decision making powers by the sound of it. Nice that the politicians mix with…"
Jul 15, 2016
Jez Hall posted a blog post

Sharing 'the next recession' blog

I had a read of this and thought NATCAN members would be interested in a Marxists economist's views of the prospects from free trade agreements and the UK economy if outside Europe...Highlights from comments on this blog were:In short: this [TTIP] is not about trade but acquiring international property rights, protecting them and dominating others – plus ensuring that the lowest denominator in social and environmental protection that the dominating power holds will be respected. Interesting…See More
Jul 14, 2016
joe taylor commented on Jez Hall's blog post People led democracy in Denmark: What can we learn from grown up politics?
"Great blog Jez.  Hope people read it and take note."
Jul 11, 2016

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Interface: Journal of social movements

Always some stimulating reading, and very applicable to this group.

http://www.interfacejournal.net/

as they say about themselves:

The development and increased visibility of social movements in the last few years, has made it clear just how much knowledge movements generate. This knowledge is generated across the globe, and in many contexts and a variety of ways.

We are activists from different movements…

Continue

Posted on July 8, 2017 at 16:10

Sharing 'the next recession' blog

I had a read of this and thought NATCAN members would be interested in a Marxists economist's views of the prospects from free trade agreements and the UK economy if outside Europe...

Highlights from comments on this blog were:



In short: this [TTIP] is not about trade but acquiring international property rights, protecting them and dominating others – plus ensuring that the lowest denominator in social and environmental protection that the dominating power holds will…

Continue

Posted on July 14, 2016 at 12:12

People led democracy in Denmark: What can we learn from grown up politics?

I wrote a blog that might appeal to NatCAN members. Here is an excerpt or two:



"Folkemoedet is like all the UK party conferences, the green field at Glastonbury and the AGM of the Danish Women’s Institute happening at the same time.  Along with quite a bit of artisan beer and smoked mackerel.  Inspired by similar open politics conferences in Sweden, Folkemoedet could never happen here, today, in the fevered and…

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Posted on July 11, 2016 at 10:30 — 3 Comments

Divided World, Divided Class:

Picked this up from an email list. Not read it but thought NatCAN types may have/be interested. The original poster was interested in comments on it... could feed them back maybe...

new book by 'Zak Cope' -

“Divided World, Divided Class: Global Political Economy and the Stratification of Labour Under Capitalism”

pro review …

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Posted on February 24, 2013 at 0:00

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At 18:29 on July 15, 2011, Nick Beddow said…
thanks Jez - I think you'll find there's quite a few people still breathing on this site :) We will get through this mess together (Noggin's gone walkabouts but should be back in time for the fall of Murdoch)
At 12:04 on July 15, 2011, Nick Beddow said…

Me too - saw your picture. Thought "I know him" and now I'm buggered if I can name the times and places. Were you in Cuba in March 2007? :) Anyway, happy to build a friendship from such vague beginnings!

 

Cheers! Nick

At 11:18 on July 15, 2011, Nick Beddow said…
welcome Jez! Glad to see you here
 
 
 

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