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Tony Taylor replied to joe taylor's discussion SACK THE ECONOMISTS in the group NatCAN Book Group
"Thanks, Joe as ever for this. The bloke writes in an accessible way, making a host of salient points. Forgive me though being yet again bloody-minded in one of my infrequent contributions to the site. Given the bloke claims to be being precise, even…"
Dec 27, 2013
Tony Taylor commented on Gerry Gold's blog post Zero hours contracts show how capitalism works for the 1%
"Hope it's OK to copy and paste some of this exchange, particularly Andy and Steve's references to the voluntary sector, on the In Defence of Youth Work web site, to question what 's going on in the voluntary youth sector or…"
Sep 2, 2013
Tony Taylor posted an event

In Defence of Youth Work - Tony Taylor at Penson Street Community Centre

July 24, 2013 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Last minute notice of a hastily convened evening exploring the deeply problematic impact of the Outcomes agenda upon youth work.See More
Jul 18, 2013
Tony Taylor replied to joe taylor's discussion Rethinking Community Practice - Chanon & Miller (2013) in the group NatCAN Book Group
"I should read the book, I know, but your selected quote, Radical theory holds that the state and its agencies are themselves the primary source of poverty and inequality that community work is fighting against.  If this is the case then tension…"
Jun 19, 2013
Tony Taylor joined Lorna Prescott's group
Jun 19, 2013
Tony Taylor replied to Laura NCIA's discussion (Why) does dissent protect democracy? in the group NCIA
"Much as I love the fellow-travellers in the NCIA I've always disagreed with the slogan, Dissent protects Democracy. To my mind this implies that democracy exists. Forgive my Athenian turn, but I do live mainly in Greece and from demos, the…"
Apr 21, 2013
Tony Taylor joined joe taylor's group
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A space for people concerned with defending the rights of civil society to act independently, and hold to account, the state and other powerful political, business and financial interests.NCIA is closing as an organisation in Autumn 2015, but this group will continue as a place for discourse about these issues.NCIA campaigns to defend and promote the rights of civil society to act independently, and hold to account, the State and other powerful political, business and financial interests.NCIA…See More
Apr 21, 2013
Tony Taylor commented on joe taylor's blog post a very important report:
"Just to say thanks to Gerry and Joe for the link. I've posted the link on the In Defence of Youth Work site. Fascinating to see advisers to the capitalist class having a doubt or two. It gives me little pleasure to add that such as Cornelius…"
Mar 18, 2013
Tony Taylor commented on joe taylor's blog post On the Death of Certain Dreams
"Is there not something here, struggling to get out, to do with the difference between and yet the bond between personal dreaming and the creation of a collective vision? The visionary vacuum we are living through is a consequence of the collapse of…"
Dec 11, 2012
Tony Taylor replied to joe taylor's discussion A new campaign that could have serious legs
"Point taken, Joe. But I haven't the energy to respond to the naive and indeed pretentious liberal top-down 'do-goodery' of two blokes calling themselves The New Wilberforce Alliance. An unelected  super rich elite 1%, have…"
Aug 10, 2012
Tony Taylor replied to joe taylor's discussion A new campaign that could have serious legs
"Not a great start, dismissing folk as 'lefties whistling in the wind'?"
Aug 10, 2012
Tony Taylor commented on joe taylor's page Hierarchies and Networks: NatCAN Update 10th May 2012
"Thanks again,Jonathan, for a thought-provoking piece, which speaks to a crucial dilemma for all of us. At the risk of showing my age my first authentic engagement with the issue came in the 70's with the tension in a revolutionary grouplet,…"
May 10, 2012
Tony Taylor replied to Lesley Rodgers's discussion Military Troops Policing London in the group Crime & Policing
"Lesley I've been struggling for a few years now with holding back on describing the present regime as 'fascist. Across the years  the term 'fascist' has been uses sloppily to caricature anything nasty. And to talk of…"
Jan 10, 2012
Tony Taylor joined joe taylor's group
Jan 10, 2012
Tony Taylor commented on Bren Cook's blog post Reflections on leaving local government and why it's broken
"Thanks too from me, Gary, for the link. Like Eileen, didn't know this group existed. This said I am far from convinced. In essence this group do not break from the illusions, deceit and indeed elitist character of representative democracy. This…"
Nov 13, 2011
Tony Taylor commented on Bren Cook's blog post Reflections on leaving local government and why it's broken
"Good stuff, Bren - plenty to chat critically about in the cafe! Just one point for now, as your reference to overhauling democracy made me smile. Over the decades I intervened in local elections from what I perceived to be a revolutionary socialist…"
Nov 10, 2011

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Crete, Greece
What brings you to NatCAN?
Spent most of my paid working life in youth and community work. Presently co-ordinator of the In Defence of Youth Work campaign. Committed to the development of autonomous community activity, ever cautious about and critical of the capitalist State's agenda.

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At 0:42 on July 5, 2011, Bren Cook said…

Hi Tony,

 

What have you done with the Greek economy. It's going the same way as the youth Service. Be Good

 

Cheers

 

Bren

 
 
 

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