Free symposium 11 -12 June 2018
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The conference is free but registration is needed at Eventbrite.
WHAT IF? Scenarios for defending a Corbyn-led government. Planning event Saturday June 30
You’re invited to a scenario-planning event on Saturday June 30, where we’ll work together to develop our response to the attacks that a Jeremy Corbyn-led government will inevitably face. What if? outlines some of these scenarios for starters, but we need to dig deeper to prepare to defend a Corbyn Government and how we can mobilise people to plant the building blocks for long lasting change, democracy and a future benefiting the many.
This is urgent as the Tory government is unlikely to last its full term and a General Election would most likely bring Corbyn to power. The tech co-operative Outlandish has kindly made its space in Finsbury Park available from 1.30pm (2pm start). It’s two minutes from Finsbury Park station.
Please register at Eventbrite to book your place. Tickets are free but make a donation via Eventbrite if you can to help Outlandish cover their costs for opening up their premises at the weekend .
Hope to see you on June 30.
Paul and Dylan, co-authors What if?
Saturday 21 April 2018
Everyone’s talking about neoliberalism, as we struggle with its discontents and contemplate its end. Glasgow-based SANE (Solidarity Against Neo-liberal Extremism) and RDM (Real Democracy Movement) offer their recent work as part of the expanding global toolkit for change. SANE launches a 10-week popular education course on neoliberalism at the CCA in May, and at this event will pilot 2 of the modules – Soul Damage & Ecocide. The RDM has been working with a range of organisations and individuals on A People’s Charter. They have also used “game theory” in working on Scenario Planning for a Corbyn-led government. And the final one of the 4 components launched at this event is a short manifesto for revolutionary change entitled “Time’s Up for Neoliberalism”.
Planning Day 28 October 2017
“Towards the RDM – preparing for a Corbyn government”
Our aim is to complement the work of Labour by introducing the central issues of democracy, the state and power into the equation. RDM supporters are holding a Planning Day on October 28. We will assess the UK’s political and constitutional crisis and develop strategies to counter the inevitable state-financial market attacks against a future Corbyn-led government. A planning group will then take the outcomes forward. It would be great to have you on board. For more details about the event, email firstname.lastname@example.org with October 28 in the subject line. Find out more about the RDM and become a supporter here.
9.45-10.15 Tea and coffee.
10.15 Introduction: Sharing personal aims and desired outcomes
10.45 Session 1
Small group discussions on:
* Grenfell Tower, food banks, unaffordable housing, Brexit, inequality & climate change. How do these show the need for system change?
* How should we prepare for a Corbyn government, given that the state and the corporations will conspire against it?
* What is the Real Democracy Movement for and how can we build it?
1.00 Lunch in the venue
1.45 Session 2
Open space for new ideas and proposals
2.30 Session 3
Bringing it all together.
Forming the planning group and actions for the coming months.