13 Nov 2014

Derek Wall and Robin Hahnel meeting 4th Dec on climate justice.

at 18:0019:30 in UTC
Malet Place Engineering Building, 1.02 (2 Malet Place, Greater London WC1E 7).
 
What strategies and policies should the environmental movement be focusing on? Robin Hahnel, radical economist and environmental activist, is joined by Derek Wall from the Green Party to discuss environmental strategy going forward, evaluating current programmes and what “we” should be doing in preparation for COP 21 in Paris in December 2015.

Derek Wall is International Coordinator of the Green Party of England and Wales. He is a political economist, whose last book was ‘The Sustainable Economics of Elinor Ostrom’. He is a founder of Green Left, the anti-capitalist network in the Green Party. He is also a columnist with the Morning Star and is completing his new book for Pluto ‘The Economics of anti-capita...lism’ which will be published in 2015. You can find him on twitter at @anothergreen.

Robin Hahnel is a radical economist and political activist. He is Professor Emeritus at American University in Washington, D.C. and is currently a visiting professor in economics at Portland State University. He is best known as co-creator, along with Michael Albert, of a radical alternative to capitalism known as participatory economics His more recent work is focused on economic justice and democracy, and the global financial and ecological crisis. Politically he considers himself a proud product of the New Left and is sympathetic to libertarian socialism. He has been active in many social movements and organizations over forty years.

In conjunction with the release of a new edition of his book, The ABCs of Political Economy - a modern approach, Robin Hahnel will be on a speaking tour in the UK in December 2014. Find out more: www.participatoryeconomics.org.uk

This event is being hosted by the UCL Green Economy Society and Participatory Economics UK.

The event will be taking place in the Engineering Building, room 1.02.

10 Nov 2014

Kobane solidarity event in London this weekend




Ciwanen Azad Kobane Event
Understanding the Rojava Revolution:

At the Kurdish Community Centre, Haringey
11 Portland Gardens, N4 1HU

Saturday 15 November

5 - 6pm Debate about the Rojava Revolution & the Constitution

6  - 6.30pm Screening of the 'Female State'


Sunday 16 November, 6pm

Kobane Concert with

Koma Zelal
Grup Umut
Hakan Kobane Xan
Ahmed Husseini (Kurdish Poet)

Slide Show;  Food & Drinks; Merchandise for Kobane

All contributions will go to Kobane through Heyva Sor

Organised by Ciwanen Azad, Kurdish Youth Group

19 Oct 2014

Dirty Coal Tour

Cross posting from http://londonminingnetwork.org/2014/09/dirty-coal-tour/

 



BHPBilliton Dirty Energy
The world’s biggest mining company, BHP Billiton, is holding its AGM in London on Thursday 23 October. London Mining Network (LMN) is working with LMN member groups Colombia Solidarity Campaign, Coal Action Network, Coal Action Scotland, Down to Earth, War on Want and WDM, and with People and Planet and Fossil Free Universities groups, to host representatives of Colombian communities affected by the company’s part-owned Cerrejon coal mine and Indonesian organisations working to stop BHP Billiton opening an opencast coal mine in the rainforest of Central Kalimantan.
They’ll be attending the company’s AGM to tell shareholders about the destruction of Colombian communities and livelihoods by the Cerrejon mine and the potential impacts of BHP Billiton’s proposed mine in Indonesia. They’ll speak at a public meeting at University College, London, which is sponsored by BHP Billiton. And they’ll be speaking at venues around England and Scotland.
The programme so far is as follows:
Thursday 23 October, 10am-11.30am, demonstration outside BHP Billiton AGM,  The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1.
Thursday 23 October, 7pm-9pm, public meeting, UCL: Chemistry Auditorium, Christopher Ingold Building, Gordon Street, London WC1.
Friday 24 October, UEA Lecture Theatre 2, Norwich NR4 7 , Norfolk
Sunday 26 October, Mappin Lecture Theatre 2, MAPP-LT02, Sheffield University, 4pm - 6pm.
Monday 27 October, Room ER145, Elvet Riverside 1, Durham University, DH1 3JT,  7pm – 9pm
Tuesday 28 October, Fine Art lecture hall, School of Arts and Cultures, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, 7pm-9.30pm
Wednesday 29 October, Glasgow (venue to be confirmed)
Thursday 30 October, 6pm-8pm, Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL
Friday 31 October, South Lanarkshire
Monday 3 November, Oxford
Keep an eye on this webpage or follow us on Twitter for further details as they are confirmed.