Embed from Getty Images We have a bye-election pending in our constituency for the election of a new County Councillor. Of course we all want our party candidate to win a stunning victory, reflecting new leadership, new members and a revitalised political agenda. Fighting elections is nothing new, but we offer here the first … Read moreTwittering to election victory!
Embed from Getty Images Hammering the foundations of prosperity… The New Economics Foundation (nef) and The University of Greenwich have recently published a new economic case for trade unions. Entitled Working for The Economy, it is a detailed and numerate assessment in the decline of trade unions over the twentieth century and the policy impacts … Read moreThe Economic Case
for Strong Trade Unions
Embed from Getty Images The desolation of war… Rowan Williams, lately Archbishop of Canterbury, recently saw an edited version of his 2015 Orwell Lecture published in The Guardian newspaper. (What Orwell can teach us about the language of terror and war). The Orwell Prize is dedicated to ‘…making political writing an art’. This was beautifully … Read moreNarrative of war – diminishing debate
A colleague recently sent us a link to the short film below, about the entrepreneur Manoj Bhargarva, with much thanks to Joby for an interesting and inspiring example of the deployment of social good. Manoj Bhargarva has used traditional manufacturing skills and work flows, coupled to a very good first principle idea, to scale up … Read moreCapital and social good at scale
How many people are trying to enter Europe as a result of conflict, immigration or as refugees? The routes across land are complex and often hidden, the headlines often inflammatory, in terms of political motive or the demonisation of others. In the web page, detailed below, Lucify in Finland, attempt to show how, for example, … Read moreThe European flow…
Embed from Getty Images Collective Conversations is a new journal of the left, featuring socio-political analysis, thought, reflections and news from the interface between policy and people, commmerce and community. Subscribe by email or our rss newsfeed for regular, free updates and talking points… Leaning to the Left, thinking independently and arguing for humanity… … Read moreSeeing the light of day?