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Lambeth Democracy Meeting calls for democracy in Lambeth and a change on May 3rd

At a packed meeting in Brixton yesterday organised by Lambeth Democracy housing and library activists from across London and a number of campaigns from Lambeth met together to discuss how to use the local elections as an instrument to bring … Continue reading

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Alison Butler & Tony Newman Take Back Control

Take Back Control is a series of events starting in Croydon hoping to bring together leave and remain voters, make sense of the Brexit negotiations and discuss how voters can take back control from economic elites and establishment politicians. It … Continue reading

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The Local Democracy Debate

  On 1 February Polity Press will publish Croydon activist Peter Latham’s new book arguing that the UK Conservative Government’s devolution agenda conceals their real intention: to complete the privatisation of local government and other public services. Using illustrative examples … Continue reading

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What is the Job of Voluntary Services?

In Thinking Out Loud: The Job of Voluntary Services, Penny Waterhouse, co-founder of National Coalition for Independent Action, lays out the three democratic roles for voluntary action against which to test what services should be, might be or should not … Continue reading

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Croydon News at 14 February

Photo from ban.jo website -see link below Night-time Economy In advance of the Council’s Scrutiny Committee discussion on the evening and night-time economy in Croydon on Tuesday evening (16 February), Croydon Citizen is publishing tomorrow (15 February) a discussion piece … Continue reading

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Riot Compensation Bill, Cuts,Sunday Trading, Renewing Democracy – What Croydon North MP Steve Reed Says

Tory Government Tries To Hide Its Cuts to Councils See Steve Reed Croydon North MP’s analysis on Labour List 20 January. https://labourlist.org/2016/01/heres-how-the-tories-council-cuts-cover-up-works   Devolving Sunday Trading is negative See his analysis on Labour List 12 November 2015. https://labourlist.org/2015/11/devolving-sunday-trading-laws-is-bad-for-communities-and-workers Devolution will Help … Continue reading

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The Conference of African Peoples 1939 in  July’s History Today

The Conference of African Peoples was held in London in July 1939. Organised by the League of Coloured Peoples, the Coloured Film Artistes’ Association, the Negro Welfare Association and other organisations. Its closing resolution called for the application of the … Continue reading

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Croydon Assembly: Questions for Parliamentary candidates

The Croydon Assembly set up by Croydon Trades Union Council is a non-partisan organisation that is raising questions to all candidates at the 2015 General Election. Housing  What action will you take to improve conditions in the private rented sector? … Continue reading

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The Struggle for democracy; commemorating Free-born John Lilburne and the Levellers

From National Theatre website This year is the 400th Anniversary of the birth of ‘Free-born’ John Lilburne, campaigner for democracy in the English Revolution, and one of the leaders of the Leveller movement. From 15 April. Light Shining in Buckinghamshire … Continue reading

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