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  • Labour's 11th Hour

    Friday, 23 January 2015

    Labour isn’t just fighting to win on 7th May but is fighting for its long term survival. Greece, Spain and closer to home Scotland show what happens when social democratic parties disconnect with their core voters. Labour faces real electoral threats from insurgent parties of the Right and the...

  • This report shines a light on the precarious, insecure and anxious state of our country as we enter an election year.

  • New Times, a Compass publication dedicated to Stuart Hall and published to mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, discusses the massive migration of agency from the vertical to the horizontal is and how it's transforming society and politics. Old, traditional hierarchies...

  • This new Compass publication, Reclaim Modernity, ignites a towering inferno of hope. It does so by calmly and clearly explaining that we are in a unique moment of history. The way the world is developing can be in tune with our values. We don’t have to fear modernity, or capitulate to it. It...

  • Riding the New Wave argues that Feminism can teach Labour valuable lessons about political participation and engagement outside the mainstream. In return, feminism stands to benefit from a healthier relationship with the party.

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  • Dear Ed,

    I have written to you privately and now I am doing so publically, about how we govern ourselves.

    You are the only man who can promise and bring about the change our democracy needs and you are risking this opportunity for greatness by being far too calculating and prudent. You need...

  • Tactical Voting - join the discussion

    Tuesday, 24 February 2015

    The two party political system has been in long term decline and since 2010 the UK has seen a surge in popularity of political parties who struggle to break through under the first past the post system.

    Compass continues to support Proportional Representation to make all votes count. However,...

  • Only new ways of acting can solve the old problems.

    When did you first hear the phrase "the impossible becomes the inevitable"? Maybe you've never heard it, but try it now.

    When I first watched Barack Obama's original campaign unfold I had doubts. I felt that of the two breakthrough offers on...

  • Change? How? England arises…

    Tuesday, 03 February 2015

    We are now clearly in the middle of a "constitutional moment" and those who want a new settlement for the country are beginning to stir and take action. How can you get involved, and what's coming up?

    Well, after fifty years of saying it just can’t go on like this; after the humiliation of...

  • Something is stirring

    Thursday, 29 January 2015

    When I heard about Syriza’s victory last Monday morning, I punched the air. Luckily nobody was in the kitchen with me at the time to witness this display of uncouth exuberance. I’ve been feeling politically hopeful ever since, a rare sensation these days. But I’ve also been feeling...

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Taking action where you are to make a Good Society a reality

  • Railways for people and planet

    Saturday, 05 July 2014

    All On Board is a campaign for everyone who wants to make our railways work better

    We live in an amazing country full of wonderful people and incredible places.  It should be everyone’s right to get around it: to travel to and from our home or work, to see the people we love and all the...

  • Compass West Midlands Workshop

    Wednesday, 25 February 2015

    After the success of last month's West Midlands event we are delighted to announce the above Workshop, especially as it will be held jointly by three groups: Compass West Midlands, Equality West Midlands and the Fabian Society.  

    The Workshop will be held in Birmingham on Wednesday 25 February...

  • Compass Newham is holding a debate and talk on the future of UK foreign policy for the Middle East.

    Mike Gapes MP for Ilford South will be talking and the evening will be chaired by Graham Lane.

    When: Thursday 17th February 2015, 7.30pm

    Where: West Ham Supporters Club, Castle Street, London...

  • Change:How? 2015

    Sunday, 08 February 2015

    It is a General Election year. The mainstream political spectrum has turned grey, dull and out of touch. Apathy and disconnect rein free among the population. But grey doesn't have to be the way.

    On February 8th 2015 Change:How? returns. 

    100 Visionaries. 100 Stories. 100 Days before an...

  • Last month’s West Midlands Compass discussion on social and economic insecurity was a great success, with arrangements for the next West Mids event on closing the inequality gap already in place.

    'Closing the Inequality Gap - Progressive change and the politics of networks' (A joint Equality...

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