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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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  • Uffe Elbaek is a Danish MP, former minister of culture and initiator of the entrepreneurial green party The Alternativet

    A little more than two years ago, I resigned from my position as the Danish minister of culture and left the social-liberal party that I had been a member of for 15...

  • Back to The Future Socialism

    Monday, 19 January 2015

    The people’s flag may be deepest red but for the 1994–2010 New Labour period it few from a pale grey masthead. What was therefore once distinct about the Labour Party became a matter of doubt, with even the party itself unsure what it stood for.

    The uncertainty crept in well before the 2008...

  • The article below, written by Zoe Williams first appeared in today's Guardian.

    Click here to read our report out today 'Something's Not Right: Insecurity and an anxious nation.'

    The prospect of the television election debates elicits from me two incompatible responses. On the one hand, I...

  • Change:How?

    Friday, 09 January 2015

    100 Visionaries, 100 Stories, 100 Days before a nation decides.
    Part political festival, part live art installation, experience wall-to-wall, back-to-back storytelling: 15 minute sessions with 100 remarkable speakers who will share their stories before diving into the crowd to meet you.


  • More fun than Shopping - Audio

    Friday, 09 January 2015

    Recorded originally by the Institute for Global Prosperity Soundbite series.

    Neal Lawson and Mary Davies talk about consumerism, shopping and the politics of a networked society.


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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...

  • Y Common Weal: gweledigaeth ar gyfer dyfodol gwell

    Dewch & wrando Willie Sullivan o'r prosiect Common Weal yn y Alban, Dydd Llun 26 Ionawr, & drafod beth dan ni'n medru dysgu o'r prosiect.

    1 Heol y Gadeirlan, Caerdydd CF11 9HA, 6 i 8pm


    Come & hear Willie Sullivan from the Scottish...

  • Compass Taunton Meeting

    Saturday, 17 January 2015

    This will be our 6th meeting and we will be discussing many topics including Compass campaigns, publications and politics in Taunton. At previous meetings we have discussed many issues from tactical voting, Scotland and the Compass publication "The Bridge" to the railways and local service...

  • 'How can we challenge prejudice?'

    The aim of this open meeting is to look at how we challenge prejudice in a non-confrontational, progressive way by living our values, and by showing a respectful and human way of interacting and communicating with people. The discussion will be introduced...

  • On Friday 2nd January 2015, rail fares will be rising again and above the rate of inflation.

    As it stands people in the Britain already pay some of the highest fares in Europe and will continue to do so after this near 5% raise. The private franchise experiment on rail has not worked. The...

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