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  • Insecurity has become pervasive. It permeates the lives not just of the marginalised but also the reasonably well off. In/security is not simply the latest political fad restricted to the chattering classes, but resonates with public attitudes. With insecurity such a major problem and so...

  • Compass Annual Review 2014-16

    Friday, 26 February 2016

    Compass has changed a lot over the last two years. We are serious about the need to transform our economy and politics, so we have to take ourselves seriously. From our campaigns and events, to our publications and thinking, we are becoming more strategic and more systemic in what we do. We...

  • Click here to download our draft strategy and feed in your thoughts. Your feedback will shape what Compass does over the next years - get involved!    

  • Secure & Free (draft)

    Thursday, 15 October 2015

    As this is a draft publication out for consultation, please forgive the typos.

      Secure & Free - get involved in Compass's latest project.     Insecurity has become pervasive. It permeates the lives not just of the marginalised but also the reasonably well off. This paper identifies...

  • The Osborne Supremacy

    Tuesday, 06 October 2015

    Why progressives have to develop a hegemonic politics for the 21st century. 

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How would a Good Society look and feel? And how do we move towards it? Read our blog, comment, share and get involved in the debate.

  • What is the Labour party and how can new members get involved? Check out our podcast to find out! https://soundcloud.com/party-podcast/a-beginners-guide-to-the-labour-party About the authors Jeremy Gilbert is Professor of Cultural and Political Theory at the University of East...

  • Compass on Radio Free Brighton

    Tuesday, 26 April 2016

    Listen to Davy Jones interviewing Nick McMaster and Colin Miller from Brighton and Hove Compass talking Compass, Brighton Rocks and electoral pacts.

  • The revolution will be visualised

    Thursday, 21 April 2016

    Sanjiv Sachdev reviews an exhibition of the art of political prints   In Waiting for the Great Leap Forward Billy Bragg famously sings that “The revolution is just a T-shirt away”. The phrase now, of course, adorns a Bragg-approved Philosophy Football T-shirt, and captures the subject...

  • This article first appeared on openDemocracyUK   Since the global financial crisis, tax justice has been rising up the political agenda. In the context of austerity, reporting on corporate and celebrity tax avoidance has achieved unprecedented levels of media coverage. For NGOs campaigning...

  • Where have all the flowers gone?

    Thursday, 14 April 2016

    Mark Perryman of Philosophy Football reviews the new wave of rebel music It has become almost a mantra: “there’s no protest music any more”, discuss. True of the mainstream, though there’s Beyoncé for one - by following up her embrace of feminism with the message that the Black...

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

  • Trident: Time to move on

    Monday, 13 April 2015

    TRIDENT: TIME TO MOVE ON

    Trident: Time To Move On - building a groundswell to stop the renewal of the UK's Trident missile system, scheduled for 2016. Read and sign the petition here.

    Click here to read our launch letter in the Guardian and here for an article by Daniel Boffey in the Observer...

  • Join Neal Lawson of Compass and Eddie Molloy of the Electoral Reform Society as they attempt to answer the questions: Why do we need a constitutional convention? and How do we design one that will have the best outcome for citizens? Speakers include: Aisha Dodwell, Global Justice...

  • An afternoon of creativity, conversation and engagement reflecting on the issue of democracy and power DEMOCRACY AT A LOCAL level faces an unprecedented challenge. The impact of massive cuts in local government budgets, and the increasing removal of control over key services raise fundamental...

  • "The Divide" Film Screening

    Sunday, 24 April 2016

    A screening of the film 'The Divide'; a documentary illustration of living with high degrees of inequality, offering insight into the lives of the rich and the poor. Following the film there will be refreshments and a discussion. Parking available.

  • We The City

    Saturday, 09 April 2016

      Come along and have a say in the future of our city London is one of the greatest cities in the world, and one of the most divided. Spend an afternoon in conversation with ordinary Londoners, artists, poets, activists and politicians, and join in workshops on power, living, moving and...

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