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Fresh thinking that provides the policies and ideas to help us move towards a Good Society

  • Rethinking migration for a Good Society

    Tuesday, 29 September 2015

  • This is the fascinating story of Christian Wolmar's bid to become Labour's candidate for Mayor of London. It charts the highs and the lows, the strategic decisions and the people involved. It's a revealing piece that shines a light on what it's like to create a campaign from outside of the...

  • The new Jerusalum at our feet?

    Wednesday, 05 August 2015

    We are in the middle of a contested transition between the forces of the corporate led market and the emerging forces of organised, productive and knowledgeable citizens. This thinkpiece outlines four powerful examples of where new forms of democracy have been created experimenting with a...

  • The Conservative government is now committed to introducing some form of English votes for English laws as soon as possible. The
    Labour Party and the wider progressive community have to react strategically. This paper discusses how developing localism and devolution, establishing a constitutional...

  • This thinkpiece examines the possibility of introducing one or more social wealth funds in the UK. Such funds would aim to capture some of the financial gains from the private ownership of capital and use the proceeds for wider community benefit, such as investment in social infrastructure,...

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  • New Book 'Syriza inside the labyrinth'

    Wednesday, 30 September 2015


    For all of 2015 the world’s eyes have been on Greece. The Syriza government elected in January under the leadership of Alexis Tspiras threatened to shake up the European economic status quo with its radical, anti-austerity politics. When Syriza’s challenge to the EU was put to the Greek...

  • The best guide to politics in 2015 is a magazine that published its final issue more than two decades ago 

     A selection of Marxism Today’s greatest covers. Composite: Amiel Melburn Trust

    In May 1988, a group of around 20 writers and academics spent a weekend at Wortley Hall, a country...

  • Back to the Future of Socialism

    Thursday, 24 September 2015

     Jeremy Corbyn’s stunning victory was born from a cry of protest against neoliberal austerity and the bland centrism of our Party since the New Labour era.

    But protest alone won’t win the next election.  As Opposition Leader, Jeremy also has to become Labour’s Proposition Leader with a...

  • Podemos, politics & utopia

    Monday, 21 September 2015

    If I have to be honest, I've never been too keen on utopias. I don't understand them: they're too big, too abstract, too flawless for me, not something I can relate to. This doesn't mean I don't believe in a better world, on the contrary: for as long as I can remember I've always been fighting...

  • Corbyn: The Fallout

    Friday, 18 September 2015

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

  • Railways for people and planet

    Thursday, 23 April 2015

    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...

  • At this year's Labour Party conference we have a brilliant lineup of progressive political voices to discuss how we can build alliances for a new economy that works for people and planet.


    Neal Lawson, Compass (Chair)
    Lisa Nandy MP
    Caroline Lucas MP (Green Party)
    George Keravan MP...

  • Compass will be taking part in this lunchtime panel on the subject of how we get proportional representation. What needs to happen to ensure that there is never again a repeat of the unfairness of the 2015 General Election?


    Rupert Read (Green Party), Chair
    Neal Lawson (Compass)

  • Join us, Global Justice Now, Fuel Poverty Action and Red Pepper in Brighton on the 27 September

    Jeremy Corbyn's victory as Labour Party leader has blown politics in this country wide open. A huge space has opened up on the left that needs to be claimed. 

    How do we claim the space? Should...

  • Syriza inside the Labyrinth

    Friday, 25 September 2015

    Our friends at Philosophy Football are hosting this excellent event - it's free but please do register! 


    For all of 2015 the world’s eyes have been on Greece. The Syriza government elected in January under the leadership...

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