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

  • 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.

  • Compass Writing Style Guide

    Wednesday, 15 October 2014

    Are you writing for the Compass blog or one of our publications? We have put together a brief guide for how we'd like to our pieces to be structured. Compass is a political home for all who want to build a good society - more equal, sustainable and democratic - and who believe that how we...

  • Building Blocks: for a new political economy is the result of an ambitious project where we've attempted to join the dots of a new economy from the bottom up; from the enterprise, to the local, the national and up to the European.

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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

  • So much is changing, so fast. It’s hard for any of us to keep up. I know it’s a busy time but please try and take a moment to read this. Better still, let me know what you think. I promise to read everything you say and will respond if you ask me any questions.

    Something really big is...

  • A Wiser Politics

    Thursday, 18 December 2014

    Jean Hardy is a writer, teacher and editor, actively working towards social change. She writes for us about a time of considerable disenchantment with the political formula of Conservative - Liberal - Labour - Communist, and a need for a re-framed view of the issues faced by the world in the...

  • Is social democracy already dead and like the proverbial headless chicken are we simply running round the yard on instinct before we topple over for good? If social democracy is still alive, it’s hard to know how or why. Let’s look at the evidence.

    No social democratic party anywhere in the...

  • A city that does no harm

    Thursday, 04 December 2014

    n 1858 MPs sitting in the House of Commons were so overcome by the stench of the sewage-ridden Thames flowing past Parliament that they hung enormous vinegar-soaked sheets over the windows to ward off the smell long enough for everyone to vote. They quickly found £3m for an unprecedented...

  • Patterns of political patriarchy in Westminster can be broken by widening access for aspiring female MPs, protecting them from workplace harassment, and promoting a diversity of talented politicians to the top table.

    A company offers you a job with the following terms and conditions. You’ll...

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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...

  • The Challenge for Progressives / Y Her Blaengar 

    Rhwydwaith Compass De Cymru/ Compass Cymru South Wales Network

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    Croeso cynnes i chi gyd! Rydym yn falch i gyflwyno Rhwydwaith Compass De Cymru! Dros yr Hydref, bydden cyfarfod gyda’n...

  • The problem of Social and economic insecurity - what are the solutions? A discussion event for Compass members and supporters led by Michael Orton, whose report for Compass 'Something's Not Right: Insecurity and an Anxious Nation' will be published shortly. This will be an informal evemt with the emphasis on identifying progressive and positive solutions.

  • Compass Taunton Meeting

    Saturday, 15 November 2014

    Compass Taunton is an alternative or an addition to the local political parties and we can campaign on any issue that you think is relevant to building a more equal, sustainable and democratic society.

    When: Staurday 15th November

    Where: The Cosy Club, Corporation Street, Taunton TA1...

  • On Tuesday 11th November they will be joined by several prominent speakers from the progressive Left to discuss the future of collective action, horizontal and vertical forms of democracy, the problematic place of individualism in contemporary culture, and what possibilities might exist for a realistic radicalism in the twenty-first century.

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