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Speaking about Poplar Council at ‘Corbynomics for Everyday Life’

February 13, 2016 @ 10:00 - 17:00

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Janine will be speaking about the 1920s Poplar Rates Rebellion to introduce a session on Radical Councils. John Burgess from Barnet Unison will also speak, and there will be plenty of time for discussion.

Event organised by Lewisham, Lambeth & Southwark Momentum ,  Verso Books ,  red pepper , The Brick Lane Debates

10am – 4pm, Karibu Centre Brixton, Tickets: FREE on Eventbrite (donation on the door). 

One day. Three sessions:
Alternative economics l Radical Councils l End Generation Rent

Economic crisis is portrayed as abstract and complicated: that you need to be a government minister or university professor to understand. Economics is something elites do, something from which most of us are excluded.

Yet the effects of crash after crash don’t exclude us. We feel them, in our spiralling rents and stagnating wages, in our strained hospitals and lost libraries, in our slashed benefits and our ever-growing mountain of debt.

In Corbynomics for Everyday Life we’ll combat this disconnect. Over one day through three sessions we’ll demystify economics and relate it to the everyday, discussing how communities can resist and what kind of caring, co-operative, post-austerity economy Corbyn should be arguing for. 


Session 1 – Why isn’t the economy working? Myths busted. 

Session 2 – Fighting local cuts: How do we get radical councils? 

Session 3 – Generation Rent: What’s really causing the ‘housing crisis’?


As always, the day will be relaxed and participatory, with time for discussion and debate. There will be food at lunch time, drink available throughout the day and a parent supervised creche available too. The venue has full disabled access. 

Local after party with djs to be confirmed!

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February 13, 2016
10:00 - 17:00

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