Archive for 'London'
Co-operative Party Conference 2008 takes place in Westminster Central Hall in London next week. Thursday 11 September has a ‘co-operative marketplace’ with stalls and demonstrations from organisations like the Co-op College, Divine Chocolate, Pants to Poverty, CAFOD, Supporters Direct, SERA, Banana Link, CDS Co-operative Housing and the Phone Co-op. There’s a big line-up of speakers [...]
As the amazing, exciting Beijing Olympics draw to a close, thoughts turn to London in four years time. It was heartening this week to hear Sebastian Coe’s views on what we should expect from London 2012: less flash, more substance. But as the BBC Sports Editor puts it, “having said legacy is his trump card, [...]
So the Co-operative Party Youth Committee elections are up and running, and it’s time to take a look at the first set of candidates – London’s. Ballot papers need to be back with us by August 15th. Here are the statements and associated bits and bobs the candidates have sent in: Richard Briggs I am [...]
This weekend sees the monthly event of the London Socialist Film Co-op, with two films marking the fight against fascism in the 1930s. The Battle Of Cable Street retells the events of 1936 through a young boy, Danny, who is taken inside the magical world of his own sketchbook by his grandfather and shown what [...]
Last month Dublin was declared a Fairtrade Capital City, under the criteria for Fairtrade Towns, of which there are now hundreds across the UK and Ireland. The plan of the Fairtrade London campaign is that London will also be declared a Fairtrade Capital City in 2008. The City of London declared in 2007 and just [...]
Peter Hunt, General Secretary of the Co-operative Party, was one of 100 influential progressives who signed a letter to the Guardian today in support of Ken Livingstone‘s campaign to be Mayor of London. Joining figures like Billy Bragg, Sunder Katwala of the Fabians and Neal Lawson of Compass, their letter calls for progressive politics, the [...]
Fairtrade Fortnight is almost upon us and this year it will be launched in spectacular fashion. A Fairtrade Fairground will hit London along the South Bank, with a fairtrade coconut shy, fortune tellers reading fairtrade tea leaves and candyfloss made from fairtrade sugar. Taking place on Sunday 24 February from 11am, the funfair kicks off [...]
After months of workshops and discussions, the London Co-operative Party has launched its manifesto for the May elections for the Mayor and Assembly. At Ken Livingstone‘s fundraising fish and chip supper in Stratford Town Hall, sponsored by the Co-operative Party, London co-operators handed out the manifesto hot off the presses. There has been excellent support [...]
This weekend sees the regular monthly film screening organised by the London Socialist Film Co-op. They will be showing Tambogrande, a thought-provoking (and therefore, controversial) documentary at the Renoir Cinema this Sunday followed by a discussion with Jeremy Corbyn MP. The London Socialist Film Co-op has been going for 17 years and arranges monthly screenings [...]
Ken Livingstone has launched his election website. The London Co-operative Party will be launching its manifesto for Ken and for London soon.