Left Q/A: What does Left & Right when cooperation is required to fix the planet

We are facing a fundamental change in the way we need to see the world as humans. Up till about 100 years ago the planet was relatively empty of humans and competitive systems of politics and economics were an effective, if at times wasteful, way to colonise all parts of the planet. The planet is … Continue reading Left Q/A: What does Left & Right when cooperation is required to fix the planet

Left Q/A: Rethinking socialism for sustainability

Thursday 23rd February, 7pm. Bella Union Bar, 54 Victoria St, Carlton (upstairs, Trades Hall). Price: $7 (NIBS members), $10 (non-members). Pre-Book here. Increasing numbers of people agree that capitalism can't solve our environmental challenges. Many argue that this constitutes a powerful case for reconsider socialism. But, if so, how does socialism need to be rethought … Continue reading Left Q/A: Rethinking socialism for sustainability

Book Launch – Geoff Mosley – Repaying my debt

Thursday 30th March at 7pm Dr Geoff Mosley - RepayingMy Debt - A Conservationist Tale Trades Hall, 54 Victoria Street, Carlton, VIC 3053 Repaying My Debt – A Conservationist’s Tale ($30.00) To be launched by Geoff Goode.............. In this extensive memoir Geoff Mosley tells of his early formative years spent in the famed Peak District … Continue reading Book Launch – Geoff Mosley – Repaying my debt

Left Q/A: The populist right and the anti-globalisation backlash: how should the left respond?

Date: Thursday 2nd Feb, 7pm (doors and bar open at 6:30pm) Venue: Bella Union Bar,  Level 1, Trades Hall , 54 Victoria Street (corner of Victoria & Lygon Streets), Carlton South (enter via Lygon Street) Admission: $5 NIBS members, $7 non-members. Pre-book tickets here.  Brexit, the election of Trump, and the rising popularity of several other … Continue reading Left Q/A: The populist right and the anti-globalisation backlash: how should the left respond?

Red Review – December 2016

No 1, December 2016, Marko Beljac.  Richard Seymour, Corbyn: The Strange Rebirth of Radical Politics, (London, Verso, 2016). The neoliberal era, to no small degree, has been characterised by an assault on democracy.  Viewed discretely neoliberalism assails public education, public housing, public transportation, public enterprise, even public space be damned, in short anything with the … Continue reading Red Review – December 2016

New Jacobin Out Now: The Party We Need

Description from Jacobin website: "When we were planning our new issue many of us didn’t take the prospect of a Trump presidency too seriously. The lead that Hillary Clinton had built seemed insurmountable — and, beyond the backing of organized labor and other Democratic Party stalwarts, she had the support of every major sector of … Continue reading New Jacobin Out Now: The Party We Need