Arise: A Festival of Left Ideas
Let the Members Decide - For Labour Party Democracy
An online meeting facilitated In light of the growing concern about the erosion of democracy in the Labour Party - with...
Jess Barnard, Labour NEC (pc) // Neil Findlay, former MSP // Rachel Garnham, CLPD // Nabeela Mowlana, Young Labour Chair // Mish Rahman, Labour NEC (pc) // Jon Trickett MP // Martin Abrams, Momentum NCG
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The Bloody History of UK & US Imperialism in Palestine & the Middle East01:22:27The complicity of the US & UK with Israel's war crimes in Gaza has shocked millions, whilst both countries have also started new bombings on Yemen. An in-depth forum on how this is part of a long & bloody imperial history that must be opposed. Featuring: • Bernard Regan - Palestine Solidarity Campaign EC member & author of "The Balfour Declaration: Empire, the Mandate and Resistance in Palestine" • Sami Ramadani - Iraqi Democrats against Occupation, Sociology lecturer & decades-long campaigner against war & sanctions in the Middle East • Kate Hudson - General Secretary of CND, Officer of the Stop the War Coalition & author of "Breaking the South Slav Dream: The Rise and Fall of Yugoslavia"Hosted by Arise - A Festival of Left Ideas & media partner Labour Outlook. Part of the Socialist Ideas series
Mustafa Barghouti | Palestine in 2024 - What the World should be doing01:05:49A briefing and Q&A direct from Palestine, with Dr. Mustafa Barghouti.Mustafa Barghouti is a Palestinian physician, activist, & politician who serves as General Secretary of the Palestinian National Initiative (PNI). He has been a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council since 2006 & is a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization Central Council. In 2007, he was Minister of Information in the Palestinian unity government.Hosted by Labour & Palestine. Supported by Arise - a Festival of Left Ideas.
Socialism or Barbarism? Why Rosa Luxemburg matters Today01:11:36A Labour Outlook Forum with Paul Le Blanc and Helen Scott, co-editors of the acclaimed 'Rosa Luxemburg: Socialism or Barbarism' collection of writings.Rosa Luxemburg was one of the most brilliant minds ever drawn to the socialist movement - an outstanding theorist and a political activist. This forum will look at the relevance of her ideas for transforming a world in crisis today - and how her work was broad in scope tackling capitalism and socialism; globalisation and imperialism; war and peace; social struggles, unions and parties; class, gender, race; the interconnection of humanity with the environment and more.Part of the Socialist Ideas Series - presented by Arise - a Festival of Left Ideas & Labour Outlook.
Can Palestine Be Free?59:23An in-depth forum on why standing for a free Palestine is a vital question for all those committed to ending imperialism and winning a better world.With Bernard Regan, long-term campaigner for - and writer on - Palestine, member of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign Executive and author of The Balfour Declaration: Empire, Mandate and Resistance in Palestine. He was the first recipient of the NUT’s Steve Sinnott Award (2015) in recognition of his contribution to international solidarity.Part of the Socialist Ideas series. Presented by Labour Outlook and Arise - A Festival of Left Ideas.
Hugo Chávez, Spark for 21st Century Socialism & Latin American Liberation01:02:06December marks 25 years since Hugo Chávez's election, which sparked the first 'pink tide' in Latin America, leading to great changes in the continent & beyond, with the ideas of socialism & anti-imperialism being discussed again on a global scale.With:Alex Main, Director of International Policy, Center for Economic & Policy Research & witness to the 2002 coup attempt against Chávez & working there until 2008 / / Suize Gilbert, Co-producer of Oliver Stone's 'South of the Border' // Matt Willgress, Labour Outlook & VSC // Logan Williams, Arise Festival Part of the Socialist Ideas series. Hosted by Labour Outlook & supported by Arise - A Festival of Left Ideas in support of the #Chavez25 series of events.
Why Labour should join calls for a #CeasefireNow49:57With...John McDonnell MP // Beth Winter MP // Richard Burgon MP // Maryam Eslamdoust, TSSA General Secretary // Nabeela Mowlana, Young Labour Chair // Mish Rahman, Labour NEC // Jess Barnard, Labour NECAn online event building the Labour movement's call for a ceasefire in Israel and Gaza, with pressure mounting on Labour's leadership to back a ceasefire.Hosted by Labour & Palestine. Streamed by Arise - A Festival of Left Ideas.
An interview with striking Junior Dr Andrew Meyerson19:16During the week of strike action from Junior Doctors and BMA Consultants, Labour Outlook sat down with striking Junior Doctor Andrew Meyerson. Tune into for a discussion on the unprecedented levels of strike action and the policies needed to reverse 13 years of Tory austerity and back-door privatisation.Junior Doctors are back on strike from October 2-5th. An in-depth interview from Arise Festival's media partner Labour Outlook.
The Cost of Greed Crisis: Causes and Escape Routes - Grace Blakeley and John McDonnell in Conversation55:55Join Grace Blakeley, economist and author of 'Stolen: How to Save the World from Financialisation', and former Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell MP for an in-depth discussion on the deep economic crisis & the socialist response.Hosted by Arise - A Festival of Left Ideas & the Labour Assembly Against Austerity and the Labour Assembly Against Austerity.
For Socialism, Labour & Ireland - James Connolly's ideas today57:45James Connolly was an Irish republican, socialist & trade union leader, who was one of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising & a vocal opponent of World War 1. Find out why his ideas continue to inspire today, as prospects for real change grow in Ireland and the global capitalist economic crisis deepens.With Jim McVeigh of the Áras Uí Chonghaile | James Connolly Visitor Centre. Jim is a former Sinn Fein councillor and trade union organiser involved in the troubles as a young man and released from jail as part of the Good Friday Agreement. A Labour Outlook Forum supported by Arise: A Festival of Left Ideas. This episode contains some brief strong language.