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Natalie Bennett appointed to House of Lords

Sept 2019

Natalie Bennett, the former Green Party leader who lives in Sheffield, has been appointed to the House of Lords - which she thinks should be abolished. She noted that the Greens have three parliamentary representatives but this is only 0.2% of the combined...

Tenants: Sign the open letter from ACORN

Sept 2019

For years ACORN has been on the front line of the fight against homelessness and housing insecurity. They have prevented hundreds of evictions and where necessary, physically stopped them by confronting bailiffs and landlords with united community action.F...

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THE INTERNATIONAL REBELLION

From Mon 7 Oct, 10am – Sat 19 Oct 2019, locations globally

Extinction Rebellion (XR) groups across the world will gather in unity in key cities to rebel. It’s going to be huge.

Time is running out. Climate and ecological breakdown has already begun. Leading scientists and public figures, including the UN Secretary-General, have estimated we have as little as 18 months to turn it around.

We ALL need to stand up for the Mother Earth and respect ALL life. Authority and corporations will not listen to petitions, strongly-worded pleas, or climate scientists. They have failed in their duty to protect Mother Earth.

The system is broken. And time is running out.

Young and old, we must stand together in peace. It’s the only way to secure our future.

Join or organise local non-violent events if you can’t make London.

XR Sheffield
Facebook event page
XR information page for event
Fridays For Future
Climatevegan.org

Love Drum ’n’ Bass Hate Racism

Mon 7 Oct 2019, 9.30pm-3am, Record Junkee, 7 Earl St. S1 3FP

An evening of great music as a living testimony to the fact that cultures can and do mix. It unites us and gives us strength, and offers a vibrant celebration of our multicultural and multiracial society. Racism seeks only to divide and weaken us. Love Music Hate Racism (LMHR) was set up in 2002 in response to rising levels of racism, in the tradition of the Rock Against Racism (RAR) movement of the late 1970s. There have been now been many hundreds of LMHR events, from large outdoor festivals to local gigs and club nights. It is time to reignite our national movement against racism through music.

BASSIK - Sheffield based D’n’B DJ and Producer and more acts to be announced. 18+ only.

Tickets at Eventbrite

Sheffield Green Party fundraiser

Sat 12 Oct 2019, 6.30-10pm, The Printhouse (behind Sheffield Cathedral) North Church St. S1 2DH

An evening of socialising and live entertainment from local performers and musicians, a well-stocked bar and a raffle with contributions from independent Sheffield businesses. If possible, please bring a cake or savoury dish to share.

Tickets £6 on the door.

Sheffield Green Party

John Macmurray Fellowship Annual Seminar: "Freedom and Populism"

Sat 12 Oct 2019, 10am-4pm, Sheffield Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James St. S1 2EW

John Macmurray (1891-1976), moral philosopher and Quaker, was interested in understanding what it means to be a person. His writing offers a new perspective on the human condition, relevant to the problems we face as a world today. His highly original work and thinking was out of tune with the mood of British philosophy in that period, and the academic community have largely ignored his work. sought to understand how we relate together as persons active in the world. He was politically active in the 1930s and provided much analysis of populism and the nature of freedom throughout the rise of right wing extremism at that time.

“one of the crucial tests of democracy is the way in which it treats its minorities. A country in which the majority forces its will upon a recalcitrant minority by sheer weight of numbers is not really democratic at all.”
(Address to the Indian YMCA, 1929)

“… freedom is measured by the ratio between what is objectively possible and what we can actually achieve. … Two things seem to be true together in the strange period to which we belong: that [our] power of achievement has grown vast beyond belief; and that [our] capacity to achieve any serious human purposes is diminishing at an alarming rate. It is an age at once of unparalleled effort and unparalleled frustration”
(Freedom In The Personal Nexus from Freedom: Its Meaning, ed. Ruth N. Anshem,1942)

“ … [politicians] are, like ourselves, subject to the illusion of power. If we expect them to work miracles, we flatter them, and tempt them to think they are supermen. … Those of them who are wise enough to know their limitations, and to be immune to the gross adulation of their fellows, will resign; and government will be carried on only by megalomaniacs, who are capable of believing themselves possessed of superhuman attributes and whose lust for power is the measure of their weakness.”
(Persons In Relation, Faber, 1970)

Details of the annual seminar of The John Macmurray Fellowship, including how to book a place (£15/£7.50 concessions) at the link below

johnmacmurray.org

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