Ngara Institute Presents: Politics in the Pub: Life in a socialist future
Until fairly recently, ‘socialism’ was regarded in some circles as a dirty word. It was edited out of most mainstream political discussion. To utter the word, or to claim to be a socialist was almost heretical in an era of conservative politics.
But the worm has turned. Thanks in part to the rise of Bernie Sanders in the US and Jeremy Corbyn in the UK, socialism has crept back into the public lexicon….not that it ever really disappeared as an idea about how we might organise our society around the common good rather than private interest.
Ngara Institute Presents: POLITICS IN THE PUB
Inaugural Lismore event
Against Despair and Inertia
Politics In the Pub
Discussion: Our Australia: Advancing Human Rights And The Common Good
Shen Narayanasamy: Lawyer, advocate, and GetUp’s Human Rights Campaign Director
Tim Hollo: Environmentalist, musician and Director of the Green Institute
Ngara Institute Presented:
POLITICS IN THE PUB MONTH’S DISCUSSION:
FACING THE UNKNOWN: THE FUTURE OF HUMAN WORK IN AN AGE OF ROBOTICS, AI AND AUTOMATION
Speaker: Andrew Charlton
Former Rhodes scholar at Oxford University, economist at the LSE and UN, and senior economic adviser to former Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd. Wednesday August 22 6:30-8:30pm At the Court House Hotel, Mullumbimby Posted in Politics In The Pub
The 2018 Australian Activist of the Year Award presented to Annie Kia & the Knitting Nannas for their work fighting Coal Seam Gas extraction in NSW.
Hosted by the Ngara Institute, the 2018 Ralph Summy Annual Lecture features former President of the Human Rights Commission, Professor Gillian Triggs.
The title of her lecture delivered at the Mullumbimby Civic Hall on 30th June, at 6.30pm, is: “It’s time for an Australian Bill of Rights”.
NGARA Breakfast with HENRY REYNOLDS the day after Politics in the Pub
A conversation’ with two of Australia’s most respected academic activists:
Historian, Professor Henry Reynolds
Peace Activist, Professor Stuart Rees.
Best of March's Politics in the Pub - 2018
THE POLITICS OF URGENCY BUILDING OUR FUTURE!
The emails of the 2 wonderful speakers from the first Politics in the Pub meeting of 2018 on the Urgency of Change are:
SusanHigginson@gmail.com and Vinayorekondy@gmail.com
The 2018 Politics in the Pub series began on 28th March at The Courthouse Hotel, Mullumbimby.
Vinay Orekondy, President of the Australian Progressives,
and Sue Higginson, former CEO of the Environmental Defenders Office spoke about The Politics of Urgency
– Building our future now! Around 190 people turned up for what was an exhilarating exchange of ideas.
Here’s the filmed record of the speakers in action!
Our positive future in a post neoliberal world,
The November Politics in the Pub in Mullumbimby Courthouse Hotel featuring Greens senator Lee Rhiannon and Dr Liz Elliot.
- Social justice and environment
- Activities, Union supporter and advocate for workers rights,
- Greens NSW senator
Dr Liz Elliot
- Social and environmental activist
- Cartoonist, and Scourge of the Banksters
- Author of the New Way Now
The November Politics in the Pub in Mullumbimby Courthouse Hotel will feature Greens senator Lee Rhiannon and Dr Liz Elliot.
Breaking the chains: The irresistible case for anarchism
People have lost faith in democratic institutions, in politicians, in governments. They see politicians as overpaid, pampered careerists who invariably fail to represent the interests of ordinary people. They also complain that governments are intrusive, bullying and even violent towards their citizens. It happens.
Professor of Law at Bond University, Jonathan Crowe, explores the meaning of anarchy and the case for its adoption as a sophisticated system of social, economic and political relations that meets our needs and aspirations.
The Ralph Summy Lecture
Julian Burnside - is an Australian barrister, human rights and refugee advocate, and author. He is known for his staunch opposition to the mandatory detention of asylum seekers, and has provided legal counsel in a wide variety of high-profile cases. In this inaugural Ralph Summy Lecture, Julian Burnside reminds us of Ralph Summy career and political activism and the importance of political activism to advance the cause of human rights.
Politics in the Pub
Change is happening all around us. In some cases, it’s life-enhancing, in others less so. We talk about changing things out there, dismantling corporate rule, global capitalism. But what about us, personally and collectively? Author, media commentator, founder and CEO of the Quest for Life Centre, Petrea King takes us on an exploratory journey into who we are and what we might become as we face the particular challenge of our times.
Politics in the Pub
What can those individuals, groups and organisations on the ‘the left’ or the ‘progressive’ side of politics do to bring an end to global corporate rule? For Jeremy Tager an environmental activist now working for Friends of the Earth Emerging Tech project, we need a movement that challenges corporate power, and speaks more broadly and effectively to the disenfranchised about the possibility of a more peaceful, sustainable and equitable future.
Kristen Lyon & Aidan Ricketts
Politics in the Pub
It all feels strange, different, uncertain, threatening: Trump, Brexit, rising nationalism, racism and xenophobia, growing social and economic divisions, and widespread disenchantment with democratic institutions. Academic activists Aidan Ricketts and Kristen Lyon will put their minds to these complex questions, outlining what is occurring globally and how progressive activists like you can help bring about the change we want to see.