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People Get Ready! Learning from the Neoliberals (1 of 3)

Date
Sat 21.09.19
Timings
5:30pm – 7pm

In this opening session the co-authors will lead a discussion of the overall thesis of People Get Ready! and the main questions it raises in terms of preparedness for government and movement strategy, and will seek to harvest the lessons of successful strategy developed by the neoliberals as they prepared for power.

This is the first of three sessions

Assigned reading:

1. Introduction to People Get Ready! excerpted in Tribune Magazine: https://tribunemag.co.uk/2019/05/what-a-corbyn-government-would-mean

2. The Ridley Report: https://c59574e9047e61130f13-3f71d0fe2b653c4f00f32175760e96e7.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/FABEA1F4BFA64CB398DFA20D8B8B6C98.pdf

3.The Powell Memorandum: https://dy00k1db5oznd.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Lewis-Powell-Memo.pdf

Speakers

Independent researcher and writer based in Manchester, co-author of People Get Ready! Preparing for a Corbyn Government. She is a Fellow of the Next System Project, a commissioning editor of Renewal journal and a trustee of Rethinking Economics.

Joe Guinan is co-author of People Get Ready! Preparing for a Corbyn Government. He serves as vice president at The Democracy Collaborative, a U.S.-based think-do tank, and is executive director of the Next System Project.

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