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George Galloway MP to address conference with Ken Livingstone and others to fight for a progressive agenda

Respect Party MP George Galloway will join Ken Livingstone and a wide range of leading writers, commentators, campaigners and politicians at a conference to discuss 'A Progressive Agenda to Stop the Right in 2010'.

The conference on 30 January in London will bring together leading figures to discuss the most important issues for progressive politics in 2010, nationally, internationally and in London.

Other speakers include Professor Tariq Ramadan, Anas Altikriti of the British Muslim Initiative, Speech Debelle, Jon McClure of Reverend and the Makers, Dr Karma Nabulsi, Nizam Uddin (President of the University of London Union), Bellavia Ribeiro-Addy (NUS Black Students’ Officer), Daf Adley (NUS LGBT Officer) and Samuel Moncada the Venezuelan Ambassador to Britain.

Sessions include:

Young People and the Economic Crisis

Gaza 1 Year On

One Society, Many Cultures

Investment not Cuts

Stopping the BNP – no concessions to the far right

There is no progressive imperialism

Other discussions will include culture, climate change, women’s liberation, LGBT rights and defending public services.

Announcing the conference Ken Livingstone said:
“Progressive political forces must seize back the agenda by offering policies that ensure that the majority of people are not made to pay for a crisis they did not create.

The Progressive London conference will look at how we resist cuts to public services, pensions and pay that would hamper economic revival, work together to continue to achieve social progress, take radical steps to protect the planet from climate change and halt the BNP in its tracks by ending the self-defeating cycle of concessions to the far right.”

A progressive agenda to stop the right in 2010
Saturday 30 January
10am–5.30pm Registration from 9am
Congress House, Great Russell St
London WC1 (nearest tube Tottenham Court Road)
To register for the event visit: www.progressivelondon.org.uk

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