Revolution in the Classroom: Part 5, Community and Conclusions

Gareth Stevens discusses the interplay between modern education, neo-liberalism, meritocracy and democracy. In part five he discusses the demise of close-nit communities and how this has impacted on the efficacy of democratic processes and individual wellbeing, before summing up in a short conclusion to parts one to five.   Community Let us be very clear about one thing, your school is not a community school … Continue reading Revolution in the Classroom: Part 5, Community and Conclusions

Rules For Radicals

Gareth Stevens looks at the book by Saul D Alinsky. It’s a classic source of pragmatic advice for those who are organizing for positive change. (free copy here) I found out about Saul D Alinsky’s incredibly important book from an unlikely source. The CEO and publisher of Harbour Times, a business, policy and diplomacy newspaper in Hong Kong, hosted a session that aimed to introduce Alinsky’s … Continue reading Rules For Radicals

Tim Martin and the Brexit Vox Populi

Or…JLB Didn’t Invent Television. The Real Pub Landlord; Tariff Reform – What Would Joe Chamberlain Say?; Two Sides of Bigotry; Democracy in Action; We Were Lied To From The Start; Emotional Politics; Dying For Freedom; Conclusive Press Summary. “There’s nothing falling off the walls.” – Tim Martin on the John Logie Baird, Hastings. “No. You’re wrong (again). A negotiation is about compromise. You’ve put us … Continue reading Tim Martin and the Brexit Vox Populi

Boycott the Pier in the Hope it Fails Again

By Kent Barker. Article first appeared in HIP in June 2018. I never expected my investment to make a return. It was enough to be part of a community effort to save a historic artefact. There was the added bonus that as the regeneration took place I felt a sense of personal pride. And I could boast to friends that I owned Hastings Pier – or … Continue reading Boycott the Pier in the Hope it Fails Again