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    It's today.

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    A Progressive Agenda to Stop the Right in 2010 will bring together leading figures in London and beyond to discuss the most important issues for progressive politics in 2010, nationally, internationally and in London. It will look at the ideas, alliances and policies we need to move forward, and how we stop the right from winning.
    Speakers include

    Ken LivingstoneHarriet Harman MP • Speech Debelle • Johann Hari — writer • Jean Lambert MEP — Green Party • Frances O’Grady — Deputy General Secretary, TUC • Jon Cruddas MP • Lembit Opik MP • Eugenie Harvey — Director of 10:10 • Sadiq Khan MP • George Galloway MP • Mehdi Hasan — Senior Editor (Politics), New Statesman Bairbre de Brún MEP — Sinn Féin • Richard Gott — writer • Darren Johnson AM — Green Party • Joss Garman — Greenpeace • Serge Lourie — Leader LB Richmond Upon Thames, Lib Dem • Kate Hudson — Chair, CND • Mike Tuffrey — Leader, London Assembly Liberal Democrats • Professor Tariq Ramadan • Edie Friedman — JCORE • Hugh Lanning — Palestine Solidarity Campaign • Linda Perks — Regional Secretary, Unison • Dr Abdul Bari — MCB • Tessa Jowell MP • Nizam Uddin — President of ULU • Jenny Jones AM — Green Party • Chris McLaughlin — Editor, Tribune • Andrew Murray — Stop the War Coalition • Lutfur Rahman — Leader LB Tower Hamlets • Adam Bienkov — London political blogger • Jon Trickett MP • Noel Hatch — Chair, Compass Youth • Megan Dobney — Regional Secretary, SERTUC • Martin Smith — Love Music, Hate Racism • Samuel Moncada — Venezuelan Ambassador • Sunny Hundal — Liberal Conspiracy • Bell Ribberio-Addy — NUS Black Students’ Officer • Len Duvall AM • Karma Nabulsi • Mick Shaw — President FBU • Helen Gardner — Boriswatch.co.uk • Steve Hart — Unite regional secretary • Michael Calderbank – Electoral Reform Society • Matty Mitford — Director, Boris Keep Your Promise • Wilf Sullivan — TUC Race Equality Officer • Val Shawcross AM • Andy Newman — Socialist Unity • Ann Pettifor • Professor Avi Shlaim — International Relations, Oxford University • Karen Stalbow —Shelter • Bruce Kent — Vice President CND • Neal Lawson — Compass • Kevin Maguire — The Mirror • James Macintyre — Political Correspondent, New Statesman • Daf Addley — NUS LGBT Officer • John Haylett — Political Editor, Morning Star • Simon Birkett — Clean Air Campaign • Karen Buck MP • Uprise speaker • Martin Hoscik — editor MayorWatch • Alex Smith — Labourlist • Cllr Stephen Cowan — Labour group leader, Hammersmith and Fulham • Anni Marjoram • Anas Altikriti — British Muslim Initiative • Claude Moraes MEP • Sam Tarry — Chair Young Labour • Tom Barry — Boriswatch.co.uk • Richard Ascough — GMB • Simon Weller — ASLEF • Professor Danny Dorling • Simon Weller — ASLEF • Rowenna Davis — writer • Jon McClure — Reverend and the Makers • Diane Abbott MP
    UAF are there as well, although I don't think mentioned above.

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    Good Lord.

    This is obviously a front for the re-election of Red Ken - but my, my what a circus.
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    UAF are there as well, although I don't think mentioned above.

    :shock: :puke:

    Good Lord.

    This is obviously a front for the re-election of Red Ken - but my, my what a circus.
    Considering the next Mayoral election is not for another two years i doubt it is just for the 're-election' of Livingstone.
    Also the link liasts the sessions to be debated as:

    Investment not cuts • Keep London Moving — cut fares not investment • Trident, Afghanistan, Iraq — the cost of war • Holding the Mayor to Account • Stopping the BNP — no concessions to the far right • Defending Front Line Services • After Copenhagen — turning the tide on climate change • PR — progress through electoral reform? • Young people and the economic crisis • One society, many cultures • Blogging London • International fight against the right • Capitalwoman • Lessons from Latin America • Why the Tories are not progressive • Gaza, one year on • Homes — Cracking the Crisis

    Seems more of part of the growing movement of progressive thinkers which is rising,and will continue to rise in face of a Conservative government,so to look at it so one-dimensionally as an election ploy by Livingstone is abit stupid.
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    What an awful bunch of people. George Galloway is part of the British far-right anyway so I have no idea what he is doing there.
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    Venezuelan ambassador, that is disgusting, utterly disgusting. Freedom of speech and so forth is difficult in Venezuela, there have been numerous police crackdowns .etc. The left? What a joke, this bunch of clowns has people in it's ranks who go against what the proper left has stood for since the days of the enlightenment. Also what the hell do black student officers and clean air campaigners have to do with the left? Are all blacks part of the left or something? Are all people who enjoy clean air "lefties"...
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    Venezuelan ambassador, that is disgusting, utterly disgusting. Freedom of speech and so forth is difficult in Venezuela, there have been numerous police crackdowns .etc. The left? What a joke, this bunch of clowns has people in it's ranks who go against what the proper left has stood for since the days of the enlightenment. Also what the hell do black student officers and clean air campaigners have to do with the left? Are all blacks part of the left or something? Are all people who enjoy clean air "lefties"...
    It's not so much a representation of the 'left',what ever that even means these days,but more a vehicle for the movement of progressive thinkers,which I am certain will gain more and more momentum when/if the Tories gain power and the effects of their compassionate policies are seen.
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    This will just be a gathering for a bunch of like minded liberals to convince each other how un-racist they are, and then jerk off to their collective "diversity" and "tolerence".
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    (Original post by Moe Lester)
    Are all people who enjoy clean air "lefties"...
    Duh. Only liberals love the environment. Right-wing folk want to fill the air with smoke from burning africans, and flood every river with the blood of a million pakis.
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    Considering the next Mayoral election is not for another two years i doubt it is just for the 're-election' of Livingstone.
    I respectfully disagree. Maybe not the sole agenda, but certainly part of it.
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    I hastily turn down Mr Livingtone's invitation.
    Then I rip it up
    And burn it.
    Feed it to next door's cat.
    Then burn next door's cat.
    Then feed the charred remains to my dog.

    Think that'll do for now.
 
 
 
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