Progressive London, the “cross-party, multi-community forum” set up by former London Mayor Ken Livingstone is holding its next conference on Saturday 30th January.
Organisers say the conference will aim to “build a progressive alliance to stop the advance of right-wing ideas and parties” as well as looking at ways to “promote social progress for the capital in 2010.”
Speakers include Labour, Green and Liberal Democrat Councillors, Assembly Members, MPs and MEPs as well as media and union figures.
There will also be speakers from campaign groups including CND, Shelter. London and political bloggers, including BorisWatch contributors Helen Gardner and Tom Barry, Tory Troll Adam Bienkov Labourlist’s Alex Smith and MayorWatch editor Martin Hoscik, will also be speaking.
Sessions will include: Investment not cuts; Trident, Afghanistan, Iraq – the cost of war; Challenging Cameron’s media echo chamber; Stopping the BNP – no concessions to the far right; After Copenhagen – turning the tide on climate change; PR – progress through electoral reform?; Young people and the economic crisis; One society, many cultures and Blogging London.