We are delighted to publish this short video, produced by Stir to Action, explaining the aims, politics and policies of contemporary Municipal Socialism. It was produced based on discussions at our recent Municipal Socialism in the 21st Century Conference (programme below).
09:30 – Registration and Welcome
10:00 – Setting the Scene (Jonathan Davies and Miguel Robles Duran)
10:30 – 12:15: Resistance and transformation: State, Commons and Class
Paul O’Brien (Association for Public Service Excellence): Community Wealth Building: Towards a New Municipalism
Simon Parker (Redbridge Borough Council): Limits and potentialities of municipal socialism: the case of Redbridge.
Hannah Gardiner (Shared Assets): Reframing Public Land
Dan Durrant (University College London): The Potential and Limits of Time Credits
Joe Beswick (New Economics Foundation): Municipal Housing and Municipal Socialism
12:15 – 13:00: Lunch
13:00 – 14:45: The Feminisation of Urban Power and Resistance
Liliana Almanza (Independent Workers Union of Great Britain): The organising power of women in outsourced worker struggles
Irantzu Varela (Activist/journalist from Bilbao): 8-M and its aftermath
Hilary Wainwright (Transnational Institute/Red Pepper): Feminism and the deepening of Local Democracy
14:45 – 15:15: Coffee
15:15 – 17:00: Whither Municipal socialism in the 21st Century?
Neil Barnett (Leeds Beckett University): Lessons from British Municipal Socialism
Bertie Russell (University of Sheffield): A Counter-History of Municipalism
Mike Geddes (University of Warwick): Implications of Radical Localism in Latin America
Frances Northrop and Adrian Bua (New Economics Foundation): What can a think tank do to advance Municipal Socialism?
17:00 – 17:15: Closing Discussion