Terry Conway reports and we welcome additional remarks from anyone else who was there.
Socialist Resistance and Green Left members in the North West organised a very successful event on Saturday attended by around 100 people.
Joel Kovel was again the impressive key note speaker. I spoke for Socialist Resistance in the introductory plenary on women and climate change and therefore was able to raise issues of women’s liberation at the beginning of the event. This was not uncontentious with some in the audience who suggested that I was counterposing gender to poverty but you can lead a horse to water.
There were then two sets of workshops. I attended an excellent one by Roy on Marx and Ecology. There was a fascinating discussion on what we mean by abundance.
In the second block I attended an excellent workshop on free public transport led by Clare O’Meara. Clare was particularly good in raising questions on why transport is the Cinderella of public services and gave lots of information on how the campaign works locally, examples of where free public transport has been won and the development of the campaign nationally.
The final plenary was chaired by Kay Philips chair of Respect and addressed by Gail O’Donovan from the Green Left, Roy Wilkes and Joel. The seminar was attended by activists from a wide range of backgrounds and organisations.
Well done for an excellent event.
Video footage from the Socialist Resistance & Green Left jointly organised Day School at Manchester Metropolitan University .
This clip is of the contribution made by American Ecosocialist Joel Kovel, author of ‘The Enemy of Nature’ during the introductory plenary of the day school.
This clip is of the contribution made by Socialist Resistance Editorial Board member Terry Conway in the introductory plenary
This clip is of the contribution made by Socialist Resistance Editorial Board member Roy Wilkes, in the closing plenary of the day school.
http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=9KrHAU- -Bzk