West Midlands Metro Mayor Hustings on Sunday 6 October 2-4pm

Momentum Birmingham invite you to the  West Midlands Metro Mayor Hustings on Sunday 6 October 2019 2-4pm. Come and hear from the candidates standing to be the Labour candidate for the WM Metro Mayor and take on current Tory Mayor Andy Street at the ballot box in May 2020. Continue reading

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Global Climate Strike – Birmingham Friday 20 September 11am – 3pm Victoria Sq

On 20th September the UK Student Climate Network is calling on everyone – adults, workers, community groups, trade unionists, nurses, teachers, steel workers, car manufacturers, waiters and everyone else in between to join us in a global general climate strike. We will be joining people all around the world in what’s set to be a massive day of climate action. Continue reading

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Education – Knowledge is Power: An evening of live music, short films and speakers on Saturday 5 October

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Keep Our NHS Public is screening ‘Under the Knife’ on 16 October

This is the documentary film about the undermining and threat of privatisation within the NHS made nationally and supported by Keep Our NHS Public. Continue reading

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Co-production, social care and participatory democracy

This article examines the dual class character of co-production, a key concept in current policy for public services. Its focus is on social care, the largest area of local government spending. It uses Birmingham as a case study. Continue reading

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What Labour’s new policy document on insourcing public services should say about social care and participatory democracy

On 20 July Labour’s Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell launched a new Labour Party document, Democratising Local Public Services: A Plan for Twenty-First Century Insourcing. [1]

This paper discusses its implications for social care, referring to Birmingham as a case study.  Continue reading

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No retreat on LGBT equality in our schools

A new school term begins, and with it the risk that the campaign against the teaching of LGBT equality issues in Birmingham schools will start again. Continue reading

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