Archive for 'Euston Manifesto' Category

Intellectual property vs the common good

By Anthony - Last updated: Wednesday, February 7, 2007

“If we translate the rate of death associated with the 1918 influenza virus to that in the current population, there could be [...] 180 million to 360 million deaths globally” New England Journal of Medicine. I’m not one to rush about like a headless chicken about the threat of an influenza epidemic, despite my family […]

Centre of the Universe

By Anthony - Last updated: Saturday, January 27, 2007

Today it is 62 years since the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp. Two weeks ago I traveled to Poland to visit the camp for the first time, in the company of Marcus from Harry’s Place. Auschwitz I was smaller than I expected, and immediately after passing under the infamous gate, the size of the camp […]

Euston and Labour

By Anthony - Last updated: Friday, September 29, 2006

Blair left the Labour Party conference platform with a superb speech, and didn’t shirk from tackling the area which many consider is the primary cause of the decline in his reputation: foreign policy and the war on terror. You can watch it in full here. [T]he new anxiety is the global struggle against terrorism without […]

Darfur: An urgent case for Humanitarian Intervention

By Anthony - Last updated: Friday, September 1, 2006

The Euston Manifesto Group are holding a symposium on Darfur on the 5th of September. If you are in London, why not get a ticket and go? Euston Manifesto Group Meeting: 7:00pm (19:00 BST), Tuesday 5th September 2006, Kings College London. Venue details will be forwarded. Speakers: Linda Melvern, Lord Clive Soley, representative from the […]

Euston Launch

By Anthony - Last updated: Saturday, May 27, 2006

Yesterday was the real-life launch of The Euston Manifesto at the Union Chapel, London. The meeting was an outstanding success with about 250 attendees. Chaired by Nick Cohen, the speakers included Norman Geras, Shalom Lappin, Eve Garrard (an occassional contributor to this blog), and Alan Johnson. In brief, Norman Geras set out the trigger for […]

Diseased thinking

By Anthony - Last updated: Tuesday, May 9, 2006

Here’s a signatory on The Euston Manifesto, who has noticed the “diseased thinking” infecting the left: I have spent my life active in Human Rights organisations. I was the Legal Officer of the National Council for Civil Liberties, now Liberty, and Human Rights Secretary of United Nations Association; involved with Amnesty International almost since its […]

The Euston 1000

By Anthony - Last updated: Monday, May 1, 2006

The Euston Manifesto has obtained 1000 signatories. Since the pub where the manifesto was formulated has now been outed, here’s a picture of the pub taken immediately prior to the final pre-launch meeting:

Reasserting principles: The Euston Manifesto

By Anthony - Last updated: Thursday, April 13, 2006

Here is an political initiative I am part of, and which I hope you take the time to read: The Euston Manifesto. This is a statement that I and like-minded others have written and agreed to sign. It is the foundation of an internationalist campaign to renew progressive politics. It will be published on today […]