Thanks to everyone who stopped by today at the Camden Green Party stall at the People’s Charter event in the Camden Centre, which brought together a range of interesting speakers talking about how we build a movement for social justice.
The Charter that calls for all the good stuff that happens to be in Green Party policy – including renationalising the railways, a million green jobs, and scrapping nuclear weapons. The organisation hopes to unite members of many different parties on the need of these very basic demands. As Greens we’d love to see every party adopt the policies of the charter, although we may have to wait sometime before the Tories start defending council housing.
Speakers included Labour MP John McDonnell, fire-fighter’s union leader Matt Wrack and Pregna Patel from Southall Black Sisters (a community organisation that runs women’s refuges) and more, as well as a number of speakers from the floor.
The Greens, who were the only Camden political party to have a stall, went down very well. We had lots of in-depth chats about politics, the role of trade unions in society and how on Earth we get the main three parties to recognise that, right now, we have both a broken economy and a broken democracy.