Videos, articles and ideas for February
The latest Hexham Debate: Authoritarian Contagion: The Global Threat to Democracy: Luke Cooper, Associate Researcher, London School of Economics
Sometimes it feels as if democracy is in a state of growing peril. All over the world ‘strongman’ leaders have risen to prominence in the context of the disruptions and crises of the 21st century. How do we explain the source of their appeal and potency? What common features does this ‘authoritarian turn’ have? And what can democrats do about it? Luke Cooper will present some of the findings of his recent book, and discuss the commonalities and differences between this new radical right and the ideas popularised by Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan in the 1980s.
Taking action on Climate
Avaaz – World Leaders: End Plastic Pollution
If you’re also sick of plastic pollution trashing our world, sign and share this urgent campaign. Governments are meeting in days to discuss a new global treaty! Let’s support it. –
Tired of waiting for the Sue Gray Report…Our Council Climate Scorecards are launching!!
This will be the first time all UK Councils Climate Action Plans have been assessed! Check out https://councilclimatescorecards.uk/ where you’ll be able to see how your Council scored and lots more