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Green New Deal or No Deal: Pub Night with Common Wealth

  • The Lion and Lobster 24 Sillwood Street Brighton, England, BN1 2PS United Kingdom (map)

Join Verso, Common Wealth, and Labour for a Green New Deal for a pub night q&a in Brighton. The Green New Deal has captured political imaginations on both sides of the Atlantic, led by AOC and grassroots youth campaigners.

But what is the Green New Deal? How will it transform our economic system? And most importantly, what does Noel Edmonds have to say about it?

Over the past few weeks, Common Wealth has published a series of reports envisioning what a Green New Deal could mean for every aspect of our economy and society. With Kate Aronoff's co-authored Planet to Win forthcoming from Verso, we're embarking for game show themed pre-drinks.

Join us over a pint (or two) to answer pressing questions, open some mystery briefcases, and chat about the Green New Deal with climate writer Kate Aronoff, economics commentator Grace Blakeley, Labour cllr Sakina Sheikh, and Adrienne Buller from Labour for a Green New Deal.

Kate Aronoff’s co-authored book “Planet to Win” is forthcoming with Verso. She’s a fellow at Type Media Center, a Brooklyn-based writer covering climate and American politics, and a contributing writer to The Intercept.

Adrienne Buller is Co-Director of Labour for a Green New Deal and directs policy for the campaign. In her other work, Adrienne specialises in the relationship between the financial system and climate breakdown. She leads the newly established Finance Project at Influencemap, a non-profit think tank dedicated to eliminating obstructions to action on climate.

Grace Blakeley has a new book out “Stolen: How to save the world from financialisation” out with Repeater Books. She’s an economics commentator with The New Statesman and a research fellow at IPPR.

Sakina Sheikh is a local Labour Councillor for the Borough of Lewisham is currently running to be a Labour candidate for the Greater London Assembley, with her #SheikhUpCityHall campaign. Sakina is currently working on scoping out how a Green New Deal could benefit local communities, particularly in London and the Global South.

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