I am proud to announce that I have organised an evening featuring Israeli journalist Daniel Gavron on co-operative movements in Israel, and what they can teach us here in Britain.
I hope as many of my readers as possible will be able to make it, but please note that RSVP is strictly required.
Daniel Gavron in conversation
Alternatives to the Market Society: Kibbutz, Commune, and Cooperative – Can we learn from the Israeli experience?
Sponsored by Louise Ellman MP
in partnership with Nicky Gavron AM
Wednesday 13 March 17.45 for 18.00 start
Committee Room 5, Palace of Westminster, Whitehall, SW1A 0AA
(Room booked in the name of Louise Ellman MP)
Please use the Cromwell Green entrance and allow extra time for security
British-born Israeli journalist Daniel Gavron has worked for Israel Radio, The Jerusalem Post, and as managing editor of the Palestine-Israel Journal.
Among his best known work is Peace pays: Palestinians, Israelis, and the regional economy. He also wrote The Kibbutz: Awakening from Utopia. The Israeli kibbutz movement was arguably the longest lasting and most comprehensive experiment in socialism to date. Although many well-established kibbutzim have in recent years strayed from their egalitarian values, some of the young members have remained faithful to the communal ideal and have created urban communes all over the country. Communes are a world-wide phenomenon but this particular experience means Israel offers valuable insights to share with other societies, including our own.
Daniel Gavron will review the history of the kibbutz and other cooperative structures, introducing a participatory discussion.
This event is free but registration is required. To RSVP please email firstname.lastname@example.org