Michael Rustin on Labour’s failure

Taking Soundings is pleased to have Michael Rustin speaking at our event in Leeds on 16th July 2015. He’s one of the founders of Soundings journal (with Dorren Massey and the late Stuart Hall) and one of the authors of the Kilburn Manifesto which we’ve featured here before.

Rustin and Massey have recently summarised their views on why Labour failed in this article for Il Manifesto, published here in English, as Post Election Blues in Britain 


Please join us at the meeting with Michael Rustin on Thursday July 16th, at 6PM. Sometimes we meet at The Tetley, but this meeting will be back at our old venue in Broadcasting Place (opposite the Fenton on Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 9EN).

For more details contact Matthew Caygill at m.caygill@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.


Doreen Massey on the Kilburn Manifesto

Taking Soundings in Leeds is delighted to host Professor Doreen Massey on Wednesday 19th June 2013. She will be speaking about the chapter she has co-written with Stuart Hall and Michael Rustin in a new e-book, published for Soundings journal by Lawrence and Wishart. Doreen says: “Although the neoliberal economic settlement is unravelling, its political underpinning remains largely unchallenged. Our manifesto calls into question the neoliberal order itself, and argues that we need radical alternatives to its foundational assumptions”.

Professor Massey is a leading social scientist. She is an Emeritus Professor of Geography at the Open University. She has written on globalisation, the City, and Latin American politics and culture, including Venezuela.

This important event is on Wednesday, 19th June 2013 at 6 pm, in AG02, Broadcasting Place (Opposite the Fenton Pub), Leeds Met University, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds 2. It is open to all, and it’s free, but a collection will be taken.

This map, which is ridiculously small on screen but prints off OK, shows where Broadcasting Place is located (marked as No. 1 on this map).

For a short introduction to the Manifesto:


For the Framing Statement: