THE latest issue of Liveable Nation is out now! LN describes itself as the ‘Newsletter and Think-Tank of Progressive Nationalism’ and is dedicated to ‘National Ecology, Social Justice, Monetary Reform and Peace’.
Issue 2 has been a long time coming, but the wait has definitely been well worth it. Edited by Wayne Sturgeon, it boasts an exciting and modern layout and design – its eye-catching cover would easily stand out beside any establishment publication.
Liveable Nation’s full colour e-zine format is complemented with some excellent articles. The Editorial sets the scene by proclaiming:
“Progressive Nationalism is a nationalism based on equality, popular sovereignty and national self-determination. Therefore, Progressive Nationalism rejects the dehumanising materialist doctrines of capitalism and communism – which we view as two sides of the same coin – as well as racism, imperialism, fascism and war.”
Liveable Nation uniquely describes Progressive Nationalism thus:
“For the Loyalty of the Right, for the Compassion of the Left and the Green Centre ground!”
This issue charts the rise of Progressive Nationalism since the publication of the seminal work A Declaration of Progressive Nationalism (written in 2005 by Tim Bragg and Graham Williamson). It does this by looking at four different organisations – English Green, the South Devon People’s Alliance, the National Liberal Party and Solidarity Trade Union.
A member of each of these diverse groups has provided an article about their respective organisation. Tim Bragg writes about the environmental group English Green, Rick Heyse tells us about the localist organisation the South Devon People’s Alliance, Graham Williamson provides information about the National Liberal Party and Glen Nicklasson gives a members view of Solidarity Trade Union.
All articles are well-written and thought-provoking. The Third Way Think Tank is particularly interested in the fact that so many diverse organisations – ecological, community, political and trade union – are happy to come together to form alliances and work together for the common good.
This is very encouraging news. Groups that are forced to form ‘alliances’ eventually tend to fall apart at the seams. One by-product of A Declaration of Progressive Nationalism seems to be a willingness to form a genuine popular front. Indeed, Liveable Nation states of itself that “it seeks to build a popular and radical counter-cultural movement aimed at the creative fusion of Environmentalism, Nationalism, Social Justice and Monetary Reform.”
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To read the web-site of the National Liberal Party click here
To read the web-site of the South Devon People’s Alliance click here
To read the web-site of Solidarity Trade Union click here