Sat, 16 May|
Newtown Neighbourhood Centre
CANCELLED Billy Bragg - The Three Dimensions of Freedom
At a time when opinion trumps fact and truth is treated as nothing more than another perspective, free speech has become a battleground. Join us to hear English singer-songwriter and progressive activist Billy Bragg discuss his new book, The Three Dimensions of Freedom.
Time & Location
16 May 2020, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, 1 Bedford St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
About The Event
We're thrilled to host Billy Bragg, English singer-songwriter and left-wing activist, for an afternoon where he talks about the importance of three dimensional freedom.
At a time when opinion trumps facts and truth is treated as nothing more than another perspective, free speech has become a battleground. While authoritarians and algorithms threaten democracy, we argue over who has the right to speak.
To protect ourselves from encroaching tyranny, we must look beyond this one-dimensional notion of what it means to be free and, by reconnecting liberty to equality and accountability, restore the individual agency engendered by the three dimensions of freedom.
Tickets are $19 per person and include a copy of Billy's The Three Dimensions of Freedom.
Be quick - this event is sure to sell out fast!
About the Book
We live in a world where strongman politics are rising; neo-liberalism has hollowed out political parties; and corporations have undermined democracy. Ordinary voters feel helpless to effect change, resulting in outbreaks of populist anger, and traditional platforms for debate are losing their viability as readers source information online.
In this vital polemic, progressive thinker and activist Billy Bragg argues that accountability is the antidote to authoritarianism, and that without it, we can never truly be free. He shows us that Freedom requires three dimensions to function: Liberty, Equality, and Accountability - and the result is a three dimensional space in which freedom can be exercised by all.
About the Author
Stephen William 'Billy' Bragg is an English singer-songwriter and left-wing activist. His music blends elements of folk music, punk rock and protest songs, with lyrics that span political or romantic themes. His music is heavily centred on bringing about change and getting the younger generation involved in grass-roots activist causes.
His book Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World was shortlisted for the Penderyn Music Book Prize, and was a Rough Trade, Mojo, and FT Book of the Year 2018.