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Aberdeen State capitalism—why the USSR wasn’t socialist Thu 6 Dec, 6pm Belmont Cinema, 49 Belmont St, AB10 1JS
Barnsley Revolutionary art Thu 6 Dec, 7.30pm YMCA, 1 Blucher St, S70 1AP
Birmingham: Handsworth A rebel’s guide to Lenin Wed 5 Dec, 7.30pm The Farcroft Pub, 157 Rookery Rd, B21 9QY
Birmingham: Small Heath How do we stop the Tories’ attacks on education? Thu 6 Dec, 7.30pm Bader Restaurant, 394 Coventry Rd, B10 0UF
Birmingham: Stirchley After Israel attacks Gaza—how can Palestine be free? Wed 5 Dec, 7.30pm Stirchley Community Centre, 1326 Pershore Rd, B30 2XS
Bolton The labour theory of value Wed 5 Dec, 6.30pm, Bolton Socialist Club, 16 Wood St (off Bradshawgate), BL1 1DY
Bradford Is capitalism becoming less democratic? Wed 12 Dec, 6pm The Equity Centre, 1 Longlands St, BD1 2TP
Brighton Sex, power and the politics of childhood Wed 12 Dec, 7.30pm Phoenix Community Centre, 2 Phoenix Place, BN2 9ND
Bristol: East Child abuse scandals—what do socialists say? Wed 5 Dec, 7.30pm Easton Community Centre, Kilburn St, BS5 6AW
Bristol: South Fighting back—the US working class in the 1930s Wed 5 Dec, 7.30pm YHA, Narrow Quay, BS1 4QA
Bristol: Stokes Croft Resisting austerity— is Britain different from Europe? Thu 6 Dec, 7.30pm 5th Floor, The Canteen, Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QY
Bury and Prestwich How do we stop the privatisation of the NHS? Thu 6 Dec, 8pm The Ostrich, 163 Bury Old Rd, Prestwich, M25 1JF
Cambridge Fighting fascism—how do we stop the EDL? Thu 6 Dec, 7.30pm CB2 Cafe, 5-7 Norfolk St, CB1 2LD
Canterbury Workers’ democracy in the Russian Revolution Thu 6 Dec, 6pm St Peter’s Methodist Church Hall, St Peter’s St, CT1 2BE
Cardiff Abortion—why we defend a woman’s right to choose Wed 5 Dec, 7.30pm Cathays Community Centre, Cathays Terrace, CF24 4HX
Chesterfield Crime, class and corruption Thu 6 Dec, 7.30pm Chesterfield Library, New Beetwell St, S40 1QN
Colchester Socialism and art Wed 5 Dec, 7.30pm Albatta Cafe, 18A Sir Isaacs Walk, CO1 1JJ
Coventry Are the workers in Europe leading the global fightback? Wed 5 Dec, 7.30pm West Indian Centre, 159 Spon St, CV1 3BB
Derby Child abuse scandals—what do socialists say? Thu 6 Dec, 7pm West End Community Centre, Mackworth Rd, DE22 3BL
Dudley Child abuse scandals—what do socialists say? Wed 12 Dec, 8pm The Duke of William pub, 25 Coventry St, Stourbridge, DY8 1EP
Dundee A rebel’s guide to Lenin and the Bolsheviks Wed 5 Dec, 7.30pm Dundee Voluntary Action, 10 Constitution Rd, DD1 1LL
Edinburgh After Israel attacks Gaza—how can Palestine be free? Wed 5 Dec, 7.30pm Friends Meeting House, Victoria Terrace, EH1 2JL
Essex Can Keynesianism solve the economic crisis? Thu 6 Dec, 7.30pm The Bird in Hand pub, New Writtle St, CM2 0RZ
Glasgow: South Are we too selfish for socialism? Thu 6 Dec, 7.30pm Govanhill Pool, 99 Calder St, G42 7RA
Gravesend A rebel’s guide to Lenin Thu 6 Dec, 7.30pm GASP, 5-6 Brewhouse Yard, (off Queen St), DA12 2EJ
Harlow How can Palestine be free? Thu 13 Dec, 7.30pm Common Room, Gibson House, Bishopsfield, CM18 6FF
Huddersfield Education under socialism and capitalism Wed 12 Dec, 6.30pm Cafe Society, Byram St (near main post office), HD1 1DR
Lancaster After Israel attacks Gaza—how can Palestine be free? Thu 6 Dec, 7pm Friends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, LA1 1TX
Leeds: City Centre The politics of food Thu 13 Dec, 7.30pm Leeds TUC Centre, 88 North St, LS2 7PN
Leeds: Harehills and Chapeltown Is the Egyptian revolution following the path of Iran? Thu 13 Dec, 7.15pm Trinity United Church, Roundhay Rd, LS8 2HU
Liverpool After Israel attacks Gaza—how can Palestine be free? Thu 6 Dec, 7pm Methodist Centre (above News from Nowhere bookshop), 96 Bold St, L1 4HY
London: Brent and Harrow After Israel attacks Gaza—how can Palestine be free? Thu 6 Dec, 7.30pm Trellick Lounge, 11 Golborne Rd, W10 5NY
London: Brixton What do we mean by the dialectic? Wed 5 Dec, 7.30pm Vida Walsh Centre, 2b Saltoun Rd, (near Effra Rd, facing Windrush Square), SW2 1EP
London: Camden What do we mean by class? Thu 6 Dec, 7pm St Michael’s Church, Camden Road, St Pancras, NW1 9LQ
London: Croydon Why you should be a socialist Thu 6 Dec, 7.30pm Mind in Croydon, 10 Altyre Rd, CR0 5LA
London: Dalston What does Obama’s election victory say about the US today? Wed 5 Dec, 7.30pm Halkevi Turkish and Kurdish community centre, 31-33 Dalston Lane (just down from Dalston Junction), E8 3DF
London: Euston Crisis, cuts and disability Wed 5 Dec, 6pm Brunei Gallery Building, SOAS, Thornhaugh St, Russell Square, WC1H 0XG
London: Hackney East The struggle for LGBT liberation Thu 6 Dec, 7.30pm The Round Chapel, Powerscroft Rd (corner Lower Clapton Rd), E5 0PP
London: Hornsey and Wood Green The Black Panther Party and the fight against racism Wed 12 Dec, 7.45pm The Small Hall, St Michael’s Church, 37 Bounds Green Rd, N22 7TL
London: Islington Red in the rainbow—how do we fight for LGBT liberation? Thu 13 Dec, 7pm Resource Centre, 356 Holloway Rd, N7 6PA
London: Kingston What do we mean by class? Tue 4 Dec, 7.30pm Kingston Environment Centre, Fairfield East, KT1 2PT
London: Lewisham How can we stop the Tories privatising the NHS? Wed 5 Dec, 7.30pm West Greenwich Community and Arts Centre, 141 Greenwich High Rd (near Greenwich main line and DLR Station), SE10 8JA
London: Leytonstone An introduction to Marxist philosophy Thu 13 Dec 7.30pm Leytonstone United Free Church, 55 Wallwood Rd, E11 1AY
London: Newham Their democracy and ours Wed 5 Dec, 7pm Stratford Advice Arcade, 107-109 The Grove (next to Morrisons car park), E15 1HP
London: Southwark After Israel attacks Gaza—how can Palestine be free? Wed 12 Dec, 7p Snug Room, The Grand Union, 26 Camberwell Grove (off Camberwell Church St), SE5 8RE
London: Tooting Marx’s theory of alienation Thu 6 Dec, 8pm Tooting Grove Club Room, Effort St (Next to St George’s Hospital), SW17 0QR
London: Tottenham After Israel attacks Gaza—how can Palestine be free? Wed 12 Dec, 7.30pm Kitabevi Cafe, 410 Tottenham High Rd, N17 9JB
London: Tower Hamlets Abortion—why we defend a woman’s right to choose Wed 12 Dec, 7pm Oxford House, Derbyshire St (opp Bethnal Green Rd Tesco), E2 6HG
London: Walthamstow Are we too selfish for socialism? Wed 12 Dec, 7.30pm Quaker Meeting House, 1a Jewel Rd (off Hoe St), E17 4QU
Luton Alan Turing—computers, code and conflict Wed 5 Dec, 7pm Postels Club, 3 Dunstable Rd (corner Cardiff Rd), LU1 1BJ
Manchester: Chorlton The fightback against austerity and the Tory budget Wed 5 Dec, 7.30pm Chorlton Library (side door), Manchester Rd, M21 9PN
Manchester: City Centre Who was Malcolm X? Thu 6 Dec, 6pm The Kings Arms, Bloom St, Salford, M3 6AN
Manchester: Longsight and Levenshulme Syria—resistance, revolution and the imperialist threat Wed 5 Dec, 7.30pm Swad Cafe, 608 Stockport Rd (next to the Immigration Law Centre), Longsight, M13 0RQ
Manchester: Rusholme What does Obama’s election victory mean for the 99%? Wed 5 Dec, 7.30pm upstairs, Falafel Cafe, Wilmslow Rd, M14 5TQ
Middlesbrough After Israel attacks Gaza—how can Palestine be free? Thu 6 Dec, 7pm St Mary’s Centre, 82-90 Corporation Rd, TS1 2RW
Newcastle 50 Shades of Grey—does sexism still exist? Thu 6 Dec, 7pm The Labour Club, 11 Leazes Park Rd, NE1 4PF
Norwich Can there be a revolution in Britain? Thu 13 Dec, 7.30pm Vauxhall Centre, Johnson Place, NR2 2SA
Nottingham Is socialism inevitable or do we have to fight for it? Wed 5 Dec, 7.30pm International Community Centre, 61b Mansfield Rd, NG1 3FN
Oxford Scottish independence—what do socialists say? Thu 6 Dec, 7.30pm Turl Street Kitchen, 16 Turl St, OX1 3DH
Portsmouth Russia—how the revolution was lost Wed 12 Dec, 7.30pm Southsea Community Centre, St Paul’s Square, PO5 4EE
Preston The blood that never dried – a people’s history of the British Empire Thu 6 Dec, 7.30pm Equator Cafe, 29-31 Adelphi St, PR1 7BE
Rotherham Why won’t Labour fight? Wed 5 Dec, 7pm Talbot Lane Centre, Moorgate St, S60 2EY
St Albans Obama and the dream that died Mon 10 Dec, 7.30pm Upstairs Trinity Church Hall, 1 Beaconsfield Rd (near St Albans City station), AL1 3RD
Sheffield: North The 1984 Miners’ Strike Thu 13 Dec, 7.30pm Burngreave Community Library, 179 Spital Hill, S4 7LF
Sheffield: South Postmodernism—what do socialists say? Wed 5 Dec, 7.30pm Old Junior School/Sharrow Community Forum, South View Rd, S7 1DB
Southampton Marxism and the “war on terror” Wed 12 Dec, 7.30pm Goblets Wine Bar (upstairs), 184 Above Bar St, SO14 7DW
Stoke-on-Trent The Leninist party Thu 6 Dec, 7.15pm Room LT003, Ashley Building, Staffs University, ST4 2DE
Swansea Fighting attacks on welfare Thu 6 Dec, 7.30pm Brynmill Community Centre, St Albans Rd, SA2 0BP
Taunton After Israel attacks Gaza—how can Palestine be free? Thu 13 Dec, 7.30pm Friend’s Meeting House, Bath Place, High St, TA1 4EP
Thanet What is the socialist alternative to austerity? Wed 12 Dec, 6pm Belgian Cafe, 98 Harbour Parade, Ramsgate, CT11 8LP
Wigan After Israel attacks Gaza—how can Palestine be free? Wed 5 Dec, 7.30pm Sunshine House Community Centre, Bradshawgate, Vauxhall Rd, Scholes, WN1 3SN
York After Israel attacks Gaza—how can Palestine be free? Wed 12 Dec, 7.30pm Sea Horse Hotel, 4 Fawcett St, YO10 4AH
Movement events
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Dorchester Climate versus capitalism
organised by Dorset Socialists
Sat 1 Dec,1.30pm Colliton Club (opposite County Hall), Colliton Park, DT1 1XJ
Huddersfield BNP and EDL—the struggle against fascism today
with Weyman Bennett, organised by Huddersfield TUC
Fri 7 Dec, 7pm National Children’s Centre, Brian Jackson Centre, 2 New North parade, HD1 5JP
London Get Fracktious—national climate march on parliament Sat 1 Dec, 12 noon Grosvenor Square, London W1K
Bookmarks events
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London Children’s Christmas event with Michael RosenJoin the former children’s laureate and author of The Fantastic Mr Dahl for poems, fun and a sneak peek at his new book Fluff the Farting Fish. Adults £4/£2 concessions, children free. Phone 020 7637 1848 or email events@bookmarks.uk.com to reserve your place Sat 15 Dec, 3pm Bookmarks, the socialist bookshop, 1 Bloomsbury St, London, WC1B 3QE


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Meetings And Events
Tue 27 Nov 2012, 18:57 GMT
Issue No. 2331
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