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AberdeenMarikana mine massacre and post-apartheid South Africa Thu 17 Jan, 6pmBelmont Cinema, 49 Belmont St, AB10 1JS
Imperialism and resistance todayThu 24 Jan, 6pm
BarnsleyWhat would a socialist society look like?Thu 17 Jan, 7.30pmYMCA, 1 Blucher St, S70 1AP
Greece—crisis, resistance and the fight against fascismThu 24 Jan, 7.30pm
Birmingham: HandsworthDemocratic centralism and the revolutionary partyWed 16 Jan, 7.30pmThe Farcroft Pub, 157 Rookery Rd, B21 9QY
Chavs—the demonisation of the working classWed 23 Jan, 7.30pm
Birmingham: Small HeathUkip and Europe—a crisis of conservatism?Thu 24 Jan, 7.30pmBader Restaurant, 394 Coventry Rd, B10 0UF
Birmingham: Stirchley and Kings HeathTell me why I don’t like Mondays—Marx’s theory of alienationThu 17 Jan, 7.30pmLoco Lounge, 32-34 High St, King’s Heath, B14 7JT
Abortion—why we defend a woman’s right to chooseThu 24 Jan, 7.30pm
Bolton and WiganA rebel’s guide to Robbie BurnsWed 23 Jan, 6.30pmBolton Socialist Club, 16 Wood St (off Bradshawgate), BL1 1DY
BradfordDid Lenin lead to Stalin?Wed 16 Jan, 6pmThe Equity Centre, 1 Longlands St, BD1 2TP
The politics of disabilityWed 23 Jan, 6pm
BrightonZombie capitalismWed 16 Jan, 7.30pmPhoenix Community Centre, 2 Phoenix Place, BN2 9ND
How has the working class changed?Wed 23 Jan, 7.30pm
Bristol: SouthWill the trade union leaders always sell out?Wed 16 Jan, 7.30pmYHA, Narrow Quay, BS1 4QA
Imperialism and the anti-war movementWed 23 Jan, 7.30pm
Bristol: Stokes CroftGreece—crisis, resistance and the fight against fascismThu 17 Jan, 7.30pm5th Floor, The Canteen, Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QY
Lessons from Germany’s lost revolution Thu 24 Jan, 7.30pm
CambridgeMarikana mine massacre and post-apartheid South AfricaThu 17 Jan, 7.30pmCB2 Cafe, 5-7 Norfolk St, CB1 2LD
State, oppression and resistanceThu 24 Jan, 7.30pm
CanterburyCan Palestine be free?Thu 24 Jan, 6pmSt Peters Methodist Church Hall, St Peters Lane, CT1 2BE
CardiffEgypt and permanent revolutionWed 16 Jan, 7.30pmCathays Community Centre, Cathays Terrace, CF24 4HX
Obama—what happened to all the hope?Wed 23 Jan, 7.30pm
ChesterfieldMarxism and artThu 17 Jan, 7.30pmChesterfield Library, New Beetwell St, S40 1QN
How do we stop the Tory attacks on benefits?Thu 31 Jan, 7.30pm
ColchesterGreece—crisis, resistance and the fight against fascismWed 23 Jan, 7.30pmAlbatta Cafe, 18A Sir Isaacs Walk, CO1 1JJ
CoventryThe Arab Spring two years onWed 23 Jan, 7.30pmWest Indian Centre, 159 Spon St, CV1 3BB
DerbyGreece—crisis, resistance and the fight against fascismThu 17 Jan, 7pmWest End Community Centre, Mackworth Rd (next to Britannia Mill), DE22 3BL
The role of the revolutionary paperThu 24 Jan, 7pm
DoncasterTwo years on—Egypt’s continuing revolutionWed 23 Jan, 7pmWomen’s Centre, 21 Cleveland St, DN1 3EH
DudleyGreece—crisis, resistance and the fight against fascismWed 16 Jan, 8pmThe Duke of William pub, 25 Coventry St, Stourbridge, DY8 1EP
How has the working class changed?Wed 23 Jan, 8pm
DundeeIdeas of the revolution—the role of the paperWed 16 Jan, 7.30pmDundee Voluntary Action, 10 Constitution Rd, DD1 1LL
Two years on—Egypt’s continuing revolutionWed 23 Jan, 7.30pm
EdinburghThe Tories, media and corruptionWed 16 Jan, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, Victoria Terrace, EH1 2JL
Red Clydeside and the shop stewards movementWed 23 Jan, 7.30pm
EssexTwo years on—Egypt’s revolution and the Arab SpringThu 7 Feb, 7.30pmThe Bird in Hand pub, New Writtle St, CM2 0RZ
ExeterBuilding the resistance in 2013—prospects for socialistsThu 17 Jan, 7pmSt Sidwell’s Community Centre, Sidwell St, EX4 6NN
Two years on—Egypt’s continuing revolutionThu 31 Jan, 7pm
Glasgow: NorthAusterity and the politics of welfare reformWed 16 Jan, 7.30pmCafe Cherubini, 360 Great Western Rd, Kelvingrove, G4 9HT
How do we stop the Nazis?Wed 23 Jan, 7.30pm
Glasgow: SouthThe roots of zionismThu 24 Jan, 7.30pmGovanhill Pool, 99 Calder St, G42 7RA
GuildfordBuilding the resistance in 2013—prospects for socialistsSat 12 Jan, 2pmGuildford Library, 77 North St, GU1 4AL
HarlowGreece—crisis, resistance and the fight against fascismThu 24 Jan, 7.30pmCommon Room, Gibson House, Bishopsfield, CM18 6FF
HuddersfieldTwo years on—Egypt and the Arab revolutions todayWed 16 Jan, 6.30pmCafe Society, Byram St (near main post office), HD1 1DR
Anarchism and socialismWed 23 Jan, 6.30pm
HullGreece—crisis, resistance and the fight against fascismWed 23 Jan, 7pmRelax Coffee House, 91 Newland Av, HU5 3BG
Greece—crisis, resistance and the fight against fascismWed 23 Jan, 7pm
IpswichThe case for a general strikeThu 31 Jan, 7.30pmLabour Club,33-35 Silent St, IP1 1TF
LancasterGreece—crisis, resistance and the fight against fascismThu 24 Jan, 7pmFriends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, A1 1TX
Leeds: City CentreImperialism and

resistance today

Thu 24 Jan, 7.30pmLeeds TUC Centre, 88 North St, LS2 7PN
Leeds: Harehills and ChapeltownNo return to the austerity of the 1930s with eyewitnessWed 16 Jan, 7.15pmTrinity United Church, Roundhay Rd, LS8 2HU
Disability, crisis and povertyWed 23 Jan, 7.15pm
LeicesterHuman nature—are we too selfish for socialism?Wed 16 Jan, 7pmLeicester Adult Education College, 2 Wellington St, LE1 6HL
Marikana massacre—where is the ANC heading?Wed 23 Jan, 7pm
LiverpoolThe economic crisis and the rise of the far rightThu 17 Jan, 7pmMethodist Centre (above News from Nowhere bookshop), 96 Bold St, L1 4HY
What is fascism and how do we fight it?Thu 24 Jan, 7pm
London: Brent and HarrowGreece—crisis, resistance and the fight against fascismThu 17 Jan, 7.30pmWest London Trade Union Club, 33-35 High St, Acton, W3 6ND
How do we fight for women’s liberation?Thu 24 Jan, 7.30pm
London: Brixton and SouthwarkBuilding the resistance in 2013—prospects for socialists Wed 16 Jan, 7.30pmVida Walsh Centre, 2b Saltoun Rd, (near Effra Rd, facing Windrush Square), SW2 1EP
London: BrixtonThe Egyptian revolution two years onWed 23 Jan, 7.30pmVida Walsh Centre, 2b Saltoun Rd (near Effra Rd, facing Windrush Square), SW2 1EP
London: CroydonIs human nature a barrier to human liberation?Thu 24 Jan, 7.30pmMind in Croydon, 10 Altyre Rd, CR0 5LA
London: DalstonGreece—crisis, resistance and the fight against fascismWed 16 Jan, 7.30pmHalkevi Turkish and Kurdish community centre, 31-33 Dalston Lane (just down from Dalston Junction), E8 3DF
The roots of women’s oppressionWed 23 Jan, 7.30pm
London: Ealing80 years on—could Hitler have been stopped?Wed 23 Jan, 7.30pmWest London Trade Union Club, 33-35 High St, Acton, W3 6ND
London: EustonScotland, socialism and independenceWed 16 Jan, 6pmRoom B101, Brunei Gallery Building, Soas, Thornhaugh St, Russell Sq, WC1H 0XG
Should workers vote for the Labour Party?Wed 23 Jan, 6pm
London: Hackney EastWhat kind of party do socialists need?Thu 17 Jan, 7.30pmThe Round Chapel, Powerscroft Rd (corner Lower Clapton Rd), E5 0PP
What caused the Holocaust and could it happen again?Thu 24 Jan, 7.30pm
London: Hornsey and Wood GreenAre teachers part of the working class?Wed 16 Jan, 7.45pmThe Small Hall, St Michael’s Church, 37 Bounds Green Rd, N22 7TL
Gender and inequalityWed 23 Jan, 7.45pm
London: IslingtonThe Arab Spring two years onThu 17 Jan, 7pmResource Centre, 356 Holloway Rd, N7 6PA
Lenin—building the partyThu 24 Jan, 7.30pmRancho Grill, 237 Holloway Rd, N7 8HG
London: KingstonGreece—crisis, resistance and the fight against fascismTue 15 Jan, 7.30pmKingston Environment Centre, Fairfield East, KT1 2PT
A rebel’s guide to TrotskyTue 22 Jan, 7.30pm
London: LewishamHow do we stop the rise of the far right in Europe?Wed 16 Jan, 7.30pmWest Greenwich Community and Arts Centre, 141 Greenwich High Rd (near Greenwich main line and DLR Station), SE10 8JA
Austerity and the politics of welfare reformWed 23 Jan, 7.30pm
London: LeytonstoneGreece—crisis, resistance and the fight against fascismThu 17 Jan, 7.30pmLeytonstone United Free Church, 55 Wallwood Rd, E11 1AY
Che Guevara and the Cuban revolutionThu 24 Jan, 7.30pm
London: NewhamPaul Levi, Lenin and the German revolutionWed 16 Jan, 7pmStratford Advice Arcade, 107-109 The Grove (next to Morrisons car park), E15 1HP
Where do profits come from?Wed 23 Jan, 7pm
London: North WestWilliam Cuffay and the Chartists movementSun 27 Jan, 4pmBrent Trades Union Council Hall, 375 High Rd, Willesden, NW10 2JR
London: SouthwarkBuilding the resistance—tasks for local organisationWed 23 Jan, 7pmSnug Room, The Grand Union, 26 Camberwell Grove (off Camberwell Church St), SE5 8RE
London: Tottenham What causes crisis?Wed 16 Jan, 7.30pmKitabevi Cafe, 410 Tottenham High Rd, N17 9JB
Two years on—how the Arab Spring continuesWed 23 Jan, 7.30pm
London: Tower HamletsGreece—crisis, resistance and the fight against fascismWed 16 Jan, 7pmOxford House, Derbyshire St (opp Bethnal Green Rd Tesco), E2 6HG
London: Wandsworth and MertonThe state of welfareThu 24 Jan, 7.30pmTooting Grove Club Room, Effort St (next to St George’s Hospital), Tooting, SW17†0QR
London: WalthamstowMarx or Keynes—what is the solution to the crisis?Wed 16 Jan, 7.30pmQuaker Meeting House, 1a Jewel Rd (off Hoe St), E17 4QU
Are we too selfish for socialism?Wed 23 Jan, 7.30pm
London: Woolwich and PlumsteadGreece—crisis, resistance and the fight against fascismThu 17 Jan, 6.30pmThe Glyndon Centre, Raglan Rd, Plumstead, SE18 7LB
Austerity and the politics of welfare reformThu 24 Jan, 6.30pm
Luton and St AlbansGreece—crisis, resistance and the fight against fascismWed 16 Jan, 7pmUpstairs Trinity Church Hall, 1 Beaconsfield Rd (near St Albans City station), AL1 3RD
LutonFighting the cuts—how do we resist austerity?Tue 22 Jan, 7pmPostels Club, 3 Dunstable Rd (corner Cardiff Rd), LU1 1BJ
Manchester: ChorltonFighting the Tories in 2013Wed 16 Jan, 7.30pmChorlton Library (side door), Manchester Rd, M21 9PN
How can we save the NHS?Wed 23 Jan, 7.30pm
Manchester: City CentreTrotsky todayThu 17 Jan, 6pmThe Kings Arms, 11 Bloom St, Salford, M3 6AN
The English revolution and the birth of capitalismThu 24 Jan, 6pm
Manchester: Longsight and LevenshulmeThe English civil warWed 16 Jan, 7.30pmSwad Cafe, 608 Stockport Rd, Longsight, M13 0RQ
Black British Rebels Wed 23 Jan, 7.30pm
Manchester: RusholmeBlack British rebels—figures from working class historyWed 16 Jan, 7.30pmupstairs, Falafel Cafe, Wilmslow Rd, M14 5TQ
The English revolution-the birth of capitalismWed 23 Jan, 7.30pm
MiddlesbroughThe Leveson inquiry—what do socialists say?Tue 15 Jan, 7pmSt Mary’s Centre, 82-90 Corporation Rd, TS1 2RW
Golden Dawn and the rise of the far right in EuropeTue 22 Jan, 7pm
NewcastleThe fight against women’s oppression todayThu 17 Jan, 7pmThe Labour Club, 11 Leazes Park Rd, NE1 4PF
Why we need a revolutionary party?Thu 24 Jan, 7pm
NewportWales—is there still ‘clear red water’? Thu 7 Feb, 8pmNewport Centre, 1 Kingsway, NP20 1UH
NorwichWhat is fascism and how do we fight it?Thu 17 Jan, 7.30pmVauxhall Centre, Johnson Place, NR2 2SA
Being a revolutionary in the workplaceThu 24 Jan, 7.30pm
NottinghamHow to fight back against the benefit cuts in 2013Wed 16 Jan, 7.30pmInternational Community Centre, 61b Mansfield Rd, NG1 3FN
Time to get organised—building in the workplaceWed 23 Jan, 7.30pm
OxfordGreece—crisis, resistance and the fight against fascismThu 17 Jan, 7.30pmTurl Street Kitchen, 16 Turl St, OX1 3DH
Ukip and Europe—a crisis of conservatism?Thu 24 Jan, 7.30pm
PortsmouthGreece—crisis, resistance and the fight against fascismWed 16 Jan, 7.30pmSouthsea Community Centre, St Paul’s Square, PO5 4EE
How has the working class changed?Wed 23 Jan, 7.30pm
RotherhamAfter Indian rape scandal—what causes women’s oppression?Wed 16 Jan, 7pmTalbot Lane Centre, Moorgate St, S60 2EY
Two years on—Egypt and the Arab revolutions todayWed 23 Jan, 7pmBridge Inn, Greasbrough Rd, S60 1RB
St AlbansSyria—revolution and the threat of imperialist warWed 30 Jan, 7pmUpstairs Trinity Church Hall, 1 Beaconsfield Rd (near St Albans City station), AL1 3RD
Sheffield: NorthReform or revolutionThu 17 Jan, 7.30pmBurngreave Community Library, 179†Spital Hill, S4 7LF
Sheffield: SouthThe state of welfareThu 17 Jan, 7.30pmOld Junior School/Sharrow Community Forum, South View Rd (off Sharrow Lane), S7 1DB
The role of the

revolutionary paper

Thu 24 Jan, 7.30pm
SouthamptonA rebel’s guide to GramsciWed 16 Jan, 7.30pmGoblets Wine Bar (upstairs), 184 Above Bar St, SO14 7DW
Workers’ struggle and the Chinese dreamWed 23 Jan, 7.30pm
SwanseaFighting the attacks on benefitsThu 17 Jan, 7.30pmBrynmill Community Centre, St Albans Rd, SA2 0BP
What do socialists say about child abuse?Thu 24 Jan, 7.30pm
TauntonFrom coal mines to call centres—how has the working class changed?Thu 24 Jan, 7.30pmFriend’s Meeting House, Bath Place, High St,TA1 4EP
WalsallBBC, Murdoch and Leveson—what do socialists say?Wed 16 Jan, 7.30pmRoyal Hotel, Ablewell St, WS1 2EL
WiganThe blood that never dried—a people’s history of the British EmpireWed 16 Jan, 7.30pmSunshine House Community Centre,Bradshawgate, Vauxhall Rd, Scholes, WN1 3SN
WolverhamptonAnarchism and socialismWed 23 Jan, 7.30pmCity Bar, King St, WV1 1ST
YorkWhere is Egypt heading?Wed 16 Jan, 7.30pmSea Horse Hotel, 4 Fawcett St, YO10 4AH
How do we stop the privatisation of education?Wed 23 Jan, 7.30pm
Movement events
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NationalMarxism 2013
The festival will include hundreds of meetings alongside book launches, debates and cultural events. Marxism 2013 is hosted and organised by the Socialist Workers Party
11-15 Julycentral London
DorchesterWorld War II—Imperialist war or people’s war?
Organised by Dorset Socialists
Sat 2 Feb, 1.30pmColliton Club, (opposite County Hall), Colliton Park DT1 1XJ
SheffieldHow do we get justice?
Public meeting with speakers including Sheila?Coleman (Hillsborough Justice Campaign), a representative from the Orgreave truth, Janet Alder (sister of Christopher Alder who died in police custody), Alfie Meadows. Organised by South Yorks NUJ
Thu 31 Jan, 7pmCentral United Reformed Church, Norfolk St, Sheffield, S1 2JB
Bookmarks events
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LondonMartin Rowson presents The Limerickiad volume II
Multi awardñwinning cartoonist Martin Rowson mixes high seriousness, awful puns and dodgy rhymes to reduce literary classics to a series of terrible limericks. Not for the faint-hearted! £2 entry (includes refreshments). Call to book your place on 020 7637 1848
Mon 28 Jan, 6.30pmBookmarks Bookshop, 1 Bloomsbury Street, London, WC1B 3QE


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Meetings And Events
Tue 15 Jan 2013, 16:32 GMT
Issue No. 2336
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