Socialist Worker

Meetings and events

Published Tue 22 Jan 2013
Issue No. 2337

SWP branch meetings | Movement events | Bookmarks events

SWP branch meetings Weekly meetings to discuss political issues and our local activity. All welcome
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AberdeenImperialism and resistance todayThu 24 Jan, 6pmBelmont Cinema, 49 Belmont St, AB10 1JS
BarnsleyGreece—crisis, resistance and the fight against fascismThu 24 Jan, 7.30pmYMCA, 1 Blucher St, S70 1AP
From Stonewall to gay marriage—how do we fight for LGBT liberation?Thu 7 Feb, 7.30pm
Birmingham: HandsworthChavs—the demonisation of the working classWed 23 Jan, 7.30pmThe Farcroft Pub, 157 Rookery Rd, B21 9QY
Alexandra Kollontai—the Bolsheviks and women’s liberationWed 30 Jan, 7.30pm
Birmingham: Small HeathUkip and Europe—a crisis of conservatism?Thu 24 Jan, 7.30pmBader Restaurant, 394 Coventry Rd, B10 0UF
Marx or Keynes—what is the solution to the crisis?Wed 30 Jan, 7.30pm
Birmingham: Stirchley and Kings HeathAbortion—why we defend a woman’s right to chooseThu 24 Jan, 7.30pmLoco Lounge, 32-34 High St, King’s Heath, B14 7JT
Is Western intervention in Mali justified?Thu 31 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
BoltonThe future socialist societyWed 30 Jan, 6.30pmBolton Socialist Club, 16 Wood St (off Bradshawgate), BL1 1DY
BradfordThe politics of disabilityWed 23 Jan, 6pmThe Equity Centre, 1 Longlands St, BD1 2TP
Iran 1979—from freedom to repressionWed 30 Jan, 6pm
BrightonHow has the working class changed?Wed 23 Jan, 7.30pmPhoenix Community Centre, 2 Phoenix Place, BN2 9ND
Zombie capitalismWed 30 Jan, 7.30pm
Bristol: SouthImperialism and the anti-war movementWed 23 Jan, 7.30pmYHA, Narrow Quay, BS1 4QA
Lenin, revolution and the partyWed 30 Jan, 7.30pm
Bristol: Stokes CroftLessons from Germany’s lost revolution Thu 24 Jan, 7.30pm5th Floor, The Canteen, Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QY
Two years on—the Arab Spring Thu 31 Jan, 7.30pm
Bury and PrestwichThe English Civil WarThu 31 Jan, 8pmThe Ostrich, 163 Bury Old Rd, M25 1JF
CambridgeState, oppression and resistanceThu 24 Jan, 7.30pmCB2 Cafe, 5-7 Norfolk St, CB1 2LD
Socialists and electionsThu 31 Jan, 7.30pm
CanterburyCan Palestine be free?Thu 24 Jan, 6pmSt Peters Methodist Church Hall, St Peters Lane, CT1 2BE
The politics of welfareThu 31 Jan, 6pm
CardiffObama—what happened to all the hope?Wed 23 Jan, 7.30pmCathays Community Centre, Cathays Terrace, CF24 4HX
Flags and segregation—what’s behind the Belfast riots?Wed 30 Jan, 7.30pm
ChesterfieldHow do we stop the Tory attacks on benefits?Thu 31 Jan, 7.30pmChesterfield Library, New Beetwell St, S40 1QN
ColchesterGreece—crisis, resistance and the fight against fascismWed 23 Jan, 7.30pmAlbatta Cafe, 18A Sir Isaacs Walk, CO1 1JJ
Are we heading for a triple dip recession?Wed 30 Jan, 7.30pm
CoventryThe Arab Spring two years onWed 23 Jan, 7.30pmWest Indian Centre, 159 Spon St, CV1 3BB
Lessons from the 1920s Minority MovementWed 30 Jan, 7.30pm
DerbyThe role of the revolutionary paperThu 24 Jan, 7pmWest End Community Centre, Mackworth Rd (next to Britannia Mill), DE22 3BL
The English Civil WarThu 31 Jan, 7pm
DoncasterTwo years on—Egypt’s continuing revolutionWed 23 Jan, 7pmWomen’s Centre, 21 Cleveland St, DN1 3EH
DudleyHow has the working class changed?Wed 23 Jan, 8pmThe Duke of William pub, 25 Coventry St, Stourbridge, DY8 1EP
DundeeTwo years on—Egypt’s continuing revolutionWed 23 Jan, 7.30pmDundee Voluntary Action, 10 Constitution Rd, DD1 1LL
Crime and punishment—retribution versus rehabilitationWed 30 Jan, 7.30pm
EdinburghRed Clydeside and the shop stewards movementWed 23 Jan, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, Victoria Terrace, EH1 2JL
The Black Panther Party and the fight against racismWed 30 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
ExeterTwo years on—Egypt’s continuing revolutionThu 31 Jan, 7pmSt Sidwell’s Community Centre, Sidwell St, EX4 6NN
Glasgow: NorthHow do we stop the Nazis?Wed 23 Jan, 7.30pmCafe Cherubini, 360 Great Western Rd, Kelvingrove, G4 9HT
The myths of ZionismWed 30 Jan, 7.30pm
Glasgow: SouthThe roots of zionismThu 24 Jan, 7.30pmGovanhill Pool, 99 Calder St, G42 7RA
Building the resistance—the role of the revolutionary newspaperThu 31 Jan, 7.30pm
HarlowGreece—crisis, resistance and the fight against fascismThu 24 Jan, 7.30pmCommon Room, Gibson House, Bishopsfield, CM18 6FF
HuddersfieldAnarchism and socialismWed 23 Jan, 6.30pmCafe Society, Byram St (near main post office), HD1 1DR
80 years since he grabbed power—could Hitler have been stopped?Wed 30 Jan, 6.30pm
HullGreece—crisis, resistance and the fight against fascismWed 23 Jan, 7pmRelax Coffee House, 91 Newland Av, HU5 3BG
Fighting for women’s liberation todayWed 6 Feb, 6.30pm
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
Two years of revolution—how the Arab Spring continuesThu 31 Jan, 7pm
Leeds: City CentreImperialism and

resistance today

Thu 24 Jan, 7.30pmLeeds TUC Centre, 88 North St, LS2 7PN
Can socialists reclaim the Labour Party?Thu 31 Jan, 7.30pm
Leeds: Harehills and ChapeltownDisability, crisis and povertyWed 23 Jan, 7.15pmTrinity United Church, Roundhay Rd, LS8 2HU
What is fascism and how do we fight it?Wed 30 Jan, 7.15pm
LeicesterMarikana massacre—where is the ANC heading?Wed 23 Jan, 7pmLeicester Adult Education College, 2 Wellington St, LE1 6HL
From coal mines to call centres—how has the working class changed? Wed 30 Jan, 7pm
LiverpoolWhat is fascism and how do we fight it?Thu 24 Jan, 7pmMethodist Centre (above News from Nowhere bookshop), 96 Bold St, L1 4HY
Why is there a housing crisis?Thu 31 Jan, 7pm
London: Brent and HarrowHow do we fight for women’s liberation?Thu 24 Jan, 7.30pmWest London Trade Union Club, 33-35 High St, Acton, W3 6ND
80 years since he grabbed power—could Hitler have been stopped?Thu 31 Jan, 7.30pm
London: BrixtonThe Egyptian revolution two years onWed 23 Jan, 7.30pmVida Walsh Centre, 2b Saltoun Rd (near Effra Rd, facing Windrush Square), SW2 1EP
From coal mines to call centres—how has the working class changed? Wed 30 Jan, 7.30pm
London: CamdenFrom coal mines to call centres—how has the working class changed? Thu 31 Jan, 7pmSt Michael’s Church, Camden Rd, St Pancras, NW1 9LQ
London: CroydonIs human nature a barrier to human liberation?Thu 24 Jan, 7.30pmMind in Croydon, 10 Altyre Rd, CR0 5LA
London: DalstonThe roots of women’s oppressionWed 23 Jan, 7.30pmHalkevi Turkish and Kurdish community centre, 31-33 Dalston Lane (just down from Dalston Junction), E8 3DF
Two years on—the Arab SpringWed 30 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
From Iraq to Mali—10 years of imperialism and resistanceWed 30 Jan, 7.30pm
London: EustonShould workers vote for the Labour Party?Wed 23 Jan, 6pmRoom B101, Brunei Gallery Building, Soas, Thornhaugh St, Russell Sq, WC1H 0XG
Abortion—why we defend a woman’s right to chooseWed 30 Jan, 7pm
London: Hackney EastWhat caused the Holocaust and could it happen again?Thu 24 Jan, 7.30pmThe Round Chapel, Powerscroft Rd (corner Lower Clapton Rd), E5 0PP
Abortion—why we defend a woman’s right to chooseThu 31 Jan, 7.30pm
London: Hornsey and Wood GreenGender and inequalityWed 23 Jan, 7.45pmThe Small Hall, St Michael’s Church, 37 Bounds Green Rd, N22 7TL
The Black Panther Party and the fight against racismWed 30 Jan, 7.45pm
London: IslingtonLenin—building the partyThu 24 Jan, 7.30pmRancho Grill, 237 Holloway Rd, N7 8HG
London: KingstonA rebel’s guide to TrotskyTue 22 Jan, 7.30pmKingston Environment Centre, Fairfield East, KT1 2PT
The politics of austerity in AmericaTue 29 Jan, 7.30pm
London: LewishamAusterity and the politics of welfare reformWed 23 Jan, 7.30pmWest Greenwich Community and Arts Centre, 141 Greenwich High Rd (near Greenwich main line and DLR Station), SE10 8JA
London: LeytonstoneChe Guevara and the Cuban revolutionThu 24 Jan, 7.30pmLeytonstone United Free Church, 55 Wallwood Rd, E11 1AY
London: NewhamWhere do profits come from?Wed 23 Jan, 7pmStratford Advice Arcade, 107-109 The Grove (next to Morrisons car park), E15 1HP
From coal mines to call centres—how has the working class changed? Wed 30 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
Leveson and press freedom—what do socialists say?Wed 30 Jan, 7pm
London: Tottenham Two years on—how the Arab Spring continuesWed 23 Jan, 7.30pmKitabevi Cafe, 410 Tottenham High Rd, N17 9JB
London: Tower hamletsFrom Stonewall to gay marriage—how do we fight for LGBT liberation?Wed 6 Feb, 7pmOxford House, Derbyshire St (opposite 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
Bad medicine—science in the service of profitThu 7 Feb, 7.30pm
London: WalthamstowAre we too selfish for socialism?Wed 23 Jan, 7.30pmQuaker Meeting House, 1a Jewel Rd (off Hoe St), E17 4QU
Why do we need a revolutionary party?Wed 30 Jan, 7.30pm
London: Woolwich and PlumsteadAusterity and the politics of welfare reformThu 24 Jan, 6.30pmThe Glyndon Centre, Raglan Rd, Plumstead, SE18 7LB
LutonFighting the cuts—how do we resist austerity?Tue 22 Jan, 7pmPostels Club, 3 Dunstable Rd (corner Cardiff Rd), LU1 1BJ
Luton and 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
Manchester: ChorltonHow can we save the NHS?Wed 23 Jan, 7.30pmChorlton Library (side door), Manchester Rd, M21 9PN
Trade unions fighting austerity—lessons from the 1930s to todayWed 30 Jan, 7.30pm
Manchester: City CentreThe English revolution and the birth of capitalismThu 24 Jan, 6pmThe Kings Arms, 11 Bloom St, Salford, M3 6AN
How capitalism worksThu 31 Jan, 6pm
Manchester: Longsight and LevenshulmeBlack British Rebels Wed 23 Jan, 7.30pmSwad Cafe, 608 Stockport Rd, Longsight, M13 0RQ
Trade unions—bureaucracy and revolution Wed 30 Jan, 7.30pm
Manchester: RusholmeThe English revolution-the birth of capitalismWed 23 Jan, 7.30pmupstairs, Falafel Cafe, Wilmslow Rd, M14 5TQ
What is fascism and how do we fight it?Wed 30 Jan, 7.30pm
MedwayFrom coal mines to call centres—how has the working class changed? Thu 7 Feb, 7.30pmThe Nucleus Arts Centre, 272 High St, Chatham, ME4 4BP
MiddlesbroughGolden Dawn and the rise of the far right in EuropeTue 22 Jan, 7pmSt Mary’s Centre, 82-90 Corporation Rd, TS1 2RW
Are we too selfish for socialism?Tue 29 Jan, 7pm
NewcastleWhy we need a revolutionary party?Thu 24 Jan, 7pmThe Labour Club, 11 Leazes Park Rd, NE1 4PF
Climate change—how can we stop capitalism destroying the planet?Thu 31 Jan, 7pm
NewportWales—is there still ‘clear red water’? Thu 7 Feb, 8pmNewport Centre, 1 Kingsway, NP20 1UH
NorwichBeing a revolutionary in the workplaceThu 24 Jan, 7.30pmVauxhall Centre, Johnson Place, NR2 2SA
Ideas of the revolution—why we need a revolutionary paperThu 31 Jan, 7.30pm
NottinghamTime to get organised—building in the workplaceWed 23 Jan, 7.30pmInternational Community Centre, 61b Mansfield Rd, NG1 3FN
Capitalism and the war on drugs—should they be legal?Wed 30 Jan, 7.30pm
OxfordUkip and Europe—a crisis of conservatism?Thu 24 Jan, 7.30pmTurl Street Kitchen, 16 Turl St, OX1 3DH
Why do we need a revolutionary paper?Thu 31 Jan, 7.30pm
PortsmouthHow has the working class changed?Wed 23 Jan, 7.30pmSouthsea Community Centre, St Paul’s Square, PO5 4EE
Tell me why I don’t like Mondays—Marx’s theory of alienationWed 30 Jan, 7.30pm
PrestonTrotskyism todayTue 29 Jan, 7pmMeeting Room 1, University of Central Lancashire Student’s Union, Fylde Rd, PR1 2TQ
RotherhamTwo years on—Egypt and the Arab revolutions todayWed 23 Jan, 7pmBridge Inn, Greasbrough Rd, S60 1RB
Austerity and the politics of welfare reformWed 30 Jan, 7pm
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: northThe politics of feminismThu 31 Jan, 7.30pmBurngreave Community Library, 179 Spital Hill, S4 7LF
Sheffield: SouthThe role of the revolutionary paperThu 24 Jan, 7.30pmOld Junior School/Sharrow Community Forum, South View Rd (off Sharrow Lane), S7 1DB
The politics of feminismWed 30 Jan, 7.30pm
SouthamptonWorkers’ struggle and the Chinese dreamWed 23 Jan, 7.30pmGoblets Wine Bar (upstairs), 184 Above Bar St, SO14 7DW
The Marikana mine massacre and the reality of post-apartheid South AfricaWed 30 Jan, 7.30pm
SwanseaWhat do socialists say about child abuse?Thu 24 Jan, 7.30pmBrynmill Community Centre, St Albans Rd, SA2 0BP
Fighting the attacks on benefitsThu 31 Jan, 7.30pm
TauntonFrom coal mines to call centres—how has the working class changed?Thu 24 Jan, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, Bath Place, High St,TA1 4EP
Will trade union leaders always sell out?Thu 7 Feb, 7.30pm
WolverhamptonAnarchism and socialismWed 23 Jan, 7.30pmCity Bar, King St, WV1 1ST
YorkHow do we stop the privatisation of education?Wed 23 Jan, 7.30pmSea Horse Hotel, 4 Fawcett St, YO10 4AH
Where next for the Egyptian Revolution?Wed 30 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 £2 entry for both events (includes refreshments). Call to book your place on 020 7637 1848 or email events@bookmarks.uk.com
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LondonPersecution and Resistance
A Holocaust Memorial Day special event with Michael Rosen and John Rose
Sat 26 Jan, 1.30pmBookmarks Bookshop, 1 Bloomsbury Street, London, WC1B 3QE
Martin 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, 6.30pm


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