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BirminghamTwo years of revolution—the Arab spring continuesWed 13 Feb, 7.30pmPriory Rooms, Quaker Meeting House,  40 Bull St, B4 6AF
Birmingham: Stirchley and kings heathHow should Labour councils fight the cuts today?Thu 7 Feb, 7pmAll Saints Church Centre, 2 Vicarage Rd, Kings Heath, B14 7RA
Black CountryGreece—crisis, resistance and the fight against fascismWed 6 Feb, 7.30pmCity Bar, King St, WV1 1ST
LondonYear three of the Egyptian RevolutionThu 7 Feb, 7pmBloomsbury Baptist Church, 235 Shaftesbury Ave, WC2H 8EP
ManchesterSexuality and socialism—fighting for LGBT liberationThu 7 Feb, 6.30pmAcademy 2 (1st floor),University of Manchester Students’ Union, Oxford Rd, M13 9PR
NorwichDisability and resistance—defending the welfare stateThu 7 Feb, 7.30pmVauxhall Centre, Johnson Place, NR2 2SA
SWP branch meetings Weekly meetings to discuss political issues and our local activity. All welcome
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AberdeenLincoln and the struggle against slaveryThu 7 Feb, 6pmBelmont Cinema, 49 Belmont St, AB10 1JS
BarnsleyFrom Stonewall to gay marriage—how do we fight for LGBT liberation?Thu 7 Feb, 7.30pmYMCA, 1 Blucher St, S70 1AP
Birmingham: HandsworthAlexandra Kollontai—the Bolsheviks and women’s liberationWed 30 Jan, 7.30pmThe Farcroft Pub, 157 Rookery Rd, B21 9QY
Marx’s theory of alienationWed 6 Feb, 7.30pm
Birmingham: Small HeathMarx or Keynes—what is the solution to the crisis?Wed 30 Jan, 7.30pmBader Restaurant, 394 Coventry Rd, B10 0UF
How do we defend the welfare state?Wed 6 Feb, 7.30pm
Birmingham: Stirchley and Kings HeathIs Western intervention in Mali justified?Thu 31 Jan, 7.30pmLoco Lounge, 32-34 High St, King’s Heath, B14 7JT
BoltonThe future socialist societyWed 30 Jan, 6.30pmBolton Socialist Club, 16 Wood St (off Bradshawgate), BL1 1DY
The relevance of Trotsky todayWed 27 Feb, 6.30pm
BradfordIran 1979—from freedom to repressionWed 30 Jan, 6pmThe Equity Centre, 1 Longlands St, BD1 2TP
Two years on – Egypt’s continuing revolutionWed 6 Feb, 6pm
BrightonZombie capitalismWed 30 Jan, 7.30pmPhoenix Community Centre, 2 Phoenix Place, BN2 9ND
What are the roots of LGBT oppression?Wed 13 Feb, 7.30pm
Bristol: SouthLenin, revolution and the partyWed 30 Jan, 7.30pmYHA, Narrow Quay, BS1 4QA
The Bennite left—why did it fail?Wed 6 Feb, 7.30pm
Bristol: Stokes CroftTwo years on—the Arab SpringThu 7 Feb, 7.30pm5th Floor, The Canteen, Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QY
Bury and PrestwichThe English Civil WarThu 31 Jan, 8pmThe Ostrich, 163 Bury Old Rd, M25 1JF
Cameron and the EU—what do socialists say?Thu 14 Feb, 8pm
CambridgeSocialists and electionsThu 31 Jan, 7.30pmCB2 Cafe, 5-7 Norfolk St, CB1 2LD
Can China save capitalism?Thu 7 Feb, 7.30pm
CanterburyThe politics of welfareThu 7 Feb, 6pmSt Peters Methodist Church Hall, St Peters Lane, CT1 2BE
CardiffWhat’s behind the Belfast riots?Wed 6 Feb, 7.30pmCathays Community Centre, Cathays Terrace, CF24 4HX
ChelmsfordHow has the working class changed?Thu 21 Feb, 7.30pmThe Bird in Hand pub, New Writtle St, CM2 0RZ
ChesterfieldHow do we stop the Tory attacks on benefits?Thu 31 Jan, 7.30pmChesterfield Library, New Beetwell St, S40 1QN
What was the Holocaust and could it happen again?Thu 7 Feb, 7.30pm
ColchesterAre we heading for a triple dip recession?Wed 30 Jan, 7.30pmAlbatta Cafe, 18A Sir Isaacs Walk, CO1 1JJ
Syria, the Arab Spring and imperialismWed 6 Feb, 7.30pm
CoventryLessons from the 1920s Minority MovementWed 30 Jan, 7.30pmWest Indian Centre, 159 Spon St, CV1 3BB
Ukip and Europe—a crisis of conservatism?Wed 6 Feb, 7.30pm
DerbyThe English Civil WarThu 31 Jan, 7pmWest End Community Centre, Mackworth Rd (next to Britannia Mill), DE22 3BL
From Stonewall to gay marriage—how do we fight for LGBT liberation?Thu 7 Feb, 7pm
DoncasterSyria—revolution and the threat of imperialist warWed 13 Feb, 7pmWomen’s Centre, 21 Cleveland St, DN1 3EH
DundeeCrime and punishment—retribution versus rehabilitationWed 30 Jan, 7.30pmDundee Voluntary Action, 10 Constitution Rd, DD1 1LL
Does capitalism cause oppression?Wed 6 Feb, 7.30pm
EdinburghThe Black Panther Party and the fight against racismWed 30 Jan, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, Victoria Terrace, EH1 2JL
Democracy—fact or fetish?Wed 6 Feb, 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
What would a socialist society look like?Thu 14 Feb, 7pmNew Horizon Cafe, 47 Longbrook St, EX4 6AW
Glasgow: NorthThe myths of ZionismWed 30 Jan, 7.30pmCafe Cherubini, 360 Great Western Rd, Kelvingrove, G4 9HT
How do we stop the Nazis?Wed 6 Feb, 7.30pm
Glasgow: SouthBuilding the resistance—the role of the revolutionary newspaperThu 31 Jan, 7.30pmGovanhill Pool, 99 Calder St, G42 7RA
How has the working class changed?Thu 7 Feb, 7.30pm
HarlowAre we too selfish for socialism?Thu 14 Feb, 7.30pmCommon Room, Gibson House, Bishopsfield, CM18 6FF
Huddersfield80 years since he grabbed power—could Hitler have been stopped?Wed 30 Jan, 6.30pmCafe Society, Byram St (near main post office), HD1 1DR
Ukip and Europe—a crisis of conservatism?Wed 6 Feb, 6.30pm
HullFighting for women’s liberation todayWed 6 Feb, 6.30pmRelax Coffee House, 91 Newland Av, HU5 3BG
Marxism and ethicsWed 6 Feb, 7pm
IpswichThe case for a general strikeThu 31 Jan, 7.30pmLabour Club, 33-35 Silent St, IP1 1TF
LancasterTwo years of revolution—how the Arab Spring continuesThu 31 Jan, 7pmFriends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, A1 1TX
How has the working class changed?Thu 7 Feb, 7pm
Leeds: City CentreCan socialists reclaim the Labour Party?Thu 31 Jan, 7.30pmLeeds TUC Centre, 88 North St, LS2 7PN
The politics of mental healthThu 7 Feb, 7.30pm
Leeds: Harehills and ChapeltownWhat is fascism and how do we fight it?Wed 30 Jan, 7.15pmTrinity United Church, Roundhay Rd, LS8 2HU
The scramble for Africa—the new imperialismWed 6 Feb, 7.15pm
LeicesterFrom coal mines to call centres—how has the working class changed? Wed 30 Jan, 7pmLeicester Adult Education College, 2 Wellington St, LE1 6HL
Spanish revolt—from civil war to the IndignadosWed 6 Feb, 7pm
LiverpoolWhy is there a housing crisis?Thu 31 Jan, 7pmMethodist Centre (above News from Nowhere bookshop), 96 Bold St, L1 4HY
How has the working class changed?Thu 7 Feb, 7pm
London: Brent and Harrow80 years since he grabbed power—could Hitler have been stopped?Thu 31 Jan, 7.30pmWest London Trade Union Club, 33-35 High St, Acton, W3 6ND
The Communist Party in the 1930sThu 7 Feb, 7.30pmTrellick Lounge, 11 Golborne Rd, W10 5NY
London: BrixtonFrom coal mines to call centres—how has the working class changed? Wed 30 Jan, 7.30pmVida Walsh Centre, 2b Saltoun Rd (near Effra Rd, facing Windrush Square), SW2 1EP
London: Brixton and SouthwarkFrom Stonewall to gay marriage—how do we fight for LGBT liberation?Wed 13 Feb, 7.30pmVida Walsh Centre, 2b Saltoun Rd (near Effra Rd, facing Windrush Square), SW2 1EP
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
Imperialism and resistance todayThu 14 Feb, 7pm
London: CroydonFrom Stonewall to gay marriage—how do we fight for LGBT liberation?Thu 14 Feb, 7.30pmMind in Croydon, 10 Altyre Rd, CR0 5LA
London: DalstonTwo years on—the Arab SpringWed 30 Jan, 7.30pmHalkevi community centre, 31-33 Dalston Lane (just down from Dalston Junction), E8 3DF
Why won’t Labour fight?Wed 13 Feb, 7.30pm
London: EalingFrom Iraq to Mali—10 years of imperialism and resistanceWed 30 Jan, 7.30pmWest London Trade Union Club, 33-35 High St, Acton, W3 6ND
Cameron and the EU—what do socialists say?Wed 6 Feb, 7.30pm
London: EustonAbortion—why we defend a woman’s right to chooseWed 30 Jan, 7pmRoom B101, Brunei Gallery Building, Soas, Thornhaugh St, Russell Sq, WC1H 0XG
The politics of disabilityWed 13 Feb, 7pmRoom 559, 5th floor, Main Building, Soas, Thornhaugh St, Russell Square, WC1H 0XG
London: Hackney EastAbortion—why we defend a woman’s right to chooseThu 31 Jan, 7.30pmThe Round Chapel, Powerscroft Rd (corner Lower Clapton Rd), E5 0PP
Human nature—are we too selfish for socialism?Thu 14 Feb, 7.30pm
London: Hornsey and Wood GreenThe Black Panther Party and the fight against racismWed 30 Jan, 7.45pmThe Small Hall, St Michael’s Church, 37 Bounds Green Rd, N22 7TL
Lenin and building the partyWed 13 Feb, 7.45pm
London: IslingtonFrom Stonewall to gay marriage—how do we fight for LGBT liberation?Thu 14 Feb, 7.30pmRancho Grill, 237 Holloway Rd, N7 8HG
London: KingstonStop the imperialist intervention in MaliTue 29 Jan, 7.30pmKingston Environment Centre, Fairfield East, KT1 2PT
The story of the Dublin lockoutTue 5 Feb, 7.30pm
London: LewishamMarx’s theory of alienationWed 13 Feb, 7.30pmWest Greenwich Community and Arts Centre, 141 Greenwich High Rd, SE10 8JA
London: LeytonstoneThe capitalist state and the socialist alternativeThu 14 Feb, 7.30pmLeytonstone United Free Church, 55 Wallwood Rd, E11 1AY
London: NewhamFrom coal mines to call centres—how has the working class changed? Wed 30 Jan, 7pmStratford Advice Arcade, 107-109 The Grove (next to Morrisons car park), E15 1HP
Marxism and feminismWed 13 Feb, 7pm
London: SouthwarkLeveson and press freedom—what do socialists say?Wed 30 Jan, 7pmSnug Room, The Grand Union, 26 Camberwell Grove (off Camberwell Church St), SE5 8RE
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
Marxism and feminismWed 13 Feb, 7pm
London: Wandsworth and MertonBad medicine—science in the service of profitThu 7 Feb, 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: WalthamstowWhy do we need a revolutionary party?Wed 30 Jan, 7.30pmQuaker Meeting House, 1a Jewel Rd (off Hoe St), E17 4QU
Marxism and feminismWed 13 Feb, 7.30pm
London: Woolwich & PlumsteadHow has the working class changed?Thu 14 Feb, 6.30pmThe Dial Arch, Number 1 St, The Warren, Royal Arsenal Riverside, SE18 6GH
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
LutonWho was Alan Turing?Wed 6 Feb, 7pmPostels Club, 3 Dunstable Rd (corner Cardiff Rd), LU1 1BJ
Manchester: ChorltonTrade unions fighting austerity—lessons from the 1930s to todayWed 30 Jan, 7.30pmChorlton Library (side door), Manchester Rd, M21 9PN
Could Hitler have been stopped?Wed 13 Feb, 7.30pmThe Lloyds Pub, 617 Wilbraham Rd, M21 9AN
Manchester: City CentreHow capitalism worksThu 31 Jan, 6pmThe Kings Arms, 11 Bloom St, Salford, M3 6AN
Does revolution have to be violent?Thu 14 Feb, 6pmFriends Meeting House, 6 Mount St, M2 5NS
Manchester: Longsight and LevenshulmeTrade unions—bureaucracy and revolution Wed 30 Jan, 7.30pmSwad Cafe, 608 Stockport Rd, Longsight, M13 0RQ
Sexism and women’s liberationWed 13 Feb, 7.30pm
Manchester: RusholmeWhat is fascism and how do we fight it?Wed 30 Jan, 7.30pmupstairs, Falafel Cafe, Wilmslow Rd, M14 5TQ
Socialists, unions and the national minority movementWed 13 Feb, 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
MiddlesbroughAre we too selfish for socialism?Tue 29 Jan, 7pmSt Mary’s Centre, 82-90 Corporation Rd, TS1 2RW
Lessons from the Paris CommuneTue 5 Feb, 7pm
NewcastleClimate change—how can we stop capitalism destroying the planet?Thu 31 Jan, 7pmThe Labour Club, 11 Leazes Park Rd, NE1 4PF
The new scramble for AfricaThu 14 Feb, 7pm
NewportWales—is there still ‘clear red water’? Thu 7 Feb, 8pmNewport Centre, 1 Kingsway, NP20 1UH
NorwichIdeas of the revolution—why we need a revolutionary paperThu 31 Jan, 7.30pmVauxhall Centre, Johnson Place, NR2 2SA
NottinghamCapitalism and the war on drugs—should they be legal?Wed 30 Jan, 7.30pmInternational Community Centre, 61b Mansfield Rd, NG1 3FN
The war on drugs—should they be legal?Wed 6 Feb, 7.30pm
OxfordWhy do we need a revolutionary paper?Thu 31 Jan, 7.30pmTurl Street Kitchen, 16 Turl St, OX1 3DH
Bad medicine—science in the service of profitThu 7 Feb, 7.30pm
PlymouthWas Marx right?Wed 6 Feb, 7pmVoodoo Lounge, Drake Circus, PL1 1QH
PortsmouthTell me why I don’t like Mondays—Marx’s theory of alienationWed 30 Jan, 7.30pmSouthsea Community Centre, St Paul’s Square, PO5 4EE
Trotsky and permanent revolutionWed 13 Feb, 7.30pm
PrestonTrotskyism todayTue 29 Jan, 7pmMeeting Room 1, University of Central Lancashire Student’s Union, Fylde Rd, PR1 2TQ
A people’s history of the British EmpireTue 26 Feb, 7pm
RotherhamAusterity and the politics of welfare reformWed 30 Jan, 7pmBridge Inn, Greasbrough Rd (near the bus and train stations), S60 1RB
How has the working class changed?Wed 6 Feb, 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
A rebel’s guide to GramsciWed 13 Feb, 7pm
Sheffield: NorthThe politics of feminismThu 31 Jan, 7.30pmBurngreave Community Library, 179 Spital Hill, S4 7LF
Crisis and resistance in AfricaThu 7 Feb, 7.30pm
Sheffield: SouthThe politics of feminismWed 30 Jan, 7.30pmOld Junior School/Sharrow Community Forum, South View Rd (off Sharrow Lane), S7 1DB
How has the working class changed?Thu 7 Feb, 7.30pm
SouthamptonThe Marikana mine massacre and the reality of post-apartheid South AfricaWed 30 Jan, 7.30pmGoblets Wine Bar (upstairs), 184 Above Bar St, SO14 7DW
Lessons from the Paris CommuneWed 6 Feb, 7.30pm
SwanseaFighting the attacks on benefitsThu 31 Jan, 7.30pmBrynmill Community Centre, St Albans Rd, SA2 0BP
Fighting the Tories in 2013Thu 7 Feb, 7.30pm
TauntonWill the trade union leaders always sell out?Thu 7 Feb, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, Bath Place, High St, TA1 4EP
YorkWhere next for the Egyptian Revolution?Wed 6 Feb, 7.30pmSea Horse Hotel, 4 Fawcett St, YO10 4AH
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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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
Fri 15 Mar 2013, 15:32 GMT
Issue No. 2338
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