Socialist Worker

Meetings and events

Published Tue 5 Feb 2013
Issue No. 2339

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SWP public meetings
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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
BrightonWhat are the roots of LGBT oppression?Wed 13 Feb, 7.30pmPhoenix Community Centre, 2 Phoenix Place, BN2 9ND
LancasterA people’s history of the Second World WarWed 13 Feb, 7pmThe Storey Arts Centre, Meeting House Lane, LA1 1TH
LondonYear three of the Egyptian RevolutionThu 7 Feb, 7pmBloomsbury Baptist Church, 235 Shaftesbury Ave, WC2H 8EP
London: WestTwo years on—Egypt’s continuing revolutionThu 14 Feb, 7.30pmPaddington Arts, 32 Woodfield Rd, W9 2BE
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
PortsmouthTrotsky, permanent revolution and the fight against StalinismWed 13 Feb, 7.30pmSouthsea Community Centre, St Paul’s Square, PO5 4EE
Sheffield: SouthTwo years of revolution—the Arab spring continuesWed 13 Feb, 7.30pmOld Junior School/Sharrow Community Forum, South View Rd (off Sharrow Lane), S7 1DB
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 14 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
Two years on – Egypt’s continuing revolutionThu 14 Feb, 7.30pm
Birmingham: HandsworthMarx’s theory of alienationWed 6 Feb, 7.30pmThe Farcroft Pub, 157 Rookery Rd, B21 9QY
Alexandra Kollontai, the Bolsheviks and women’s liberationWed 20 Feb, 7.30pm
Birmingham: Small HeathHow do we defend the welfare state?Wed 20 Feb, 7.30pmBader Restaurant, 394 Coventry Rd,B10 0UF
BoltonThe relevance of Trotsky todayWed 27 Feb, 6.30pmBolton Socialist Club, 16 Wood St (off Bradshawgate), BL1 1DY
BradfordTwo years on – Egypt’s continuing revolutionWed 6 Feb, 6pmThe Equity Centre, 1 Longlands St, BD1 2TP
Ten years since we marched against war—imperialism and resistance todayWed 13 Feb, 6pm
Bristol: SouthThe Bennite left—why did it fail?Wed 6 Feb, 7.30pmYHA, Narrow Quay, BS1 4QA
How to fight austerity and the welfare cutsWed 13 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
Clara Zetkin and revolution—sex and socialismThu 14 Feb, 7.30pm
Bury and PrestwichCameron and the EU—what do socialists say?Thu 14 Feb, 8pmThe Ostrich, 163 Bury Old Rd, M25 1JF
CambridgeCan China save capitalism?Thu 7 Feb, 7.30pmCB2 Cafe, 5-7 Norfolk St, CB1 2LD
Year three of the Egyptian revolutionThu 14 Feb, 7.30pm
CanterburyThe politics of welfareThu 14 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
Why we need a revolutionary partyWed 13 Feb, 7.30pm
ChelmsfordHow has the working class changed?Thu 21 Feb, 7.30pmThe Bird in Hand pub, New Writtle St, CM2 0RZ
ChesterfieldWhat was the Holocaust and could it happen again?Thu 7 Feb, 7.30pmChesterfield Library, New Beetwell St, S40 1QN
Two years on—Egypt’s continuing revolutionThu 14 Feb, 7.30pm
ColchesterSyria, the Arab Spring and imperialismWed 6 Feb, 7.30pmAlbatta Cafe, 18A Sir Isaacs Walk, CO1 1JJ
How can trade unions fight back against austerity?Wed 13 Feb, 7.30pm
CoventryUkip and Europe—a crisis of conservatism?Wed 6 Feb, 7.30pmWest Indian Centre, 159 Spon St, CV1 3BB
Lenin and why we need the revolutionary paperWed 13 Feb, 7.30pm
DerbyFrom Stonewall to gay marriage—how do we fight for LGBT liberation?Thu 7 Feb, 7pmWest End Community Centre, Mackworth Rd (next to Britannia Mill), DE22 3BL
Ukip and Europe—a crisis of conservatism?Thu 14 Feb, 7pm
DoncasterSyria—revolution and the threat of imperialist warWed 13 Feb, 7pmWomen’s Centre, 21 Cleveland St, DN1 3EH
DudleyWhy is Gove attacking the education system?Wed 13 Feb, 8pmThe Duke of William pub, 25 Coventry St, Stourbridge, DY8 1EP
DundeeDoes capitalism cause oppression?Wed 6 Feb, 7.30pmDundee Voluntary Action, 10 Constitution Rd, DD1 1LL
From coal mines to call centres—how has the working class changed?Wed 13 Feb, 7.30pm
EdinburghDemocracy—fact or fetish?Wed 6 Feb, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, Victoria Terrace, EH1 2JL
A rebel’s guide to GramsciWed 13 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
ExeterWhat would a socialist society look like?Thu 14 Feb, 7pmNew Horizon Cafe, 47 Longbrook St, EX4 6AW
Glasgow: NorthHow do we stop the Nazis?Wed 6 Feb, 7.30pmCafe Cherubini, 360 Great Western Rd, Kelvingrove, G4 9HT
Ireland and the peace process—what do socialists say?Wed 13 Feb, 7.30pm
Glasgow: SouthFrom coal mines to call centres—how has the working class changed?Thu 14 Feb, 7.30pmGovanhill Pool, 99 Calder St, G42 7RA
HarlowDoes Keynes have the answer to the economic crisis?Thu 14 Feb, 7.30pmCommon Room, Gibson House, Bishopsfield, CM18 6FF
HuddersfieldUkip and Europe—a crisis of conservatism?Wed 6 Feb, 6.30pmCafe Society, Byram St (near main post office), HD1 1DR
From Stonewall to gay marriage—how do we fight for LGBT liberation?Wed 13 Feb, 6.30pmBrian Jackson House, 2 New North Parade, HD1 5JP
HullMarxism and ethicsWed 6 Feb, 7pmRelax Coffee House, 91 Newland Av, HU5 3BG
Toussaint l’Ouverture and the slave uprising in HaitiWed 20 Feb, 7pm
IpswichAbortion—why we defend a woman’s right to chooseThu 7 Mar, 7.30pmLabour Club, 33-35 Silent St, IP1 1TF
LancasterHow has the working class changed?Thu 7 Feb, 7pmFriends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, A1 1TX
Leeds: City CentreThe politics of mental healthThu 7 Feb, 7.30pmLeeds TUC Centre, 88 North St, LS2 7PN
Two years of revolution—the Arab Spring continuesThu 14 Feb, 7.30pm
Leeds: Harehills and ChapeltownThe scramble for Africa—the new imperialismWed 6 Feb, 7.15pmTrinity United Church, Roundhay Rd, LS8 2HU
Ukip and Europe—a crisis of Conservatism?Wed 13 Feb, 7.15pm
LeicesterSpanish revolt—from civil war to the IndignadosWed 6 Feb, 7pmLeicester Adult Education College, 2 Wellington St, LE1 6HL
Human nature—are we too selfish for socialism?Wed 13 Feb, 7pm
LiverpoolHow has the working class changed?Thu 7 Feb, 7pmMethodist Centre (above News from Nowhere bookshop), 96 Bold St, L1 4HY
Divided they fall—the German left and the rise of HitlerThu 14 Feb, 7pm
London: Brent and HarrowThe Communist Party in the 1930sThu 7 Feb, 7.30pmTrellick Lounge, 11 Golborne Rd, W10 5NY
The US fiscal cliff— prospects for the global economy in 2013Thu 21 Feb, 7.30pm
London: BrixtonFrom 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: CamdenImperialism and resistance todayThu 14 Feb, 7pmSt Michael’s Church, Camden Rd, St Pancras, NW1 9LQ
Ten years since we marched against war—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: DalstonWhy won’t Labour fight?Wed 13 Feb, 7.30pmHalkevi Turkish and Kurdish community centre, 31-33 Dalston Lane, E8 3DF
London: EalingCameron and the EU—what do socialists say?Wed 6 Feb, 7.30pmWest London Trade Union Club, 33-35 High St, Acton, W3 6ND
London: EustonFighting oppression—how do achieve liberation?Wed 13 Feb, 6pmRoom 592, 5th floor, Main Building, Soas, Thornhaugh St, WC1H 0XG
London: Hackney EastHuman nature—are we too selfish for socialism?Thu 14 Feb, 7.30pmThe Round Chapel, Powerscroft Rd (corner Lower Clapton Rd), E5 0PP
London: Hornsey and Wood GreenLenin and building the partyWed 13 Feb, 7.45pmThe Small Hall, St Michael’s Church, 37 Bounds Green Rd, N22 7TL
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: KingstonThe story of the Dublin lockoutTue 5 Feb, 7.30pmKingston Environment Centre, Fairfield East, KT1 2PT
Ukip and Europe—a crisis of Conservatism?Tue 19 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: NewhamMarxism and feminismWed 13 Feb, 7pmStratford Advice Arcade, 107-109 The Grove (next to Morrisons car park), E15 1HP
London: SouthwarkTen years since we marched against war—imperialism and resistance todayWed 13 Feb, 7pmSnug Room, The Grand Union, 26 Camberwell Grove (off Camberwell Church St), SE5 8RE
London: TottenhamTen years since we marched against war—imperialism and resistance todayWed 13 Feb, 7.30pmKitabevi Cafe, 410 Tottenham High Rd, N17 9JB
London: Tower HamletsMarxism and feminismWed 13 Feb, 7pmOxford House, Derbyshire St (opposite Bethnal Green Rd Tesco), E2 6HG
London: WalthamstowMarxism and feminismWed 13 Feb, 7.30pmQuaker Meeting House, 1a Jewel Rd (off Hoe St), E17 4QU
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
Ten years since we marched against war—Imperialism and resistance todayThu 21 Feb, 7.30pm
London: Woolwich & PlumsteadHow has the working class changed?Thu 14 Feb, 6.30pmThe Dial Arch, Number 1 Street, The Warren, Royal Arsenal Riverside, SE18 6GH
LutonWho was Alan Turing?Wed 6 Feb, 7pmPostels Club, 3 Dunstable Rd (corner Cardiff Rd), LU1 1BJ
How the Communist Party fought back in the 1930sWed 13 Feb, 7pm
Manchester: ChorltonCould Hitler have been stopped?Wed 13 Feb, 7.30pmThe Lloyds Pub, 617 Wilbraham Rd, M21 9AN
80 years since Hitler grabbed power—could he have been stopped?Wed 13 Feb, 7.30pm
Manchester: City CentreDoes revolution have to be violent?Thu 14 Feb, 6pmFriends Meeting House, 6 Mount St, M2 5NS
Manchester: Longsight and LevenshulmeSexism and women’s liberationWed 13 Feb, 7.30pmSwad Cafe, 608 Stockport Rd (next to the Immigration Law Centre), Longsight, M13 0RQ
Manchester: RusholmeSocialists, unions and the national minority movementWed 13 Feb, 7.30pmupstairs, Falafel Cafe, Wilmslow Rd, M14 5TQ
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
LGBT rights in the 21st century—how far have we come?Wed 13 Feb, 7.30pmCafe Moroc, 367 High St, Rochester, ME1 1DA
MiddlesbroughLessons from the Paris CommuneTue 5 Feb, 7pmSt Mary’s Centre, 82-90 Corporation Rd, TS1 2RW
Reform or revolution?Tue 12 Feb, 7pm
NewcastleThe new scramble for AfricaThu 14 Feb, 7pmThe Labour Club, 11 Leazes Park Rd, NE1 4PF
NewportInternational Women’s Day—how do we win liberation?Thu 7 Mar, 7.30pmEmlyn Room, Newport Centre, 1 Kingsway, NP20 1UH
NorwichFrom Stonewall to gay marriage—how do we fight for LGBT liberation?Thu 14 Feb, 7.30pmVauxhall Centre, Johnson Place, NR2 2SA
NottinghamThe war on drugs—should they be legal?Wed 6 Feb, 7.30pmInternational Community Centre, 61b Mansfield Rd, NG1 3FN
The new scramble for AfricaWed 13 Feb, 7.30pm
OxfordBad medicine—science in the service of profitThu 7 Feb, 7.30pmTurl Street Kitchen, 16 Turl St, OX1 3DH
From coal mines to call centres—how has the working class changed?Thu 14 Feb, 7.30pm
PlymouthWas Marx right?Wed 6 Feb, 7pmVoodoo Lounge, Drake Circus, PL1 1QH
PortsmouthTrotsky and permanent revolutionWed 13 Feb, 7.30pmSouthsea Community Centre, St Paul’s Square, PO5 4EE
PrestonA people’s history of the British EmpireTue 26 Feb, 7pmMeeting Room 1, University of Central Lancashire Student’s Union, Fylde Rd, PR1 2TQ
RotherhamHow has the working class changed?Wed 6 Feb, 7pmBridge Inn, Greasbrough Rd (near the bus and train stations), S60 1RB
Ten years since we marched against war—imperialism and resistance todayWed 13 Feb, 7pm
St AlbansA rebel’s guide to GramsciWed 13 Feb, 7pmUpstairs Trinity Church Hall, 1 Beaconsfield Rd (near St Albans City station), AL1 3RD
Sheffield: NorthCrisis and resistance in AfricaThu 7 Feb, 7.30pmBurngreave Community Library, 179 Spital Hill, S4 7LF
Two years on—Egypt’s continuing revolutionThu 14 Feb, 7.30pm
Sheffield: SouthHow has the working class changed?Thu 7 Feb, 7.30pmOld Junior School/Sharrow Community Forum, South View Rd (off Sharrow Lane), S7 1DB
SouthamptonLessons from the Paris CommuneWed 6 Feb, 7.30pmGoblets Wine Bar (upstairs), 184 Above Bar St, SO14 7DW
The marketisation of educationWed 13 Feb, 7.30pm
SwanseaFighting the Tories in 2013Thu 7 Feb, 7.30pmBrynmill Community Centre, St Albans Rd, SA2 0BP
Wales—is there still ‘clear red water’? Thu 14 Feb, 7.30pm
TauntonWill the trade union leaders always sell out?Thu 7 Feb, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, Bath Place, High St, TA1 4EP
Will the Labour left ever revive?Thu 21 Feb, 7.30pm
WiganAn illustrated talk on the English revolution and the rise of capitalismWed 13 Feb, 7.30pmSunshine House Community Centre, Bradshawgate, Vauxhall Rd, Scholes, WN1 3SN
WolverhamptonUkip and Europe – a crisis of conservatism?Wed 13 Feb, 7.30pmCity Bar, King St, WV1 1ST
YorkWhere next for the Egyptian Revolution?Wed 6 Feb, 7.30pmSea Horse Hotel, 4 Fawcett St, YO10 4AH
The politics of mental healthWed 20 Feb, 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
DorchesterHow do we build the resistance to austerity?
Organised by Dorset Socialists
Sat 3 Mar, 1.30pmColliton Club, (opposite County Hall), Colliton Park DT1 1XJ
Bookmarks events
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PrestonA people’s history of the Second World War
Book launch with author Donny Gluckstein
Tue 12 Feb, 7pmGreenbank Lecture Theatre, University of Central Lancashire, Victoria St, PR1 2HE


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