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SWP branch meetings. The Socialist Workers' Party organises branch meetings across Britain to discuss political issues and activity in local areas. They are open to members and non-members and are a good chance to debate politics, ask questions, and get involved in activity.

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SWP Public Meetings

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Bristol25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall—was the Eastern Bloc ever socialist?
With Martin Upchurch
Thu 27 Nov, 7.30pmThe Canteen, 5th Floor, Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QY
Milton Keynes & NorthamptonA rebel’s guide to Eleanor Marx
Book launch with author Siobhan Brown
Wed 10 Dec, 7.30pmDuncombe Street Community House,39 Duncombe St, Bletchley, MK2 2LY
 

SWP branch meetings

Weekly meetings to discuss political issues and our local activity. All welcome
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AberdeenCan there be a revolution in Britain?Thu 27 Nov, 7pmThe Snug, Ma Cameron’s, 6-8 Little Belmont St, AB10 1JG
25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall—was the Eastern Bloc ever socialist?Thu 4 Dec, 7pm
BarnsleySylvia Pankhurst—suffragette, socialist and scourge of empireThu 27 Nov, 6.30pmYMCA, Blucher St, S70 1AP
After Russell Brand calls for an uprising—can there be a revolution in Britain?Thu 4 Dec, 6.30pm
Birmingham: city and eastDo we need system change to stop climate change?Thu 27 Nov, 7.30pmFriends of the Earth, The Warehouse, 54-57 Allison St, B5 5TH
Revolution, imperialism and the First World WarThu 4 Dec, 7.30pm
Birmingham: HandsworthEbola—why the system lets Africans die Thu 27 Nov, 7.30pmThe Dorcas Centre, 44 Nineveh Rd, Handsworth, B21 0TT
Who was Malcolm X?Thu 4 Dec, 7.30pm
Birmingham: Stirchley and Kings HeathWhat do socialists say about the European Union?Wed 26 Nov, 7.30pmKings Heath Community Centre, 8 Heathfield Rd, Kings Heath, B14 7DB
Revolutionaries and elections—does voting change anything?Wed 3 Dec, 7.30pm
BoltonCould there ever be a revolution in Britain?Wed 26 Nov, 6.30pmBolton Socialist Club, 16 Wood St (off Bradshawgate), BL1 1DY
BradfordIs Britain a democracy?Wed 26 Nov, 7pmEquity Centre, Perkin House, 82 Grattan Rd, BD1 2LU
Ebola—why the system lets Africans dieWed 3 Dec, 7pm
BrightonMay 1968—the fire last timeWed 3 Dec, 7.30pmBrighthelm Centre, North Rd, BN1 1YD
Bristol: SouthWhy we celebrate multiculturalismWed 3 Dec, 7.30pmYHA, Narrow Quay, BS1 4QA
Cambridge30 years on—the miners’ strike and the legacy for the struggle todayThu 27 Nov, 7.30pmShanghai Family Restaurant, 39 Burleigh St, CB1 1DG
Cardiff25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall—was the Eastern Bloc ever socialist?Wed 26 Nov, 7.30pmCathays Community Centre, Cathays Terrace, CF24 4HX
Revolutionaries and electionsWed 3 Dec, 7.30pm
ChelmsfordWhat do we mean by reformism?Thu 18 Dec, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, 82 Rainsford Rd, CM1 2QL
ChesterfieldDo we need system change to stop climate change?Thu 4 Dec, 7.30pmMarket Halls, Market Place, S40 1PB
ColchesterEleanor Marx—a revolutionary lifeTue 25 Nov, 7.30pmThe Odd One Out, 28 Mersea Rd, CO2 7ET
Occupy and street movements—can they bring radical change for workers?Tue 2 Dec, 7.30pm
CoventryThe Westminster elite—is the two party system about to collapse?Thu 27 Nov, 7.30pmMethodist Central Hall, Warwick Lane, CV1 2HA
Is there really an economic recovery?Thu 4 Dec, 7.30pm
DerbyImmigration—the myths used to divide usThu 4 Dec, 7pmWest End Community Centre, Mackworth Rd, DE22 3BL
DoncasterHow can we stop the Tories privatising the NHS?Wed 3 Dec, 7pmWomen’s Centre, 21 Cleveland St, DN1 3EH
DudleyRevolution and the First World WarWed 26 Nov, 8pmThe What Centre, 23 Coventry St, Stourbridge, DY8 1EP
DundeeEbola—why the system lets Africans die Wed 26 Nov, 7.30pmDundee Voluntary Action, 10 Constitution Rd, DD1 1LL
Can the SNP bring reforms?Wed 3 Dec, 7.30pm
EdinburghThe welfare state—how it was foundedWed 26 Nov, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, EH1 2JL
Ebola—why the system lets Africans dieWed 3 Dec, 7.30pm
ExeterCan we afford to wait for Labour to end austerity?Thu 4 Dec, 7pmNew Horizon Cafe, 47 Longbrook St, EX4 6AW
How do we end austerity and can we afford to wait for Labour?Thu 4 Dec, 7pm
Glasgow: NorthEbola—why the system lets Africans die Wed 3 Dec, 7.30pmO’Neill’s on Merchant Square, 71 Albion St, G1 1NY
Glasgow: SouthThe roots of racismThu 27 Nov, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, 1 Church Leys, CM18 6BX
How do we fight back against climate change?Thu 4 Dec, 7.30pmGovanhill Baths, 99 Calder St, G42 7RA
HarlowVenezuela since ChavezThu 27 Nov, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, 1 Church Leys, CM18 6BX
Is the left breaking through in Europe?Thu 11 Dec, 7.30pm
HuddersfieldWhy is social inequality getting worse?Wed 26 Nov, 6.30pmBrian Jackson House, 2 New North Parade (near train and bus stations), HD1 5JP
The European Union and the euro—what do socialists say?Wed 3 Dec, 6.30pm
IpswichLeft Wing Communism—An Infantile DisorderTue 25 Nov, 7pmLabour Club, 33-35 Silent St, IP1 1TF
Imperialism—the highest stage of capitalismTue 9 Dec, 7pm
KirkcaldyThe fight against racism todayMon 8 Dec, 7.30pmBetty Nicol’s Pub, 297 High St, KY1 1JL
LancasterImmigration—the myths used to divide usThu 27 Nov, 7pmFriends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, LA1 1TX
After Rotherham and Rochdale—is British society broken?Thu 4 Dec, 7pm
Leeds: City CentreWhat is happening to the economy?Thu 27 Nov, 7pmWest Riding Pub (upstairs), 38 Wellington St, LS1 2DJ
25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall—was the Eastern Bloc ever socialist?Thu 4 Dec, 7pm
LeicesterHow do we stand up to Ukip?Wed 3 Dec, 7pmLeicester Adult Education College, 2 Wellington St, LE1 6HL
LiverpoolAfter Rotherham—what causes sexual abuse?Wed 3 Dec, 7pmThe Brink Cafe, 21 Parr St (near Concert Square), L1 4JN
London: Brent & HarrowAre we heading for another recession?Thu 27 Nov, 7.30pmThe Pepperpot Centre, 1a Thorpe Close, Ladbroke Grove (very close to station), W10 5XL
Are Podemos and Syriza the future for the left?Thu 4 Dec, 7.30pm
London: BrixtonAs the gender pay gap widens—how do we fight for women’s liberation?Wed 26 Nov, 7.30pmVida Walsh Centre, 2b Saltoun Rd (near Effra Rd, facing Windrush Square), SW2 1EP
How democratic is Britain?Wed 3 Dec, 7.30pm
London: CamdenWho are Ukip and how do we stop them?Thu 4 Dec, 7pmTheatro Technis, 26 Crowndale Rd, NW1 1TT
London: EalingWhy won’t the trade union leaders fight?Wed 26 Nov, 7.30pmW3 Gallery, 185 High St, Acton, W3 8DJ
Revolutionaries and the united frontWed 3 Dec, 7.30pm
London: HackneyImmigration—the myths used to divide usThu 4 Dec, 7.30pmThe Round Chapel, 2 Powerscroft Rd (corner Lower Clapton Rd), E5 0PU
London: Hornsey and Wood GreenHow do we fight for LGBT liberation?Wed 26 Nov, 7.45pmWest Indian Cultural Centre, 9 Clarendon Rd, Haringey, N8 0DD
Is it antisemitic to be against Zionist Israel?Wed 3 Dec, 7.45pm
London: KingstonLessons from the 1871 Paris CommuneWed 26 Nov, 7.30pmNorbiton and Dragon, 16 Clifton Rd, KT2 6PW
Are Podemos and Syriza the future for the left?Wed 3 Dec, 7.30pm
London: LewishamCan the Labour Party win the general election and will it end austerity?Wed 26 Nov, 7.30pmWest Greenwich Community and Arts Centre, 141 Greenwich High Rd (near Greenwich mainline and DLR station), SE10 8JA
London: NewhamEbola—why the system lets Africans die Wed 26 Nov, 7pmStratford Advice Arcade, 107-109 The Grove (next to Morrisons car park), E15 1HP
Will the union leaders ever fight?Wed 3 Dec, 7pm
London: SouthwarkGlorious summer—the class struggle in 1972Thu 27 Nov, 7pmSnug Room, The Grand Union, 26 Camberwell Grove (off Camberwell Church St), SE5 8RE
Ebola—why the system lets Africans dieThu 4 Dec, 7pm
London: TottenhamTell me why I don’t like Mondays—Marx’s theory of alienationWed 26 Nov, 7.30pmKitabevi Cafe, 410 Tottenham High Rd, N17 9JB
Ebola—why the system lets Africans dieWed 3 Dec, 7.30pm
London: Tower HamletsThe Great Miners’ strike and how the workers could have wonWed 26 Nov, 7pmOxford House, Derbyshire St (opp Bethnal Green Rd Tesco), E2 6HG
Ebola—why the system lets Africans dieWed 3 Dec, 7pm
London: Waltham ForestEbola—why the system lets Africans die Wed 26 Nov, 7.30pmQuaker Meeting House, 1a Jewel Rd (off Hoe St), E17 4QU
Why does the media always lie?Wed 3 Dec, 7.30pm
Manchester: ChorltonAre we too selfish for socialism?Wed 26 Nov, 7pmChorlton Library (side door), Manchester Rd, M21 9PN
25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall—was the Eastern Bloc ever socialist?Wed 3 Dec, 7pm
Manchester: City Centre25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall—was the Eastern Bloc ever socialist?Thu 27 Nov, 7pmFriends Meeting House, 6 Mount St, M2 5NS
Ebola—why the system lets Africans dieThu 4 Dec, 7pm
MedwayTory Britain—austerity, food banks and the normalisation of povertyThu 27 Nov, 7.30pmConference room, Riverside Creative Hub, 13 Military Rd, Chatham, ME4 4JG
Capitalism in crisis—why is there a recovery for the rich?Thu 11 Dec, 7.30pm
NewcastleIs Britain really a democracy?Thu 27 Nov, 7pmThe Labour Club, 11 Leazes Park Rd, NE1 4PF
Is the media all powerful?Thu 4 Dec, 7pm
NewportUkip and the rise of the right in Europe—how can they be stopped?Thu 4 Dec, 7.30pmEmlyn Room, Newport Centre, 1 Kingsway, NP20 1UH
NorwichThe role of students in revolutionThu 4 Dec, 7.30pmVauxhall Centre, Johnson Place, NR2 2SA
NottinghamCapitalism in crisis—why is there a recovery only for the rich?Wed 3 Dec, 7.30pmCappuchaino Coffee House, 44 Carrington St (opposite Nottingham train station), NG1 7FG
PortsmouthWhy we need a revolutionary partyWed 26 Nov, 7.30pmSomerstown Central, Rivers St, PO5 4EZ
Why we need one million climate jobsWed 3 Dec, 7.30pm
RotherhamHow can we save the NHS?Wed 3 Dec, 7pmBridge Inn, Greasbrough?Rd (near the bus and train stations), S60 1RB
St AlbansThe rise of the far right in PolandTue 2 Dec, 7.30pmTrinity Church Hall (upstairs), 1 Beaconsfield Rd (near St Albans City station), AL1 3RD
SheffieldUkip—what is it and how do we fight it?Thu 27 Nov, 7.30pmCentral United Reformed Church, 60 Norfolk St (near the Crucible theatre), S1 2JB
TTIP—what’s at stake?Thu 4 Dec, 7.30pm
SouthamptonEbola—why the system lets Africans die Wed 26 Nov, 7.30pmHigh Street Cafe, 153 High St, SO14 2BT
The blood never dried—the history of the British EmpireWed 3 Dec, 7.30pm
SwanseaEbola—why the system lets Africans die Thu 27 Nov, 7.30pmBrynmill Community Centre, St Albans Rd, SA2 0BP
Is this the end of Britain’s three party system?Thu 4 Dec, 7.30pm
Wolverhampton and WalsallPalestine after the assault on Gaza—what’s left of the two state solution?Thu 27 Nov, 7.30pmRoyal Hotel, Ablewell St, Walsall, WS1 2EL
Why we oppose all immigration controlsWed 3 Dec, 7.30pmQuadrant Lounge, 25 Lichfield St, WV1 1EQ
YorkStill The Enemy Within—the Miners’ Strike 30 years onWed 3 Dec, 7.30pmSea Horse Hotel, 4 Fawcett St, YO10 4AH
 

Movement events

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DorsetDays of Hope—workers’ struggles between the First World War and the 1926 General Strike
Organised by Dorset Socialists
Sat 6 Dec, 1.30pmColliton Club (opposite County Hall), Colliton Park, Dorchester DT1 1XJ

Bookmarks events

Call to book your place on 020 7637 1848 or email events@bookmarks.uk.com
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LondonBread, Freedom, Social Justice: Workers and the Egyptian RevolutionWith author Anne Alexander and Ahdaf Soueif. Chaired by Guardian journalist Jack Shenker
Thu 27 Nov, 6.30pmBookmarks Bookshop, 1 Bloomsbury St, WC1B 3QE

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