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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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BarnsleyProspects for socialistsThu 25 Sep, 6.30pmYMCA, Blucher St, S70 1AP
EdinburghAfter the referendum—which way forward for the left?Wed 24 Sep, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, EH1 2JL
EssexWhy do we support strikes?Thu 2 Oct, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, Rainsford Rd, Chelmsford CM1 2QL
GlasgowAfter the referendum—which way forward for the left?Thu 25 Sep, 7.30pmJury’s Inn, 80 Jamaica St, G1 4QG
NottinghamMiners Shot Down
Film showing
Wed 17 Sep, 7.30pmCappuchaino Coffee House, 44 Carrington St (opposite Nottingham train station), NG1 7FG
PortsmouthHow the US wrecked IraqWed 24 Sep, 7.30pmSomerstown Central, Rivers St, PO5 4EZ
 

SWP branch meetings

Weekly meetings to discuss political issues and our local activity. All welcome
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AberdeenChild abuse in Rotherham—what do socialists say?Thu 25 Sep, 6pmBelmont Cinema cafe, 49 Belmont St, AB10 1JS
Birmingham: city and eastEmpire and revolution—a socialist history of the First World WarThu 18 Sep, 7pmFriends of the Earth, The Warehouse, 54-57 Allison St, Digbeth, B5 5TH
Scottish nationalism, the Tories in crisis and the referendumThu 25 Sep, 7pm
Birmingham: Stirchley and kings heathPride—when lesbians and gays united with the minersWed 24 Sep, 7.30pmKings Heath Community Centre, 8 Heathfield Rd, Kings Heath, B14 7DB
BoltonIsis—who are they and where did they come from?Wed 24 Sep, 6.30pmBolton Socialist Club, 16 Wood St (off Bradshawgate), BL1 1DY
BradfordThe socialist case for Scottish independenceWed 17 Sep, 7pmEquity Centre, Perkin House, 82 Grattan Rd, BD1 2LU
How was apartheid in South Africa broken?Wed 24 Sep, 7pm
BrightonThe struggle in Greece—an eyewitness accountWed 17 Sep, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, Ship St, BN1 1AF
After the Scottish referendum—where next for the left? Wed 1 Oct, 7.30pm
Bristol: NorthThe socialist case for Scottish independenceThu 18 Sep, 7.30pm5th Floor, The Canteen, Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QY
Bristol: southThe socialist case for Scottish independenceWed 17 Sep, 7.30pmYHA, 14 Narrow Quay, BS1 4QA
How was apartheid in South Africa broken?Wed 24 Sep, 7.30pm
CambridgeHow can Palestine be free?Thu 18 Sep, 7.30pmThe Box Cafe, 47 Norfolk St, CB1 2LD
CardiffThe socialist case for Scottish independenceWed 17 Sep, 7.30pmCathays Community Centre, Cathays Terrace, CF24 4HX
Deciphering Capital—Marx’s Capital in the 21st centuryWed 24 Sep, 7.30pm
ChelmsfordWhat do we mean by revolution?Thu 18 Sep, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, 82 Rainsford Rd, CM1 2QL
Why we need a revolutionary partyThu 16 Oct, 7.30pm
ChesterfieldPalestine, Iraq and Ukraine—imperialism todayThu 18 Sep, 7.30pmMarket Halls, Market Place, S40 1PB
After the Scottish referendum—where next for the left? Thu 25 Sep, 7.30pm
ColchesterTrotsky—a life of a revolutionaryTue 16 Sep, 7.30pmThe Odd One Out, 28 Mersea Rd, CO2 7ET
How do we fight for women’s liberation?Tue 23 Sep, 7.30pm
CoventryA rough guide to Marxist economicsThu 18 Sep, 7.30pmMethodist Central Hall (Eadon Hall), Warwick Lane, CV1 2HA
Human nature—are we too selfish for socialism?Thu 25 Sep, 7.30pm
DerbyIraq in chaos—the bitter fruits of Bush and Blair’s warThu 18 Sep, 7pmWest End Community Centre (next to Britannia Mill), Mackworth Rd, DE22 3BL
Does Gove’s departure change things for education?Thu 25 Sep, 7pm
DoncasterChild abuse in Rotherham—what do socialists say?Wed 24 Sep, 7pmWomen’s Centre, 21 Cleveland St, DN1 3EH
DudleyUkraine, Syria and Iraq—what causes war?Wed 24 Sep, 8pmThe Duke William pub, 25 Coventry St, Stourbridge, DY8 1EP
DundeeAfter the Scottish referendum—where next for the left? Wed 24 Sep, 7.30pmDundee Voluntary Action, 10 Constitution Rd, DD1 1LL
Glasgow: NorthIndependence activities caucusWed 17 Sep, 7.30pmMunro’s Bar, 185 Great Western Rd, G4 9EB
HarlowIs the Chinese economy taking over the world?Thu 25 Sep, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, 1 Church Leys, CM18 6BX
HuddersfieldThe socialist case for Scottish independenceWed 17 Sep, 6.30pmBrian Jackson House, 2 New North Parade (near train and bus stations), HD1 5JP
How can Palestine be free?Wed 1 Oct, 6.30pm
IpswichHow should socialists organise?Thu 25 Sep, 7pmLabour Club, 33-35 Silent St, IP1 1TF
LancasterWho are Ukip and how do we stop them?Thu 25 Sep, 7pmFriends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, LA1 1TX
Leeds: city centreResisters during the First World WarThu 18 Sep, 7pmWest Riding Pub (upstairs), 38 Wellington St,LS1 2DJ
After the Scottish referendum—where next for the left? Thu 25 Sep, 7pm
LeicesterThe socialist case for Scottish independenceWed 17 Sep, 7pmAfrican Caribbean Centre, Maidstone Rd, LE2 0UA
Palestine, Iraq, Ukraine—imperialism todayWed 24 Sep, 7pm
LiverpoolPalestine, Iraq and Ukraine—imperialism todayThu 18 Sep, 7pmThe Black-E, 1 Great George St, Liverpool L1 5EW
Why we oppose immigration controlsThu 25 Sep, 7pm
London: Brent and HarrowHow the First World War shaped the Middle EastThu 18 Sep, 7.30pmThe Pepperpot Centre, 1a Thorpe Close, Ladbroke Grove (very close to the station), W10 5XL
Child abuse in Rotherham—could it happen again?Thu 25 Sep, 7.30pm
London: BrixtonEbola—capitalism and healthWed 24 Sep, 7.30pmVida Walsh Centre, 2b Saltoun Rd (near Effra Rd, facing Windrush Square), SW2 1EP
London: EalingPalestine, Iraq and Ukraine—imperialism todayWed 24 Sep, 7.30pmW3 Gallery, 185 High St, Acton, W3 8DJ
London: HackneyHow do we fight for socialism?Thu 18 Sep, 7.30pmThe Round Chapel, 2 Powerscroft Rd (corner Lower Clapton Rd), E5 0PU
After the Scottish referendum—where next for the left? Thu 25 Sep, 7.30pm
London: Hornsey and Wood GreenWhy you should read the Communist ManifestoWed 17 Sep, 7.30pmWest Indian Cultural Centre, 9 Clarendon Rd, Haringey, N8 0DD
How do we beat the cuts and austerity?Wed 24 Sep, 7.30pm
London: IslingtonWho are Ukip and how can we stop them?Thu 18 Sep, 7pmThe Old Fire Station, 84 Mayton St, N7 6QT
How can Palestine be free?Thu 25 Sep, 7pm
London: KingstonFracking, capitalism and the future of energyWed 17 Sep, 7.30pmNorbiton and Dragon, 16 Clifton Rd, KT2 6PW
Gaza, Syria, Iraq—imperialism in the Middle EastWed 24 Sep, 7.30pm
London: LewishamReform or revolutionWed 17 Sep, 7.30pmWest Greenwich Community and Arts Centre (near Greenwich mainline station and DLR station), 141 Greenwich High Rd, SE10 8JA
Capitalism and carnage—lessons from the First World WarWed 24 Sep, 7.30pm
London: NewhamEleanor Marx and the new unionismWed 17 Sep, 7pmStratford Advice Arcade, 107-109 The Grove (next to Morrisons car park), E15 1HP
The Marxist theory of alienationWed 24 Sep, 7pm
London: SouthwarkThe economy—Marx vs KeynesThu 25 Sep, 7pmSnug Room, The Grand Union, 26 Camberwell Grove (off Camberwell Church St), SE5 8RE
London: TottenhamChild abuse in Rotherham—what do socialists say?Wed 17 Sep, 7.30pmKitabevi Cafe, 410 Tottenham High Rd, N17 9JB
After the Scottish referendum—where next for the left? Wed 24 Sep, 7.30pm
London: Tower HamletsThe socialist case for Scottish independenceWed 17 Sep, 7pmOxford House, Derbyshire St (opp Bethnal Green Rd Tesco), E2 6HG
Mass strikes and protests—how can we beat the Tories?Wed 24 Sep, 7pm
London: Waltham ForestBreaking through—socialists, communists and the US workers’ movement in the 1930sWed 17 Sep, 7.30pmQuaker Meeting House, 1a Jewel Rd (off Hoe St), E17 4QU
Why we need a revolutionary partyWed 24 Sep, 7.30pm
LutonHow racism and Islamophobia divide usWed 17 Sep, 7.30pmStockwood Hotel, 41-43 Stockwood Crescent (enter by the car park on London Rd), LU1 3SS
Manchester: ChorltonThe origins of Isis and how US imperialism wrecked IraqWed 17 Sep, 7.20pmThe Royal Oak (upstairs), 440 Barlow Moor Rd, M21 0BQ
Explaining the crisis—why Marx was rightWed 24 Sep, 7.20pmChorlton Library (side door), Manchester Rd, M21 9PN
Manchester: City CentreDo workers need a political party to take power?Thu 18 Sep, 7pmFriends Meeting House, 6 Mount St, M2 5NS
Child abuse in Rotherham—what do socialists say?Thu 25 Sep, 7pm
Manchester: Longsight and LevenshulmeWhat is Zionism?Wed 17 Sep, 7.30pmSwad Cafe, 608 Stockport Rd (next to the Immigration Law Centre), Longsight, M13 0RQ
MedwayAfter the Scottish referendum—where next for the left? Thu 25 Sep, 7.30pmConference room, Riverside Creative Hub, 13 Military Rd, Chatham, ME4 4JG
Milton KeynesThe socialist case for Scottish independenceWed 17 Sep, 7pmDuncombe Street Community House, 39 Duncombe St, Bletchley, MK2 2LY
NewcastleIslamophobia and the politics of fearThu 18 Sep, 7pmThe Labour Club, 11 Leazes Park Rd, NE1 4PF
What do we mean by the united front?Thu 25 Sep, 7pm
NewportHow workers change the worldThu 30 Oct, 7.30pmEmlyn Room, Newport Centre, 1 Kingsway, NP20 1UH
NorwichExplaining imperialismThu 18 Sep, 7.30pmVauxhall Centre, Johnson Place, NR2 2SA
Lessons from the 1913 Dublin LockoutThu 25 Sep, 7.30pm
NottinghamHow the Bolsheviks organised the unemployedWed 24 Sep, 7.30pmCappuchaino Coffee House, 44 Carrington St (opposite Nottingham train station), NG1 7FG
OxfordChild abuse in Rotherham—what do socialists say?Wed 17 Sep, 7.30pmRestore, Manzil Way (off Cowley Rd), OX4 1YH
Why the two state solution can’t work in PalestineWed 24 Sep, 7.30pm
PortsmouthSolidarity with Palestine and supporting the BDS campaignWed 17 Sep, 7.30pmSomerstown Central, Rivers St, PO5 4EZ
How racism and Islamophobia divide us and how can we beat them?Wed 1 Oct, 7.30pm
RotherhamChild abuse in Rotherham—what do socialists say?Wed 17 Sep, 7pmBridge Inn, Greasbrough Rd (near the bus and train stations), S60 1RB
What is fascism and how do we fight it?Wed 24 Sep, 7pm
St AlbansEleanor Marx—feminist or socialist?Wed 8 Oct, 7.30pmUpstairs Trinity Church Hall, 1 Beaconsfield Rd (near StĀ Albans City station), AL1 3RD
SheffieldWhy does the media lie about Palestine?Thu 25 Sep, 7.30pmCentral United Reformed Church, 60 Norfolk St (near the Crucible theatre), S1 2JB
SouthamptonCapitalism and carnage—lessons from the First World WarWed 17 Sep, 7.30pmHigh Street Cafe, 153 High St, SO14 2BT
Iraq in chaos—the bitter fruits of Bush and Blair’s warWed 24 Sep, 7.30pm
SwanseaIs the state neutral?Thu 18 Sep, 7.30pmBrynmill Community Centre, St Albans Rd, SA2 0BP
After the Scottish referendum—where next for the left? Thu 25 Sep, 7.30pm
WiganChild abuse in Rotherham—what do socialists say?Wed 17 Sep, 7pmSunshine House Community Centre, Bradshawgate, Vauxhall Rd, WN1 3LU
Isis—who are they and where did they come from?Wed 24 Sep, 7pm
Wolverhampton After the Scottish referendum—where next for the left? Thu 25 Sep, 7.30pmGrain Store, King St, WV1 1ST
YorkThe socialist case for Scottish independenceWed 17 Sep, 7.30pmSea Horse Hotel, 4 Fawcett St, YO10 4AH
Building resistance to austerity in BritainWed 24 Sep, 7.30pm
 

Movement events

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NationalDemonstration at Ukip’s conference
Protest called by Stand Up to Ukip. More details at standuptoukip.org
Sat 27 Sep, Assemble 12 noonSir Nigel Gresley Square, Doncaster
Unite the Resistance Striking together—organising to win
Speakers include John McDonnell MP, Ian Lawrence (Napo general secretary), Mandy Brown (Lambeth College UCU), Billy Hayes (CWU general secretary), Peter Pinkney (RMT president), Jane Aitchison (Unite the Resistance joint secretary), Jeremy Corbyn MP, Ian Hodson (Bfawu national president), Phil Jackson (EIS Scottish teachers and lecturers union national president)
Sat 15 Nov, 12 noon-5pmBloomsbury Central Baptist Church, 235 Shaftesbury Ave, London WC2H 8EP
DoncasterNational demonstration at Ukip’s conference
Protest called by Stand Up to Ukip. More details at standuptoukip.org
Sat 27 SepAssemble 12 noon, Sir Nigel Gresley Square.
DorsetIraq in chaos—the bitter fruits of Bush and Blair’s war
Organised by Dorset Socialists dorsetsocialists.org.uk
Sat 4 Oct, 1.30pmColliton Club (opposite County Hall), Colliton Park, Dorcester DT1 1XJ
Lancaster Palestine Solidarity public meeting
Organised by the Lancaster Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Thu 18 Sep, 7pmFriends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, LA1 1TX
London: southBack the strikes—Fight to win
Unite the Resistance forum with Ian Hodson (President Bfawu bakers’ union), Paul Embery (Secretary London Region FBU), Roger Hutt (Care UK striker), Mandy Brown (Secretary UCU Lambeth College), Hassina Malik (assistant Branch Secretary Lambeth Unison). uniteresist.org
Wed 17 Sep, 7pmKaribu Centre, 7 Gresham Rd, Brixton, SW9 7PH

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