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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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area title time venue
Leeds Stand up to Racism—Stand up to Ukip Tue 17 Feb, 7pm Leeds Civic Hall, Calverley St, LS1 1UR
London: Lewisham Stand up to Racism—Stand up to Ukip Tue 10 Feb, 7pm Goldsmiths University, Room RHB 342, Main Building, Lewisham Way, New Cross, SE14 6NW
London: Kingston Stand up to Racism Thu 12 Feb, 6.30pm Kingston University, Main Building, Room 34, Penrhyn Rd, KT1 2EE
Manchester Stand up to Racism Wed 25 Feb, 6.30pm Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount St, M2 5NS
Sheffield Stand up to Racism Tue 3 Mar, 7pm Central United Reform Church, 60 Norfolk St, S1 2JB
 

SWP Public Meetings

area title time venue
London: Waltham Forest Black lives matter—race, class and revolt in the US Thu 29 Jan, 7.30pm Leytonstone Ex-Servicemens Club, 2 Harvey Rd (next to the Red Lion), E11 3DB
York The Arab revolutions four years on—revolution, repression and resistance
With Alex Callinicos, author of The Revolutionary Ideas of Karl Marx
Wed 4 Feb, 7.30pm Denham Room, Priory Street Community Centre, Priory St, Y01 6EZ
 

SWP branch meetings

Weekly meetings to discuss political issues and our local activity. All welcome
area title time venue
Aberdeen Isis and counter-revolution—a Marxist analysis Thu 29 Jan, 7pm The Snug, Ma Cameron’s, 6-8 Little Belmont St, AB10 1JG
The revolutionary ideas of Karl Marx Thu 5 Feb, 7pm
Barnsley Can the Labour Party win the general election and will it end austerity? Thu 29 Jan, 6.30pm YMCA, Blucher St, S70 1AP
How do we stop climate change? Thu 5 Feb, 6.30pm
Birmingham: city centre How do we fight Islamophobia and the rise of the far right across Europe? Thu 5 Feb, 7pm Priory rooms, Quaker Meeting House, 40 Bull St, B4 6AF
Bolton Are Podemos and Syriza the future for the left? Wed 4 Feb, 6.30pm Bolton Socialist Club, 16 Wood St (off Bradshawgate), BL1 1DY
Bradford Pride, politics and protest—a revolutionary guide to LGBT liberation Wed 28 Jan, 7pm Equity Centre, Perkin House, 82 Grattan Rd, BD1 2LU
After the Greek elections—has austerity worked in Greece? Wed 4 Feb, 7pm
Brighton Next steps for the strikes in the NHS Wed 28 Jan, 7.30pm Brighthelm Centre, North Rd, BN1 1YD
Who are the establishment and how can we fight them? Wed 4 Feb, 7.30pm Friends Meeting House, Ship St, BN1 1AF
Bristol: North Marxism and religion Thu 29 Jan, 7.30pm 5th Floor, The Canteen, Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QY
How radical are the Greens? Thu 5 Feb, 7.30pm
Bristol: South Child abuse, the family and the state Wed 28 Jan, 7.30pm YHA, Narrow Quay, BS1 4QA
How radical are the Greens? Wed 4 Feb, 7.30pm
Cambridge The NHS crisis and the fight against austerity Thu 29 Jan, 7.30pm CB2 Cafe, 5-7 Norfolk St, CB1 2LD
Pride, politics and protest—a revolutionary guide to LGBT liberation Thu 12 Feb, 7.30pm
Cardiff The Kurds and national liberation Wed 28 Jan, 7.30pm Cathays Community Centre, Cathays Terrace, CF24 4HX
Neoliberalism and education Wed 4 Feb, 7.30pm
Chelmsford A guide to Marxist economics Thu 19 Feb, 7.30pm Friends Meeting House, 82 Rainsford Rd, CM1 2QL
Chesterfield Syriza, the Greek elections and the fight against austerity Thu 5 Feb, 7.30pm Market Halls, Market Place, S40 1PB
Colchester Syriza, the Greek elections and the fight against austerity Tue 3 Feb, 7.30pm The Odd One Out, 28 Mersea Rd, CO2 7ET
Coventry Why won’t trade union leaders fight? Wed 28 Jan, 7.30pm West Indian Centre, 159 Spon St, CV1 3BB
Rebellion and oppression in China Wed 4 Feb, 7.30pm
Derby The Holocaust—why fascism must never triumph again Thu 29 Jan, 7pm West End Community Centre, Mackworth Rd (next to Britannia Mill), DE22 3BL
Pride, politics and protest—a revolutionary guide to LGBT liberation Thu 5 Feb, 7pm
Doncaster Isis and counter-revolution—a Marxist analysis Wed 28 Jan, 7pm Women’s Centre, 21 Cleveland St, DN1 3EH
Syriza, the Greek elections and the fight against austerity Wed 4 Feb, 7pm
Dundee Syriza, the Greek elections and the fight against austerity Wed 28 Jan, 7.30pm Dundee Voluntary Action, 10 Constitution Rd, DD1 1LL
Lessons from the 1917 February revolution in Russia Wed 4 Feb, 7.30pm
Edinburgh Syriza, the Greek elections and the fight against austerity Wed 4 Feb, 7.30pm Friends Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, EH1 2JL
Essex Is the economic recovery real? Thu 5 Feb, 7.30pm Friends Meeting House, Rainsford Rd, CM1 2QL
Glasgow: North Syriza, the Greek elections and the fight against austerity Wed 4 Feb, 7.30pm O’Neill’s in Merchant Square, 71 Albion St, G1 1NY
Glasgow: South A rebel’s guide to Eleanor Marx Thu 29 Jan, 7.30pm Govanhill Baths, 99 Calder St, G42 7RA
After Rotherham scandal—what are the causes of sexual abuse? Thu 5 Feb, 7.30pm
Harlow A rebel’s guide to Eleanor Marx Thu 29 Jan, 7.30pm Friends Meeting House,1 Church Leys, CM18 6BX
Have women achieved equality? Thu 19 Feb, 7.30pm
Huddersfield Israel and the Myths of Zionism Wed 28 Jan, 6.30pm Brian Jackson House, 2 New North Parade (near train and bus stations), HD1 5JP
Do we need system change to stop climate change? Wed 4 Feb, 6.30pm
Ipswich After Gaza—how can Palestine be free? Tue 3 Feb, 7pm Labour Club, 33-35 Silent St, IP1 1TF
Kirkcaldy Syriza, the Greek elections and the fight against austerity Mon 2 Feb, 7.30pm Betty Nicol’s Pub, 297 High St, KY1 1JL
Lancaster How do we fight fracking? Capitalism and the future of energy production Thu 5 Feb, 7pm Friends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, LA1 1TX
Leeds: City Centre Marxism and the environment Thu 29 Jan, 7pm Swarthmore Education Centre, 2-7 Woodhouse Square, LS3 1AD
How can we explain the Holocaust? Thu 5 Feb, 7pm
Leicester Syriza, the Greek elections and the fight against austerity Wed 4 Feb, 7pm Leicester Adult Education College, 2 Wellington St, LE1 6HL
Liverpool Child abuse, the family and the state Wed 28 Jan, 7pm Brink Cafe, 21 Parr St (near Concert Square), L1 4JN
How radical are the Greens? Wed 4 Feb, 7pm
London: Brent & Harrow A rebel’s guide to Eleanor Marx Thu 29 Jan, 7.30pm The Pepperpot Centre, 1a Thorpe Close, Ladbroke Grove (very close to the station), W10 5XL
70 years after the liberation of Auschwitz—why we say never again Thu 5 Feb, 7.30pm
London: Brixton Syriza, the Greek elections and the fight against austerity Wed 28 Jan, 7pm Vida Walsh Centre, 2b Saltoun Rd (near Effra Rd, facing Windrush Square), SW2 1EP
The Holocaust—what are the lessons for socialists? Wed 4 Feb, 7pm
London: Camden The roots of the Holocaust Thu 29 Jan, 7pm Theatro Technis, 26 Crowndale Rd, NW1 1TT
Syriza, the Greek elections and the fight against austerity Thu 5 Feb, 7pm
London: Ealing Where next for Palestine after the attacks on Gaza? Wed 28 Jan, 7.30pm W3 Gallery, 185 High St, Acton, W3 9DJ
The Labour Party and the trade unions—has the link been broken? Wed 4 Feb, 7.30pm
London: Hackney The Holocaust—a warning from history Thu 29 Jan, 7.30pm The Round Chapel, 2 Powerscroft Rd (corner Lower Clapton Rd), E5 0PU
LGBT liberation—are we there yet? Thu 5 Feb, 7.30pm
London: Hornsey and Wood Green Iraq, Isis and the Kurds Wed 28 Jan, 7.45pm West Indian Cultural Centre, 9 Clarendon Rd, Haringey, N8 0DD
Black British Rebels—figures from working class history Wed 4 Feb, 7.45pm
London: Islington Syriza, the Greek elections and the fight against austerity Thu 29 Jan, 7pm The Old Fire Station, 84 Mayton St, N7 6QT
Capitalism and climate change Thu 5 Feb, 7pm
London: Kingston The politics of mental health Wed 28 Jan, 7pm Kingston Quaker Centre, Fairfield East , KT1 2PT
Can the Tories abolish the welfare state? Wed 4 Fed, 7pm
London: Lewisham Marxism and religion Wed 28 Jan 7.30pm West Greenwich Community and Arts Centre, 141 Greenwich High Rd (near Greenwich main line and DLR Station), SE10 8JA
What do socialists say about the European Union? Wed 4 Feb, 7.30pm
London: Newham From civil rights to Ferguson—the legacy of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X Wed 28 Jan, 7pm Stratford Advice Arcade, 107-109 The Grove (next to Morrisons car park), E15 1HP
What is class and why does it matter? Wed 4 Feb, 7pm
London: Southwark Isis and counter revolution—a Marxist analysis Thu 5 Feb, 7pm The Grand Union, Snug Room, 26 Camberwell Grove (off Camberwell Church St), SE5 8RE
London: Tottenham A rebel’s guide to Eleanor Marx Wed 28 Jan, 7.30pm Kitabevi Cafe, 410 Tottenham High Rd, N17 9JB
London: Tower Hamlets Syriza, the Greek elections and the fight against austerity Wed 28 Jan, 7pm Oxford House, Derbyshire St (opp Bethnal Green Rd Tesco), E2 6HG
Not just opium? Marxism and religion Wed 4 Feb, 7pm
London: Waltham Forest How do we fight Islamophobia and the rise of the far right across Europe? Wed 4 Feb, 7.30pm Quaker Meeting House, 1a Jewel Rd (off Hoe St), E17 4QU
Luton Black lives matter—race, class and revolt Thu 29 Jan, 7.30pm Stockwood Hotel, 41-43 Stockwood Crescent (enter via the car park on London Rd), LU1 3SS
Manchester: Chorlton Why did the Holocaust happen? Wed 28 Jan, 7pm Proof Bar, 30a Manchester Rd, M21 9PH
Climate change—how can we stop capitalism destroying the planet? Wed 4 Feb, 7pm
Manchester City Centre Pride, politics and protest—a revolutionary guide to LGBT liberation Thu 5 Feb, 7pm Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount St, M2 5NS
Manchester: Longsight and Levenshulme Was the USSR ever socialist? Wed 28 Jan, 7.30pm Swad Cafe, 608 Stockport Rd (next to the Immigration Law Centre), Longsight, M13 0RQ
Medway How real is the economic recovery? Thu 5 Feb, 7.30pm Conference room, Riverside Creative Hub, 13 Military Rd, Chatham, ME4 4JG
Newcastle Syriza, the Greek elections and the fight against austerity Thu 29 Jan, 7pm The Labour Club, 11 Leazes Park Rd, NE1 4PF
How radical are the Greens? Thu 12 Feb, 7pm
Norwich Syriza, the Greek elections and the fight against austerity Thu 29 Jan, 7.30pm Vauxhall Centre, Johnson Place, NR2 2SA
From Civil Rights to Ferguson—the legacy of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X Thu 5 Feb, 7.30pm
Nottingham Syriza, the Greek elections and the fight against austerity Wed 28 Jan, 7.30pm International Community Centre, 61b Mansfield Rd, NG1 3FN
How radical are the Greens? Wed 4 Feb, 7.30pm
Oxford How radical are the Greens? Wed 4 Feb, 7.30pm Restore, Manzil Way (off Cowley Rd), OX4 1YH
Portsmouth Revolutionaries and elections Wed 4 Feb, 7.30pm Somerstown Central, Rivers St, PO5 4EZ
Rotherham Is revolution possible? Wed 18 Feb, 7pm The Bridge Inn, Greasbrough Rd (near the bus and train stations), S60 1RB
Sheffield Syriza, the Greek elections and the fight against austerity Thu 29 Jan, 7.30pm Central United Reformed Church, 60 Norfolk St (near the Crucible theatre), S1 2JB
Isis and counter revolution—a Marxist analysis Thu 5 Feb, 7.30pm
Southampton After the Charlie Hebdo shootings in France—religion, free speech and racism Wed 28 Jan, 7.30pm High St Cafe, 153 High St, SO14 2BT
Rich versus poor—the British economy today Wed 4 Feb, 7.30pm
Swansea The Holocaust—a warning from history Thu 29 Jan, 7.30pm Brynmill Community Centre, St Albans Rd, SA2 0BP
Are Syriza and Podemos the way forward for the left? Thu 5 Feb, 7.30pm
Wigan Pride, politics and protest—a revolutionary guide to LGBT liberation Wed 4 Feb, 7pm Sunshine House Community Centre, Bradshawgate, Vauxhall Rd, Scholes, WN1 3LU
Wolverhampton and Walsall Syriza, the Greek elections and the fight against austerity Wed 4 Feb, 7.30pm Grain Store, King St, WV1 1ST
York What does imperialism look like today? Wed 11 Feb, 7.30pm Sea Horse Hotel, 4 Fawcett Street, YO10 4AH
 

Movement events

area title time venue
National Unite Against Fascism national conference
uaf.org.uk
Sat 21 Feb, 9.30am—4pm TUC Congress House, Great Russell St, London
Time to act! Climate change demonstration
campaigncc.org
Sat 7 March Central London
Stand up to racism and fascism demonstration
standuptoracism.org.uk
Sat 21 March, 12 noon Central London.
Marxism 2015
marxismfestival.org.uk
Thu 9 to Mon 13 Jul Central London
Dorchester After the Charlie Hebdo shootings in France—religion, racism and free speech
Organised by Dorset Socialists
Sat 14 Feb, 1.30pm Colliton Club (opposite County Hall), Colliton Park, DT1 1XJ
Edinburgh Holocaust Memorial Day
Organised by UAF Scotland
Wed 28 Jan, 6pm Appleton Tower, University of Edinburgh, 11 Crichton St, EH8 9LE
Glasgow Holocaust Memorial Day
Organised by UAF Scotland
Tue 27 Jan, 7.30pm STUC, 333 Woodlands Rd, GW3 6NG.
London March for homes
defendcouncilhousing.org.uk
southlondonpa.org
Sat 31 Jan, assemble 12 noon St Mary’s Churchyard, Newington Butts, SE1 6SQ
Jim Cronin 1942-2014: a celebration of his life Sat 7 Feb, 3pm Jacksons Lane Theatre, Studio One, 269a Archway Rd, N6 5AA

Bookmarks events

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area title time venue
London The Three Degrees: The Men Who Changed British Football Forever
With author Paul Rees
Mon 16 Feb 6.30pm Bookmarks Bookshop, 1 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3QE

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