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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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BirminghamA world in crisis—why you should be a socialist
With Jo Cardwell
Thu 6 Nov, 7pmPriory Rooms, 40 Bull St, B4 6AF
EssexLessons from the 1917 Russian RevolutionThu 6 Nov, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, Rainsford Rd, Chelmsford CM1 2QL
LiverpoolReform or revolution?Thu 6 Nov, 7pmThe Casa, 29 Hope St (opposite the Philharmonic), L1 9BQ
SheffieldAusterity, war and resistanceThu 6 Nov, 7.30pmCentral United Reformed Church, 60 Norfolk St (near the Crucible theatre), S1 2JB
 

SWP branch meetings

Weekly meetings to discuss political issues and our local activity. All welcome
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AberdeenIs revolution possible in Britain?Thu 6 Nov, 7pmThe Snug, Ma Cameron’s, 6-8 Little Belmont St, AB10 1JG
BarnsleyDo we need system change to stop climate change?Thu 30 Oct, 6.30pmYMCA, Blucher St, S70 1AP
Ebola—why the system lets Africans die Thu 6 Nov, 6.30pm
Birmingham: city and eastFracking, capitalism and the future of energyThu 30 Oct, 7pmFriends of the Earth, The Warehouse, 54-57 Allison St, Digbeth, B5 5TH
Birmingham: city and east and Kings HeathOccupy and street movements—can they bring radical change for workers?Wed 12 Nov, 7pmFriends of the Earth, The Warehouse, 54-57 Allison St, B5 5TH
Birmingham: HandsworthWho was Malcolm X?Wed 29 Oct, 7.30pmThe Dorcas Centre, 44 Nineveh Rd, Handsworth, B21 0TT
Why we oppose all immigration controlsWed 12 Nov, 7.30pm
BoltonMass strikes and protests—how can we beat the Tories?Wed 29 Oct, 6.30pmBolton Socialist Club, 16 Wood St (off Bradshawgate), BL1 1DY
Is revolution possible in Britain?Wed 12 Nov, 6.30pm
BradfordWar and imperialism in the Middle East—why we say don’t bomb IraqWed 29 Oct, 7pmEquity Centre, Perkin House, 82 Grattan Rd, BD1 2LU
Was the First World War an imperialist war?Wed 5 Nov, 7pm
BrightonEbola—why the system lets Africans dieWed 29 Oct, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, Ship St, BN1 1AF
Can the Labour Party offer an alternative to austerity?Wed 5 Nov, 7.30pm
Bristol: NorthEbola—why the system lets Africans dieThu 30 Oct, 7.30pm5th Floor, The Canteen, Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QY
Is revolution possible in Britain?Thu 6 Nov, 7.30pm
Bristol: SouthEbola—why the system lets Africans dieWed 29 Oct, 7.30pmYHA, Narrow Quay, BS1 4QA
Why we need a revolutionary partyWed 5 Nov, 7.30pm
CambridgeEbola—why the system lets Africans dieThu 23 Oct, 7.30pmShanghai Family Restaurant, 39 Burleigh St, CB1 1DG
CardiffWhat is Ukip and how do we fight it?Wed 5 Nov, 7.30pmCathays Community Centre, Cathays Terrace, CF24 4HX
ChelmsfordStrategy and tacticsThu 20 Nov, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, 82 Rainsford Rd, CM1 2QL
ChesterfieldWhy is fascism on the rise in Europe?Thu 30 Oct, 7.30pmMarket Halls, Market Place, S40 1PB
Is revolution possible in Britain?Thu 6 Nov, 7.30pm
ColchesterWar and imperialism in the Middle East—why we say don’t bomb IraqTue 28 Oct, 7.30pmThe Odd One Out, 28 Mersea Rd, CO2 7ET
Welfare state not for sale—can workers stop cuts and privatisation?Tue 4 Nov, 7.30pm
CoventryIs ‘humanitarian’ Western intervention ever justified?Thu 30 Oct, 7.30pmMethodist Central Hall, Warwick Lane, CV1 2HA
Climate change—how can we stop capitalism destroying the planet?Thu 6 Nov, 7.30pm
DerbyRevolution in practice—the Bolsheviks in 1917Thu 6 Nov, 7pmWest End Community Centre (next to Britannia Mill), Mackworth Rd, DE22 3BL
DoncasterAfter Russell Brand calls for an uprising—Could there ever be a revolution in Britain?Wed 29 Oct, 7pmWomen’s Centre, 21 Cleveland St, DN1 3EH
Ebola—why the system lets Africans die Wed 12 Nov, 7pm
DudleyEbola—why the system lets Africans die Wed 12 Nov, 8pmThe What Centre, 23 Coventry St, Stourbridge, DY8 1EP
EdinburghAfter Ferguson—race, class and revolt in the USWed 29 Oct, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, EH1 2JL
Still the Enemy Within—the Miners’ Strike 30 years onWed 5 Nov, 7.30pm
Glasgow: NorthLeninism vs Stalinism—in theory and practiceWed 29 Oct, 7.30pmMunro’s Bar, 185 Great Western Rd, G4 9EB
Trotsky and the united frontWed 5 Nov, 7.30pm
Glasgow: SouthBlack history month—the roots of racismThu 30 Oct, 7.30pmGovanhill Baths, 99 Calder St, G42 7RA
Do we need system change to stop climate change?Thu 6 Nov, 7.30pm
HarlowWhat is Isis and where does it come from?Thu 13 Nov, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, 1 Church Leys, CM18 6BX
HuddersfieldEbola—why the system lets Africans dieWed 29 Oct, 6.30pmBrian Jackson House, 2 New North Parade (near train and bus stations), HD1 5JP
What do socialists say about the conflict in Ukraine?Wed 5 Nov, 6.30pm
IpswichLeft Wing Communism—An Infantile DisorderTue 25 Nov, 7pmLabour Club, 33-35 Silent St, IP1 1TF
KirkcaldyWar and imperialism in the Middle East—why we say don’t bomb IraqMon 10 Nov, 7.30pmBetty Nicol’s Pub, 297 High St, KY1 1JL
LancasterEleanor Marx—a revolutionary lifeThu 6 Nov, 7pmFriends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, LA1 1TX
Leeds: City CentreWhy we oppose all immigration controlsThu 30 Oct, 7pmWest Riding Pub (upstairs), 38 Wellington St, LS1 2DJ
LeicesterEbola—why the system lets Africans die Wed 5 Nov, 7pmLeicester Adult Education College, 2 Wellington St, LE1 6HL
London: Brent & HarrowFrom civil rights to Ferguson—race, class and revolt in the USThu 30 Oct, 7.30pmPepperpot Centre, 1a Thorpe Close, Ladbroke Grove (close to the station), W10 5XL
Ebola—why the system lets Africans die Thu 6 Nov, 7.30pm
London: BrixtonWhy we celebrate the 1917 Russian revolutionWed 29 Oct, 7.30pmVida Walsh Centre, 2b Saltoun Rd (near Effra Rd, facing Windrush Square), SW2 1EP
Pride—when lesbians and gays united with the minersWed 5 Nov, 7.30pm
London: EalingSocialism and religionWed 29 Oct, 7.30pmW3 Gallery, 185 High St, Acton, W3 8DJ
The bloody history of British imperialismWed 5 Nov, 7.30pm
London: HackneyCan capitalism solve the housing crisis?Thu 30 Oct, 7.30pmThe Round Chapel, 2 Powerscroft Rd (corner Lower Clapton Rd), E5 0PU
Can there be a revolution in Britain?Thu 6 Nov, 7.30pm
London: Hornsey and Wood GreenHow do we fight for LGBT liberation today?Wed 29 Oct, 7.30pmWest Indian Cultural Centre, 9 Clarendon Rd, Haringey, N8 0DD
25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall—was the Soviet bloc ever socialist?Wed 5 Nov, 7.30pm
London: KingstonTrade unions—the bureaucracy and the rank and fileWed 29 Oct, 7.30pmNorbiton and Dragon, 16 Clifton Rd, KT2 6PW
Lessons from the 1917 Russian RevolutionWed 5 Nov, 7.30pm
London: LewishamA rebel’s guide to LeninWed 29 Oct, 7.30pmWest Greenwich Community and Arts Centre (near Greenwich mainline station and DLR station), 141 Greenwich High Rd, SE10 8JA
Is revolution possible in Britain?Wed 5 Nov, 7.30pm
London: NewhamAfter Russell Brand calls for an uprising—Could there ever be a revolution in Britain?Wed 29 Oct, 7pmStratford Advice Arcade, 107-109 The Grove (next to Morrisons car park), E15 1HP
25 years since the fall of the Berlin WallWed 5 Nov, 7pm
London: SouthwarkIraq in chaos—the bitter fruits of Bush and Blair’s warThu 30 Oct, 7pmSnug Room, The Grand Union, 26 Camberwell Grove (off Camberwell Church St), SE5 8RE
A rebel’s guide to Rosa LuxemburgThu 6 Nov, 7pm
London: TottenhamThe life and times of Marcus GarveyWed 29 Oct, 7.30pmKitabevi Cafe, 410 Tottenham High Rd, N17 9JB
Housing, crisis, demolition threats and resistanceWed 5 Nov, 7.30pm
London: Tower HamletsTrade unions—bureaucracy and rank and fileWed 29 Oct, 7pmOxford House, Derbyshire St (opp Bethnal Green Rd Tesco), E2 6HG
Turkey and the Kurds—what’s the solution?Wed 5 Nov, 7pm
London: Waltham ForestFrance—can the fascists be stopped?Wed 29 Oct, 7.30pmQuaker Meeting House, 1a Jewel Rd (off Hoe St), E17 4QU
Austerity, food banks and the normalisation of povertyWed 5 Nov, 7.30pm
Manchester: ChorltonWhy we need a revolutionary partyWed 29 Oct, 7.30pmChorlton Library (side door), Manchester Rd, M21 9PN
How we make them rich—a Marxist guide to economicsWed 5 Nov, 7.30pm
Manchester: City CentreTrade unions—bureaucracy and rank and fileThu 6 Nov, 7pmFriends Meeting House, 6 Mount St, M2 5NS
Manchester: Longsight and LevenshulmeCan Iraq turn away from sectarian war?Wed 5 Nov, 7.30pmSwad Cafe, 608 Stockport Rd (next to Immigration Law Centre), Longsight, M13 0RQ
Milton KeynesImmigration—the myths used to divide usWed 19 Nov, 7pmDuncombe Street Community House, 39 Duncombe St, Bletchley, MK2 2LY
NewcastleAfter Russell Brand calls for an uprising—Could there ever be a revolution in Britain?Thu 30 Oct, 7pmThe Labour Club, 11 Leazes Park Rd, NE1 4PF
Is Britain a democracy?Thu 6 Nov, 7pm
NewportHow workers can change the worldThu 30 Oct, 7.30pmEmlyn Room, Newport Centre, 1 Kingsway, NP20 1UH
NorwichWhat’s happening in Hong Kong?Thu 30 Oct, 7.30pmVauxhall Centre, Johnson Place, NR2 2SA
Can socialism come through parliament?Thu 6 Nov, 7.30pm
NottinghamEbola—why the system lets Africans dieWed 29 Oct, 7.30pmCappuchaino Coffee House, 44 Carrington St (opposite Nottingham train station), NG1 7FG
Why we celebrate the relevance of the 1917 Russian RevolutionWed 5 Nov, 7.30pm
OxfordEbola—why the system lets Africans dieWed 29 Oct, 7.30pmRestore, Manzil Way (off Cowley Rd), OX4 1YH
Can Labour win the next election?Wed 5 Nov, 7.30pm
PlymouthHow do we stand up to Ukip?Thu 6 Nov, 7pmQuaker House, 74 Mutley Plain, PL4 6LF
PortsmouthThe blood that never dried—the real history of the British EmpireWed 29 Oct, 7.30pmSomerstown Central, Rivers St, PO5 4EZ
What are the lessons of the 1917 Russian Revolution?Wed 12 Nov, 7.30pm
SheffieldThe roots of racismThu 30 Oct, 7.30pmCentral United Reformed Church, 60 Norfolk St (near the Crucible theatre), S1 2JB
War and imperialism in the Middle East—why we say don’t bomb IraqThu 20 Nov, 7.30pm
SouthamptonThe Labour Party and electionsWed 29 Oct, 7.30pmHigh St Cafe, 153 High St, SO14 2BT
Art and revolutionWed 19 Nov, 7.30pm
SwanseaPride—when lesbians and gays united with the minersThu 30 Oct, 7.30pmBrynmill Community Centre, St Albans Rd, SA2 0BP
How do we stand up to Ukip?Thu 6 Nov, 7.30pm
WiganWhat’s wrong with the Labour Party and what’s the alternative?Wed 29 Oct, 7pmSunshine House Community Centre, Bradshawgate, Vauxhall Rd, Scholes, WN1 3LU
How do we stop the Tories privatising the NHS?Wed 5 Nov, 7pm
Wolverhampton and WalsallCapitalism and healthWed 29 Oct, 7.30pmQuadrant Lounge, 25 Lichfield St, WV1 1EQ
YorkWhat type of party is the Labour Party?Wed 29 Oct, 7.30pmSea Horse Hotel, 4 Fawcett St, YO10 4AH
What causes sexual abuse?Wed 5 Nov, 7.30pm
 

Movement events

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NationalUnite 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
LondonDeciphering Capital: Marx’s Capital and its destiny
Book Launch with author Alex Callinicos in discussion with Christopher Arthur and Michael Roberts. Chaired by Gilbert Achcar
Free entry. Email info@bookmarksbookshop.co.uk to reserve places. Organised by Bookmarks, the socialist bookshop
Mon 10 Nov, 7pmKhalili Lecture Theatre (KLT), School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

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