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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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Black CountryGove and the Tory education nightmare—can we wake up?Wed 2 Apr, 7.30pmGrain Store, King St, Wolverhampton, WV1 1ST
EssexWhy we celebrate May DayThu 1 May, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, Rainsford Rd, CM1 2QL
London: SouthThe threat of Ukip—fighting racismWed 2 Apr, 7.30pmVida Walsh Centre, 2b Saltoun Rd (near Effra Rd, facing Windrush Square), SW2 1EP
 

SWP branch meetings

Weekly meetings to discuss political issues and our local activity. All welcome
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AberdeenCapitalism and carnage—lessons from the First World WarThu 3 Apr, 6pmButchart Recreation Centre, Aberdeen Uni, AB24 3FX
Neither Washington nor Moscow—the crisis in UkraineThu 10 Apr, 6pm
BarnsleyNeither Washington nor Moscow—the crisis in UkraineThu 3 Apr, 7.30pmYMCA, Blucher St, S70 1AP
How can we get women’s liberation?Thu 10 Apr, 7.30pm
Birmingham: City and EastLGBT oppression and resistanceThu 3 Apr, 7pmFriends of the Earth, The Warehouse, 54-57 Allison St, B5 5TH
The threat of Ukip—how do we fight the racists?Thu 17 Apr, 7pm
Birmingham: HandsworthLessons from the 1917 Russian RevolutionWed 2 Apr, 7pmLaurel Road Community Sports Centre, Laurel Rd, Handsworth, B21 9PB
Tony Benn and reformismWed 9 Apr, 7pm
Birmingham: Stirchley and Kings HeathThe threat of Ukip—how do we fight the racists?Wed 2 Apr, 7.30pmKings Heath Community Centre, 8 Heathfield Rd, Kings Heath, B14 7DB
The politics of disabilityWed 9 Apr, 7.30pm
BoltonNeoliberalism, poverty and resistanceWed 2 Apr, 6.30pmBolton Socialist Club, 16 Wood St (off Bradshawgate), BL1 1DY
Historical materialismWed 9 Apr, 6.30pm
BradfordNeither Washington nor Moscow—the crisis in UkraineWed 2 Apr, 6pmEquity Centre, Perkin House, 82 Grattan Rd, BD1 2LU
Government, business or workers—who is in control?Wed 9 Apr, 6pm
BrightonWhat do socialists say about nationalism?Wed 2 Apr, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, Ship St, BN1 1AF
Lenin’s State and RevolutionWed 9 Apr, 7.30pm
Bristol: NorthBosnia—resisting nationalism and austerityThu 3 Apr, 7.30pm5th Floor, The Canteen, Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QY
What sort of party do we need?Thu 10 Apr, 7.30pm
Bristol: SouthClimate change, fracking and the future of energyWed 2 Apr, 7.30pmYHA, Narrow Quay, BS1 4QA
Bury and PrestwichImmigration—the myths used to divide usThu 10 Apr, 7.30pmBishop Ashton Room (behind Bury Parish Church), The Rock, Bury, BL9 0LA
CambridgeBenefits Street and the demonisation of the poorThu 3 Apr, 7.30pmShanghai Family Restaurant, 39 Burleigh St, CB1 1DG
CardiffIn defence of social work—why Michael Gove is wrongWed 2 Apr, 7.30pmCathays Community Centre, Cathays Terrace, CF24 4HX
How the welfare state was won and how can we defend it?Wed 9 Apr, 7.30pm
ChesterfieldThe threat of Ukip—how do we fight the racists?Thu 3 Apr, 7.30pmChesterfield Library, New Beetwell St, S40 1QN
The Miners’ Strike 30 years on—when the state went to war with the workersThu 10 Apr, 7.30pm
ColchesterWhy the working class?Wed 2 Apr, 7.30pmThe New Inn, Chapel St South, CO2 7AX
The surveillance stateWed 9 Apr, 7.30pm
CoventryThe threat of Ukip—how do we fight the racists?Wed 9 Apr, 7.30pmKoco Buildings, Arches Industrial Estate, Spon End, CV1 3JQ
DerbyWhat can we learn from Shakespeare’s Tempest?Thu 10 Apr, 7pmWest End Community Centre (next to Britannia Mill), Mackworth Rd, DE22 3BL
DoncasterCapitalism and carnage—lessons from the First World WarWed 2 Apr, 7pmWomen’s Centre, 21 Cleveland St, DN1 3EH
Neither Washington nor Moscow—the crisis in UkraineWed 9 Apr, 7pm
DundeeCyber surveillance and the stateTue 1 Apr, 7.30pmDundee Voluntary Action, 10 Constitution Rd, DD1 1LL
Scottish independence and the economy—what do socialists say?Tue 8 Apr, 7.30pm
EdinburghPete Seeger and the politics of folk musicWed 2 Apr, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, 7 Victoria St, EH1 2JL
Neither Washington nor Moscow—the crisis in UkraineWed 9 Apr, 7.30pm
ExeterHow do we defend education from Gove?Thu 3 Apr, 7pmNew Horizon Cafe, 47 Longbrook St, EX4 6AW
What has caused the economic crisis?Thu 17 Apr, 7pm
Glasgow: NorthMarx’s labour theory of valueWed 2 Apr, 7.30pmMunro’s Bar, 185 Great Western Rd, G4 9EB
Does human nature exist?Wed 9 Apr, 7.30pm
Glasgow: SouthNo one is illegal—why we oppose border controlsThu 3 Apr, 7.30pmGovanhill Baths, 99 Calder St, G42 7RA
Lessons from the 1934 Teamster RebellionThu 10 Apr, 7.30pm
HuddersfieldLenin’s State and RevolutionWed 2 Apr, 6.30pmBrian Jackson House, 2 New North Parade (near train and bus stations), HD1 5JP
What’s behind the protests in Venezuela?Wed 9 Apr, 6.30pm
IpswichAn introduction to Marxist economicsTue 1 Apr, 7pmLabour Club, 33-35 Silent St, IP1 1TF
KirkcaldyWhy we need a revolutionary partyMon 7 Apr, 7.30pmBetty Nicol’s Pub, 297 High St, KY1 1JL
Leeds: city centreNeither Washington nor Moscow—the crisis in UkraineThu 3 Apr, 7pmUpstairs West Riding Pub, 38 Wellington St, LS1 2DJ
Capitalism in crisis—lessons from the First World WarThu 10 Apr, 7pm
LeicesterLessons from the 1936-1939 Spanish Civil WarWed 2 Apr, 7pmLeicester Adult Education College, 2 Wellington St, LE1 6HL
Is human nature a barrier to socialism?Wed 9 Apr, 7pm
LiverpoolAbortion—why we defend a woman’s right to chooseThu 3 Apr, 7pmThe Black-E, 1 Great George St, L1 5EW
Neither Washington nor Moscow—the crisis in UkraineThu 10 Apr, 7pm
London: Brent & HarrowThe threat of Ukip—how do we fight the racists?Thu 3 Apr, 7.30pmThe Pepperpot Centre, 1a Thorpe Close, North Kensington, W10 5XL
Neither Washington nor Moscow—the crisis in UkraineThu 10 Apr, 7.30pm
London: BrixtonWomen, resistance and revolutionWed 9 Apr, 7.30pmVida Walsh Centre, 2b Saltoun Rd (near Effra Rd, facing Windrush Square), SW2 1EP
London: EalingCapitalism and carnage—lessons from the First World WarWed 2 Apr, 7.30pmW3 Gallery, 185 High St, Acton, W3 8DJ
What will a future socialist society be like?Wed 9 Apr, 7.30pm
London: HackneyWho was Rosa Luxemburg?Thu 3 Apr, 7.30pmThe Round Chapel, Powerscroft Rd (corner Lower Clapton Rd), E5 0PP
The threat of Ukip—how do we fight the racists?Thu 10 Apr, 7.30pm
London: Hornsey and Wood GreenWhat would socialism look like?Wed 2 Apr, 7.45pmWest Indian Cultural Centre, 9 Clarendon Rd, Haringey, N8 0DD
London: IslingtonThe threat of Ukip—how do we fight the racists?Thu 3 Apr, 7pmThe Old Fire Station, 84 Mayton St, N7 6QT
Scottish independence—what do socialists say?Thu 10 Apr, 7pm
London: KingstonIs the British economy recovering?Thu 3 Apr, 7.30pmFountain Youth Centre, 1 Kingston Rd, New Malden, KT3 3PE
The threat of Ukip—how do we fight the racists?Thu 10 Apr, 7.30pm
London: Lewisham30 years since the Miners’ Strike—when the state declared war on the workersWed 2 Apr, 7.30pmWest Greenwich Community and Arts Centre, 141 Greenwich High Rd (near Greenwich mainline and DLR station), SE10 8JA
London: NewhamIslam and IslamophobiaWed 2 Apr, 7pmStratford Advice Arcade, 107-109 The Grove (next to Morrisons car park), E15 1HP
The threat of Ukip—how do we fight the racists?Wed 9 Apr, 7pm
London: SouthwarkThree years on—where next for the Egyptian Revolution?Thu 10 Apr, 7pmSnug Room, The Grand Union, 26 Camberwell Grove (off Camberwell Church St), SE5 8RE
London: Tottenham The politics of mental healthWed 2 Apr, 7.30pmKitabevi Cafe, 410 Tottenham High Rd, N17 9JB
Trotsky and the united frontWed 9 Apr, 7.30pm
London: Tower HamletsIs the Labour Party a working class party?Wed 2 Apr, 7pmOxford House, Derbyshire St (opp Bethnal Green Rd Tesco), E2 6HG
Is the British economy on the road to recovery?Wed 9 Apr, 7pm
London: Waltham ForestIs the British economy recovering?Wed 2 Apr, 7.30pmQuaker Meeting House, 1a Jewel Rd (off Hoe St), E17 4QU
Socialists and electionsWed 9 Apr, 7.30pm
LutonCapitalism and carnage—lessons from the First World WarWed 9 Apr, 8pmStockwood Hotel, 41-43 Stockwood Crescent (enter via the car park on London Rd), LU1 3SS
Manchester: ChorltonWas Russia ever socialist?Wed 2 Apr, 7.30pmChorlton Library (side door), Manchester Rd, M21 9PN
The threat of Ukip—how do we fight the racists?Wed 9 Apr, 7.30pmRoyal Oak Pub, 116 Manchester Rd, M43 6PF
Manchester: City centreClimate change, fracking and the future of energyThu 3 Apr, 7pmFriends Meeting House, 6 Mount St, M2 5NS
Are we too selfish for socialism?Thu 10 Apr, 7pm
Manchester: Longsight and LevenshulmeClimate change, fracking and the future of energyWed 2 Apr, 7.30pmSwad Cafe, 608 Stockport Rd (next to the Immigration Law Centre), Longsight, M13 0RQ
Manchester: RusholmeThe First World War—imperialism and revolutionThu 3 Apr, 7.30pmUpstairs, Falafel Cafe, Wilmslow Rd, M14 5TQ
Make war on poverty not the poorThu 10 Apr, 7.30pm
MedwayWhat would a socialist society look like?Thu 17 Apr, 7.30pmConference room, Riverside Creative Hub, 13 Military Rd, Chatham, ME4 4JG
MiddlesbroughWhat is human nature?Thu 10 Apr, 7pmRoom M6.02, 6th Floor, Middlesbrough Tower, Teesside University, TS1 3BA
Milton KeynesImmigration—the myths used to divide usWed 23 Apr, 7.30pmThe Barn, Premier Inn, Secklow Gate, MK9 3BZ
NewcastleSlavery and the roots of capitalismThu 3 Apr, 7pmThe Labour Club, 11 Leazes Park Rd, NE1 4PF
NorwichHow do we fight against the war on the poor?Thu 3 Apr, 7.30pmVauxhall Centre, Johnson Place, NR2 2SA
Theories of economics and the workers’ struggle todayThu 10 Apr, 7.30pm
NottinghamJames Connolly—the 1916 Easter Rising and the fight against imperialismWed 2 Apr, 7.30pmInternational Community Centre, 61b Mansfield Rd, NG1 3FN
What do we mean by the united front?Wed 9 Apr, 7.30pm
PortsmouthThe revolutionary ideas of Karl MarxWed 16 Apr, 7.30pmSouthsea Community Centre, St Paul’s Square, PO5 4EE
Rotherham30 years since the Miners’ Strike—when the state declared war on the workersWed 2 Apr, 7pmBridge Inn, Greasbrough Rd (near the bus and train stations), S60 1RB
Why we need a revolutionary partyWed 9 Apr, 7pm
St AlbansImmigration—the myths used to divide usWed 2 Apr, 7.30pmUpstairs Trinity Church Hall, 1 Beaconsfield Rd (near St Albans City station), AL1 3RD
Neither Washington nor Moscow—the crisis in UkraineWed 23 Apr, 7.30pm
Sheffield: city centreThe revolutionary party and the working classThu 10 Apr, 7pmCentral United Reformed Church, 60 Norfolk St (near Crucible Theatre), S1 2JB
Sheffield: NorthWhy the 1917 Russian revolution was lostWed 2 Apr, 7.30pmBurngreave Community Library, 179 Spital Hill, S4 7LF
The legacy of Tony BennWed 9 Apr, 7.30pm
Southampton30 years since the Miners’ Strike—when the state declared war on the workersWed 2 Apr, 7.30pmGoblets Wine bar (upstairs), 184 Above Bar St, SO14 7DW
Police, racism and corruptionWed 9 Apr, 7.30pm
SwanseaCapitalism and carnage—lessons from the First World WarThu 3 Apr, 7.30pmBrynmill Community Centre, St Albans Rd, SA2 0BP
The threat of Ukip—how do we fight the racists?Thu 10 Apr, 7.30pm
Wigan30 years since the Miners’ Strike—when the state declared war on workersWed 2 Apr, 7pmSunshine House Community Centre, Bradshawgate, Vauxhall Road, Scholes, WN1 3SN
How do we build fighting unions?Wed 9 Apr, 7pm
Wolverhampton and WalsallHow do we get rid of capitalism?Wed 9 Apr, 7.30pmGrain Store, King St, Wolverhampton, WV1 1ST
YorkClass struggle and women’s liberationWed 2 Apr, 7.30pmSea Horse Hotel, 4 Fawcett St, YO10 4AH
What do socialists say about racism and fascism?Wed 9 Apr, 7.30pm
 

Movement events

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NationalMarxism 2014
marxismfestival.org.uk
Thu 10 Jul - Mon 14 JulCentral London
BristolThis Land is your Land—a tribute to Woody Guthrie
A spoken word, multi-media and live music presentation.
Tickets £7/£5. Organised by Love Music Hate Racism Bristol
Wed 9 Apr, 7.30pmThe Thunderbolt, The Olde Turnpike, 124 Bath Rd, Totterdown, BS4 3ED.
DorchesterFighting fascism in Europe
Organised by Dorset Socialists
Sat 5 Apr, 1.30pmColliton Club, (opposite County Hall), Colliton Park, DT1 1XJ.
The Miners’ Strike 30 years on
Organised by Dorset Socialists
Sat 3 May, 1.30pm
HullRemember Christopher Alder
Organised by Justice for Christopher Alder Campaign
Vigil: Sat 5 Apr, 1pmOutside Hull Combined Court, Lowgate, HU1 2EZ
Meeting: Sat 5 Apr, 2pmUnison Office (Quay St entrance), 39 Alfred Gelder St, HU1 2AG

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