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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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Hope Over Fear The socialist case for Scottish independence

area title time venue
Aberdeen rallies with Tommy Sheridan Wed 3 Sep, 7pm Copthorne Hotel, 122 Huntly St, AB10 1SU
Dundee Thu 4 Sep, 7pm Marryat Hall, City Square, DD1 3BG
Edinburgh Thu 11 Sep, 7pm LT4, Appleton Tower, Edinburgh University, 11 Crichton St, EH8 9LE
Motherwell Mon 15 Sep, 7pm Fir Park Club, 13 Edward St, ML1 2PP
Paisley Tue 9 Sep, 7pm Paisley Grammar School, Glasgow Rd, PA1 3RP
 

SWP Public Meetings

area title time venue
Barnsley The socialist case for Scottish independence
With speaker Dave Gibson
Thu 28 Aug, 6.30pm YMCA, 1 Blucher St, S70 1AP
Cardiff Gaza, imperialism and the Middle East
With John Rose and an Egyptian activist
Wed 3 Sep, 7.30pm Angel Hotel, Castle St, CF10 1SZ
Essex Palestine, Iraq and Ukraine—imperialism today Thu 4 Sep, 7.30pm Friends Meeting House, 82 Rainsford Rd, Chelmsford CM1 2QL
Glasgow Empire and Revolution—a socialist history of the First World War
With author Dave Sherry
Thu 4 Sep, 7.30pm Jury’s inn, 80 Jamaica St, G1 4QG
 

SWP branch meetings

Weekly meetings to discuss political issues and our local activity. All welcome
area title time venue
Aberdeen John Maclean—Red Clydesider Thu 28 Aug, 6pm Cafe, Belmont Cinema, 49 Belmont St, AB10 1JS
Barnsley The politics of CLR James Thu 21 Aug, 6.30pm YMCA, 1 Blucher St, S70 1AP
Is intelligence just a matter of genetics? Thu 4 Sep, 6.30pm
Birmingham: Handsworth How successful can boycotts be in struggle? Wed 27 Aug, 7pm Laurel Road Community Sports Centre, Laurel Rd, B21 9PB
The socialist case for Scottish independence Wed 3 Sep, 7pm
Bolton What do we mean by revolution? Wed 3 Sep, 6.30pm Bolton Socialist Club, 16 Wood St (off Bradshawgate), BL1 1DY
Bradford Why we sell Socialist Worker—the role of the revolutionary paper Wed 27 Aug, 7pm Equity Centre, Perkin House, 82 Grattan Rd, BD1 2LU
Brighton Could the First World War have been avoided? Wed 3 Sep, 7.30pm Friends Meeting House, Ship St, BN1 1AF
Bristol: north Obama and the dream that died Thu 28 Aug, 7.30pm 5th Floor, The Canteen, Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QY
Bristol: south Can we save the NHS? Wed 27 Aug, 7.30pm YHA, 14 Narrow Quay, BS1 4QA
How was apartheid in South Africa broken? Wed 3 Sep, 7.30pm
Cambridge Can the working class really unite? Thu 28 Aug, 7.30pm Shanghai Family Restaurant, 39 Burleigh St, CB1 1DG
Cardiff Iraq and US imperialism Wed 27 Aug, 7.30pm Cathays Community Centre, Cathays Terrace, CF24 4HX
Chelmsford What do we mean by revolution? Thu 18 Sep, 7.30pm Friends Meeting House, 82 Rainsford Rd, CM1 2QL
Chesterfield The socialist case for Scottish independence Thu 28 Aug, 7.30pm Market Halls, Market Place, S40 1PB
Understanding crises in capitalism Thu 4 Sep, 7.30pm
Colchester The socialist case for Scottish independence Tue 26 Aug, 7.30pm The Odd One Out, 28 Mersea Rd, CO2 7ET
How do we oppose the EDL? Tue 2 Sep, 7.30pm
Coventry How racism and Islamophobia divide us and how we can beat them Wed 27 Aug, 7.30pm Koco Buildings, Arches Industrial Estate, Spon End, CV1 3JQ
Fighting imperialism and capitalism—why we need a revolutionary party Wed 3 Sep, 7.30pm
Derby What is intersectionality? Thu 28 Aug, 7pm West End Community Centre (next to Britannia Mill), Mackworth Rd, DE22 3BL
How the Bolsheviks organised the unemployed Thu 4 Sep, 7pm
Doncaster The socialist case for Scottish independence Wed 3 Sep, 7pm Women’s Centre, 21 Cleveland St, DN1 3EH
Dundee Iraq in chaos — the bitter fruits of Bush and Blair’s war Tue 26 Aug, 7.30pm Dundee Voluntary Action, 10 Constitution Rd, DD1 1LL
Edinburgh Iraq in chaos — the bitter fruits of Bush and Blair’s war Wed 27 Aug, 7.30pm Methodist Church, 25 Nicolson Square, EH8 9BX
Empire and Revolution—a socialist history of the First World War Wed 3 Sep, 7.30pm
Exeter The socialist case for Scottish independence Thu 4 Sep, 7pm New Horizon Cafe, 47 Longbrook St, EX4 6AW
Harlow The socialist case for Scottish independence Thu 28 Aug, 7.30pm Friends Meeting House, 1 Church Leys, CM18 6BX
Iraq in chaos—the bitter fruits of Bush and Blair’s war Thu 11 Sep, 7.30pm
Huddersfield Who are the working class? Wed 27 Aug, 6.30pm Brian Jackson House, 2 New North Parade (near train and bus stations), HD1 5JP
After the police slaying of Michael Brown—race, class and revolt in the US Wed 3 Sep, 6.30pm
Ipswich How should socialists organise? Thu 28 Aug, 7pm Labour Club, 33-35 Silent St, IP1 1TF
Kirkcaldy How can Palestine be free? Mon 1 Sep, 7.30pm Betty Nicol’s Pub, 297 High St, KY1 1JL
Lancaster The socialist case for Scottish independence Thu 4 Sep, 7pm Friends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, LA1 1TX
Leeds: city centre Music and resistance—can music change the world? Thu 28 Aug, 7pm West Riding Pub (upstairs), 38 Wellington St,LS1 2DJ
The Labour Party and elections Thu 4 Sep, 7pm
Leicester The history and politics of the mass strike Wed 27 Aug, 7pm African Caribbean Centre, Maidstone Rd, LE2 0UA
Capitalism and food Wed 3 Sep, 7pm
Liverpool The history and politics of the mass strike Wed 27 Aug, 7pm The Black-E, 1 Great George St, Liverpool L1 5EW
Disability, austerity and resistance Thu 4 Sep, 7pm
London: Brent and Harrow The police—one bad apple or rotten to the core? Thu 28 Aug, 7.30pm The Pepperpot Centre, 1a Thorpe Close, Ladbroke Grove (very close to the station), W10 5XL
The crisis in our prisons Thu 11 Sep, 7.30pm
London: Brixton Did Lenin lead to Stalin? Wed 27 Aug, 7.30pm Vida Walsh Centre, 2b Saltoun Rd (near Effra Rd, facing Windrush Square), SW2 1EP
How the US wrecked Iraq Wed 3 Sep, 7.30pm
London: Camden The trade unions and the fightback against austerity Thu 28 Aug, 7pm Theatro Technis, 26 Crowndale Rd, NW1 1TT
How can Palestine be free? Thu 4 Sep, 7pm
London: Ealing The myths of Zionism Wed 27 Aug, 7.30pm Queens Hall, Ealing Town Hall, New Broadway,W5 2BY
The socialist case for Scottish independence Wed 3 Sep, 7.30pm
London: Hackney Why does the US support Israel? Thu 28 Aug, 7.30pm The Round Chapel, 2 Powerscroft Rd (corner Lower Clapton Rd), E5 0PU
After the police slaying of Michael Brown—race, class and revolt in the US Thu 4 Sep, 7.30pm
London: Hornsey and Wood Green Iraq in chaos and the rise of Islamic State Wed 27 Aug, 7.45pm West Indian Cultural Centre, 9 Clarendon Rd, Haringey, N8 0DD
Is it too late to stop climate change? Wed 3 Sep, 7.30pm
London: Islington Ukraine, Iraq and Nato—a crisis of US imperialism Thu 28 Aug, 7pm The Old Fire Station, 84 Mayton St, N7 6QT
London: Kingston Is the Communist Manifesto still relevant today? Wed 3 Sep, 7.30pm Norbiton and Dragon, 16 Clifton Rd, KT2 6PW
London: Lewisham The revolutionary ideas of Karl Marx Wed 3 Sep, 7.30pm West Greenwich Community and Arts Centre, 141 Greenwich High Rd, SE10 8JA
London: Newham Marx’s theory of alienation Wed 27 Aug, 7pm Stratford Advice Arcade, 107-109 The Grove (next to Morrisons car park), E15 1HP
Palestine—why the two state solution can’t work Wed 3 Sep, 7pm
London: Southwark Explaining the crisis—Marx v Keynes Thu 28 Aug, 7pm Snug Room, The Grand Union, 26 Camberwell Grove (off Camberwell?Church?St), SE5 8RE
Trade unions—the bureaucracy and the rank and file Thu 4 Sep, 7pm
London: Tower Hamlets Imperialism—why does the US back Israel? Wed 27 Aug, 7pm Oxford House, Derbyshire St (opp Bethnal Green Rd Tesco), E2 6HG
London: Waltham Forest Young people, gangs and the state Wed 27 Aug, 7.30pm Quaker Meeting House, 1a Jewel Rd (off Hoe St), E17 4QU
Manchester: Chorlton Why Marx was right Wed 27 Aug, 7.30pm Chorlton Library (side door), Manchester Rd, M21 9PN
Ukip’s racist policies—how do we defeat them? Wed 3 Sep, 7.30pm
Manchester: City Centre What is Zionism? Thu 28 Aug, 7pm Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount St, M2 5NS
What is happening in Ukraine? Thu 4 Sep, 7pm
Manchester: Longsight and Levenshulme A rebel’s guide to Lenin Wed 27 Aug, 7.30pm Swad Cafe, 608 Stockport Rd (next to the Immigration Law Centre), Longsight, M13 0RQ
Medway After the police slaying of Michael Brown—race, class and revolt in the US Thu 11 Sep, 7.30pm Conference room, Riverside Creative Hub, 13 Military Rd, Chatham, ME4 4JG
Milton Keynes The socialist case for Scottish independence Wed 17 Sep, 7pm Duncombe Street Community House, 39 Duncombe St, Bletchley, MK2 2LY
Newcastle The socialist case for Scottish independence Thu 11 Sep, 7pm The Labour Club, 11 Leazes Park Rd, NE1 4PF
Norwich Lessons from the 1916 Dublin Lockout Thu 4 Sep, 7.30pm Vauxhall Centre, Johnson Place, NR2 2SA
Nottingham Lenin, Luxemburg and the fight for a revolutionary party Wed 27 Aug, 7.30pm International Community Centre, 61b Mansfield Rd, NG1 3FN
After the police slaying of Michael Brown—race, class and revolt in the US Wed 3 Sep, 7.30pm
Oxford From the First World War to Palestine—how can we fight imperialism today? Wed 27 Aug, 7.30pm Michael Young Building, Manzil Way, Cowley Rd, OX4 1YH
Portsmouth Why do we need a revolutionary party? Wed 27 Aug, 7.30pm Somerstown Central, Rivers St, PO5 4EZ
After the police slaying of Michael Brown—race, class and revolt in the US Wed 3 Sep, 7.30pm
Rotherham Why do the media lie about Palestine? Wed 27 Aug, 7pm Bridge Inn, Greasbrough Rd (near bus and train stations), S60 1RB
How do we stop the privatisation of education? Wed 3 Sep, 7pm
St Albans The socialist case for Scottish independence Wed 10 Sep, 7.30pm Upstairs Trinity Church Hall, 1 Beaconsfield Rd, AL1 3RD
Sheffield: city centre What is privilege theory? Thu 28 Aug, 7.30pm Sharrow Community Forum, Old Junior School, South View Rd (off Sharrow Lane), S7 1DB
Trade unions and the fightback against austerity Thu 4 Sep, 7.30pm
Southampton Are we too selfish for socialism? Wed 27 Aug, 7.30pm High Street Cafe, 153 High St, SO14 2BT
South Africa after the miners’ strike Wed 10 Sep, 7.30pm
Wigan Revolutionaries and the united front Wed 27 Aug, 7pm Sunshine House Community Centre, Bradshawgate, Vauxhall Rd, WN1 3LU
Why we need a revolutionary party Wed 3 Sep, 7pm
York How do societies change? Wed 27 Aug, 7.30pm Sea Horse Hotel, 4 Fawcett St, YO10 4AH
After the police slaying of Michael Brown—race, class and revolt in the US Wed 3 Sep, 7.30pm
 

Movement events

area title time venue
National 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-5pm Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, 235 Shaftesbury Ave, London WC2H 8EP
Doncaster National demonstration at Ukip’s conference
Protest called by Stand Up to Ukip. More details at standuptoukip.org
Sat 27 Sep Assemble 12 noon, Sir Nigel Gresley Square.
Dorchester A film showing of Miners Shot Down
Organised by Dorset Socialists dorsetsocialists.org.uk
Sat 6 Sep, 1.30pm Colliton Club (opposite County Hall), Colliton Park, DT1 1XJ.
Newport Say no to Nato demonstration
The protest is one of a series of events taking place to mark the Nato summit in Newport. For more information go to nonatonewport.org
Sat 30 Aug, 1pm Newport Civic Theatre, Newport, Gwent, NP20 4UR.
Norfolk Burston Strike School Centenary Rally
With Owen Jones and Jeremy Corbyn MP
Sun 7 Sep, 10.55am Church Green, Burston, Norfolk, IP22 5TP
South London Gaza in crisis—how can Palestine be free?
With Dr Muhammed Kalil, John Rose, Kiri Tunks and an eyewitness from Gaza.
Organised by Wandsworth and Lambeth Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Lambeth NUT
Wed 10 Sep, 7pm Karibu Centre, 7 Gresham Rd, Brixton, SW9 7PH.
North London Gaza—what next for Palestine?
Organised by Waltham Forest Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Stop the War Coalition
Wed 3 Sep, 7.30pm Harmony Hall, Truro Rd, Waltham Forest, E17 7BY.

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