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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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EssexLessons from the 1917 Russian RevolutionThu 6 Nov, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, Rainsford Rd, Chelmsford CM1 2QL
ManchesterRacism, Islamophobia and revolt
With Weyman Bennett, Maz Saleem (daughter of Mohammed Saleem who was killed in an Islamophobic attack last year) and Carole Duggan.
Wed 22 Oct, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, Mount St, M2 5NS
NorwichMass strikes and protests—how has the working class changed?
With Julie Sherry.
Thu 23 Oct, 7.30pmVauxhall Centre, Johnson Place, NR2 2SA
 

SWP branch meetings

Weekly meetings to discuss political issues and our local activity. All welcome
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AberdeenRevolutionaries and the united frontThu 23 Oct, 7pmSiberian Vodka Bar, 9 Belmont St, AB10 1JR
BarnsleyWhat’s happening in Hong Kong?Thu 16 Oct, 6.30pmYMCA, Blucher St, S70 1AP
Birmingham: city and eastWhat kind of revolutionary party do we need?Thu 16 Oct, 7.30pmFriends of the Earth, The Warehouse, 54-57 Allison St, Digbeth, B5 5TH
Mass strikes and protests—how can we beat the Tories?Thu 23 Oct, 7pm
Birmingham: HandsworthMass strikes and protests—how can we beat the Tories?Wed 22 Oct, 7.30pmThe Dorcas Centre, 44 Nineveh Rd, Handsworth, B21 0TT
Birmingham: Kings HeathMass strikes and protests—how can we beat the Tories?Wed 15 Oct, 7.30pmKings Heath Community Centre, 8 Heathfield Rd, B14 7DB
BoltonMass strikes and protests—how can we beat the Tories?Wed 22 Oct, 6.30pmBolton Socialist Club, 16 Wood St (off Bradshawgate), BL1 1DY
BradfordWhat do we mean by revolution?Wed 15 Oct, 7pmEquity Centre, Perkin House, 82 Grattan Rd, BD1 2LU
The Labour Party and electionsWed 22 Oct, 7pm
BrightonTrade union leaders, the rank and file and the fight over payWed 15 Oct, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, Ship St, BN1 1AF
What do we mean by socialism?Wed 22 Oct, 7.30pm
Bristol: NorthTurkey and the Kurds—what’s the solution?Thu 23 Oct, 7.30pm5th Floor, The Canteen, Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QY
Bristol: southMass strikes and protests—how can we beat the Tories?Wed 15 Oct, 7.30pmYHA, 14 Narrow Quay, BS1 4QA
Ebola—why the system lets Africans dieWed 22 Oct, 7.30pm
CambridgeEbola—why the system lets Africans dieThu 23 Oct, 7.30pmShanghai Family Restaurant, 39 Burleigh St, CB1 1DG
CardiffMass strikes and protests—how can we beat the Tories?Wed 15 Oct, 7.30pmCathays Community Centre, Cathays Terrace, CF24 4HX
Austerity, war and resistance—what is the socialist alternative?Wed 22 Oct, 7.30pm
ChelmsfordWhy we need a revolutionary partyThu 16 Oct, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, 82 Rainsford Rd, CM1 2QL
Strategy and tacticsThu 20 Nov, 7.30pm
ChesterfieldWhy does capitalism lead to so many wars?Thu 16 Oct, 7.30pmMarket Halls, Market Place, S40 1PB
Capitalism and warThu 23 Oct, 7.30pm
ColchesterWhy does capitalism lead to so many wars?Thu 16 Oct, 7.30pmThe Odd One Out, 28 Mersea Rd, CO2 7ET
Mass strikes and protests—how can we beat the Tories?Tue 21 Oct, 7.30pm
CoventryThe bloody history of British imperialismThu 23 Oct, 7.30pmMethodist Central Hall, Warwick Lane, CV1 2HA
DerbyMass strikes and protests—how can we beat the Tories?Thu 23 Oct, 7pmWest End Community Centre, Mackworth Rd (next to Britannia Mill), DE22 3BL
DudleyMass strikes and protests—how can we beat the Tories?Wed 22 Oct, 8pmThe Duke William, 25 Coventry St, Stourbridge, DY8 1EP
DundeeMass strikes and protests—how can we beat the Tories?Wed 22 Oct, 7.30pmDundee Voluntary Action, 10 Constitution Rd, DD1 1LL
EdinburghLeon Trotsky—life of a revolutionaryWed 15 Oct, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, EH1 2JL
The limits of Scottish nationalismWed 22 Oct, 7.30pm
Glasgow: NorthIraq, Syria and imperialism in the Middle EastWed 15 Oct, 7.30pmMunro’s Bar, 185 Great Western Rd, G4 9EB
Iraq and Syria—imperialism in the Middle EastWed 22 Oct, 7.30pm
HarlowCan there be a revolution in Britain?Thu 23 Oct, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, 1 Church Leys, CM18 6BX
HuddersfieldMass strikes and protests—how can we beat the Tories?Wed 15 Oct, 6.30pmBrian Jackson House, 2 New North Parade (near train and bus stations), HD1 5JP
Is Britain a democracy?Wed 22 Oct, 6.30pm
IpswichThe Communist Manifesto—why it still mattersTue 21 Oct, 7pmLabour Club, 33-35 Silent St, IP1 1TF
LancasterMass strikes and protests—how can we beat the Tories?Thu 16 Oct, 7pmFriends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, LA1 1TX
Why we need a revolutionary partyThu 23 Oct, 7pm
Leeds: City CentreWhat’s going on in Hong Kong?Thu 16 Oct, 7pmWest Riding Pub (upstairs), 38 Wellington St, LS1 2DJ
Imperialism and war—why we say don’t bomb IraqThu 23 Oct, 7pm
LeicesterWhat kind of party do socialists need?Wed 15 Oct, 7pmLeicester Adult Education College, 2 Wellington St, LE1 6HL
LiverpoolPride and the 1984-5 Miners’ StrikeThu 16 Oct, 7pmThe Black-E, 1 Great George St, L1 5EW
Will the unions ever fight?Wed 22 Oct, 7pmThe Brink cafe, 21 Parr St (near Concert Square), L1 4JN
London: Brent & HarrowWhy capitalism leads to warThu 16 October, 7.30pmPepperpot Centre, 1a Thorpe Close, Ladbroke Grove (close to the station), W10 5XL
How the First World War shaped the Middle EastThu 23 Oct, 7.30pm
London: BrixtonMass strikes and protests—how can we beat the Tories?Wed 15 Oct, 7.30pmVida Walsh Centre, 2b Saltoun Rd (near Effra Rd, facing Windrush Square), SW2 1EP
The hell of migration controls at Calais—an eyewitness reportWed 22 Oct, 7.30pm
London: EalingMass strikes and protests—how can we beat the Tories?Wed 15 Oct, 7.30pmW3 Gallery, 185 High St, Acton, W3 8DJ
War and imperialism in the Middle East—why we say don’t bomb IraqWed 22 Oct, 7.30pm
London: HackneyMass strikes and protests—how can we beat the Tories?Thu 16 Oct, 7.30pmThe Round Chapel, 2 Powerscroft Rd (corner Lower Clapton Rd), E5 0PU
Ebola—why the system lets Africans dieThu 23 Oct, 7.30pm
London: Hornsey and Wood GreenChild abuse in Rotherham—what do socialists say?Wed 15 Oct, 7.30pmWest Indian Cultural Centre, 9 Clarendon Rd, Haringey, N8 0DD
Marxism, anarchism, autonomism and the politics of OccupyWed 22 Oct, 7.30pm
London: LewishamEleanor Marx—a revolutionary lifeWed 15 Oct, 7.30pmWest Greenwich Community and Arts Centre (near Greenwich mainline station and DLR station), 141 Greenwich High Rd, SE10 8JA
From Civil Rights to Ferguson—what has changed for black people in the US?Wed 22 Oct, 7.30pm
London: NewhamStill the Enemy Within—Thatcher and the minersWed 15 Oct, 7pmStratford Advice Arcade, 107-109 The Grove (next to Morrisons car park), E15 1HP
Islamic State, Islam and IslamophobiaWed 22 Oct, 7pm
London: SouthwarkIs racism in Britain getting worse?Thu 23 Oct, 7pmSnug Room, The Grand Union, 26 Camberwell Grove (off Camberwell Church St), SE5 8RE
London: TottenhamThe Middle East in crisis—why bombs are not the solutionWed 15 Oct, 7.30pmKitabevi Cafe, 410 Tottenham High Rd, N17 9JB
Socialists and electionsWed 22 Oct, 7.30pm
London: Tower HamletsWhat causes sexual abuse?Wed 15 Oct, 7pmOxford House, Derbyshire St (opp Bethnal Green Rd Tesco), E2 6HG
After Ferguson—race, class and revolt in the USWed 22 Oct, 7pm
London: Waltham Forest1968—The Year of the global revolt Wed 15 Oct, 7.30pmQuaker Meeting House, 1a Jewel Rd (off Hoe St), E17 4QU
The myths of ZionismWed 22 Oct, 7.30pm
Manchester: ChorltonWhy bombing won’t stop IsisWed 15 Oct, 7.20pmThe Royal Oak, (upstairs room), 440 Barlow Moor Rd, M21 0BQ
Why we need a revolutionary partyWed 29 Oct, 7.30pmChorlton Library (side door), Manchester Rd, M21 9PN
Manchester: City CentreMass strikes and protests—how can we beat the Tories?Thu 16 Oct, 7pmFriends Meeting House, 6 Mount St, M2 5NS
Trade unions—the bureaucracy and the rank and fileThu 30 Oct, 7pm
Manchester: Longsight and LevenshulmeSocialists and national liberation strugglesWed 15 Oct, 7.30pmSwad Cafe, 608 Stockport Rd (next to Immigration Law Centre), Longsight, M13 0RQ
Can Iraq turn away from sectarian war?Wed 29 Oct, 7.30pm
MedwayWhat’s happening in Hong Kong?Thu 23 Oct, 7.30pmConference room, Riverside Creative Hub, 13 Military Rd, Chatham, ME4 4JG
Milton KeynesMass strikes and protests—how can we beat the Tories?Wed 15 Oct, 7pmDuncombe Street Community House, 39 Duncombe St, MK2 2LY
NewcastleThe 1974 revolution in Portugal—an eyewitness accountThu 16 Oct, 7pmThe Labour Club, 11 Leazes Park Rd, NE1 4PF
Mass strikes and protests—how can we beat the Tories?Thu 23 Oct, 7pm
NewportHow workers change the worldThu 30 Oct, 7.30pmEmlyn Room, Newport Centre, 1 Kingsway, NP20 1UH
How workers can change the worldThu 30 Oct, 7.30pm
NorwichCivil rights movements of the 1960s and 1970sThu 16 Oct, 7.30pmVauxhall Centre, Johnson Place, NR2 2SA
NottinghamCivil rights movements of the 1960s and 1970sThu 16 Oct, 7.30pmCappuchaino Coffee House, 44 Carrington St (opposite Nottingham train station), NG1 7FG
Slavery and the birth of capitalismWed 22 Oct, 7.30pm
OxfordWar and imperialism in the Middle East—Why we say don’t bomb IraqWed 15 Oct, 7.30pmRestore, Manzil Way (off Cowley Rd), OX4 1YH
Trade unions, the rank and file and the fight over payWed 22 Oct, 7.30pm
PlymouthMass strikes and protests—how can we beat the Tories?Thu 16 Oct, 7pmQuaker House, 74 Mutley Plain, PL4 6LF
Imperialism and the Middle East—why we say don’t bomb IraqThu 23 Oct, 7pm
PortsmouthStrikes, solidarity and sexual liberationWed 15 Oct, 7.30pmSomerstown Central, Rivers St, PO5 4EZ
How do we fight capitalism and imperialism?Wed 22 Oct, 7.30pm
RotherhamMass strikes and protests—how can we beat the Tories?Wed 22 Oct, 7pmBridge Inn, 1 Greasbrough Rd (near the bus and train stations), S60 1RB
St AlbansEleanor Marx—feminist or socialist?Wed 22 Oct, 7.30pmUpstairs Trinity Church Hall, 1 Beaconsfield Rd (near St Albans City station), AL1 3RD
SheffieldTrotsky and Trotskyism todayThu 16 Oct, 7.30pmCentral United Reformed Church, 60 Norfolk St (near the Crucible theatre), S1 2JB
What are the roots of racism?Thu 23 Oct, 7.30pm
SouthamptonWar and imperialism in the Middle East— Why we say don’t bomb IraqWed 15 Oct, 7.30pmHigh St Cafe, 153 High St, SO14 2BT
The Labour Party and electionsWed 22 Oct, 7.30pm
SwanseaThe roots of racism—Black History Month meetingThu 16 Oct, 7.30pmBrynmill Community Centre, St Albans Rd, SA2 0BP
Mass strikes and protests—how can we beat the Tories?Thu 23 Oct, 7.30pm
WiganMass strikes and protests—how can we beat the Tories?Wed 15 Oct, 7pmSunshine House Community Centre, Bradshawgate, Vauxhall Rd, WN1 3LU
WolverhamptonHow do we stand up to Ukip?Wed 15 Oct, 7.30pmGrain Store, King St, WV1 1ST
Wolverhampton and WalsallCapitalism and carnage—what causes war?Thu 23 Oct, 7.30pmThe Royal Hotel, Ablewell St, Walsall WS1 2EL
YorkFree trade neoliberalism and the attack on the welfare stateWed 15 Oct, 7.30pmSea Horse Hotel, 4 Fawcett St, YO10 4AH
Does the mass media control our minds?Wed 22 Oct, 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

Bookmarks events

Call to book your place on 020 7637 1848 or email events@bookmarks.uk.com
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London: centralConcretopia—a Journey Around the Rebuilding of Postwar Britain
With author John Grindrod. £2
Thu 16 October, 6.30pmBookmarks Bookshop, 1 Bloomsbury St, WC1B 3QE 020 7637 1848

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