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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

area title time venue
Essex Lessons from the 1917 Russian Revolution Thu 6 Nov, 7.30pm Friends Meeting House, Rainsford Rd, Chelmsford CM1 2QL
Liverpool Reform or revolution? Thu 6 Nov, 7pm The Casa, 29 Hope St (opposite the Philharmonic), L1 9BQ
Manchester Racism, 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, 7.30pm Friends Meeting House, Mount St, M2 5NS
Norwich Mass strikes and protests—how has the working class changed?
With Julie Sherry.
Thu 23 Oct, 7.30pm Vauxhall Centre, Johnson Place, NR2 2SA
 

SWP branch meetings

Weekly meetings to discuss political issues and our local activity. All welcome
area title time venue
Aberdeen Revolutionaries and the united front Thu 23 Oct, 7pm Siberian Vodka Bar, 9 Belmont St, AB10 1JR
Barnsley Do we need system change to stop climate change? Thu 30 Oct, 6.30pm YMCA, Blucher St, S70 1AP
Birmingham: city and east Mass strikes and protests—how can we beat the Tories? Thu 23 Oct, 7pm Friends of the Earth, The Warehouse, 54-57 Allison St, Digbeth, B5 5TH
Fracking, capitalism and the future of energy Thu 30 Oct, 7pm
Birmingham: Handsworth Mass strikes and protests—how can we beat the Tories? Wed 22 Oct, 7.30pm The Dorcas Centre, 44 Nineveh Rd, Handsworth, B21 0TT
Who was Malcolm X? Wed 29 Oct, 7.30pm
Bolton Mass strikes and protests—how can we beat the Tories? Wed 29 Oct, 6.30pm Bolton Socialist Club, 16 Wood St (off Bradshawgate), BL1 1DY
Bradford The Labour Party and elections Wed 22 Oct, 7pm Equity Centre, Perkin House, 82 Grattan Rd, BD1 2LU
War and imperialism in the Middle East—why we say don’t bomb Iraq Wed 29 Oct, 7pm
Brighton What do we mean by socialism? Wed 22 Oct, 7.30pm Friends Meeting House, Ship St, BN1 1AF
Ebola—why the system lets Africans die Wed 29 Oct, 7.30pm
Bristol: North Turkey and the Kurds—what’s the solution? Thu 23 Oct, 7.30pm 5th Floor, The Canteen, Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QY
Ebola—why the system lets Africans die Thu 30 Oct, 7.30pm
Bristol: South Ebola—why the system lets Africans die Wed 29 Oct, 7.30pm YHA, Narrow Quay, BS1 4QA
Cambridge Ebola—why the system lets Africans die Thu 23 Oct, 7.30pm Shanghai Family Restaurant, 39 Burleigh St, CB1 1DG
Cardiff Austerity, war and resistance—what is the socialist alternative? Wed 22 Oct, 7.30pm Cathays Community Centre, Cathays Terrace, CF24 4HX
Who are Ukip and how do we fight them? Wed 5 Nov, 7.30pm
Chelmsford Strategy and tactics Thu 20 Nov, 7.30pm Friends Meeting House, 82 Rainsford Rd, CM1 2QL
Chesterfield Capitalism and war Thu 23 Oct, 7.30pm Market Halls, Market Place, S40 1PB
Why is fascism on the rise in Europe? Thu 30 Oct, 7.30pm
Colchester Mass strikes and protests—how can we beat the Tories? Tue 21 Oct, 7.30pm The Odd One Out, 28 Mersea Rd, CO2 7ET
War and imperialism in the Middle East—why we say don’t bomb Iraq Tue 28 Oct, 7.30pm
Coventry The bloody history of British imperialism Thu 23 Oct, 7.30pm Methodist Central Hall, Warwick Lane, CV1 2HA
Is ‘humanitarian’ Western intervention ever justified? Thu 30 Oct, 7.30pm
Derby Mass strikes and protests—how can we beat the Tories? Thu 23 Oct, 7pm West End Community Centre, Mackworth Rd (next to Britannia Mill), DE22 3BL
Doncaster After Russell Brand calls for an uprising—Could there ever be a revolution in Britain? Wed 29 Oct, 7pm Women’s Centre, 21 Cleveland St, DN1 3EH
Dudley Mass strikes and protests—how can we beat the Tories? Wed 22 Oct, 8pm The Duke William, 25 Coventry St, Stourbridge, DY8 1EP
Ebola—why the system lets Africans die Wed 29 Oct, 8pm The What Centre, 23 Coventry St, Stourbridge, DY8 1EP
Dundee Mass strikes and protests—how can we beat the Tories? Wed 22 Oct, 7.30pm Dundee Voluntary Action, 10 Constitution Rd, DD1 1LL
Edinburgh The limits of Scottish nationalism Wed 22 Oct, 7.30pm Friends Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, EH1 2JL
After Ferguson—race, class and revolt in the US Wed 29 Oct, 7.30pm
Glasgow: North Iraq and Syria—imperialism in the Middle East Wed 22 Oct, 7.30pm Munro’s Bar, 185 Great Western Rd, G4 9EB
Leninism vs Stalinism—in theory and practice Wed 29 Oct, 7.30pm
Glasgow: South Black history month—the roots of racism Thu 30 Oct, 7.30pm Govanhill Baths, 99 Calder St, G42 7RA
Harlow Can there be a revolution in Britain? Thu 23 Oct, 7.30pm Friends Meeting House, 1 Church Leys, CM18 6BX
Huddersfield Is Britain a democracy? Wed 22 Oct, 6.30pm Brian Jackson House, 2 New North Parade (near train and bus stations), HD1 5JP
Ebola—why the system lets Africans die Wed 29 Oct, 6.30pm
Ipswich The Communist Manifesto—why it still matters Tue 21 Oct, 7pm Labour Club, 33-35 Silent St, IP1 1TF
Left Wing Communism—An Infantile Disorder Tues 25 Nov, 7pm
Kirkcaldy War and imperialism in the Middle East—why we say don’t bomb Iraq Mon 10 Nov, 7.30pm Betty Nicol’s Pub, 297 High St, KY1 1JL
Lancaster Why we need a revolutionary party Thu 23 Oct, 7pm Friends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, LA1 1TX
Eleanor Marx—a revolutionary life Thu 6 Nov, 7pm
Leeds: City Centre Imperialism and war—why we say don’t bomb Iraq Thu 23 Oct, 7pm West Riding Pub (upstairs), 38 Wellington St, LS1 2DJ
Why we oppose all immigration controls Thu 30 Oct, 7pm
Liverpool Will the unions ever fight? Wed 22 Oct, 7pm The Brink cafe, 21 Parr St (near Concert Square), L1 4JN
London: Brent & Harrow How the First World War shaped the Middle East Thu 23 Oct, 7.30pm Pepperpot Centre, 1a Thorpe Close, Ladbroke Grove (close to the station), W10 5XL
From civil rights to Ferguson—race, class and revolt in the US Thu 30 Oct, 7.30pm
London: Brixton The hell of migration controls at Calais—an eyewitness report Wed 22 Oct, 7.30pm Vida Walsh Centre, 2b Saltoun Rd (near Effra Rd, facing Windrush Square), SW2 1EP
Why we celebrate the 1917 Russian revolution Wed 29 Oct, 7.30pm
London: Ealing War and imperialism in the Middle East—why we say don’t bomb Iraq Wed 22 Oct, 7.30pm W3 Gallery, 185 High St, Acton, W3 8DJ
Socialism and religion Wed 29 Oct, 7.30pm
London: Hackney Ebola—why the system lets Africans die Thu 23 Oct, 7.30pm The Round Chapel, 2 Powerscroft Rd (corner Lower Clapton Rd), E5 0PU
Can capitalism solve the housing crisis? Thu 30 Oct, 7.30pm
London: Hornsey and Wood Green Marxism, anarchism, autonomism and the politics of Occupy Wed 22 Oct, 7.30pm West Indian Cultural Centre, 9 Clarendon Rd, Haringey, N8 0DD
How do we fight for LGBT liberation today? Wed 29 Oct, 7.30pm
London: Kingston Trade unions—the bureaucracy and the rank and file Wed 29 Oct, 7.30pm Norbiton and Dragon, 16 Clifton Rd, KT2 6PW
London: Lewisham From Civil Rights to Ferguson—what has changed for black people in the US? Wed 22 Oct, 7.30pm West Greenwich Community and Arts Centre (near Greenwich mainline station and DLR station), 141 Greenwich High Rd, SE10 8JA
A rebel’s guide to Lenin Wed 29 Oct, 7.30pm
London: Newham Islamic State, Islam and Islamophobia Wed 22 Oct, 7pm Stratford Advice Arcade, 107-109 The Grove (next to Morrisons car park), E15 1HP
After Russell Brand calls for an uprising—Could there ever be a revolution in Britain? Wed 29 Oct, 7pm
London: Southwark Is racism in Britain getting worse? Thu 23 Oct, 7pm Snug Room, The Grand Union, 26 Camberwell Grove (off Camberwell Church St), SE5 8RE
Iraq in chaos—the bitter fruits of Bush and Blair’s war Thu 30 Oct, 7pm
London: Tottenham Socialists and elections Wed 22 Oct, 7.30pm Kitabevi Cafe, 410 Tottenham High Rd, N17 9JB
The life and times of Marcus Garvey Wed 29 Oct, 7.30pm
London: Tower Hamlets After Ferguson—race, class and revolt in the US Wed 22 Oct, 7pm Oxford House, Derbyshire St (opp Bethnal Green Rd Tesco), E2 6HG
Trade unions—bureaucracy and rank and file Wed 29 Oct, 7pm
London: Waltham Forest The myths of Zionism Wed 22 Oct, 7.30pm Quaker Meeting House, 1a Jewel Rd (off Hoe St), E17 4QU
France—can the fascists be stopped? Wed 29 Oct, 7.30pm
Manchester: Chorlton Why we need a revolutionary party Wed 29 Oct, 7.30pm Chorlton Library (side door), Manchester Rd, M21 9PN
Why we need a revolutionary party Wed 29 Oct, 7.30pm
Manchester: City Centre Trade unions—the bureaucracy and the rank and file Thu 30 Oct, 7pm Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount St, M2 5NS
Trade unions—bureaucracy and rank and file Thu 30 Oct, 7pm
Manchester: Longsight and Levenshulme Can Iraq turn away from sectarian war? Wed 29 Oct, 7.30pm Swad Cafe, 608 Stockport Rd (next to Immigration Law Centre), Longsight, M13 0RQ
Medway What’s happening in Hong Kong? Thu 23 Oct, 7.30pm Conference room, Riverside Creative Hub, 13 Military Rd, Chatham, ME4 4JG
Newcastle Mass strikes and protests—how can we beat the Tories? Thu 23 Oct, 7pm The Labour Club, 11 Leazes Park Rd, NE1 4PF
After Russell Brand calls for an uprising—Could there ever be a revolution in Britain? Thu 30 Oct, 7pm
Newport How workers can change the world Thu 30 Oct, 7.30pm Emlyn Room, Newport Centre, 1 Kingsway, NP20 1UH
Norwich What’s happening in Hong Kong? Thu 30 Oct, 7.30pm Vauxhall Centre, Johnson Place, NR2 2SA
Nottingham Slavery and the birth of capitalism Wed 22 Oct, 7.30pm Cappuchaino Coffee House, 44 Carrington St (opposite Nottingham train station), NG1 7FG
Ebola—why the system lets Africans die Wed 29 Oct, 7.30pm
Oxford Trade unions, the rank and file and the fight over pay Wed 22 Oct, 7.30pm Restore, Manzil Way (off Cowley Rd), OX4 1YH
Ebola—why the system lets Africans die Wed 29 Oct, 7.30pm
Plymouth Imperialism and the Middle East—why we say don’t bomb Iraq Thu 23 Oct, 7pm Quaker House, 74 Mutley Plain, PL4 6LF
How do we stand up to Ukip? Thu 6 Nov, 7pm
Portsmouth How do we fight capitalism and imperialism? Wed 22 Oct, 7.30pm Somerstown Central, Rivers St, PO5 4EZ
The blood that never dried—the real history of the British Empire Wed 29 Oct, 7.30pm
Rotherham Mass strikes and protests—how can we beat the Tories? Wed 22 Oct, 7pm Bridge Inn, 1 Greasbrough Rd (near the bus and train stations), S60 1RB
St Albans Eleanor Marx—feminist or socialist? Wed 22 Oct, 7.30pm Upstairs Trinity Church Hall, 1 Beaconsfield Rd (near St Albans City station), AL1 3RD
Sheffield The roots of racism Thu 30 Oct, 7.30pm Central United Reformed Church, 60 Norfolk St (near the Crucible theatre),S1 2JB
Southampton The Labour Party and elections Wed 29 Oct, 7.30pm High St Cafe, 153 High St, SO14 2BT
Swansea Mass strikes and protests—how can we beat the Tories? Thu 23 Oct, 7.30pm Brynmill Community Centre, St Albans Rd, SA2 0BP
Pride—when lesbians and gays united with the miners Thu 30 Oct, 7.30pm
Wigan What’s wrong with the Labour Party and what’s the alternative? Wed 29 Oct, 7pm Sunshine House Community Centre, Bradshawgate, Vauxhall Rd, Scholes, WN1 3LU
Wolverhampton and Walsall Capitalism and carnage—what causes war? Thu 23 Oct, 7.30pm The Royal Hotel, Ablewell St, Walsall WS1 2EL
Capitalism and health Wed 29 Oct, 7.30pm Quadrant Lounge, 25 Lichfield St, WV1 1EQ
York Does the mass media control our minds? Wed 22 Oct, 7.30pm Sea Horse Hotel, 4 Fawcett St, YO10 4AH
What type of party is the Labour Party? Wed 29 Oct, 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
London One Hundred Years of War conference
Organised by Stop the War Coalition. Sign up at stopwar.org.uk
Sat 25 Oct, 12 noon to 5pm Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, EC2M 4QH.

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