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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
London: Tower Hamlets George Lansbury and the Poplar Revolt—how the East End took on and beat a Tory government...and how we can do the same today
With Esme Choonara and John McLoughlin
Wed 7 Jan, 7pm Oxford House, Derbyshire St (opp Bethnal Green Rd Tesco), E2 6HG
 

SWP branch meetings

Weekly meetings to discuss political issues and our local activity. All welcome
area title time venue
Aberdeen The politics of the SWP Thu 18 Dec, 7pm The Snug, Ma Cameron’s, 6-8 Little Belmont St, AB10 1JG
Can there be a revolution in Britain? Thu 8 Jan, 7pm
Birmingham: city and east The EU—what do socialists say? Thu 15 Jan, 7pm Friends of the Earth, The Warehouse, 54-57 Allison St, B5 5TH
Birmingham: Handsworth Are Syriza and Podemos the future for the left? Thu 18 Dec, 7.30pm The Dorcas Centre, 44 Nineveh Rd, Handsworth, B21 0TT
Birmingham: Stirchley and Kings Heath The riots in Ferguson and police racism Wed 17 Dec, 7.30pm Kings Heath Community Centre, 8 Heathfield Rd, Kings Heath, B14 7DB
Bradford What is class? Wed 7 Jan, 7pm Equity Centre, Perkin House, 82 Grattan Rd, BD1 2LU
Brighton 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall—was the Eastern Bloc ever socialist? Wed 17 Dec, 7.30pm Brighthelm Centre, North Rd, BN1 1YD
Prospects for socialists Wed 7 Jan, 7.30pm
Bristol Prospects for socialists Wed 7 Jan, 7.30pm YHA, Narrow Quay, BS1 4QA
Bristol: North Human nature—are we too selfish for socialism? Thu 15 Jan, 7.30pm 5th Floor, The Canteen, Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QY
Bristol: South Socialism and Christmas Wed 17 Dec, 7.30pm YHA, Narrow Quay, BS1 4QA
Do we need system change to stop climate change? Wed 14 Jan, 7.30pm
Cardiff Prospects for socialists Wed 7 Jan, 7.30pm Cathays Community Centre, Cathays Terrace, CF24 4HX
Chelmsford What do we mean by reformism? Thu 18 Dec, 7.30pm Friends Meeting House, 82 Rainsford Rd, CM1 2QL
A guide to Marxist economics Thu 19 Feb, 7.30pm
Chesterfield Austerity and the fightback in Greece Thu 18 Dec, 7.30pm Market Halls, Market Place, S40 1PB
Prospects for socialists Thu 8 Jan, 7.30pm
Colchester Prospects for socialists Tues 6 Jan, 7.30pm The Odd One Out, 28 Mersea Rd, CO2 7ET
Coventry Prospects for socialists Wed 7 Jan, 7.30pm West Indian Centre, 159 Spon St, CV1 3BB
Derby Prospects for socialists in 2015 Thu 8 Jan, 7pm West End Community Centre, Mackworth Rd (next to Britannia Mill), DE22 3BL
Doncaster The housing crisis—why the system can’t provide decent homes for all Wed 7 Jan, 7pm Women’s Centre, 21 Cleveland St, DN1 3EH
Dundee Prospects for socialists Wed 7 Jan, 7.30pm Dundee Voluntary Action, 10 Constitution Rd, DD1 1LL
Edinburgh Prospects for socialists Wed 7 Jan, 7.30pm Friends Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, EH1 2JL
Essex Prospects for socialists Thu 15 Jan, 7.30pm Friends Meeting House, Rainsford Rd, CM1 2QL
Exeter Prospects for socialists Thu 8 Jan, 7pm New Horizon Cafe, 47 Longbrook St, EX4 6AW
Glasgow: North Prospects for socialists Wed 7 Jan, 7.30pm O’Neill’s on Merchant Square, 71 Albion St, G1 1NY
Glasgow: South Prospects for socialists Thu 8 Jan, 7.30pm Govanhill Baths, 99 Calder St, G42 7RA
Harlow Prospects for socialists Thu 15 Jan, 7.30pm Friends Meeting House, 1 Church Leys, CM18 6BX
Home Counties Prospects for socialists in 2015 Wed 7 Jan, 7.30pm Stockwood Hotel, 41-43 Stockwood Crescent (enter via the car park on London Rd), Luton LU1 3SS
Huddersfield Can music change the world? Wed 17 Dec, 6.30pm Brian Jackson House, 2 New North Parade (near train and bus stations), HD1 5JP
Prospects for socialists Wed 7 Jan, 6.30pm
Ipswich Prospects for socialists Tues 6 Jan, 7pm Labour Club, 33-35 Silent St, IP1 1TF
Kirkcaldy Lessons from the 1917 Russian Revolution Mon 12 Jan, 7.30pm Betty Nicol’s Pub, 297 High St, KY1 1JL
Lancaster Do we need system change to stop climate change? Thu 8 Jan, 7pm Friends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, LA1 1TX
Leeds: City Centre Prospects for socialists Thu 8 Jan, 7pm Swarthmore Education Centre, 2-7 Woodhouse Square, LS3 1AD
Leicester Prospects for socialists Wed 17 Dec, 7pm Leicester Adult Education College, 2 Wellington St, LE1 6HL
Liverpool Race, class and revolt in the US Wed 17 Dec, 7pm The Brink Cafe, 21 Parr St (near Concert Square), L1 4JN
Prospects for socialists Wed 7 Jan, 7pm
London: Camden Ebola—why the system lets Africans die Thu 8 Jan, 7pm Theatro Technis, 26 Crowndale Rd, NW1 1TT
London: Ealing Is Marx still relevant today? Wed 14 Jan, 7.30pm W3 Gallery, 185 High St, Acton, W3 9DJ
London: Hackney Race, class and revolt in the US Thu 18 Dec, 7.30pm The Round Chapel, 2 Powerscroft Rd (corner Lower Clapton Rd), E5 0PU
Prospects for socialists Thu 8 Jan, 7.30pm
London: Hornsey and Wood Green Should socialists stand in elections? Wed 17 Dec, 7.45pm West Indian Cultural Centre, 9 Clarendon Rd, Haringey, N8 0DD
What causes financial crises and can we solve them? Wed 7 Jan, 7.45pm
London: Kingston The movement against water charges in Ireland Wed 17 Dec, 7.30pm Norbiton and Dragon, 16 Clifton Rd, KT2 6PW
London: Lewisham Prospects for socialists Wed 7 Jan, 7.30pm West Greenwich Community and Arts Centre, 141 Greenwich High Rd (near Greenwich main line and DLR Station), SE10 8JA
London: Newham Prospects for socialists Wed 7 Jan, 7pm Stratford Advice Arcade, 107-109 The Grove (next to Morrisons car park), E15 1HP
London: North Prospects for socialists Wed 14 Jan, 7.45pm West Indian Cultural Centre, 9 Clarendon Rd, Haringey, N8 0DD
London: South Prospects for socialists Wed 7 Jan, 7.30pm Vida Walsh Centre, 2b Saltoun Rd, (near Effra Rd, facing Windrush Square), SW2 1EP
London: Southwark Race, class and revolt in the US Thu 15 Jan, 7pm Snug Room, The Grand Union, 26 Camberwell Grove (off Camberwell Church St), SE5 8RE
London: Waltham Forest Prospects for socialists in 2015 Wed 7 Jan, 7.30pm Quaker Meeting House, 1a Jewel Rd (off Hoe St), E17 4QU
London: West Prospects for socialists Wed 7 Jan, 7.30pm West London Trade Union Club, 33-35 High St, Acton W3 6ND
Manchester: Chorlton What’s happening in Ukraine? Wed 7 Jan, 7pm Chorlton Library (side door), Manchester Rd, M21 9PN
Manchester: City Centre The roots of racism Thu 18 Dec, 7pm Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount St, M2 5NS
Workers, students and revolution Thu 8 Jan, 7pm
Manchester: Longsight and Levenshulme Is the internet becoming part of the state? Wed 14 Jan, 7.30pm Swad Cafe, 608 Stockport Rd (next to the Immigration Law Centre), Longsight, M13 0RQ
Medway Prospects for socialists Thu 8 Jan, 7.30pm Conference room, Riverside Creative Hub, 13 Military Rd, Chatham, ME4 4JG
Newcastle Prospects for socialists Thu 8 Jan, 7pm The Labour Club, 11 Leazes Park Rd, NE1 4PF
Norwich Who are Ukip and how do we stop them? Thu 8 Jan, 7.30pm Vauxhall Centre, Johnson Place, NR2 2SA
Nottingham Prospects for socialists Wed 7 Jan, 7.30pm International Community Centre, 61b Mansfield Rd, NG1 3FN
Oxford Prospects for socialists Wed 7 Jan, 7.30pm Restore, Manzil Way (off Cowley Rd), OX4 1YH
Portsmouth Prospects for socialists Wed 7 Jan, 7.30pm Somerstown Central, Rivers St, PO5 4EZ
Rotherham Who are Ukip and how do we stop them? Wed 14 Jan, 7pm Bridge Inn, Greasbrough Rd (near the bus and train stations), S60 1RB
St Albans The East End Jewish Tailors’ strike—lessons for today Wed 14 Jan, 7.30pm Upstairs Trinity Church Hall, 1 Beaconsfield Rd (near St Albans City station), AL1 3RD
Sheffield Prospects for socialists Thu 8 Jan, 7.30pm Central United Reformed Church, 60 Norfolk St (near the Crucible theatre), S1 2JB
Southampton Prospects for socialists Wed 7 Jan, 7.30pm High Street Cafe, 153 High St, SO14 2BT
Swansea Prospects for socialists Thu 8 Jan, 7.30pm Brynmill Community Centre, St Albans Rd, SA2 0BP
Wigan Race, class and revolt in the US Wed 7 Jan, 7pm Sunshine House Community Centre, Bradshawgate, Vauxhall Rd, Scholes WN1 3LU
Wolverhampton and Walsall Alienation—tell me why I don’t like Mondays Wed 14 Jan, 7.30pm Quadrant Lounge, 25 Lichfield St, WV1 1EQ
York Black lives matter—race, class and revolt in the US Wed 7 Jan, 7.30pm Sea Horse Hotel, 4 Fawcett Street, YO10 4AH
 

Movement events

area title time venue
National Marxism 2015
marxismfestival.org.uk
Thu 9 to Mon 13 July Central London
Barnsley It’s your party—Socialist Worker appeal fundraiser Thu 18 Dec, 6.30pm YMCA, Blucher St, S70 1AP
Dorset The upcoming general election—what should socialists do?
Organised by Dorset Socialists
Sat 3 Jan, 1.30pm Colliton Club (opposite County Hall), Colliton Park, Dorchester DT1 1XJ

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