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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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Birmingham: City Centre and StirchleyPalestine—resistance and revolution
With John Rose (author of The Myths of Zionism)
Wed 1 Oct, 7.30pmFriends of the Earth, The Warehouse, 54-57 Allison St, Digbeth, B5 5TH
Black CountryRacism, imperialism and the drive to warWed 1 Oct, 7.30pmGrain Store, King St, WV1 1ST
CoventryHow can Palestine be free?
With Mark L Thomas
Thu 9 Oct, 7.30pmMethodist Central Hall, Warwick Lane, CV1 2HA
EssexWhy do we support strikes?Thu 2 Oct, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, Rainsford Rd, Chelmsford CM1 2QL
Lessons from the 1917 Russian RevolutionThu 7 Nov, 7.30pm
LeicesterHow can the Palestinians win?
With Judith Orr (editor of Socialist Worker)
Wed 1 Oct, 7pmLeicester Adult Education College, 2 Wellington St, LE1 6HL
London: Brent & HarrowBlack History Month meeting—the Mangrove Nine
With Brian Richardson (editor, Say it loud—Marxism and the fight against racism)
Thu 9 Oct, 7.30pmThe Pepperpot Centre, 1a Thorpe Close, Ladbroke Grove (very close to station), W10 5XL
London: Waltham ForestWar and imperialism in the Middle East—Why we say don’t bomb Iraq
With Judith Orr (Socialist Worker editor)
Wed 8 Oct, 7.30pmQuaker Meeting House, 1a Jewel Rd (off Hoe St), E17 4QU
 

SWP branch meetings

Weekly meetings to discuss political issues and our local activity. All welcome
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BarnsleySyria—what is the socialist solution?Thu 2 Oct, 6.30pmYMCA, Blucher St, S70 1AP
Is there such a thing as a humanitarian war?Thu 9 Oct, 6.30pm
Birmingham: city and eastHow do we fight racism and the EDL?Wed 8 Oct, 7pmFriends of the Earth, The Warehouse, 54-57 Allison St, Digbeth, B5 5TH
Birmingham: HandsworthHow do we fight racism and the EDL?Wed 8 Oct, 7pmThe Dorcas Centre, 44 Nineveh Rd, B21 0TT
Birmingham: Stirchley and Kings HeathHow do we fight racism and the EDL?Wed 8 Oct, 7.30pmKings Heath Community Centre, 8 Heathfield Rd, Kings Heath, B14 7DB
BoltonIslamic State—what is it and where did it come from?Wed 1 Oct, 6.30pmBolton Socialist Club, 16 Wood St (off Bradshawgate), BL1 1DY
What do socialists say about the national question?Wed 8 Oct, 6.30pm
BradfordMichael Brown—race, class and revolt in the USWed 1 Oct, 7pmEquity Centre, Perkin House, 82 Grattan Rd, BD1 2LU
Can we save the NHS?Wed 8 Oct, 7pm
BrightonAfter the Scottish referendum—where next for the left? Wed 1 Oct, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, Ship St, BN1 1AF
Why strikes can make a differenceWed 8 Oct, 7.30pm
Bristol: NorthHow do we win women’s liberation?Thu 9 Oct, 7.30pm5th Floor, The Canteen, Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QY
Bristol: southIslamic State—what is it and where did it come from?Wed 1 Oct, 7.30pmYHA, 14 Narrow Quay, BS1 4QA
How was apartheid broken in South Africa?Wed 8 Oct, 7.30pm
CambridgePride—when lesbians and gays united with the minersThu 2 Oct, 7.30pmShanghai Family Restaurant, 39 Burleigh St, CB1 1DG
War and imperialism in the Middle East—Why we say don’t bomb IraqThu 9 Oct, 7.30pm
CardiffEleanor Marx—feminist or socialist?Wed 8 Oct, 7.30pmCathays Community Centre, Cathays Terrace, CF24 4HX
ChelmsfordWhy we need a revolutionary partyThu 16 Oct, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, 82 Rainsford Rd, CM1 2QL
ChesterfieldMarx and organising the unemployedThu 2 Oct, 7.30pmMarket Halls, Market Place, S40 1PB
Minimum wage, Living Wage and the fight over payThu 9 Oct, 7.30pm
ColchesterAfter the Scottish referendum where next for the left? Tue 30 Sep, 7.30pmThe Odd One Out, 28 Mersea Rd, CO2 7ET
How do we stand up to Ukip?Tues 7 Oct, 7.30pm
DoncasterAfter the Scottish referendum where next for the left? Wed 1 Oct, 7pmWomen’s Centre, 21 Cleveland St, DN1 3EH
War and imperialism in the Middle East—Why we say don’t bomb IraqWed 8 Oct, 7pm
DundeeWhy the working class?Wed 1 Oct, 7.30pmDundee Voluntary Action, 10 Constitution Rd, DD1 1LL
EdinburghAfter Ferguson—race, class and revolt in the USWed 8 Oct, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, EH1 2JL
Glasgow NorthCan the SNP end austerity?Wed 8 Oct, 7.30pmMunro’s Bar, 185 Great Western Rd, G4 9EB
Glasgow: SouthCan the SNP end austerity?Thu 9 Oct, 7.30pmGovanhill Baths, 99 Calder St, G42 7RA
HarlowChild abuse in Rotherham—what do socialists say?Thu 9 Oct, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, 1 Church Leys, CM18 6BX
HuddersfieldHow can Palestine be free?Wed 1 Oct, 6.30pmBrian Jackson House, 2 New North Parade (near train and bus stations), HD1 5JP
War and imperialism in the Middle East—Why we say don’t bomb IraqWed 8 Oct, 6.30pm
IpswichWhy read the Communist Manifesto?Tues 14 Oct, 7pmLabour Club, 33-35 Silent St, IP1 1TF
LancasterAfter the Scottish referendum where next for the left? Thu 2 Oct, 7pmFriends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, LA1 1TX
Racism, imperialism and the drive to warThu 9 Oct, 7pm
Leeds: city centreWhat do socialists say about Kurdistan?Thu 2 Oct, 7pmWest Riding Pub (upstairs), 38 Wellington St,LS1 2DJ
LeicesterWar and imperialism in the Middle East—Why we say don’t bomb IraqWed 8 Oct, 7pmLeicester Adult Education College, 2 Wellington St, LE1 6HL
LiverpoolAfter the Scottish referendum where next for the left? Thu 2 Oct, 7pmThe Black-E, 1 Great George St, Liverpool L1 5EW
War and imperialism in the Middle East—Why we say don’t bomb IraqThu 9 Oct, 7pm
London: Brent and HarrowClimate change—how do we stop capitalism destroying the planet?Thu 2 Oct, 7.30pmThe Pepperpot Centre, 1a Thorpe Close, Ladbroke Grove (very close to the station), W10 5XL
London: BrixtonRace, class and revolt in the USWed 1 Oct, 7.30pmVida Walsh Centre, 2b Saltoun Rd (near Effra Rd, facing Windrush Square), SW2 1EP
What would a socialist society look like?Wed 8 Oct, 7.30pm
London: CamdenTrade unions and the fight against austerityThu 9 Oct, 7pmTheatro Technis, 26 Crowndale Rd, NW1 1TT
London: EalingWhy we say that immigrants are welcome hereWed 1 Oct, 7.30pmW3 Gallery, 185 High St, Acton, W3 8DJ
Why we need a revolutionary partyWed 8 Oct, 7.30pm
London: HackneyWhat is Ukip and how do we fight it?Thu 2 Oct, 7.30pmThe Round Chapel, 2 Powerscroft Rd (corner Lower Clapton Rd), E5 0PU
War and imperialism in the Middle East—Why we say don’t bomb IraqThu 9 Oct, 7.30pm
London: Hornsey and Wood GreenThe Communist Manifesto—why it still mattersWed 1 Oct, 7.30pmWest Indian Cultural Centre, 9 Clarendon Rd, Haringey, N8 0DD
Why we say no to immigration controls—all migrants are welcome hereWed 8 Oct, 7.30pm
London: IslingtonPride—how lesbians and gays united with the minersThu 2 Oct, 7pmThe Old Fire Station, 84 Mayton St, N7 6QT
War and imperialism in the Middle East—Why we say don’t bomb IraqThu 9 Oct, 7pm
London: LewishamChild abuse in Rotherham—what do socialists say?Wed 1 Oct, 7.30pmWest Greenwich Community and Arts Centre (near Greenwich mainline station and DLR station), 141 Greenwich High Rd, SE10 8JA
Eleanor Marx and the New UnionismWed 8 Oct, 7.30pm
London: NewhamPalestine, Iraq, Ukraine—imperialism todayWed 1 Oct, 7pmStratford Advice Arcade, 107-109 The Grove (next to Morrisons car park), E15 1HP
How real is the economic recovery?Wed 8 Oct, 7pm
London: SouthwarkThe housing crisis—why the system can’t provide decent homes for allThu 2 Oct, 7pmSnug Room, The Grand Union, 26 Camberwell Grove (off Camberwell Church St), SE5 8RE
The blood that never dried—the real history of the British EmpireThu 9 Oct, 7pm
London: TottenhamPride—the miners’ strike and the fight against oppressionWed 1 Oct, 7.30pmKitabevi Cafe, 410 Tottenham High Rd, N17 9JB
After Ferguson—race, class and revolt in the USWed 8 Oct, 7.30pm
London: Tower HamletsThe Nakba—why Israel’s birth was Palestine’s catastropheWed 1 Oct, 7pmOxford House, Derbyshire St (opp Bethnal Green Rd Tesco), E2 6HG
War and imperialism in the Middle East—Why we say don’t bomb IraqWed 8 Oct, 7pm
London: Waltham ForestAfter the Scottish referendum where next for the left? Wed 1 Oct, 7.30pmQuaker Meeting House, 1a Jewel Rd (off Hoe St), E17 4QU
Manchester: ChorltonChild abuse in Rotherham—what do socialists say?Wed 1 Oct, 7.20pmChorlton Library (side door), Manchester Rd, M21 9PN
Can strikes beat the Tories?Wed 8 Oct, 7.20pmThe Royal Oak, (upstairs room), 440 Barlow Moor Rd, M21 0BQ
Manchester: City CentreA rough guide to the revolutionary ideas of LeninThu 2 Oct, 7pmFriends Meeting House, 6 Mount St, M2 5NS
Child abuse in Rotherham—what do socialists say?Thu 9 Oct, 7pm
Manchester: Longsight and LevenshulmeExplaining the crisis—why Marx was rightWed 8 Oct, 7.30pmSwad Cafe, 608 Stockport Rd (next to Immigration Law Centre), Longsight, M13 0RQ
MedwayWar and imperialism in the Middle East—Why we say don’t bomb IraqThu 9 Oct, 7.30pmConference room, Riverside Creative Hub, 13 Military Rd, ME4 4JG
Milton KeynesStrikes and protests—how can we beat the Tories?Wed 15 Oct, 7pmDuncombe Street Community House, 39 Duncombe St, Bletchley, MK2 2LY
NewcastleCapitalism equals war, inequality and racism. What is the socialist alternative?Wed 1 Oct, 7pmThe Labour Club, 11 Leazes Park Rd, NE1 4PF
Is Britain a democracy?Thu 9 Oct, 7pm
NewportHow workers change the worldThu 30 Oct, 7.30pmEmlyn Room, Newport Centre, 1 Kingsway, NP20 1UH
NorwichAfter the Scottish referendum where next for the left? Thu 2 Oct, 7.30pmVauxhall Centre, Johnson Place, NR2 2SA
1919—Britain on the brink of revolutionThu 9 Oct, 7.30pm
NottinghamHow can Palestine be free?Wed 1 Oct, 7.30pmCappuchaino Coffee House, 44 Carrington St (opposite Nottingham train station), NG1 7FG
Identity politics—what do socialists say?Wed 8 Oct, 7.30pm
OxfordWhy we oppose all immigration controlsWed 1 Oct, 7.30pmRestore, Manzil Way (off Cowley Rd), OX4 1YH
Climate change—how do we stop capitalism destroying the planet?Wed 8 Oct, 7.30pm
PortsmouthHow racism and Islamophobia divide us and how can we beat them?Wed 1 Oct, 7.30pmSomerstown Central, Rivers St, PO5 4EZ
Mass strikes and protests—how can we beat the Tories?Wed 8 Oct, 7.30pm
RotherhamWar and imperialism in the Middle East—Why we say don’t bomb IraqWed 8 Oct, 7pmBridge Inn, Greasbrough Rd (near 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
SheffieldChild abuse in Rotherham—what do socialists say?Thu 2 Oct, 7.30pmCentral United Reformed Church, 60 Norfolk St (near the Crucible theatre), S1 2JB
What is fascism and how do we fight it?Thu 9 Oct, 7.30pm
SouthamptonAfter the police killing of Michael Brown—race, class and revolt in the USWed 1 Oct, 7.30pmHigh Street Cafe, 153 High St, SO14 2BT
War and imperialism in the Middle East—Why we say don’t bomb IraqWed 8 Oct, 7.30pm
SwanseaEleanor Marx—socialist and activistThu 2 Oct, 7.30pmBrynmill Community Centre, St Albans Rd, SA2 0BP
War and imperialism in the Middle East—Why we say don’t bomb IraqThu 9 Oct, 7.30pm
WiganWhat caused the First World War?Wed 1 Oct, 7pmSunshine House Community Centre, Bradshawgate, Vauxhall Rd, WN1 3LU
War and imperialism in the Middle East—Why we say don’t bomb IraqWed 8 Oct, 7pm
WolverhamptonFees, cuts and privatisation—what is the socialist alternative for education?Wed 8 Oct, 7.30pmGrain Store, King St, WV1 1ST
YorkBuilding resistance to austerity in BritainWed 24 Sep, 7.30pmSea Horse Hotel, 4 Fawcett St, YO10 4AH
 

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
DorsetIraq in chaos—the bitter fruits of Bush and Blair’s war
Organised by Dorset Socialists dorsetsocialists.org.uk
Sat 4 Oct, 1.30pmColliton Club (opposite County Hall), Colliton Park, Dorcester DT1 1XJ
London: Brent Middle East in crisis—why bombs are not the solution
With Anne Alexander. Organised by Brent Stop the War Coalition
Mon 13 Oct, 7pmRumi’s Cave, 26 Willesden Lane, NW6 7ST
London: WoolwichBritain needs a pay rise
With Matt Wrack (Fire Brigades Union general secretary), Andy Prendergast (GMB senior regional organiser), Helen Pattinson (Fast Food Rights Campaign), Ritzy striker from Bectu union and Unison union striker from Your Choice Barnet. For info contact 07884 080 602. Organised by Greenwich & Bexley Trades Union Council
Tue 7 Oct, 7pmThe Council Chamber, Woolwich Town Hall, Wellington St (Nearest train and DLR station Woolwich Arsenal), SE18 6PW

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