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SWP public meetings:
area title time venue
BirminghamThe politics of the OlympicsWed 27 Jun, 7.30pmPriory Rooms, Quaker Meeting House, 40 Bull St, B4 6AF
RotherhamCrisis and turmoil across Europe—how can the 99 percent win?Wed 18 Jul, 7pmTalbot Lane Centre, Moorgate St, S60 2EY
 
SWP branch meetings Weekly meetings to discuss political issues and our local activity. All welcome
area title time venue
AberdeenClimate change—how can we stop capitalism destroying our planet?Thu 28 Jun, 6pmSeminar Room, Belmont Cinema, 49 Belmont St, AB10 1JS
Syria—resistance, revolution and the threat of imperialist warThu 12 Jul, 6pm
BarnsleyThe Olympics and the politics of sportThu 28 Jun, 7.30pmYMCA, 1 Blucher St, S70 1AP
Revolution in the Middle East—what does that mean for the struggle in Palestine?Thu 12 Jul, 7.30pm
Birmingham: HandsworthAfter the Greek elections—where next for Europe, resistance and the left?Wed 4 Jul, 7.30pmThe Farcroft, 157 Rookery Rd, B21 9QY
Birmingham: Small HeathTrotsky and the International Socialist traditionThu 12 Jul, 7.30pmBader Restaurant, 394 Coventry Rd, B10 0UF
Birmingham: StirchleyAfter the Greek elections—where next for Europe, resistance and the left?Wed 4 Jul, 7.30pmStirchley Community Centre, 1326 Pershore Rd, B30 2XS
BoltonMurdoch and the millionaire press—why we need Socialist WorkerWed 27 Jun, 6pmBolton Socialist Club, 16 Wood St (off Bradshawgate), BL1 1DY
Why do the Tories hate the working class?Wed 11 Jul, 6pm
BradfordAre we too selfish for socialism?Wed 27 Jun, 6pmEquity Centre, 1 Longlands St, BD1 2TP
The politics of foodWed 4 Jul, 6pm
BrightonChile 1973—the limits of reformismThu 28 Jun 7.30pmPhoenix Community Centre, 2 Phoenix Place, BN2 9ND
Why Marx was rightThu 12 Jul, 7.30pm
Bristol: EastThe role of the revolutionary paper in building resistanceWed 27 Jun, 7.30pmEaston Community Centre, Kilburn St, BS5 6AW
What is fascism and how do we fight it?Wed 11 Jul, 7.30pm
Bristol: SouthWas there ever a ‘golden age’ of the Labour Party?Wed 27 Jun, 7.30pmYHA, Narrow Quay, BS1 4QA
From post-war boom to economic crisis—why did it happen?Wed 4 Jul, 7.30pm
Bristol: Stokes CroftCan the euro survive?Thu 28 Jun, 7.30pm5th Floor, The Canteen, Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QY
What do we mean by revolution?Thu 12 Jul, 7.30pm
CambridgeClimate change—how can we stop capitalism destroying our planet?Thu 28 Jun, 7.30pmCB2 Cafe, 5-7 Norfolk St, CB1 2LD
Egypt and the Arab revolutionsThu 12 Jul, 7.30pm
CanterburyDo genes determine our behaviour?Thu 28 Jun, 7.30pmSt Peters Methodist Church Hall, St Peters Lane, CT1 2BE
The left, trade unions and resistanceThu 12 Jul, 7.30pm
CardiffThe politics of the OlympicsWed 27 Jun, 7.30pmCathays Community Centre, Cathays Terrace, CF24 4HX
Why is the ruling class trying to take away our right to protest?Wed 4 Jul, 7.30pm
ChelmsfordCapitalism isn’t working—why Marx was rightThu 19 Jul, 7.30pmThe Bird in Hand, New Writtle St, CM2 0RZ
ChesterfieldThe Olympics and the politics of sportThu 28 Jun, 7.30pmHurst House, 11 Abercrombie St, S41 7LW
Marxism in the 21st centuryThu 12 Jul, 7.30pm
ColchesterWhy the police aren’t friends of the working classWed 27 Jun, 7.30pmAlbatta Cafe, 18A Sir Isaac’s Walk, CO1 1JJ
Are we too selfish for socialism?Wed 4 Jul, 7.30pm
CoventryThe politics of foodWed 27 Jun, 7.30pmWest Indian Centre, 159 Spon St, CV1 3BB
Barack Obama—a hope betrayedWed 4 Jul, 7.30pm
DerbyThe politics of foodThu 28 Jun, 7pmWest End Community Centre, Mackworth Rd (next to Britannia Mill), DE22 3BL
Class wars—how do we stop the Tories privatising education?Thu 12 Jul, 7pm
DorsetAusterity, crisis and fascismTue 26 Jun, 7.30pmThe Royal Standard, 700 Dorchester Rd, Upwey, Weymouth DT3 5LA
DudleyThe politics of the OlympicsWed 27 Jun, 8pmThe Duke of William, 25 Coventry St, Stourbridge, DY8 1EP
From Stephen Lawrence to Trayvon Martin—the police, racism and the stateWed 4 Jul, 8pm
DundeeAfter the Greek elections—where next for Europe, resistance and the left?Wed 27 Jun, 7.30pmDundee Voluntary Action, 10 Constitution Rd, DD1 1LL
EdinburghSyria—resistance, revolution and the threat of imperialist warWed 27 Jun, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, Victoria Terrace, EH1 2JL
From Greece to Spain—will bailouts solve the crisis?Wed 11 Jul, 7.30pm
Glasgow: NorthWhat’s the solution to the housing crisis?Wed 27 Jun, 7.30pmCommunity Central Halls, 304 Maryhill Rd, G20 7YE
What do socialists say about refugees and immigration?Wed 11 Jul, 7.30pm
Glasgow: southTell me why we don’t like Mondays—Marx’s theory of alienationThu 28 Jun, 7.30pmGovanhill Pool, 99 Calder St, G42 7RR
GuildfordCan international aid end poverty in the poorest countries?Sat 30 Jun, 2pmGuildford Library, 77 North St, GU1 4AL
HarlowMedia power, corruption and the struggle—why we need a socialist paperThu 28 Jun, 7.30pmCommon Room, Gibson Court, Bishopsfield, CM18 6FF
Why Marx was rightThu 12 Jul, 7.30pm
HastingsFascism and the crisisWed 27 Jun, 7.30pmThe Clarence, 57 Middle St, TN34 1NA
HuddersfieldAfter the Greek elections—where next for Europe, resistance and the left?Wed 4 Jul, 6.30pmCafe Society, Byram St (near main post office), HD1 1DR
HullThe politics of the OlympicsThu 12 Jul, 7pmRelax Coffee House, 91 Newland Avenue, HU5 3BG
LancasterSocialists and electionsWed 27 Jun, 7pmFriends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, LA1 1TX
After the coup—how can the Egyptian Revolution win?Wed 11 Jul, 7pm
Leeds: Harehills & ChapeltownAn eyewitness from the Egyptian RevolutionWed 27 Jun, 7.30pmTrinity United Church, Banstead Terrace, Roundhay Rd, LS8 2HU
LeicesterThe Paris Commune—a glimpse of workers’ powerWed 27 Jun, 7pmLeicester Adult Education College, 2 Wellington St, LE1 6HL
Syria—resistance, revolution and the threat of imperialist warWed 11 Jul, 7pm
LiverpoolMarxism and queer theoryThu 28 Jun, 7pmMethodist Centre (above News from Nowhere bookshop), 96 Bold St, L1 4HY
London: Battersea & WandsworthThe politics of the OlympicsThu 28 Jun, 7pmBattersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, SW11 5TN
From Greece to Spain—will the bailouts solve the crisis?Thu 12 Jul, 7pm
London: Brent & HarrowAn eyewitness from the Egyptian RevolutionThu 28 Jun, 7.30pmTrellick Lounge, 11 Golborne Rd, W10 5NY
Spain—crisis and resistanceThu 12 Jul, 7.30pm
London: BrixtonThe politics of sport and the Olympic mythWed 27 Jun, 7.30pmVida Walsh Centre, 2b Saltoun Rd (near Effra Rd, facing Windrush Square), SW2 1EP
After the coup—how can the Egyptian Revolution win?Wed 18 Jul, 7.30pm
London: CamdenWhy the police are no friends of the working classWed 27 Jun, 7pmTheatro Technis, 26 Crowndale Rd, NW1 1TT
What next for the Egyptian Revolution?Wed 4 Jul, 7pm
London: DalstonIs the Russian Revolution still relevant today?Wed 27 Jun, 7.30pmHalkevi community centre, 31-33 Dalston Lane, E8 3DF
London: EalingTories, media and corruption—Leveson and the phone hacking scandalThu 12 Jul, 7.30pmWest London Trade Union Club, 33-35 High St, W3 6ND
London: EustonThe politics of the OlympicsWed 27 Jun, 6.30pmCamera Cafe, 44 Museum St, WC1A 1LY
Chavs—the demonisation of the working classWed 4 Jul, 6.30pm
London: Hackney EastChavs—the demonisation of the working classThu 28 Jun, 7.30pmThe Round Chapel, Powerscroft Rd (corner Lower Clapton Rd), E5 0PP
From Greece to Spain—will the bailouts solve the crisis?Thu 12 Jul, 7.30pm
London: Hornsey and Wood GreenBuilding the party—a handbook for revolutionariesWed 11 Jul, 7.45pmSmall Hall, St Michael’s Church, 37 Bounds Green Rd, N22 7TL
London: KingstonBeyond equality—how do we fight for liberation?Tue 26 Jun, 7.30pmKingston Environment Centre, Fairfield East, KT1 2PT
The Paris CommuneTue 3 Jul, 7.30pm
London: LewishamWhy do socialists sell newspapers?Wed 27 Jun, 7.30pmWest Greenwich Community and Arts Centre, 141 Greenwich High Rd (near Greenwich main line and DLR Station), SE10 8JA
London: LeytonstoneAfter the Greek elections—where next for Europe, resistance and the left?Thu 28 Jun, 7.30pmLeytonstone United Free Church, 55 Wallwood Rd, E11 1AY
Global warming—how can we stop capitalism destroying the world?Thu 12 Jul, 7.30pm
London: NewhamDid the fall of the Berlin wall mean the end for socialism?Wed 27 Jun, 7pmStratford Advice Arcade, 107-109 The Grove (next to Morrisons car park), E15 1HP
Is Western intervention ever justified?Wed 11 Jul, 7pm
London: SouthwarkIs Western intervention ever justified?Wed 11 Jul, 7pmSnug Room, The Grand Union, 26 Camberwell Grove, SE5 8RE
London: Tottenham The politics of the OlympicsWed 27 Jun, 7.30pmKitabevi Cafe, 410 Tottenham High Rd, N17 9JB
Tell me why I don’t like Mondays—Marx’s theory of alienationWed 11 Jul, 7.30pm
London: TootingExtradition, internment and the surveillance society—are we becoming a police state?Thu 28 Jun, 8pmTooting Grove Club Room, Effort St (Next to St George’s Hospital), SW17 0QR
Tell me why I don’t like Mondays—Marx’s theory of alienationThu 19 Jul, 8pm
London: Tower HamletsCapitalism and the birth of democracyWed 27 Jun, 7pmOxford House, Derbyshire St (opposite Bethnal Green Rd Tesco), E2 6HG
What do we mean by class?Wed 11 Jul, 7pm
London: WalthamstowAfter the Greek elections—what next for Europe, resistance and the left?Wed 27 Jun, 7.30pmQuaker Meeting House, 1a Jewel Rd (off Hoe St), E17 4QU
Why socialists support strikesWed 11 Jul, 7.30pm
London: Woolwich & PlumsteadTrotsky and the International Socialist traditionThu 12 Jul, 6.30pmThe Glyndon Centre, Raglan Rd, Plumstead, SE18 7LB
Manchester: ChorltonViolence and the oppressed—the politics of Frantz FanonWed 27 Jun, 7.30pmChorlton Library (side door), Manchester Rd, M21 9PN
Tell me why I don’t like Mondays—Marx’s theory of alienationWed 4 Jul, 7.30pm
Manchester: City CentreClimate change—a reportback from the Rio summitThu 28 Jun, 6pmSubway, 49 Peter St, M2 3NG
Islam and socialism—the prophet and the proletariatThu 12 Jul, 6pm
Manchester: RusholmeTell me why we don’t like Mondays—Marx’s theory of alienationWed 27 Jun, 7.30pmUpstairs, Falafel Cafe, Wilmslow Rd, M14 5TQ
MansfieldState capitalism—why the USSR wasn’t socialistWed 27 Jun, 7pmThe Railway Inn, Station St, NG18 1EF
The politics of sport—the Olympics and the European football championshipsWed 11 Jul, 7pm
MedwayThe Olympics—big business and the politics of sportThu 12 Jul, 7.30pmThe Nucleus Arts Centre, 272 High St, ME4 4BP
MiddlesbroughAfter the Greek elections—where next for Europe, resistance and the left?Tue 26 Jun, 7pmSt Mary’s Centre, 82-90 Corporation Rd, TS1 2RW
Repression and bloodshed in Syria—should the West intervene?Tue 3 Jul, 7pm
NewcastleThe Olympics—big business and the politics of sportThu 28 Jun, 7pmTUC Centre Against Unemployment, 4 Cloth Market, NE1 1EE
Why we need a revolutionary partyThu 12 Jul, 7pm
NorwichSyria—resistance, revolution and the threat of imperialist warThu 12 Jul, 7.30pmVauxhall Centre, Johnson Place, NR2 2SA
NottinghamHow do we stop the Tories privatising the NHS?Wed 27 Jun, 7.30pmInternational Community Centre, 61b Mansfield Rd, NG1 3FN
The Olympics—sport for the 99 percent or profit from the 1 percent?Wed 11 Jul, 7.30pm
OxfordAfter the Greek elections—where next for Europe, resistance and the left?Thu 28 Jun, 7.30pmCowley Road Methodist Church, Cowley Rd, OX4 1BN
PortsmouthWhat would a socialist society look like?Thu 28 Jun, 7.30pmSouthsea Community Centre, St Paul’s Square, PO5 4EE
Class wars—the fight for educationThu 12 Jul, 7.30pm
St AlbansAfter the elections—how can the Egyptian Revolution win?Wed 11 Jul, 7.30pmUpstairs Trinity Church Hall, 1 Beaconsfield Rd (near St Albans City station), AL1 3RD
Sheffield: northAn experience of asylum in modern BritainThu 12 Jul, 7.30pmBurngreave Community Library, 179 Spital Hill, S4 7LF
Sheffield: SouthThe Olympics—sport for the 99 percent or profit for the 1 percent?Thu 12 Jul, 7.30pmSt Peter’s Church Hall, Machon Bank (Just off Empire Rd/Abbeydale Rd), S7 1GS
SouthamptonWhat do we mean by class?Wed 27 Jun, 7.30pmGoblets Wine Bar (upstairs), 184 Above Bar St, S014 7DW
Does the media control our minds?Wed 4 Jul, 7.30pm
SwanseaIs Western intervention ever justified?Thu 28 Jun, 7.30pmBrynmill Community Centre, St Albans Rd, SA2 0BP
Austerity, crisis and fascismThu 12 Jul, 7.30pm
Telford & ShrewsburyWhat would a future socialist society look like?Tue 26 Jun, 7.30pmThe Elephant and Castle, 1 High St, Dawley, TF4 2ET
After the coup—how can the Egyptian Revolution win?Tue 3 Jul, 7.30pm
WalsallPalestine—resisting 21st century apartheidTue 18 Jul, 7.30pmThe Elephant and Castle, 1 High St, Dawley, TF4 2ET
WiganThe roots of LGBT oppressionWed 27 Jun, 7.30pmSunshine House Community Centre, Bradshawgate, Vauxhall Rd, Scholes, WN1 3SN
Why are abortion rights under attack?Wed 11 Jul, 7.30pm
WolverhamptonWhat drives history?Wed 4 Jul, 7.30pmCity Bar, King St, WV1 1ST
WorthingWhat do socialists say about patriotism and nationalism?Wed 27 Jun, 7.30pmBeechwood Hall Hotel, Wykeham Rd, BN11 4JD
YorkClimate change—why nuclear power is not the answerWed 27 Jun, 7.30pmThe Yorkshire Hussar, 15 North St, YO1 6JD
The tasks for socialists today—how do we fight to win?Wed 11 Jul, 7.30pmSea Horse Hotel, 4 Fawcett Street, YO10 4AH
 
Movement events
area title/speaker time venue
NationalMarxism 2012: Ideas to Change the World
With over 200 workshops, panels, film showings and rallies it is the biggest event of its kind in Britain
www.marxismfestival.org.uk
5-9 Jul 2012central London
DorchesterThe Tolpuddle Martyrs
Organised by Dorset Socialists
Sat 14 Jul, 1.30pmColliton Club (opposite County Hall), Colliton Park DT1 1XJ
HuddersfieldSave our local libraries
Organised by Kirklees Save Our Services and supported by Kirklees Unison
Wed 27 Jun, 7pmMethodist Mission, 3-13 Lord St, HD1 1QA
LondonSyria and Iran—no Western intervention
Speakers include Jeremy Corbyn MP
Organised by the Stop the War Coalition
Thu 28 Jun, 6.30pmRoom G3, School of Oriental and African Studies, WC1H 0XG


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Meetings And Events
Tue 26 Jun 2012, 17:32 BST
Issue No. 2309
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