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August 2019

What does Boris mean for the British establishment?

19 August at 7:00 pm9:00 pm
Friends’ Meeting House Manchester, 6 Mount Street
Manchester, M2 5NS
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More cops, more prisons and a "closer relationship" to Donald Trump - news of Boris Johnson's undemocratic election seems to have filled the news over the last few weeks. Join a discussion led by Anindya Bhattacharyya on the Prime Minister, and how the left needs to reorient to fight him. Does Boris Johnson mean a change of direction for the Tories? Since he wasn't decided by a general election, how can we tell if he's popular or not with the British population? What will his pro-Brexit stance and his willingness to leave the EU with no deal mean for ordinary people? How do we fight back against the Tories under his leadership?

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What future for Ireland? 50 years after British troops went in

22 August at 7:30 pm9:30 pm
The London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square
London, NW1 9XB United Kingdom
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Eamonn McCann and Maev McDaid talk about the political situation in Ireland 50 years on from British troops going in, as the DUP prop up a Tory British government grappling with Brexit, and in the light of struggles for women's and LGBTQ rights on both sides of the border. Eamonn McCann is the author of "War and an Irish Town" and a People Before Profit Councillor in Derry. Maev McDaid is a researcher, reproductive rights activist and socialist from Derry. Free professional childcare is available, but must be booked at least a week in advance.

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Ireland August 1969

27 August at 6:15 pm7:45 pm
Edinburgh Central Library, George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, EJ1 1EG United Kingdom
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Chris Bambery looks back to the moment, fifty years ago, when British Troops moved onto the streets in Derry. 'Operation Banner' was to last 38 years. To understand the present it's important to know the history of British Imperialism in Northern Ireland.

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XR Northern Rebellion

30 August2 September

Manchester will host XR rebels from across the North for training, talks and workshops, direct actions big and small plus a party each evening.

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American Decline and the Rise of China

31 August at 2:00 pm4:00 pm
Friends’ Meeting House Manchester, 6 Mount Street
Manchester, M2 5NS
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China is challenging the USA’s global dominance. Trump’s tariff wars have highlighted growing tensions. China’s rise is in part due to America’s decline, but after Tiananmen and Hong Kong, is it any better? Join the discussion, led by Charlie Hore, who has been writing on China for many years.

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September 2019

Social justice and climate action: where is the power to win?

3 September at 7:00 pm9:00 pm
Turl Street Kitchen, 16-17 Turl Street
Oxford, OX1 3DH
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We urgently need to win – to stop climate catastrophe, defeat the far right, get rid of the tories, and to end wars, poverty and oppression. How do we get the power to do so? Marx pointed to the working class as having interests and potential power to end capitalism. But what is the working class today? How have occupational changes affected power? What role can workplace and non-workplace struggles play? Even when working class people have potential power, how can we get the organisation and ideas to use it? Come and join the discussion led by Ian Allinson (socialist and former Unite General Secretary candidate).

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Conference: uneven and combined development

5 September at 5:30 pm7 September at 6:30 pm
Glasgow Glasgow, United Kingdom
£11.37 – £27.54

A conference in Glasgow on uneven and combined development for the 21st century.

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XR South West uprising

6 September at 6:00 pm8 September at 7:00 pm
Tapeley Park, Westleigh
Bideford, EX39 4NT United Kingdom
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£5 – £35

As well as informative and inspiring talks and trainings on the climate & ecological crisis, this weekend will be packed with chances to learn about the impact of climate breakdown, attend training & workshops, and find out ways we can take action for the future of our planet, not to mention- have a good old knees up with some of the BEST musicians around. The camp will be held in the beautiful Tapeley Park gardens where the OffGrid festival usually takes place.

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rs21 members’ national meeting

14 September at 10:00 am15 September at 5:00 pm
SOAS University of London, 10 Thornhaugh St
London, WC1H 0XG
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rs21 members from around Britain will be gathering to discuss political developments, take decisions and take part in elections. Details and a registration form have been circulated to members.

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We are humans, not dogs – rs21 visit Imperial Typewriters Strike

14 September at 11:30 am1:00 pm
Newarke Houses Museum and Gardens, The Newarke
Leicester, LE2 7BY United Kingdom
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Going to visit the exhibition about the 1974 Imperial Typewriters strike. An opportunity to discuss the many issues surrounding the strike: the role of community support, black self-organisation within the labour movement, rank and file and the trade union leaderships, race, class and migration...

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