Housmans Books June 2014 Newsletter

27 May 2014 — Housmans Books

NEWS

1. Peace News 2014 Summer Camp
2. Campaign against Climate Change Cabaret Fundraiser
3. Thousands needed to join Human Peace Scarf protest

IN-STORE EVENTS

4. Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom present: ‘Settling Scores: the Media, the Police & the Miners’ Strike’ with Nick Jones and Tony Harcup
5. ‘The Football Crónicas’ with Clara Becker, Jethro Soutar and Tim Girven
6. ‘Sylvia Pankhurst, Suffrage, and the Battle for the Census’ with Jill Liddington and Katherine Connelly
7. ‘Writings against the First World War’ with Bruce Kent and A.W. Zurbrugg

8. STIR SUMMER ISSUE LAUNCH
‘Anarchists in the Boardroom’ with Liam Barrington-Bush
9. ‘Call for a Scottish Constitution’ with Angus Reid Mary Davis
10. ‘The Price of Experience: Writings on Living with Cancer’ with Mike Marqusee


READING AND DISCUSSION GROUPS

11.  Fuse Book Club – forthcoming titles
12. London Pacifism and Nonviolence Discussion Group

13. HOUSMANS RECOMMENDS:
Shortlisted books for the Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing 2014 + The Little Rebels Children’s Book Award 2014

NEWS 

1. Peace News 2014 Summer Camp

Join peace and justice activists from across Europe to mark the centenary of the First World War. A family-friendly and renewably-powered event, this year’s Camp will run from 31 July – 4 August, in the beautiful grounds of Peakhill Farm in sunny Suffolk. To find out more and to book your place, visit http://www.peacenewscamp.info

2. Campaign against Climate Change Cabaret Fundraiser

On Saturday 31st May our comrades upstairs at Campaign against Climate Change will be hosting a Cabaret Fundraiser at the Human Rights Action Centre, 25 New Inn Yard, London. It’s set to be a great night of music and humour, and for a very worthy cause. For more information and to reserve a place, visithttp://www.campaigncc.org/events/2014/Cabaret

3. Thousands needed to join Human Peace Scarf protest

On Saturday 9th August – Nagasaki Day – a seven mile peace scarf will be unfurled between Britain’s nuclear bomb factories at Aldermaston and Burghfield, 50 miles west of London. The scarf has been knitted by people from all over the world and now thousands more will be needed to roll it out as part of a family-friendly day of mass opposition to Trident replacement. 
For more information and local contacts for coaches, email campaigns@cnduk.org, or visithttp://www.woolagainstweapons.co.ukhttp://www.actionawe.org or http://www.cnduk.org.

IN-STORE EVENTS

4. Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom present: ‘Settling Scores: The Media, the Police & the Miners’ Strike’ with Nick Jones and Tony Harcup
Wednesday 28th May, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

In the year of the 30th anniversary of the miners’ strike, contributors from Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom’s new book consider how recently released material has shed new light on the policing and media coverage of the events of 1984.
click here for more information

5. ‘The Football Crónicas’ with Clara Becker, Jethro Soutar and Tim Girven
Saturday 31st May, 6.30pm
Free entry

Contributors launch a new book looking at the political potential of football in Latin America, taking in a prison team in Argentina, Quechua women playing in bowler hats in the Andes, the recent World Cup discontent in Brazil and a whole lot more.
click here for more information

6. ‘Sylvia Pankhurst, Suffrage, and the Battle for the Census’ with Jill Liddington and Katherine Connelly
Wednesday 11th June, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

A joint book event for two titles considering two aspects of Suffragette history: Connelly’s books looks in detail at the life of Sylvia Pankhurst, whilst Liddington’s book tells the story of the Suffragette’s controversial campaign to boycott the census.
click here for more information

7. ‘Writings against the First World War’ with Bruce Kent and A.W. Zurbrugg
Wednesday 18th June, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Our guests present the works of those who opposed the First World War and who wrote and published in order to convince others of its horrors, with particular reference to newly published books ‘Not Our War: Writings against the First World War’ and ‘War against War!’
click here for more information

8. STIR SPRING ISSUE LAUNCH
‘Anarchists in the Boardroom’ with Liam Barrington-Bush
Wednesday 25th June, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

To celebrate their latest issue, STIR invite contributor Liam Barrington-Bush to discuss how organisations are horizontalising their practices, open-sourcing their operations, and inviting the public to participate in previously hierarchical decision making processes.
click here for more information

9. ‘Call for a Scottish Constitution’ with Angus Reid and Mary Davis
Thursday 26th June, 7pm
Free Entry

As the Scottish Independence Referendum approaches, co-authors of ‘A Modest Proposal’ make a passionate plea for the people of Scotland and the UK to take power into their own hands by creating a peoples’ constitution.

10. ‘The Price of Experience: Writings on Living with Cancer’ with Mike Marqusee
Wednesday 2nd July, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Writer and activist Mike Marqusee discusses his personal experience of cancer, as well as the social attitudes and political struggles that surround the illness.
click here for more information

READING AND DISCUSSION GROUPS READING 

11. The Fuse Book Club – forthcoming titles

Housmans has a monthly book club which usually meets on the second Thursday of the month, starting at 7pm in the shop. Forthcoming titles under discussion are:

Thursday 12th June
‘Why Internet Porn Matters’ by Margret Grebowicz

Thursday 10th July
‘Bound for Glory’ by Woody Guthrie

If you would like to find out more about the reading group, please email catherine@housmans.com 

12. London Pacifism and Nonviolence Discussion Group

Housmans has a regular Pacifism and Nonviolence Discussion Group, who meet on the second Tuesday of the month. All are welcome, but please be prepared to join in the discussion. Please try to turn up by 7pm sharp. 
On Tuesday 10 June 2014, we will be discussing NONVIOLENCE AND THE EUROPEAN UNION. For more information please visit: http://londonpacifismnonviolence.wordpress.com/ 

13. HOUSMANS RECOMMENDS:
Shortlisted books for the Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing 2014 + The Little Rebels Children’s Book Award 2014

 
Shortlisted books for the Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing 2014 + The Little Rebels Children’s Book Award 2014, available in-store and online.
The announcement of the winning titles, Joe Glenton’s ‘Soldier Box’ and Gillian Cross’s ‘After Tomorrow’, was made at the London Radical Bookfair earlier in the month.
Visit the Housmans blog for our thoughts on the Bread and Roses books: http://www.housmans.com/blog/?p=2141 
and for a rundown of the Little Rebels list please visit: http://littlerebelsaward.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/the-little-rebels-have-come-out/ 
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