Housmans Radical Books October 2015 Newsletter

28 September 2015 — Housmans

HOUSMANS NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2015

NEWS
1. Housmans Peace Diary
2. Left Book Club

IN-STORE EVENTS

3. ‘Industrial Workers of the World: the union for all workers’
with Dave Pike
4. Three Impostors present: ‘Things Near and Far’ by Arthur Machen
5. ‘Injustice: Why social inequality still persists’ with Danny Dorling
6. Pre-Anarchist Bookfair Special: Datacide present ‘
Soundsytem Culture and Resistance’
7. An evening with Nawal El Saadawi
8. ‘Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work’ with Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams
9. Veterans for Peace Remembrance Day Event
10. Left Book Club present ‘Syriza: Inside the Labyrinth’ with Kevin Ovenden

READING AND DISCUSSION GROUPS
11. Fuse Book Club – forthcoming titles
12. London Pacifism and Nonviolence Discussion Group
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NEWS

image0301. Housmans Peace Diary 2016

Housmans Peace Diary 2016 with World Peace Directory will be available any day now, both in-store and online. Now in its 63rd year of publication!

The feature in the 2016 Peace Diary again takes the First World War as its starting point, looking at the centenary of the introduction of military conscription in Britain, and the world’s first-ever legal recognition of secular conscientious objection – and at 100 years of war resistance since.

For more information and to place an order please visit:
http://www.housmans.com/diary.php

image0312. Left Book Club

Housmans is proud to be a partner of the new Left Book Club, a subscription-based book club, publishing four books a year, which will draw on a wide range of political traditions.

This first book published by the LBC is ‘Syriza: Inside the Labyrinth’ by Kevin Ovenden. Kevin will be discussing the book and the ongoing situation in Greece at Housmans on the 4th November – see below for more details on that.

For more information on the new Left Book Club, including details on how to subscribe, please visit; http://www.leftbookclub.com

IN-STORE EVENTS

image0323. ‘Industrial Workers of the World: the union for all workers’
with Dave Pike

Wednesday 30th September, 7pm

Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

A chance to find out a little about the IWWs history, what the union is doing in the UK and around the world, and how you can get involved. Presented by National Secretary of the IWW, Dave Pike.
click here for more info

image0334. Three Impostors present: ‘Things Near and Far’ by Arthur Machen
Wednesday October 14th, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Robert Kingham launches the limited edition reprint of the final part of Machen’s autobiographical trilogy.
click here for more info

image0345. ‘Injustice: Why social inequality still persists’ with Danny Dorling
Thursday 22nd October, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Dorling challenges the tenets of structural injustice, that elitism is efficient, exclusion is necessary, prejudice is natural, greed is good and despair is inevitable.
click here for more info

6. Pre-Anarchist Bookfair Special: Datacide present ‘Soundsytem Culture and Resistance’
Friday 23rd October, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

image035
Datacide, the magazine of Noise & Politics, launch a new anthology and discuss the relationship between soundsytem culture and resistance.

click here for more info

 

image0367. An evening with Nawal El Saadawi
Tuesday 27th October, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Nawal El Saadawi, Egyptian feminist writer, activist, physician and psychiatrist, discusses her novels, three new editions of which have just been published by Zed Books.
click here for more info

image0378. ‘Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work’ with Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams
Wednesday 28th October, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

The authors launch their major new manifesto for a high-tech future free from work, published by Verso Books.
click here for more info

 

image0389. Veterans for Peace Remembrance Day Event
Monday 2nd November, 7pm
Free Entry, but donations to Veterans for Peace will be appreciated

Veterans For Peace UK is a voluntary ex-services organisation of men and women who have served in every war that Britain has fought since WW2. In the run up to Remembrance Sunday, VFP UK invite you to an evening of anti-war discussion and music.
click here for more info

image03910. Left Book Club present ‘Syriza: Inside the Labyrinth’ with Kevin Ovenden
Wednesday 4th November, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Kevin Ovenden discusses the turbulent story of Syriza’s first months in office and considers the future, having won September’s general election.
click here for more info

READING AND DISCUSSION GROUPS READING

image04011.  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 8th October 
Here We Stand: Women Changing the World 

Thursday 12th November 
‘This Changes Everything’ by Naomi Klein

If you would like to find out more about the reading group, please email catherine@housmans.com. The Fuse has its own web page with more info here: http://www.housmans.com/fuse.php

image04112. 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 13 October we’re looking at NONVIOLENCE AND NARRATIVE CINEMA and on 10 November, the topic will be FEMINISM AND NOVIOLENCE.

For more information please visit: http://londonpacifismnonviolence.wordpress.com/


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