Housmans Books November 2016 Newsletter

27 October 2016 — Housmans

NEWS

1. Housmans Peace Diary 2017
2.
Cleaner wanted // 3hrs per week // London Living Wage
3. Hatha Yoga at Housmans! Sunday 20th November
4.
Phone Credit for Refugees
5. London Anarchist Bookfair

IN-STORE EVENTS

6. ‘The Bonnot Gang: The Story of the French Illegalists’ with Richard Parry
7. ‘China and the New Maoists’ with Kerry Brown // CANCELLED
8. ‘No Borders: The Politics of Immigration Control and Resistance’ with Natasha King
9. ‘Stolen Children’ with David Wickham
10. ‘The Refusal of Work: The Theory and Practice of Resistance to Work’
with David Frayne

11. ‘Writing Police Wrongs’ with Courttia Newland and Tony White
12. ‘Angry White People: Coming Face-to-Face with the British Far Right’
with Hsiao-Hung Pai
13. ‘Orwell’s Politics: A Panel Discussion’ with Richard Blair, Paul Anderson, Richard Lance Keeble and John Newsinger

READING AND DISCUSSION GROUPS

14. Fuse Book Club – forthcoming titles

15. London Pacifism and Nonviolence Discussion Group
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NEWS

1.  Housmans Peace Diary 2017

It’s that time of year again! Housmans Peace Diary – now in its 64th year – will be published imminently. As ever the week-to-an-opening diary includes a fresh choice of quotations, and a new selection of daily anniversaries for celebration, thought, or protest. It also includes an updated directory of national and international peace organisations worldwide.

 The special feature in the 2017 Peace Diary looks at how activists have survived surveillance and infiltration by security services and corporations – with tales of some classic examples, old and new. To order your copy and for more information please follow the link: http://www.housmans.com/diary.php

2. Cleaner wanted // 3hrs per week // London Living Wage
We are looking for someone to help clean the building Housmans is in, here at 5 Caledonian Road, for 3hrs per week with pay pegged to the London Living Wage.
Please email nik@housmans.com if interested.

3. Hatha Yoga at Housmans! Sunday 20th November, 10am

In what may become a regular event, there’ll be a Hatha yoga session taking place at Housmans on Sunday 20th November, 10am, on a pay-what-you-like basis. Booking a place is essential. To do so please email sophie@housmans.com

4. Phone Credit for Refugees

Thanks to everyone who has put some money in our refugee collection box. We’re going to donate the money raised to Phone Credit for Refugees https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/phonecreditforrefugees
Phones are a lifeline to refugees, particularly so at moments of dispersal, such as are happening now at Calais. A great, practical cause, with every penny going directly into phone credit.
More details on donating:
MyDonate (please add gift aid if possible) -Phone Credit for Refugees
PayPal – phone.credit.1@gmail.com or Pay Rhian Prescott using PayPal.Me
(Please make payments to ‘friends and family’ to avoid fees, account name will show as Rhian Prescott)

Text – CALA85 and the amount you want to donate to 70070

5. London Anarchist Bookfair
Please note that the London Anarchist Bookfair is at a new location this year…check the website for details. http://www.anarchistbookfair.org.uk

IN-STORE EVENTS

6. PRE-ANARCHIST BOOKFAIR BOOK TALK
‘The Bonnot Gang: The Story of the French Illegalists’ with Richard Parry
Friday 28th October, 7pm

Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

On the eve of the Anarchist Bookfair, Richard Parry discusses the Bonnot Gang: the most notorious French anarchists ever, whose taste for illegality developed into illegalism—the theory that theft is liberating in itself.
click here for more info

7. ZED BOOKS TAKEOVER
‘China and the New Maoists’ with Kerry Brown
THIS EVENT HAS SADLY BEEN CANCELLED! SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE


8. ZED BOOKS TAKEOVER
‘No Borders: The Politics of Immigration Control and Resistance’ with Natasha King
Wednesday 9th November, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

A highly original and provocative examination of ‘no borders politics’ and what this means within current contentious debates on migration.
click here for more info

9. ‘Stolen Children’ with David Wickham
Tuesday 15th November, 7pm

Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Based on true events which are only now being revealed, Stolen Children is both a terrifying story full of suspense, and an extraordinary tale of pathos and determination. An emotive tribute to those who lost their lives, or their children and grandchildren during Argentina’s military dictatorship.
click here for more info

10. ZED BOOKS TAKEOVER
‘The Refusal of Work: The Theory and Practice of Resistance to Work’ with David Frayne
Wednesday 16th November, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

A crucial dissection of the work-centred nature of modern society and emerging resistance to it, The Refusal of Work is a bold call for a more humane and sustainable vision of social progress.
click here for more info

11. PART OF THE LOCOMOTRIX SERIES
‘Writing Police Wrongs’ with Courttia Newland and Tony White
Saturday 26th November, 6.30pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Our guest will be throwing their proverbial books at the police, with readings of fiction and poetry related to police injustice, followed by conversation.
click here for more info

12. ZED BOOKS TAKEOVER
‘Angry White People: Coming Face-to-Face with the British Far Right’ with Hsiao-Hung Pai
Wednesday 30th November, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

Uncovering disturbing levels of racism in our society which must be confronted, Pai identifies legitimate concerns arising from exclusion and inequality in a post-industrial economy. Angry White People is the essential account of social discontent in Britain today.
click here for more info

13. ‘Orwell’s Politics: A Panel Discussion’ with Richard Blair, Paul Anderson, Richard Lance Keeble and John Newsinger
Thursday 1st December, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

The event marks the launch publication of George Orwell Studies, an academic, peer-reviewed journal, co-edited by Keeble and Newsinger and published by Abramis, of Bury St Edmunds.

Discussing Orwells work will be Richard Blair, son of Orwell and Patron of the Orwell Society, Paul Anderson, author of Orwell in Tribune, and John Newsinger, Professor of History at Bath Spa University. It will be chaired by Richard Lance Keeble, Professor of Journalism at the University of Lincoln and chair of the Orwell Society.
click here for more info

READING AND DISCUSSION GROUPS

14. 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 10th November
 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
The story of a poor, black American woman who died in 1951, and whose cancer cells – taken without her knowledge – became one of the most important tools in medicine.

Thursday 15th December
The Hammer Blow by Andrea Needham
The story of ten women who broke into a British Aerospace factory, disarmed a war plane with household hammers and their subsequent arrest, trial and imprisonment.

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

15. 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.

In NOVEMBER we’ll be asking WHAT WOULD A PEACEFUL SOCIETY LOOK LIKE? (on Tuesday 8 November). And on Tuesday 13 DECEMBER the topic will be PACIFISM AND PARTIES.

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

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