HOUSMANS NEWSLETTER JULY 2018

25 June 2018 — Housmans

NEWS /ACTIONS
1. Celebrate and Demonstrate #OurNHS70
2. 1968-2018: A Celebration of 50 years of Resistance 
3. Together Against Trump

INSTORE EVENTS
4. ‘Depraved & Corrupted: Feminism, Sexuality & Obscenity Law’ with Catherine Scott, Lola Phoenix, Zak Jane Keir, Itziar Bilbao Urrutia 
5. ‘Class Matters: Inequality and Exploitation in 21st Century Britain’ 
with Charles Umney, Barbara Samaluk and Richard Seymour

6. ‘War to Windrush: Black Women in Britain, 1939 to 1948’ with Stephen Bourne
7.’Work: The Last 1,000 Years’ with Andrea Komlosy
8. ‘The Shock Doctrine of the Left’ with Graham Jones & Alex Williams


READING AND DISCUSSION GROUPS
9. Fuse Book Club – forthcoming titles
10. Feminist Sci-fi Book Club at Housmans
11. Housmans Queer Book Club
12. London Pacifism and Nonviolence Discussion Group
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NEWS /ACTIONS

1. Celebrate and Demonstrate #OurNHS70
Say yes to:

  • A publicly owned NHS that is free for all 
  • Proper funding and proper staffing 
  • Support for our wonderful NHS workers
  • World class services for every community

Saturday 30th June 2018 // Assemble 12pm, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA 
(nearest tubes: Oxford Circus / Great Portland St) // March to Downing Street, Whitehall

Organised by: The People’s Assembly, Health Campaigns Together, Trades Union Congress, Unison, Unite, GMB, British Medical Association, Royal College of Nursing, Royal College of Midwives, CSP, BDA, SoR and more…  

2. 1968-2018: A Celebration of 50 years of Resistance – despite 50 years of police opposition, spying and repression
1st to 8th July:
   Week of local events and activities around the UK – please organise!
Sat 7 July, 1-3pm: Roll Call / Rally: Grosvenor Sq, London W1K 2HP
Sun 8 July, 10-4pm: Conference / Exhibition: Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL

In 1968, following demonstrations against the Vietnam War in London’s Grosvenor Square, the police set up a Special Demonstration Squad (SDS). Since that time, 50 years ago, over 1,000 groups campaigning in the UK for a better world have been spied on, infiltrated and targeted by political policing. Their protests and demonstrations are also subjected to ongoing police opposition and control to try to limit their effectiveness.
More here: http://campaignopposingpolicesurveillance.com/event/50-years-of-resistance-conference-exhibition/

3. Together Against Trump
Numerous things happening in and around the Trump visit, particularly on Friday 13th July
https://www.stoptrump.org.uk 

IN-STORE EVENTS

4. ‘Depraved & Corrupted: Feminism, Sexuality & Obscenity Law’ with Catherine Scott, Lola Phoenix, Zak Jane Keir, Itziar Bilbao Urrutia 
Wednesday 27th June, 7pm Booking essential. Tickets at 
www.housmans.com/events.php
In what promises to be a lively, risque and feminist-centric discussion as part of Feminist Book Fortnight, four people with very different experiences of obscenity law discuss what the term means in supposedly liberal modern society, and its implications for those whose sexuality still falls outside of Gayle Rubin’s ‘charmed circle’. 

click here for more info



5. ‘Class Matters: Inequality and Exploitation in 21st Century Britain’ 
with Charles Umney, Barbara Samaluk and Richard Seymour


Wednesday 18th July,7pm- tickets in advance from http://www.housmans.com/events.php 
Our guests bring Marxist analysis out of the 19th century textiles mill, and into the call centres, office blocks and fast food chains of modern Britain, to reassert how core Marxist concepts are vital to understanding increasing pay inequality, decreasing job security, increasing routinisation and managerial control of the labour process.

click here for more info



6. ‘War to Windrush: Black Women in Britain, 1939 to 1948’ with Stephen Bourne
Thursday 19th July, 7pm
Entry £3 redeemable against purchase
Commemorating the 70th anniversaries of the arrival of the Empire Windrush on 22 June 1948 and the birth of the NHS on 5 July 1948, Stephen Bourne shines a light on the lives of black women in Britain in the decade leading up to and just after those historic occasions.

click here for more info



7. ‘Work: The Last 1,000 Years’ with Andrea Komlosy
Wednesday 25th July, 7pm
Entry £3 redeemable against purchase

From the economic structures and ideological mystifications surrounding work in the Middle Ages, all the way to European colonialism and the industrial revolution, Komlosy’s discusses labour history from a distinctly global and feminist approach, revealing the hidden forms of unpaid and hyper-exploited labour which often go ignored, yet are key to the functioning of the capitalist world-system.

click here for more info



8. ‘The Shock Doctrine of the Left’ with Graham Jones & Alex Williams

Wednesday 1st August, 7pm
Entry £3 redeemable against purchase

Graham Jones’s new book The Shock Doctrine of the Left looks to the neoliberal strategy of using moments of shock to push through reforms, and turns it on its head. Combining his experience in grassroots organising with a ‘systems thinking’ approach, he shows how understanding, preparing for and even creating chaos is necessary to building a strategy for the left.

click here for more info


READING AND DISCUSSION GROUPS 



9. 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 July Clothes, Clothes, Clothes, Music, Music, Music, Boys, Boys, Boys by Viv Albertine
Thursday 9th August All About Love by Bell Hooks
Thursday 13th September Big Capital by Anna Minton
If you would like to find out more about the reading group, please email catherine@housmans.comThe Fuse has its own web page with more info here: http://www.housmans.com/fuse.php



10. Housmans Feminist Sci-fi Book Club
Genderless societies, anarchist planets, polyamorous aliens, parthenogenesis, feminist militias, reproductive dystopias, cyborg families, and more at the Housmans Feminist Sci-Fi Book Club! Join us at the bookshop on the first Thursday of every month, 7pm-9pm. All genders welcome. Please bring drinks or snacks to share. 

 
Thursday 5th July:
 The Passion of New Eve by Angela Carter
Thursday 2nd August: The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead
Thursday 6th September: The Obelisk Gate and The Stone Sky by NK Jemisin



Book Club books available at 20% discount from Housmans. Any questions please email Hannah on scifi@housmans.com  or check the book club page here.


11. Housmans Queer Book Club
Housmans Queer Book Club is a new group that reads a wide range of LGBTQ fiction and non-fiction. We meet every 2nd Thursday of the month from 7-8:30pm. All genders are welcome, as are any snacks, drinks and book suggestions you can bring along too. You can find future book club titles in Housmans, a 20% discount can be applied to them if you mention the group.

 Upcoming titles:
Thursday 12th July:
 Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown

Thursday 9th August: Trans Like Me by C.N. Lester



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 July the topic will be PACIFISM AND BORDERS.



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

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