#BurnAusterity: Join a ‘Bonfire of Austerity’ action near you

4 November 2013 — Change:How?

[How indeed? I’m not sure what to make of this stuff frankly. The major sponsor is the Observer newspaper! They seem to come out once a year, talk a lot and then disappear until the next crisis comes along. It’s all slick PR stuff, no doubt pro bono work from a mind-fucker but what does it all mean and does it lead anywhere?  I mean really, “pin the blame on Cameron”? But not on capitalism? Burn your energy bill? I despair WB]

Tomorrow’s ‘Bonfire of Austerity’ looks set to be one of the biggest days of action for many years. Actions are taking place up and down the country as people are forced into poverty, forced to choose whether to heat the home or put food on the table and forced into the hands of legal loan sharks.

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London: Public Meeting Friday 9 August: War and Whistleblowers – Why Bradley Manning Should be Free

1 August 2013 — stopwar.org.uk

Bradley Manning faces a prison sentence of up to 136 years after being found guilty of 20 charges for revealing the war crimes carried out in our name. This public meeting, with speakers including Tariq AliPeter Tatchell, and Norman Solomon from the USA, will discuss the courage and sacrifice of truth-tellers like Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden, who have exposed how the secret state wages perpetual war behind our backs. How can we protect whistleblowers from persecution by war-addicted governments? How can we campaign for the freedom of Bradley Manning? Continue reading


22 March 2013Housmans

1. ‘The Revolution of Everyday Life’ with Donald Nicholson Smith this Friday 29th March
2. Housmans new publication
 ‘You Can’t Evict an Idea: What Can We Learn From Occupy?’ by Tim Gee now in stock
3. Appeal from Ken Loach
4. Easter opening hours
 ‘Is green growth possible and do we really need it?’ a debate with Pete Dickenson and Derek Wall 

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Red Pepper, Anticapitalist Initiative and IOPS invite you to an evening of discussion on the future of radical political organisation

5 March 2013

An open forum on 6 March 2013, 7:30pm with contributions from Preeti Paul (IOPS), Tom Walker (ex Socialist Worker journalist), James O’Nions (editor, Red Pepper magazine), Luke Cooper (Anticapitalist Initiative), and Laura Schwartz (Feminist Fightback). 

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Book/Event: All Knees and Elbows of Susceptibility and Refusal: Reading History From Below

 16 November <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>2012 — Transmission Gallery

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London: Media and War Conference with John Pilger on Saturday 17 November 2012

14 November 2012

John PilgerPeter Oborne (Daily Telegraph), Michelle Stanistreet (NUJ General Secretary), and Seumas Milne (The Guardian) are among the many keynote speakers at the important conference this Saturday: Media and War – Challenging the Consensus.

Topics include: 

  • Serving the military or the public? Media coverage of the war on terror
  • The media and the anti-war movement: how do we change the agenda?
  • Islamophobia, terrorism and war
  • Humanitarian Intervention: reframing the war on terror

Full conference details are here: http://bit.ly/OVxrBO

Entrance is £5. Free for students with ID. If you want to attend, reserving your place by email of telephone is highly advisable, as interest is very high.  Telephone 0207 561 9311 email office@stopwar.org.uk

Housmans Books, London: Newsletter of Events September 2012

28 August 2012Housmans

1. The Fuse Book Club at
2. Help save Hackney’s black bookshop, Centerprise

IN-STORE EVENTS – London’s Burning Season
3. ‘Riot City:
Protest and Rebellion in the Capital’ with Clive Bloom
4. ‘King’s Cross: a sense of place’ with Angela Inglis and local campaigners
5. ‘The Art of Wandering’ with Merlin Coverley
6. ‘Baron’s Court, all change’ with Stewart Home
7. Peace News presents: ‘The Lives,  Art and Struggles of John Arden and Margaretta D’Arcy’ with Robert Leach & Housmans Peace Diary 2013 Launch

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Call for Proposals: ‘Real Democracy and the Revolutions of our Time’

26 February 2012Making Connections

2nd Anarchist Studies Network Conference: ‘Making Connections
Loughborough University (UK)
3-5 September 2012

Not since the 1960s has there been such global interest in the prospects and possibilities of revolution. From the Middle East to the metropolises of Europe, South Asia, and the Americas, large number of people have taken to the streets in protest against the economic and political corruption that has become increasingly visible in the wake of a failed project of neoliberal globalisation. Many are also posing deeper questions not just about neoliberal economics and the governments under its ideological sway, but about capitalism and the state system that sustains it.

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Palestine: Hackney PSC’s Catastrophe Club presents a film and discussion

Tuesday 28th February, 7 for 7.30 start:


on “Defamation” (dir. <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Yoav Shamir, 2010, 93 mins)
Plus: Q&A with <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Miri Weingarten

This fascinating film looks at the political use of <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Holocaust memory and anti-semitism claims. In his exploration of modern Israeli life, the filmmaker travels the world in search of the most modern manifestations of the “oldest hatred” and comes up with some startling answers. In this irreverent quest, he tacks onto a class of Israeli school children on a pilgrimage to Auschwitz and follows <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>American Jewish leaders to the capitals of Europe where they warn government officials of the growing threat of anti-Semitism.

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