People’s History of the Russian Revolution events
Come and see Neil discuss the book:
7pm, Tuesday 7 February
Five Leaves Bookshop
14a Long Row, Nottingham, NG1 2DH
7pm, Wednesday 8 February
5 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, London N1 9DX
7.30pm, Tuesday 14 March
Reason Coffee Shop and Bookstore
116 The Parade, Watford, WD18 1BD
I, Daniel Blake Day
The Labour Party has teamed up with the creators of ‘I, Daniel Blake’ to organise special screenings of Ken Loach’s film across the country on Thursday 17 November 2016. A GREAT opportunity to raise awareness of the Government’s brutal sanctions regime, and call on the Chancellor to scrap the cruel Employment Support Allowance (ESA) cuts in the Autumn Statement. Ken Loach has called this ‘conscious cruelty’. Please support Ken. Ken supports us.
BACK TO THE FUTURE: RE-LAUNCHING THE LEFT BOOK CLUB
Can Corbyn’s Labour be a movement for radical change?
The Left Book Club officially launches with an open participatory discussion on the future of the Labour party under Jeremy Corbyn and its potential to implement radical change in British politics and society.
Contributions from (with focus on open participation):
Jan Woolf – Chair of the Left Book Club (introduction)
Ken Livingstone – ex-Mayor of London and Labour MP
Kate Hudson – General Secretary CND
Kevin Ovenden – author of first LBC title ‘Syriza: Inside the Labyrinth’
Neil Faulkner – Marxist historian
Chaired by Kevin Maguire – political journalist
Suggested donation £5 (waged) or £3 (unwaged)
The event is open to everybody, although we recommend you arrive early as high numbers are anticipated. We very much look forward to seeing and meeting you there.
7pm, Tuesday 17th November 2015
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
SYRIZA INSIDE THE LABYRINTH:
LAUNCH AND PANEL DISCUSSION WITH AUTHOR KEVIN OVENDEN AND GUESTS
Fri 25 September 7pm
Free / Upstairs
RICH MIX CINEMA AND ARTS CENTRE
35 – 47 BETHNAL GREEN ROAD
SHOREDITCH / BETHNAL GREEN
For all of 2015 the world’s eyes have been on Greece. The Syriza government elected in January under the leadership of Alexis Tspiras threatened to shake up the European economic status quo with its radical, anti-austerity politics. When Syriza’s challenge to the EU was put to the Greek people in a referendum the party and its allies won a stunning 61% vote in support of Oxi, No. And then in less than a week later the Greek government under immense pressure from the EU was forced into a climbdown. One thing is certain, the story of Greek resistance is not over yet and will continue to dominate European politics for some considerable time.
Kevin Ovenden has written a thrilling account of the background to Syriza’s rise to become the most important party of the European radical Left, its trials and tribulations in office and the vision Syriza continues to project that another Europe is not only necessary, but possible.
Author Kevin Ovenden will speak in discussion with Marina Prentoulis, Syriza’s UK Representative, Kate Hudson of the Greece Solidarity Campaign and others.
Plus a visual and musical account of Greece, Syriza and 2015’s year of change. Greek food and drink provided.
Places are free but advance booking essential, email