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Neil Faulkner, Nottingham, Five Leaves Bookshop, Monday 26 November 19:00

Five Leaves Bookshop, 14a Long Row, Nottingham, NG1 2DH

Join Marxist historian, Neil Faulkner in conversation about his book A Radical History of the World. This is a sweeping history from the hunter-gatherers two million years ago to the ancient empires of Persia and China, and from the Russian Revolution to modern imperialism and the 2008 crash. What happened in the past was not predetermined. Different outcomes — liberation or barbarism – were often possible. Rejecting the top-down approach of conventional history, Faulkner contends that it is the mass action of ordinary people that drives great events.

This will be Neil’s third talk at the bookshop. There will be plenty time for discussion.
Admission: £3, including refreshments. Please let us know you are coming on events@fiveleaves.co.uk

Neil Faulkner, London, Housmans Bookshop, Wednesday 12 December 19:00

Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, London, N1 9DX

History is a weapon. The powerful have their version of events, the people have another. And if we understand how the past was forged, we arm ourselves to change the future. Many times in the past, a different society became an absolute necessity. Humans have always struggled to create a better life. This history proves that we, the many, have the power to change the world.

Join Neil to give an overview of a people’s history of the world, compressed into an hour!

Listen to Dave Randall and panel speakers at The World Transformed

A recording of the panel discussion Why Music Matters, from Monday 24 September 11:00-12:30 Liverpool

How can we use the power of culture against the culture of power? Throughout history and across the world, music has been used as a political weapon. Looking at examples from Love Music Hate Racism to Justice4Grenfell, this session asks how we can use music to promote justice, solidarity and socialism. Speakers include Dave Randall (author of Sound System),  Eliane Correa, Lowkey, Lois Browne and Shingai Shoniwa.

Listen to the recording of this event on Soundcloud here: https://bit.ly/2NsZ0kF