Branch Meetings at WF SWP

Branch Meetings

Branch meetings in person are suspended for the duration of the Corona Virus emergency but we are still holding meetings via Zoom.
Venue for Branch Meetings when physical meetings resume:
William Morris Community Centre
6 – 8 Greenleaf Road
Walthamstow, E17 6QQ
A list of our upcoming meetings can be found in the panel on the right of this page.

Meetings hosted by SWP nationally

The Socialist Workers Party are hosting meetings at the weekends during the Coronavirus crisis. Details of all SWP meetings across the country can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/SocialistWorkersParty/events.

Wednesday September 23 - Branch Meeting:

The Bloody History of the British Empire

Speaker: John Newsinger

The British Empire is drenched in blood and this history is rarely told.

John Newsinger is the author of The Blood Never Dried: A People’s History of the British Empire, available from Bookmarks, the Socialist Bookshop. 

23rd September 2020
19:30

Suggested Reading

We have cancelled all meetings in person and will be hosting this meeting via Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/543023057
Zoom room number – 543 023 057
Meeting Password: 967537
All welcome
Wednesday September 30 - Branch Meeting:

Environmental Chaos and Covid 19

Speaker: Judy Cox

The ongoing environmental chaos is going to increase the complications of our chaotic world. Together with Covid 19 – and the real threat of further virus pandemics – this feeds the crisis of capitalism.

30th September 2020
19:30

Suggested Reading

https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/50231/Climate+groups+warn+that+environmental+destruction+will+lead+to+more+pandemics

https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/49875/Viruses+and+the+sick+system+that+destroys+our+environment

We have cancelled all meetings in person and will be hosting this meeting via Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/543023057
Zoom room number – 543 023 057
Meeting Password: 967537
All welcome

The Revolt in Lebanon

Speaker: Simon Assaf

16th September 2020
19:30

Suggested Reading

We have cancelled all meetings in person and will be hosting this meeting via Zoom.

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Workers, Union Leaders and the Fightback

Speaker: Jon Woods

Why aren’t our unions leading the fightback?

9th September 2020
19:30

Suggested Reading

https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/49932/Inaction++makes+union+leaders+complicit

https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/50121/Workers+rush+into+trade+unions+to+fight+profit+hungry+bosses

https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/50478/A+jobs+massacre+has+begun+time+to+fight

https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/50377/Leaders+of+major+unions+to+step+down+amid+jobs+onslaught

We have cancelled all meetings in person and will be hosting this meeting via Zoom.

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Zoom room number – 543 023 057
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What is Cancel Culture and does it matter?

Speaker: Russ Chandler

What is Cancel Culture?
Is it a demand for respect and a way to call out racists and sexists? Or is is a tool to silence people you don’t agree with?

2nd September 2020
19:30

Suggested Reading

https://www.dictionary.com/e/pop-culture/cancel-culture/

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/14/opinion/cancel-culture-.html

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2020/07/cancel-culture-and-problem-woke-capitalism/614086/

We have cancelled all meetings in person and will be hosting this meeting via Zoom.

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Lenin at 150

Speaker: John Molyneux

150 years after the birth of Lenin, do his ideas have any relevancy for organising in the 21st century?
John Molyneux, author of Lenin for Today to discuss the continuing power of his ideas and how they can make the difference when organising.

26th August 2020
19:30

Suggested Reading

Lenin and his ideas today

Does the fight for workers power mean dictatorship

We have cancelled all meetings in person and will be hosting this meeting via Zoom.

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Why Capitalism needs Exams

Speaker: Yuru Prasad

The debacle of A level results is likely to be followed with more chaos when the GCSE results are announced.
The algorithm used to give the final results for A levels has class division baked into its methodology. Come along to discuss how this is an essential part of the capitalist system.

 

19th August 2020
7.30pm

 

We have cancelled all meetings in person and will be hosting this meeting via Zoom.

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How do we decolonise the curriculum?

Speaker: Rahul Patel

12th August 2020
7.30pm

The time for change is now

Oxford activists want to make sure Rhodes falls

We have cancelled all meetings in person and will be hosting this meeting via Zoom.

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Is Science Neutral?

Speaker: Sarah Ensor

What does following the science actually mean?

5th August 2020
7.30 pm

Science advice is shaped by politics

We have cancelled all meetings in person and will be hosting this meeting via Zoom.

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