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 October 21 - Branch Meeting:

Black Lives Matter to Liberation – How the fight against racism can win

 

We live in an era of global rebellion against oppression. From huge protest marches and riots, to street corner meetings and online debates, the fight against racism is centre stage.
Millions are asking why the system we live under is so viciously prejudiced – and what we can do to beat it.
This Socialist Workers Party zoom meeting will look at why capitalism needs racism, and which forces in society have the power to bring the whole edifice down. If these are questions you’ve been asking yourself, then this event is for you.
Speakers
Hassan Mahamdallie – Playwright, writer and specialist in diversity and the arts
Weyman Bennett – Long standing Anti Racist activist
Naima Omar – Tower Hamlets SWP
This is a joint meeting with other east London SWP branches

21st October 2020
19:30

Suggested Reading

https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/50541/Challenge+the+system+to+fight+for+black+lives

https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/50226/Rising+up+against+racism+terrifies+our+rulers

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

Zoom meeting ID 818-391-0420
Password 967537
All welcome

Fake News and Alternative Facts

Speaker: Sophie Squire

In the age of Trump how can we trust the media?

14th October 2020
19:30

Suggested Reading

https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/46024/The+battle+for+trust+and+truth+in+an+era+of+fake+news

https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/49212/Will+fake+news+win+the+general+election

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

Can workers win in Belarus?

Speaker: Tomas Tengley Evans

Following the uprisings in Belarus, what does this mean for workers?

6 October 2020
19:30

Suggested Reading

https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/50481/Workers+strikes+and+protests+increase+pressure+on+regime+in+Belarus

https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/50596/Belarusian+protesters+defy+state+brutality

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

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 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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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