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 December 2 - Branch Meeting:

Why are the police racist?

 

Speaker: Colette Wymer

What does institutional racism mean? Is it possible for the police not to carry the baked in values of the ruling class?

2nd December 2020
7:30 pm

Suggested Reading

https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/50168/Britains+not+innocent+a+history+of+racist+cops

https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/50336/Cops+reflect+racism+from+the+top+of+society

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 December 16 - Branch Meeting:

Rock against racism: a retrospective

 

Speaker: Roger Huddle

 

16th December 2020
7:30 pm

Suggested Reading

socialistworker.co.uk/art/43782/Remembering+Rock+Against+Racism+how+music+helped+to+fight+the+Nazis

https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/47026/How+the+Anti+Nazi+League+beat+back+the+fascists

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 December 9 - Branch Meeting:

Marxism and Religion

 

Speaker: Maxine Bowler

 

9th December 2020
19:30

Suggested Reading

https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/39709/Freedom,+religion+and+Marx

https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/8187/Marx+and+religion

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

Who was Trotsky?

Speaker: Pat Carmody

Trotsky was a key figure in the 1917 Russian Revolution and founder of the Red Army. With the isolation and decline of the revolution, he was thrust from power, exiled and eventually murdered by one of Stalin’s agents. Did Trotsky represent a genuine alternative to Stalin? Do his ideas of international revolution have something to offer our globalised age?

18th November 2020
19:30

Suggested Reading

https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/43215/Why+the+Labour+right+love+to+twist+the+truth+about+Trotsky

A Rebels Guide to Trotsky

A Rebels Guide to Trotsky

https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/45350/Trotsky+the+leader+who+armed+the+workers+movement

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

Crisis & Polarisation: Where next after the US election?

Speaker: Shaun Doherty

At the time of writing we do not know what the results of the US election will be. We do know that that Trump is in crisis and we all hope to see the end of the worlds number one bigot.
Trump’s extreme bigotry over so many issues is well documented, with racism and encouragement to fascist and white-supremacist forces being at the forefront of the divisions he stokes. The best news that came out of the US in 2020 was the inspirational Black Lives Matters movement.
The combination of economic recession, rampant coronavirus infection, mass protests against racism and repeated personal scandals have put Biden ahead of Trump in polls for weeks.
However Trump has been written off before only to win what he was expected to lose. Either way the political divide in the US runs deep and will not end just by the election.

11th November 2020
19:30

Suggested Reading

https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/50821/US+election+an+American+horror+story

https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/50489/Joe+Bidens+coronation+will+not+bring+real+change%C2%A0

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

After Corbyn’s Suspension: What is the alternative to Starmer’s Labour?

Speaker: Sasha Simic

The suspension of Jeremy Corbyn is an attack on all of the left and the movement to support the Palestinian liberation struggle.
In a time when thousands are losing their jobs and slipping into poverty, in a time when hundreds are dying everyday of COVID19 unnecessarily – we need a struggle for socialist change now more than ever.
Join this meeting to discuss how to build power outside of Labour party. All are welcome. #WeStandWithCorbyn

4th November 2020
19:30

Suggested Reading

 

 

https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/50850/Its+time+to+leave+Labour

https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/50844/Keir+Starmer+uses+antisemitism+report+to+suspend+Corbyn+and+attack+solidarity+with+Palestine

https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/50774/The+real+divide+across+Britain+is+class

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

Biden, The Democrats and The Power to Beat Trump

Speaker: Richard Donnelly

With the US elections coming up on November 3rd, what does Biden offer and can the Democrats beat Trump.

28th October 2020
19:30 GMT

Suggested Reading

https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/50821/US+election+an+American+horror+story

https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/50729/Donald+Trumps+four+years+of+horror

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

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