at Queen Mary,
To know where you're going, you need to know where you came from. One piece of hidden history is the way working class people, in face of the most ruthless capitalism ever, erected a system of welfare services, based on mutual aid "friendly societies". Health, education, housing, benefits, etc, were all included as the new book tells. We can't resurrect the friendly societies but we can work for modern collective libertarian welfare services, as well as defending the compromise welfare state.
[This meeting was restructured as a tribute to Alan Woodward; his booklet on the subject is available as a pdf - here]