There can be no justification for chemical weapons attacks, or for despicable bombing that targets civilians, but further air strikes will only extend the appalling suffering of the people of Syria.
CND works for 'the prevention and cessation of wars in which nuclear weapons may be used' and there can be no clearer example of such a situation than that which we are currently facing. Diplomatic and political solutions must be sought.
Take action: Protest Please join us at Downing Street this evening (Friday 13th April) at 5 pm to protest against UK involvement in any military escalation. More information
IN-STORE EVENTS at HOUSMANS
‘Tottenham's Trojan Horse? A Tale of Stadium-led Regeneration in North London', author Mark Panton in conversation with community activists Dave Morris and Martin Ball
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase
Mark Panton will be in conversation with Haringey community activist Dave Morris to discuss the demolition of properties for the fans’ walkway in Tottenham, the Our Tottenham network of community groups and the Haringey Development Vehicle.
‘Tottenham’s Trojan Horse?’ is fully illustrated by Amanda Lillywhite in a comic format. It features research from Mark Panton’s doctoral thesis and dialogue from interviews conducted by him. It was funded by the Birkbeck School of Business, Economics and Informatics, University of London.
'Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions' with Johann Hari
Wednesday 11th April, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase
Tickets available here
“There was just this enormous sense of solidarity”:
London and the 1984/85 Miners’ Strike
with Terry Conway, Hilary Wainwright,
Diarmaid Kelliher, Gary Cox and Terry HarrisonWednesday 2nd May, 7pm
‘May Made Me: An Oral History of the 1968 Uprising in France’
with Mitch AbidorTuesday 15th May, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against purchase
For historical background, see Radical History Calendar and Past Tense blog, 15-4-2018:
1968-2018: A Celebration of 50 years of Resistance, Campaigning
and Alternatives for A Better World
Sunday, 3rd June 2018
From Midday at Broadway Cinema, Nottingham.
Midday-2pm film screening of “if....” (ticketed)
2-3pm browse our exhibition (free)
3-5pm panel session (free)
Please note that spaces for the panel session are limited (first come, first served).
From Midday to 2pm there will be a screening of “if….”, followed by an hour (2-3pm) to browse our exhibition of fantastic source materials (pamphlets, newssheets, posters, unpublished correspondence, etc.) documenting the 1968 Revolts in Paris, Berlin, Prague (etc.), and of course events here in Nottingham. At 3pm we will get together for a panel session with people sharing some of their memories of the struggles fought in Nottingham in 1968 (spoilers: the struggle for equal pay and anti-racist work were already high on the agenda five decades
The film screening is ticketed. You will be able to purchase tickets from Broadway Cinema at their usual rates from early May. We have a very limited number of discounted tickets available. If you would like us to reserve you one of these tickets, please do get in touch (please note, if you do not get a response email confirming your reservation before Sunday 6th May, you are not on the list and will have to purchase a ticket from the Broadway Box Office). The exhibition and the panel session are of course free of charge.
the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Revolts
You can also catch this in London, at Housmans on 15th May - see above -
or Bookmarks on 16th May:-
|Mary Quaile Club event |
Northern Launch of "Workers Playtime"
Doug Nicholls, General Secretary of the GFTU, will introduce this.
McDonald's 36/38 Oxford Rd, Manchester M1 5EJ
A couple of free events:
Suffragettes in trousers: male support for women's suffrage in Britain
NEWS FROM NOWHERE CLUB
Saturday 14th April 2018
The Cinema Museum: Keeping Alive the Spirit of Cinema from the Days before the Multiplex
Speaker: Martin Humphries
Martin is the director & co-founder of The Cinema Museum. Set in historic surroundings in Kennington, close to the Elephant & Castle, the outstanding museum houses a unique collection of artefacts, memorabilia & equipment that preserves the history & grandeur of cinema from the 1890s to the present day. His illustrated talk will cover the founding of the museum, the collection, its activities & events. ‘The Cinema Museum is culturally very important to the history of movies & gives insight into how things have changed. It was the workhouse where Charlie Chaplin went as a child. It is a monument of great importance to anyone interested in cinema.’ Sylvia Syms
Saturday 12th May 2018A Lancashire Miner in Walthamstow: Sam Woods and the By-Election of 1897
Speaker: Professor John Shepherd
Saturday 9th June 2018
Allotment Gardens: A Surprising History Speaker: Dr Lesley Acton
11 April Michelle Green and Frank Salt Protest: stories of resistance
Cover up and collusion: understanding the tragic history of asbestos.
Geoffrey Tweedale is the author of Magic mineral to killer dust: Turner and Newall and the asbestos hazard.
Our April Object of the Month also focuses on Workers' Memorial Day, which is on 28 April.
23 May Philippa Lewis Capturing the heritage of the workers’ co-operative movement, 1970s-1990s
20 June Film - Socialists, suffragists, pacifists and cyclists!: the last Clarion House
4 July Invisible Histories digitisation project - Seeing the hidden, hearing the unheard
Further details of the day and its accompanying events (including a peace trail walk round Manchester on Sunday 15th), and to book: Hazel Roy on 07931 58705, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The TUC Library's travelling exhibition Labour's special relationship: connections between the British and American labour movements from the 19th century until today ends on Friday, 20 April. It explores one of the most important – and yet one of the least examined – parts of the international workers’ movement, and is accompanied by items from the WCML collection.
The exhibition is open this Wednesday and Friday, 1-5pm - please note that the space is in use for a workshop on Thursday afternoon so the exhibition cannot be viewed then
It starts at 1pm. There will be speakers, a film and discussion..and a free light buffet.
Forwarding an excellent article by Adrian Cruden on Robert Noonan's [novel] "Ragged Trousered Philanthropists."
TO BOOK FOR THIS EVENT ONLINE PLEASE GO TO THE RAYMOND WILLIAMS FOUNDATION WEBSITE – Events section http://www.
You can now find our new Document Of The Month and numerous additions to our Digital Library on our website. Our Document Of The Month for March 2018 is -
And this month's additions to our Digital Library include:
ExLibris Charity Masked Book Sale 2018
16 Vernon Avenue Carlton,
"Over two weekends (Fri 27th April till Mon 30th April and Fri 4th May
till Mon 7th May) you have another chance to visit Carlton’s finest
prices and help raise funds for the Notts Refugee Forum and Hayward
New radical history podcast
What are the key issues? What can we do to promote public ownership?
Keith Venables for IWCEN.
This year’s festival follows the successful event run at the M Shed in September 2017 and has two themes. We are working closely with the Bread, Print and Roses Collective to mark the 50th anniversary of May 1968, a month that saw worldwide demonstrations against capitalism, authoritarianism and war. We look at the legacy of May ’68 in Bristol, scene of significant student occupations, and beyond. The Remembering the Real WWI Group will also be putting on a programme of events to reflect on the impact and aftermath of the First World War, as we approach the centenary of the 1918 armistice.