Speaker: Helen Mercer
News from Nowhere Meeting
Saturday 10th August
UPDATE from email:
"Our speaker from Ashiana cannot come after all, but instead we are privileged to have Dr Annie Gray talking about
'Loneliness Amongst Seniors: Why It's Important and what to do about it'
... Usual time, usual place: 7.30 for 8 p.m. at Epicentre E11 4LJ."
Bishopsgate Institute Peace Day, 19 July 1919
Saturday 20 July
- Time:11:00 AM - 14:00 PM
- Days of Week:Saturday
- Course Code:AC19301
- Subject:Arts and Culture
- Level:SUITABLE FOR ALL
- Tutor:Dr Michelle Johansen
- Max students:16
- Number of Sessions:1
- Cost:£22.00 to £29.00
- Concs. :£22
This session uses original historical sources to discover at first-hand what life was like in the aftermath of war for ordinary Londoners, among them demobilised soldiers, women office workers and conscientious objectors.
A Hands-on History course led by Dr Michelle Johansen.
For more information about this course and what you will learn, see the course outline.
Have a question? Send us an email or give us a call on: 020 7392 9200
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NEW from AUTONOMY NOW:
DOING MONEY DIFFERENTLY with HUGH BARNARD
The second part will be about radical and people owned approaches to money. Hugh will include references to technical work that has already been done, working examples elsewhere in the world, some of the controversies and speculation about the immediate future.
This is a large, complex and controversial subject, and references for further reading will be supplied.
End the cycle of violence: Take action against UK arms fair DSEI
As many of you will now be aware, on June 20th the Court of Appeals ruled that the UK government’s licencing of the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia that were used in the devastating war in Yemen was unlawful. Since then, the government has now been forced to suspend export licences for Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners for weapons that may be used in the war in Yemen.
Wed 10 July 7pm Jennifer Luff State surveillance of the 20th century leftFrom the early 1920s through the late 1940s, the British government operated a very large programme to identify, blacklist and dismiss suspected Communists working in HMG's munitions factories, shipyards and scientific establishments. This programme was kept secret from British workers and the British public, and it has remained so to the present day. This talk tells the history of Britain's secret red purge and reflects on its implications for modern British history and contemporary politics.
Jennifer Luff is Associate Professor, Department of History at Durham University.
Wed 17 July 7pm Joanna Gilmore Lessons from Orgreave: policing, protest and resistance
In October 2016, then Home Secretary Amber Rudd ruled out a public inquiry into the ‘Battle of Orgreave’, arguing that “very few lessons” could be learned from a review of practices of three decades ago. The policing landscape, she suggested, has “changed fundamentally” in recent years, “at the political, legislative and operational levels”. In this talk Joanna will challenge claims of a progressive shift in the state’s response to protest and dissent since the 1980s. Drawing on empirical research into the policing of anti-war, anti-fascist and anti-fracking protests, she will highlight the continuing relevance of Orgreave, and the policing of the 1984-5 miners’ strike more generally, for contemporary policing practice.
Joanna Gilmore is Lecturer in Law at the University of York researching public order policing, human rights and community-based responses to police misconduct. She is a founding member of the Northern Police Monitoring Project.
Our Sam, the Middleton Man - film screening
A day of women's protest at the Pankhurst Centre
Remembering Resistance is a project which celebrates 100 years of women's protest in the North of England. Do you have stories to tell about activism? Come and share your memories and any related objects with the project team, who will record these stories to inspire future generations. You can also take part in two guided walks from 62 Nelson Street to find out more about women activists in the local area, and to share your own stories. The walks, at 10.30am and 1.30pm, are free, but bookable via Eventbrite here
Greenham Women Everywhere - pop-up exhibition
Established in 1982, the Greenham Common Peace Camp brought women from all over the world to live together to protest peacefully and creatively about the threat to humankind from the nuclear arms race.
All set in a Greenham-inspired tent, this touring exhibition displays original photographs and archival material collated from some of the women involved. A video installation explores what political concerns and campaigns the Greenham Women are taking on today, and there will be a chance to meet some of the women themselves.
Please join memorial events to support efforts to remember these catastrophic events & work towards a world where this can never happen again. The following are the events we know about so far, but keep an eye out on our web site for new events and let us know about events you are planning.
3 August Hiroshima: Birmingham commemoration; Hiroshima vigil and ceremony, Bromley
========================We are thrilled to announce our next event:To get an idea what will be featured in the exhibition, please see our new feature: Spotlight on: Nottingham's Radical and Alternative News Media.Further details TBC shortly, but please start to spread the word!And we would like to hear from you:* Were you involved in the production or distribution of these or any other titles?* Do you have any stories or anecdotes you would like to share in relation to these or similar publications?* Do you have a box or a folder of similar materials in your attic (beneath your bed/in the shed) and would consider to either donate them to us or loan them to us for digitisation?If so, we would very much like to hear from you (please note that we usually respond to emails rather fast - if you do not have an answer after three days, please check your spam folder!) - firstname.lastname@example.org