Taking Back The Debate: Left Wing Approaches to Fighting Antisemitism @ Housmans Bookshop
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Taking Back The Debate: Left Wing Approaches to Fighting Antisemitism @ Housmans Bookshop

Discussion and book launch on Antisemitism in central London on 28th February

Taking Back The Debate: Left Wing Approaches to Fighting Antisemitism


Speakers: Aviah Day, Keziah Berelson and Annie Cohen.

Chaired by Naomi Wimborne-Idrissi

Antisemitism has been a fraught topic in recent years, with the political right accusing the left of being soft on it, and the left sometimes viewing accusations of antisemitism as attempts to derail the Corbyn project.

This discussion will attempt to bring insight and nuance to the topic, and reclaim the fight against antisemitism as a left wing, anti-racist cause. It will consider the question of anti-Zionism and antisemitism, intersections between antisemitism and other racisms and the complexities of being a majority group in one state and a minority everywhere else.

The discussion will be rooted in the new book from the US group Jewish Voice for Peace: On Antisemitism: Solidarity and the Struggle for Social Justice.

February 28th 7pm £3 entry (redeemable against any purchase)

Celebrating Women’s Voices: International Women’s Day @ Wanstead Library
Mar 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Celebrating Women's Voices: International Women's Day @ Wanstead Library

Join us to Celebrate Women’s Struggles for Economic, Political, and Social Justice

Musical Performances:

Jane Connor and Walthamstow Choir

Carole Vincent

Deborah Fink

Ros Kane

Speakers and Discussion Groups on:

Education, NHS, Race, Class & Gender, Housing, Austerity and Women, Violence Against Women and more

Fully Accessible Venue

Refreshments, Bookstall

All ages and genders welcome!

Jobs and Climate: Planning for a future which doesn’t cost the earth @ Hamilton House
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Jobs and Climate: Planning for a future which doesn't cost the earth @ Hamilton House

Tackling the climate crisis needs workers to build a world fit for the future. Yet the narrative of ‘jobs versus environment’ is still heard across the political spectrum, derailing the action we urgently need.

This conference, organised by the Campaign against Climate Change Trade Union Group, aims to challenge the false choice of good jobs versus the environment. Instead of settling for this, there is both an urgent need for action on climate change and a real opportunity for trade unionists to be at the forefront of campaigning for a transition. One which puts the needs of the planet, decent jobs and social justice at the top of the political agenda.

The conference, for trade unionists and others interested in the issues, will be an opportunity to hear from trade unionists, scientists, environmental activists and others about the issues; and to learn from grassroots action today as well as debating a vision for the future.

Sessions include:

  •     Jobs and Climate: Challenging a false choice
  •     What is happening to our planet and why this is a trade union issue
  •     Planning for a National Climate Service today
  •     Climate and Women: Women on the frontline
  •     Environmental Reps: campaigning for change in the workplace
  •     Food and Agriculture – is a sustainable food system possible?
  •     Climate Refugees: Understanding the issues for the trade union movement
  •     Planning for Just Transition – taking inspiration from the past and present

Workshops will also be led by key trade union and environmental campaigns: The Greener Jobs Alliance, Trade Unions for Energy Democracy and The Lucas Plan

Champions of equality: Trade unions and LGBT rights @ Marchmont Street Community Centre
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Champions of equality: Trade unions and LGBT rights @ Marchmont Street Community Centre

Book launch and discussion with

Peter Purton, author of Champions of Equality
Jane Connor, Lesbian and Gay Support the Miners.

Peter Purton was the TUC’s first LGBT officer. His book, of interest to everyone interested in equality and trade union history, reveals how LGBTtrade union members organised to win recognition, then support, and how trade unions supported the struggles of LGBT communities in Britain and across the world.

This is an inspiring tale, and in the dangerous world of the twenty-first century, it is a warning call to the LGBT community and those supporting it, to wake up to new threats, to remember how past victories were achieved. The labour movement has much potential as an active participant in the unfinished fight for equality, but this book shows the need for mutual engagement to make change possible. 

International Revolutionary Youth Camp
Jul 22 @ 8:00 pm – Jul 28 @ 9:00 pm
International Revolutionary Youth Camp

Sun, summer and socialism – join us when Socialist Youth Front hosts the international revolutionary youth camp (ISUL)!

At ISUL, you will be a part of a community of 500 revolutionary socialists from the entire world. Here we shall attend exciting and educating workshops, share our experience from the class struggle, form new friendships and celebrate with each other for a week.
Every day has its own theme which ranges among eco socialism, to womens struggles, to refugees and to the struggle for a world without borders.
ISUL is a self-organized camp. This means that we, the young people which attends the camp, are the ones who decide what is going to happen.

A lot is going on in the international feminist movements; in every nation, women and queers fight against oppression of all sorts. At the youth camp, you will meet the leaders of these movements. If you want to hear about the struggle for abortion rights in Poland, the movement against femicide in Latin America or the international women’s strikes – then the youth camp is the place, where you can learn everything from those in front.
An important part of ISUL is the self-organized theme days, spaces and parties:
– Every day will contain workshops on the women’s space and the LGBTQIA+-space. Here we share experiences and ideas from our struggles around the world.
– One of the days are the women’s struggle day. This day ends with the women’s party, where the women of the camp party and make body paint until sunrise.
– Another day has LGBTQIA+ as its theme. That day ends with a queer party, in which we challenge the norms for gender and sexuality.

We will discuss to our brains are tender, dance till we fall asleep and chant till we lose our voices. But most of all we will discuss everything from education cuts and strikes, through factory occupations and autonomy from market forces, to the science of getting the glitter out of one’s hair after the LGBTQIA+-party.
What are you waiting for?