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Tony BennTONY BENN: ASSESSING HIS LEGACY FOR THE LEFT

The Socialist History Society is holding a seminar on Tony Benn’s contribution to British politics; it will look at the historical roots of his commitment to socialism, his record in and out of office, some of the key causes he championed such as peace and nuclear disarmament and his role as a populariser of history.

The event will take place on: Saturday 26th April between 2pm and 4.30pm at Conway Hall, in London.

Entry free of charge

 

Speakers:

Keith Flett (London Socialist Historians Group),

Duncan Bowie (Westminster University/Chartist magazine),

Prof Willie Thompson (Historian, former editor Socialist History)

Stefan Dickers (Bishopsgate archivist)

Jon Lansman (editor Left Futures/CLPD)

Stan Newens (ex-MP, ex-MEP; President SHS)

Kate Hudson (CND)/historian)

 

Further info: morganshs@hotmail.com

First published in http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/news/distributed/tony-benn-assessing-his-legacy-for-the-left-26-april

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Protest

Protest

POPULAR PROTEST

Forthcoming Socialist History Society Meetings
In a series on aspects of popular protest

Duncan Bowie (Chartist magazine) on:
From Radicalism to Socialism: Working Class Politics in London 1860-1900
7pm, Tuesday 13 March

Paul Burnham on
The Squatters’ Movement of 1946
7pm, Thursday 5 April

David Goodway on
The Real History of Chartism
7pm Thursday 19 April

Venue for all: Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London EC2

Admission Free

 

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

 

‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

‘Stagnant’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

‘The Lamb’ by William Blake – set to music by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw3VloKBvZc

 

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Imperialism

EMPIRE AND RESISTANCE

Socialist History Society Public Meeting
Empire and Resistance
A special meeting with two leading socialist historians of imperialism, Robin Blackburn and Richard Gott, who will be speaking about their new books

Hosted in co-operation with publisher Verso and supported by the London Socialist Historians Group

7pm, 12th October 2011
Venue: Bishopsgate Institute, Liverpool Street
The event is free.

Richard Gott, former editor and journalist, is the author of numerous books mainly on Latin America, including a history of Cuba and the new Venezuela of Hugo Chavez. His latest book is “Britain’s Empire: Resistance, Repression and Revolt”, which will be published in September.

Robin Blackburn, former editor of New Left Review, and author of a trilogy of books on the history of slavery in the New World, the latest of which is “The American Crucible: Slavery, Emancipation and Human Rights”, as well as “An Unfinished Revolution: Karl Marx and Abraham Lincoln”.

Contact:
Stefan Dickers (Chair, SHS): stefan.dickers@bishopsgate.org.uk
David Morgan (Secretary, SHS): morganshs@hotmail.com

Further information on the website: http://www.socialisthistorysociety.co.uk/news.htm

 

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Socialism and Hope

JOHN SAVILLE: COMMITMENT AND HISTORY

Friday 13th May

A meeting to mark the release of a new collection of essays in tribute to Socialist historian John Saville, jointly published by Lawrence and Wishart and the Socialist History Society

Speakers include: Richard Saville, David Howell, Kevin Morgan, Steve Jeffreys, Dianne Kirby and other speakers to be confirmed.

Time: 7.00 p.m.

Venue: Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate,LondonEC2 (oppositeLiverpool StreetStation).

Admittance free.

All welcome.

Contact: stefan.dickers@bishopsgate.org.uk or morganshs@hotmail.com
See: http://www.socialisthistorysociety.co.uk/news.htm

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

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May Day - London

TWO SOCIALIST HISTORY BLOGS – UK

Via Sebastien Budgen, I would like to draw you attention to two blogs on Socialist History:

Socialist History Society: http://socialisthistory.wordpress.com/
 
London Socialist Historians Group: http://www.londonsocialisthistorians.blogspot.com/

 Glenn Rikowski