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Weekly Bulletin of The Socialist Party of Great Britain (80)

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the 80th of our weekly bulletins to keep you informed of changes at Socialist Party of Great Britain @ MySpace.

We now have 1430 friends!

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  • Coming Events:


    Saturday 10 January, 6pm

    DID YOU ENJOY YOUR CHRISTMAS?

    Speaker: Jim Lawrie

    Socialist Party Head Office, 52 Clapham High St, London SW4 (nearest tube: Clapham North)


    Tuesday 20 January, 8pm

    WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THAILAND?

    Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, W4.(nearest tube: Chiswick Park)


    Wednesday 21 January, 8.30pm

    BANKS, BOOM AND BURST.

    Speaker: Vic Vanni

    Community Central Halls, 304 Maryhill Road, Glasgow.


    Saturday 24 January, 3pm to 5pm.

    PUBLIC DEBATE: DID TROTSKY POINT THE WAY TO SOCIALISM?

    Yes: Hillel Ticktin, editor of Critique; No: Adam Buick, Socialist Party.

    Hillhead Public Library, Byres Road, Glasgow. (next to Hillhead subway)


    Saturday 24 January, 12 noon to 4pm

    EAST ANGLIAN REGIONAL BRANCH MEETING

    12pm informal chat, 1pm meal, 2pm to 4pm Discussion

    The Conservertory, back room of Rosary Tavern, Rosary Road, Norwich.


    Monday 26 January, 8.30pm

    ‘IS A WORLD OF ABUNDANCE FEASIBLE?’

    Unicorn, Church Street, Manchester City Centre.


    Saturday 31 January, 6pm

    Film: ZEITGEIST ADDENDUM

    Socialist Party Head Office, 52 Clapham High St, London SW4.

    Quote for the week:

    "Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. The world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children." Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1953, a speech to the American Society of Newspaper Editors.

    Continuing luck with your MySpace adventures!

    Robert and Piers

    Socialist Party of Great Britain

    6 comments:

    Reidski said...

    DID YOU ENJOY YOUR CHRISTMAS?

    Best title for a political meeting ever!!

    Darren said...

    My memory might be playing tricks on me, but I'm sure Islington Branch of the SPGB back in the 80s and 90s would hold meetings in December with titles such as 'Merry Christmas Suckers!' and 'Christmas can get stuffed'. ;-)

    I guess they're were angling for the harried Islingtonian parent snowed under by screaming kids whinging for expensive tat.

    Darren said...

    Reidski,

    'cos I knew you'd be chomping at the bit to see how the Xmas meeting went, a report from the SPGB discussion about the aforementioned meeting:

    "Salutations,

    Thirteen members and five non-members listened to a vibrant and informative
    talk on the current economic crisis given by Jim Lawrie. Marie Chesham
    read an extract from "Christmas Day in the Workhouse".

    After a refreshment break a lively period of discussion followed lasting one
    and a half hours with virtually everyone present making at least one
    contribution. One of the non-members was a relative newcomer who had
    discovered the Party (and the meeting) through a link to our "excellent
    website" (her words; take a bow, Comrade Culbert).

    A collection taken came to £31.68 and some members stayed on after the
    meeting and enjoyed beverages of varying descriptions.

    In three weeks time, on 31st January, the film Zeitgeist Addendum will be
    shown, commencing at 6.00pm.

    Regards,

    Dave."


    " . . . stayed on after the meeting and enjoyed beverages of varying descriptions."

    Happy ending all round. Just like that final scene in A Christmas Carol.

    Archibald The Magnificent said...

    if someone could perhaps film, or otherwise document the 'banks, boom and bust' event, i'd much appreciate it (seeing as it's my great-uncle that's speaking)

    Darren said...

    Archibald,

    I don't think Vic's meeting is being recorded but I understand that there is a chance that the debate on the 24th will be recorded in some format or other.

    I'm sure your Great Uncle will make his presence felt at that meeting. ;-)

    all the best,
    Darren

    Archibald The Magnificent said...

    Thanks, much apprecciated :)