Wednesday, 28 March 2018

HOUSMANS NEWSLETTER APRIL 2018


HOUSMANS NEWSLETTER APRIL 2018

NEWS
1. Easter Closures
2. Aldermaston 60 Years On – CND Rally 1st April
3. Lords v Commoners: Week of Action for Land Rights – 14th to 22nd April

INSTORE EVENTS
4.'In Our Hands: Changing the Way we See the Homeless' with Papakow Baiden, Andy Slaughter (MP for Hammersmith) and Tom Copley (London Assembly Member, Heads Up Housing Committee)
5. 'Wobblies of the World: A Global History of the IWW' with Peter Cole
6.
 Tottenham's Trojan Horse? A Tale of Stadium-led Regeneration in North London' with Dr Mark Panton
7. 'Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions'
with Johann Hari
8. ‘The Book of Riga’ with Svens Kuzmins and Dace Ruksane

9. 'Anarchist Accounting' with Anders Sandström
10. 'Poetry: Community and Self-Care' with Ari Haque 
11. 'Alt-Right: From 4chan to the White House' with Mike Wendling
12. “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 Harrison
13. ‘Small is Necessary: Shared Living on a Shared Planet’ with Anitra Nelson
14. ‘A World to Win: The Life and Works of Karl Marx’ with Sven-Eric Liedman

READING AND DISCUSSION GROUPS15. Fuse Book Club – forthcoming titles
16. Feminist Sci-fi Book Club at Housmans
17. London Pacifism and Nonviolence Discussion Group
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NEWS

1. Easter Closures
Housmans will be closed on Friday 30th Marchopen on Saturday 31st March and Sunday 1st April, then closed on Monday 2nd April.

2. Aldermaston 60 Years On – CND Rally 1st April
Solidarity plug! 
Join us to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first Aldermaston march - an event that mobilised thousands against the Bomb and shaped radical protest for generations. We will mark the anniversary with speeches, poems, music and memories, and we'll look to the future too, as we continue our struggle to rid Britain - and the world - of nuclear weapons. 

As part of the anniversary CND’s chair Kate Hudson has written ‘CND at 60: Britain’s most enduring mass movement’ which provides detailed coverage of the inside story of six decades of CND, drawing on archive material and interviews with activists from across the decades, and situating CND’s current work in the context of the Trump presidency and increasing global tensions around nuclear weapons – now available at Housmans.

More details: http://www.cnduk.org/home 
3. Lords v Commoners: Week of Action for Land Rights – 14th to 22nd April


Solidarity plug! 
Land ownership in Britain is one of the most unequal in the world. This is a call out to groups and individuals all over the country who think the time has come for us to have more control of our land. In order to draw attention to this injustice, we invite you to organise an event in your area between the 14th and 22nd of April. More info: https://www.landjustice.uk/lords-vs-commoners/ 


IN-STORE EVENTS

4. 'In Our Hands: Changing the Way we See the Homeless' with Papakow Baiden, Andy Slaughter (MP for Hammersmith) and Tom Copley (London Assembly Member, Heads Up Housing Committee)
Wednesday 28th March, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

In Our Hands explains the scope of the issue, what the government does and doesn’t do, and also tells stories of homeless people – with the aim of re-humanising this neglected portion of society.
click here for more info

5. 'Wobblies of the World: A Global History of the IWW' with Peter ColeSaturday 31st March, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase
This book is the first to look at the history of the IWW from an international perspective. Bringing together a group of leading scholars, it includes lively accounts from diverse countries including Australia, Canada, Mexico, South Africa, Sweden and Ireland, which reveal a fascinating story of global anarchism, syndicalism and socialism. 
click here for more info

6. ‘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 BallWednesday 4th April, 7pmEntry £3, redeemable against any purchase
 Our guests provide insight into the White Hart Lane stadium regeneration project, from stakeholders on every side including local residents, Haringey councillors, Members of Parliament and Tottenham Hotspur FC managers, and will explore the effects of budget cuts on councils, the consultation process between local politicians and residents, and the history of Tottenham, including the 2011 riots. 
click here for more info

7. 'Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions'
with Johann Hari
Wednesday 11th April, 7pmEntry £3, redeemable against any purchase - Tickets available here


Johann Hari makes the case for recognising the central importance material and experiential  conditions play in affecting mental health, a subject explored in his new book.
click here for more info

8.COMMA PRESS EVENT: ‘The Book of Riga’ with Svens Kuzmins and Dace Ruksane

Friday 13th April, 7pm - Tickets available here

Housmans is very pleased to host the launch of independent publishers Comma Press's latest instalment of their Reading the City series. Comma Press bring The Book of Riga to UK readers, featuring some of Latvia's best known and most exciting short story writers. This launch coincides with the Baltic States Market Focus at London Book Fair.
click here for more info

9. 'Anarchist Accounting' with Anders Sandström 
Wednesday 18th April, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase

How would an economic system based on libertarian socialist principles actually work in practice? What kind of information would need to be recorded in order to enable democratic participation, efficient decision-making and equitable outcomes? Anders Sandström  proposes a set of accounting principles for an economy comprised of common ownership of productive resources, federations of worker and consumer councils, and democratic planning.
click here for more info

10. SPRING LOCOMOTRIX IN COLLABORATION WITH BIRDSONG
'Poetry: Community and Self-Care' with Ari Haque 
Thursday 19th April, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against purchase

Locomotrix and Birdsong -the feminist ethical fashion company selling sweatshop-free product that give back to their women makers- invite you to come along and read your favourite poems or literary passages, in an intimate circle, alongside a line-up of women/non-binary/queer/immigrant/working class poets, writers, artists and makers reading work they cherish.
click here for more info

11. 'Alt-Right: From 4chan to the White House' with Mike Wendling
Thursday 26th April, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against purchase

A vital guide to understanding the Alt-Right - the white nationalist, misogynist, far-right movement that rose to prominence during Donald Trump's successful election campaign in the United States. Mike Wendling looks at the support for this reactionary network, arguing that while Trump is in office and the far-right grows across Europe, we need to gain a deeper understanding of the movement's philosophy, history and role in politics today.
click here for more info

12. “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 Harrison
Wednesday 2nd May, 7pm
Free Entry
 


Launch of booklet of testimonies about the solidarities forged during the strike and their contemporary political relevance,  based on a series of workshops and interviews, organised in collaboration with the TUC Library Collections
click here for more info

13. ‘Small is Necessary: Shared Living on a Shared Planet’ with Anitra Nelson

Friday 4th May, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against purchase
Anitra Nelson, on a rare visit from Australia, advocates for shared living - from joint households to land-sharing, cohousing and ecovillages - in an era of housing crises, environmental unsustainability and social fragmentation.
click here for more info

14. ‘A World to Win: The Life and Works of Karl Marx’ with Sven-Eric Liedman
Wednesday 9th May, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against purchase
Sven-Eric Liedman introduces his epic new biography of Karl Marx, Verso’s lead title for the 200th anniversary of his birth.
click here for more info

MORE MAY EVENTS HERE: http://www.housmans.com/events.php 

READING AND DISCUSSION GROUPS 

15. The Fuse Book Club – forthcoming titles

Housmans has a monthly book club which usually meets on the second Thursday of the month, starting at 7pm in the shop. Forthcoming titles under discussion are:

Thursday 12th April
 Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
Thursday 10th May Your Life in My Hands: a Junior Doctor's Story by Rachel Clarke
If you would like to find out more about the reading group, please email catherine@housmans.comThe Fuse has its own web page with more info here: http://www.housmans.com/fuse.php

16. Housmans Feminist Sci-fi Book Club 
Genderless societies, anarchist planets, polyamorous aliens, parthenogenesis, feminist militias, reproductive dystopias, cyborg families, and more at the Housmans Feminist Sci-Fi Book Club! Join us at the bookshop on the first Thursday of every month, 7pm-9pm. All genders welcome. Please bring drinks or snacks to share. 
 
Thursday 5th April:
 Octavia's Brood edited by Walidah Imarisha, Adrienne Maree Brown  
Thursday 3rd May:
 He, She and It by Marge Piercy  

Book Club books available at 20% discount from Housmans. Any questions please email Hannah on scifi@housmans.com  or check the book club page here.

17. London Pacifism and Nonviolence Discussion Group
Housmans has a regular Pacifism and Nonviolence Discussion Group, who meet on the second Tuesday of the month. All are welcome, but please be prepared to join in the discussion. Please try to turn up by 7pm sharp. 

In APRIL (on Tuesday 10 April), the topic will be PACIFISM AND LAUGHTER. And in the run-up to International Conscientious Objectors’ Day (on 15 May), our MAY meeting (on Tuesday 8 MAY) will ask WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT A PACIFIST’S CONSCIENCE?

For more information please visit: http://londonpacifismnonviolence.wordpress.com/ 

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