C.L.R. James's Intellectual Conquest of Imperial Britain - Christian Høgsbjerg UCL Institute of the Americas - 51 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PN - June 3rd 17:30
Together with other critical Pan-Africanist figures such as his fellow compatriot George Padmore, the Trinidadian Marxist C.L.R. James led from the front as an ideological agitator in the fight against British imperialist mythology and propaganda during the 1930s.
Attendance is free of charge but registration is required.
Margot Heinemann: Change is their memorial who have changed the world - Jane Bernal Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1 Saturday 30 May 2.30 p.m.
A look at the fascinating life of Communist writer, activist, novelist, LRD researcher, historian and literary critic, This talk will follow the Socialist History Society AGM which starts at 1:30pm in the same venue
London Socialist Historians Summer term seminars 2015
All seminars are held in Room 102, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet St WC1 and start at 5.30pm Monday June 1st - Parmjit Dhanda, 'My Political Race' Monday June 15th - Launch of 'A History of Riots' (Cambridge Scholars Publishing); Keith Flett and others
London Metropolitan University UCU is now balloting for strike action and action short of strike in a fight to stop a further 165 job cuts. They believe these cuts will seriously damage the viability of the university.
The London Met Board of Governors will be meeting on the evening of Tuesday, 12 May, and Unison and UCU, with strong student and community support, have called a mass lobby outside of the governors (4:30-6pm, Central House, 59-63 Whitechapel High Street, E1 7PF). The London Retired Members branch banner will be there, please try and come to support our colleagues. The unions at London Met are also asking supporters to sign an open letter to the governors.More details here...
EDL marching in Walthamstow on 9th May
The English Defence League has announced plans to march through Walthamstow onSaturday 9 May. The local trade unions are asking for support for the peaceful protest on Saturday 9 May to defend and celebrate Waltham Forest’s multicultural community and send a clear message that the fascist EDL is not welcome. Assemble 12 noon at the top of Walthamstow Market, opposite Walthamstow Central Station (Victoria Line and Network Rail from Liverpool Street) The London Retired Members branch banner will be here as well.