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70 years since the 1945 Attlee Government Francis Beckett, Ian Birchall, John Newsinger and others Please note: this session takes place on a Saturday in Wolfson Room I, and begins at 11:30
On December 20th, I will be doing a special afternoon walk on War and Resistance as a complimentary event to a fabulous Philosophy Football evening cabaret marking the Christmas truce and football matches between British and German soldiers in 1914. The 2-hour walk will focus on anti-war activism in London before and during World War 1 and will take place in the Bloomsbury area. We will end by a number 8 bus stop so that walkers going to the evening event can get a bus almost to the door. At the moment just over half the walk places have been booked so please book soon to guarantee a place. The walk costs £3; the evening event £9.99. All bookings for the walk and/or the evening event should be done through: http://www.philosophyfootball.com/view_item.php?pid=1039
Gentle Men – For No Glory
Thursday 27 November 7.30pm
St Giles-in-the-Fields • London WC2H 8LG
Performed by Robb Johnson, Jenny Carr and John Forrester
Introduced by A.L. Kennedy
Songwriter Robb Johnson performs his acclaimed song cycle Gentle Men, telling the stories of Robb’s grandfathers Ernest Johnson and Harry Jenner – who survived the First World War but were forever in its shadow.
‘Did You Ever Need A Weatherman To Know Which Way The Wind Blows?’ with former Weatherman Jeff Laster
To mark the Weatherman’s 45th anniversary former Weatherman Jeff Laster will discuss whether ‘Violence against People’ and ‘Violence against Property’ radical activism are redundant in the U.S., UK and rest of the West.
1914 and the Schism in International Anarchism
The outbreak of the First World War caused an irreparable schism in the international anarchist community. Many of the protagonists in this harsh dispute lived in exile in London, including the chief adversarie: the Russian, (Prince) Petr Kropotkin, who supported the Entente, and the Italian Errico Malatesta who argued that the ‘only acceptable war was the fight of the oppressed against the oppressors’.
Pietro Dipaola’s talk reconstructs this debate and focuses on some of the activities and the repression of the anarchists including the interment in Alexandra Palace of the German anarchist Rudolf Rocker and the imprisonment of his companion Milly Witcop.
PART OF ISLINGTON BLACK HISTORY MONTH
‘Who was Henry Muoria?’ with Peter Muoria
Wednesday 29th October, 7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase