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April 2021

BOOK LAUNCH: System Crash – An activist guide to making revolution, with Neil Faulkner and Simon Hannah [online event]

Wednesday April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free – £3

Pandemic, climate crisis, endless war, mega-slums, police repression, creeping fascism, economic stagnation: these shape our world. This book provides hope for an alternative future. We're really pleased at Housmans to celebrate the launch of the latest offering from Resistance Books. System Crash is an activist guide to making revolution, a call to arms. Written by Neil Faulkner, Phil Hearse, Nina Fortune, Rowan Fortune and Simon Hannah, System Crash argues that revolution – ending the rule of capital and the state…

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The New Age of Empire: How Racism and Colonialism Still Rule the World, with Kehinde Andrews and Imarn Ayton

Wednesday April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free – £3

The West is rich because the Rest is poor. Capitalism is racism. The West congratulates itself on raising poverty by increments in the developing world while ignoring the fact that it created these conditions in the first place, and continues to perpetuate them. We are delighted to welcome Kehinde Andrews and Imarn Ayton to virtual Housmans to discuss Kehinde's book The New Age of Empire: How Racism and Colonialism Still Rule The World. Offering no easy answers, The New Age…

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May 2021

White Skin, Black Fuel: On the Dangers of Fossil Fascism – with Andreas Malm, Laudy van den Heuvel and Anoushka Zoob Carter in conversation with Ash Sarkar

Wednesday May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free – £3

What does the rise of the far right mean for the battle against climate change? Housmans is pleased to welcome Andreas Malm and Laudy van den Heuvel and Anoushka Zoob Carter from the Zetkin Collective to discuss White Skin, Black Fuel, the first study of the far right’s role in the climate crisis. Fossil-fuelled technologies were born steeped in racism. White Skin, Black Fuel presents an eye-opening sweep of a novel political constellation, revealing its deep historical roots. No one…

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Not Quite Right for Us: Celebrating flipped eye and Speaking Volumes, with Sharmilla Beezmohun and Colin Grant

Wednesday May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free – £3

Housmans is very proud to announce a joint event with flipped eye and Speaking Volumes to celebrate the publication of Not Quite Right for Us, an anthology featuring 40 international voices talking about outsider-ness. This event is also part of flipped eyes's 20th anniversary celebrations. Not Quite Right for Us is published in collaboration with Speaking Volumes, who are also celebrating their 10th anniversary this year. Spanning eight thematic areas (childhood, family, friends, work, travel, love, yesterday/today and today/tomorrow), the…

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Paint Your Town Red – Matthew Brown and Rhian E. Jones in conversation with Grace Blakeley

Thursday May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free – £3

Housmans is pleased to welcome Matthew Brown and Rhian E. Jones to discuss Paint Your Town Red: How Preston Took Back Control and Your Town Can Too, the story of how one city in the north of England decided to level up without waiting for Whitehall.  Across the world, there is a growing recognition that a new kind of economy is needed: more democratic, less exploitative, less destructive of society and the planet. Paint Your Town Red looks at how wealth can…

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