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October 2019

‘Queer Intentions: A (Personal) Journey Through LGBTQ + Culture’ with Amelia Abraham

Wednesday October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road
London, N1 9DX
£1 – £5

Today, the options and freedoms on offer to LGBTQ+ people living in the West are greater than ever before. But is same-sex marriage, improved media visibility and corporate endorsement all it’s cracked up to be? At what cost does this acceptance come? And who is getting left behind, particularly in parts of the world where LGBTQ+ rights aren’t so advanced? Combining intrepid journalism with her own personal experience, Amelia Abraham searches for the answers to these urgent challenges, as well…

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Building a New Catalonia: Self-determination and Emancipation with Ignasi Bernat, Liz Castro, Robert Knox and David Whyte

Friday October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road
London, N1 9DX
£1 – £5 59 tickets left

Edited by Ignasi Bernat and David Whyte, two experts on the Catalan struggle for independence, Building A New Catalonia brings together the leading voices of the Catalonian left independence movement alongside key figures in the international solidarity movement. The essays highlight the political strategies and aspirations of the anti-capitalist, feminist and socialist movement for self-determination in Catalonia. The contributors to this book include some of the best known leaders of the left independence movement in Catalonia. It includes chapters by…

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FREE EVENT: Mental Health Discussion Group

Monday October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road
London, N1 9DX
Free

A safe space for people to express, vent and share their fears, worries and concerns about the current political climate in the UK and globally and the impact it has on our collective psyche - and maybe even come up with some constructive ways of coping, convened by licensed therapist Hal M. Both in the course of his practice and in discussion with friends, Hal has noted that political anxieties - such as Trump, Brexit, Boris Johnson, racism, elitism, sexism,…

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‘Here to Stay, Here to Fight – A Race Today Anthology’ with Leila Hassan, Farrukh Dhondy and Adam Elliott Cooper

Wednesday October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road
London, N1 9DX
£1 – £5 64 tickets left

From 1973 to 1988, Race Today, the journal of the revolutionary Race Today Collective was at the epicentre of the struggle for racial justice in Britain. Placing race, sex and social class at the core of its analysis, it featured in its articles and pamphlets contributions from some of the leading writers and activists of the time: C. L. R. James, Darcus Howe, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Walter Rodney, Bobby Sands, Farrukh Dhondy and Mala Sen and many…

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FREE EVENT: The Third Annual Housmans Witchy Night

Thursday October 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free 54 spots left

Following the success of the previous two years, your fave feminist witchy night is back! Expect witchy tunes, potions to drink and discount on cool witchy and feminist titles. More info to follow... This event is free, but to help us manage space, please RSVP below to nab your spot. Image credit and copyright Louise Pomeroy - check out more of her work here!

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November 2019

‘Why I am a Pacifist’ with Tim Gee

Wednesday November 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road
London, N1 9DX
£1 – £5 61 tickets left

Tim Gee tells the story of why he became a pacifist and what it means to him. Gee reflects on the lives of peacemakers past and present to provide responses to questions like “Don’t we have to hit back if we're hurt?”, “Don’t we need war to respond to evil?” and “Doesn’t religion justify wars?”. This is a critique of war, but more than that, it stakes a claim for pacifism's feminist and anti-racist qualities. This is a call for…

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Off the Fence presents: ‘The Troubles with Democracy’ with Jeff Noonan, Rebecca Davnall and Michael Neu

Wednesday November 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road
London, N1 9DX
£1 – £5 60 tickets left

Our guests launch a new book series, ‘Off the Fence: Morality, Politics and Society’ which will be publishing short, sharply argued texts in applied moral and political philosophy, with an interdisciplinary focus. The series constitutes a source of arguments on the substantive issues applied philosophers are concerned with: contemporary real-world issues relating to violence, human nature, justice, equality and democracy, self and society. The point of the series is to demonstrate applied philosophy to be at once rigorous, relevant and…

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‘Happy 50 ‘Weatherman’: From Rebellion To Extinction’ with Jeff Laster

Wednesday November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road
London, N1 9DX
£1 – £5 54 tickets left

The radical WEATHERMAN group (a.k.a. WEATHER UNDERGROUND) was created 50 years ago this year and for the next several years played a leading role in the radical left in the U.S. It took its name from the Bob Dylan's lyric, "You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows". That Dylan line was also the title of a position paper distributed at an Students for a Democratic Society convention in Chicago on June 18, 1969. This founding…

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