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September 2019

‘Back to Black: Retelling Black Radicalism for the 21st Century’ with Kehinde Andrews

Wednesday September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road
London, N1 9DX
£1 – £5 41 tickets left

Back to Black traces the long and eminent history of Black radical politics. Born out of resistance to slavery and colonialism, its rich past encompasses figures such as Marcus Garvey, Angela Davis, the Black Panthers and the Black Lives Matter activists of today. At its core it argues that racism is inexorably embedded in the fabric of society, and that it can never be overcome unless by enacting change outside of this suffocating system. Yet this Black radicalism has been diluted…

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FREE EVENT: AUTONOMY NOW – This Land is Ours: The Fight for Land Justice / Speakers from the Anarchist Communist Group

Thursday September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road
London, N1 9DX
Free 29 spots left

Land, if we define it to include all physical resources such as water, air and what lies beneath the ground, is the source of all wealth and our very existence. However, what should belong to all of us has been taken from us and concentrated in the hands of a small minority so that they own the land, decide its use (usually to profit themselves) and control access to the benefits. All our struggles, whether for housing, community centres, and…

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October 2019

‘Only Nonviolent Rebellion Can Now Stop Climate Breakdown And Social Collapse’ with Roger Hallam

Tuesday October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road
London, N1 9DX
£1 – £5 49 tickets left

Housmans welcomes Roger Hallam, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion and an organic farmer. Roger has written a booklet called “Common Sense for the 21st Century: Only Nonviolent Rebellion Can Now Stop Climate Breakdown and Social Collapse”, the print copy of which we will be launching at this event. The booklet outlines how the environmental and climate movements around the world need to come together in order to avert extinction of all life. It goes into detail on using nonviolent civil disobedience…

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‘Mask Off: Masculinity Redefined’ with JJ Bola

Wednesday October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road
London, N1 9DX
£1 – £5 52 tickets left

What is masculinity? Dominating the world around us, from Trump's twitter outbursts to deadly gun violence, from male suicide rates to incels on Reddit and 4chan, masculinity is perceived to be 'toxic', 'fragile' and 'in crisis'. In Mask Off, JJ Bola exposes masculinity as a performance that men are socially conditioned into. Using examples of non-Western cultural traditions, music and sport, he shines light on historical narratives around manhood, debunking popular myths along the way. He explores how LGBTQ men, men…

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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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