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February 2020

Autonomy Now presents: ‘Occult Features of Anarchism’ with Erica Lagalisse and Carl Levy

Thursday February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road
London, N1 9DX

In the nineteenth century anarchists were accused of conspiracy by governments afraid of revolution, but in the current century various “conspiracy theories” suggest that anarchists are controlled by government itself. The Illuminati were a network of intellectuals who argued for self-government and against private property, yet the public is now often told that they were (and are) the very group that controls governments and defends private property around the world. Intervening in such misinformation, Lagalisse works with primary and secondary…

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Stormlight Book Launch with Jan Woolf

Friday February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Riversmeet Press invites you to the Housmans launch of Stormlight by Jan Woolf Stories - short and long- setting ordinary people against big themes; love, war, loss, contemporary politics and the search for fulfilment. Like the author’s first collection Fugues on a Funny Bone they are funny, witty and acerbic as well as serious. Stormlight includes her Royal Court short play You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know examining the Blair legacy. Stories range from a Rambler’s Christmas day walk,…

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March 2020

‘Feminism for the 99%’ with Sara Farris and Susan Pashkoff.

Wednesday March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Discussion on a feminism that is anticapitalist, eco-socialist and antiracist, introduced by Sara Farris and Susan Pashkoff. Free entry but please register via Eventbrite. makes a simple but powerful case: feminism shouldn’t start—or stop—with the drive to have women represented at the top of their professions. It must focus on those at the bottom, and fight for the world they deserve. And that means targeting capitalism. Feminism must be anticapitalist, eco-socialist and antiracist. Sara Farris is a Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths…

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‘A Nuclear Refrain: emotion, empire and the democratic potential of protest’ with Kelvin Mason, Philip Johnstone and Lotte Reimer

Friday March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road
London, N1 9DX

In 2020, the hands of the Doomsday Clock moved closer than ever to global destruction: humanity has just 100 seconds left to take action. While climate change and cyber-warfare grab more headlines, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists forcibly reminded us that the nuclear arms race is also running out of control. A Nuclear Refrain enlivens the discourse on nuclear deterrence, mutually assured destruction (MAD) and Trident replacement. The debate on nuclear weapons in the UK is entrenched: perpetual strategic, moral…

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A Kingdom of Love: Rachel Mann in conversation with Roz Kaveney ***CANCELLED***

Wednesday March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

***We're really sorry to hear that our speaker Rachel Mann is presenting symptoms and is self-isolating. This event is now therefore cancelled. Tickets will be refunded. We hope Rachel feels better soon*** We are very excited to announce a poetry event at Housmans in collaboration with Carcanet Press, one of the outstanding independent literary publishers of classical and modern poetry of our time. Anglican priest, poet, writer and broadcaster Rachel Mann will be reading from her highly praised A Kingdom…

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AUTONOMY NOW! presents: ‘Dead White Anarchists’ performed by Paul Case ***RELOCATED***

Thursday March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

**This event is no longer taking place at Housmans but the organisers hope to host it at an alternative venue - please visit the Autonomy Now website for updates** Paris, 1892. If you're not rich, things looks bleak. Exploitation, starvation and disease are daily realities for many. Police crackdowns and political bombings tear the city apart. Out of this chaos emerges Emile Henry, a young anarchist preparing for his war against the State. But when he hears strange rumblings from…

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‘Spain’s Revolution Against Franco: The Great Betrayal’ with Alan Woods ***CANCELLED***

Saturday March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road
London, N1 9DX
£1 – £5

The story of the Spanish revolution of the 1930s is quite well known to most people on the left, but there is a surprising level of ignorance concerning the events that occurred subsequently. History did not cease with the victory of Franco in 1939. And the story of how the Franco dictatorship was eventually brought down by the revolutionary movement of the Spanish workers is an inspiring one. Under the most difficult and dangerous conditions, Spanish workers launched a strike…

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AUTONOMY NOW! presents: ‘Stopping the Poll Tax: 30 Years On’ with Martin Lux and Alex Hodson ***RELOCATED***

Tuesday March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road
London, N1 9DX

**This event is no longer taking place at Housmans but the organisers hope to host it at an alternative venue - please visit the Autonomy Now website for updates**   Join us on the 30th anniversary of the Poll Tax riot which helped drive out Margaret Thatcher from power. Find out about the crucial local level campaigning work that led up to the crunch point of the riot, and how a combination of Police provocation and government incompetence helped turn…

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April 2020

‘Split: Class Divides Uncovered’ with Ben Tippet ***CANCELLED***

Wednesday April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

'More than a decade after the financial crisis, Split is a timely reminder of the most important divide that runs through the global economy, and how working people can organise to take back control of their lives. Clearly-argued, incisive and accessible, this book should be required reading for activists everywhere' - Grace Blakeley, author of 'Stolen: How to Save the World from Financialisation' 'This book is essential reading for making sense of society, digging into the realities of class for…

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BOOK LAUNCH: On Relationships ***POSTPONED***

Monday April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

  Relationships are important. Whether they are with others or ourselves, they shape us, they move us, they empower us and they break our hearts. 3 of Cups Press launches their latest anthology, On Relationships, a collection of prose, poetry and art which explores the importance and power of all relationships. Join us on the 6 of April to launch On Relationships with readings from Vanessa Pelz-Sharpe, Melissa Gitari and Isha Karki. Founded in 2017, 3 of Cups Press is…

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