Events this week – July 1st to 5th

8 MONDAY 1

Mind the Income Gap

2-4pm at Congress House, London

WC1B

Economists join TUC general

secretary Frances O’Grady to

debate whether we need to secure

higher wages to create growth

and ween the economy

off its reliance on

household debt.

 

 

Another Life

4.30pm at John

Gielgud Theatre,

Malet Street,

London WC1E

Karen Malpede’s

play tells the story

of the US torture

programme and

how it led us into

war, starring George

Batenieff. Aftershow

discussion at 6.45pm. Also

showing Tuesday at 6.30pm with

8.45pm discussion. Free entry.

8 TUESDAY 2

Reflections of a War Surgeon

7pm at the Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk

Place, London W2

Gino Strada, who cofounded Italian

NGO Emergency, talks about his

work providing free, high-quality

health care to millions of victims of

war and poverty. Costs £12.50,

more info tinyurl.com/ntobzcr or

(020) 7479-8940.

8 WEDNESDAY 3

Don’t Lift the EU Arms

Embargo, No New Intervention

In Syria

7pm in Boothroyd Room, Portcullis

House, London SW1A

Stop the War open parliamentary

briefing on Syria chaired by Jeremy

Corbyn MP and speakers including

Peter Hain.

The Two Marys: A Conversation

Piece

7pm at Housmans, 5 Caledonian

Road, London N1

A theatrical presentation between

Mary Wollstonecraft (Sasha Hails) and

her daughter Mary Shelley (Victoria

Ross) with music devised and

performed by David Chernaik. Entry

£3 redeemed against any purchase

and a free glass of wine to all attending.

Is Talking to the Taliban a

Solution?

7pm at the Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk

Place, London W2

Radio 4’s Paddy O’Connell chairs a

panel considering what forthcoming

talks between the Taliban and US

mean for Afghanistan. Costs £12.50.

Fukushima: Health and

Community Effects

8pm in Bertrand Russell Room,

Conway Hall, London WC1

Free London Region CND public

meeting with independent radioactivity

consultant Dr Ian Fairlie and a speaker

from Japanese Against Nuclear.

8 THURSDAY 4

Universal Credit: New

Rules for Workers

at Congress House,

London WC1B

The man

responsible for

the DWP’s pilots

into their new

benefit reforms

addresses a

TUC seminar on

what they’ll mean

for low-paid

workers.

Independence From

America Day

5-9pm at Menwith Hill, North

Yorkshire

Campaign for the Accountability of

American Bases’s annual demonstration

against US imperialism will see

speakers including Stop the War’s

Salma Yaqoob and journalist Martin

Wainwright. It’s also the denouement

of the centenary Witness Walk from

Richmond Castle. More details at

http://www.caab.org.uk or from (01423)

884-076.

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

8.30pm at the Barbican Cinema 1,

Silk Street, London EC2Y

Mike Lerner’s film follows performance

troupe Pussy Riot’s story from

their cathedral protest to their

imprisonment. A talk with the director

follows. Standard tickets £11.50 on

the door, online sales and concessions

available tinyurl.com/o5556md.

8 SATURDAY 6

Defend Peterborough City

Hospital

11am outside Peterborough

Museum, Priestgate

March through the city centre to

defend the NHS in Peterborough

and against the disaster of PFI.

Organised by the trades council.

International Brigades

Memorial

12.30pm at Jubilee Gardens, South

Bank, London SE1

This year marking the 75th

anniversary of the Battle of the Ebro,

speakers including Rodnet

Bickerstaffe and Mick Whelan salute

the heroic sacrifice of the

International Brigaders. Followed by

a social from 2.30pm in the Camel &

Artichoke, 121 Lower Marsh Street,

London SE1.

Grand Peace Fete

2-5pm at the Clock House,

Coleshill, Oxfordshire, SN6 7PT

An old-fashioned family fun day

courtesy of Faringdon Peace Group

with a wide variety of unusual stalls,

live music, games and home-made

refreshments from curries to cakes.

Contact Sjoerd Vogt on (01367)

241-707 or sjoerd@vogt.org.uk.

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