Events

sfbbooks will have a stall at the following events:

Wednesday 27 September 7pm at  Augustine United Church, George 1V Bridge,  Edinburgh Radical Independence: Britain, Brexit and the Road to Self Determination

“As a result of the Tory-DUP deal and uncertainties created by Brexit, politics in Northern Ireland are more prominent than any time since the Good Friday Agreement. With the border and re-unification once again live issues, and the spectre of sectarianism never far off, how can the left respond to the new situation?Seán Mitchell is an activist with People Before Profit and the author of the recently published Struggle or Starve: Working-Class Unity in Belfast’s 1932 Outdoor Relief Riots  the first dedicated study of a rare episode in the city’s history, when sectarianism was set aside in favour of a class-based response to a brutal and divisive state. Drawing from his research on the book, Seán will show how the triumphs and mistakes of these events can provide lessons for activists today.  “Joining Sean will be  author and activist Neil Davidson whose publications include the Deutscher Prize winning, “Discovering the Scottish Revolution”, “The Origins of Scottish Nationhood “and “How Revolutionary Were the Bourgeois Revolutions?”

Copies of Neil and Sean’s books will be available

Thursday 28 September 7pm at  Augustine United Church, George 1V Bridge, 

 

“Enemies of the Nazi State’ Edinburgh launch of Breaking the Silence by Merilyn Moos.

Merilyn Moos talks about her latest book ’ Breaking the Silence. Voices of the British children of refuges from Nazism’ and links the differences in responses to their parents’ political pasts

Between 1933 when Hitler came to power and the start of the 2nd world war, around 70,000 refugees were admitted to Britain. Merilyn Moos’s book uncovers how their refugee parents’ experiences of displacement and loss continue to impact on the children – the second generation. It also suggests that the adult children whose parents resisted Nazism were less likely to perceive themselves as victims. At a time when the far right is growing internationally and when worldwide there are nearly 60 million refugees the discussion that Merilyn will introduce is important to all of us.

Saturday 30 September 1pm – 4pm at Strathclyde University Student Union, 90 John StreetG1 1JH Glasgow, New Foreign Policy Seminar: North Korea, Trump and War: Dissecting the Crisis in the Pacific

 

Saturday 7 October – Anti Austerity Conference at St Thomas Aquins, Edinburgh – more details to follow

Friday 13 October 7.30pm at  Augustine United Church, George 1V Bridge – Making another world: protest and collective action – sfbbooks meeting as part of the Edinburgh World Justice Festival – discussion introduced by Neil Davidson

Saturday 14 October – Edinburgh World Justice Festival Conference – more details to follow

Monday 16 October, 7.30 pm – at the Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace – more details to follow

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