Forthcoming events

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Mon, 18/11/2019 - 18:30
The French Insurgency: what is the significance of the Gilets Jaunes?
London EC1M 6EL

With Stathis Kouvelakis, Reader in Political theory in the Department of French at Kings College, London.
The 'Yellow Vests' or 'Gilets Jaunes' are a movement of protest in France that since it started in November 2018 has operated outside the framework of political parties and trade-union organisation and has shaken the political establishment. It has brought together waged workers, the self-employed and other popular strata in a protest against the state and has highlighted the injustices and exploitation of French society. Surprisingly it has maintained high levels of popular support throughout months of confrontation with the state, in spite of escalating levels of police repression and it has succeeded in extracting concessions from the government. However, this movement appears as inherently contradictory. Some of its demands and its discourses seem to have elements of the programme of the far-right (nationalism, belief in conspiracy theories and anti-migrant feelings) as well as an emphasis on justice and redistribution of wealth associated with the left.

Nearest tube station Farringdon. 6.45pm (doors open 6.30). £3, concessions £2, tickets on door. Info 07435 844 130 or see our website

Café Diplo at The Gallery, 70/77 Cowcross Street
Friends of Le Monde Diplomatique
This is not a regular event
Tue, 19/11/2019 - 00:00
Refugee Vigil

In front of the Home Office. Every third Tuesday of the month, 12.30 - 1.30.

London Catholic Worker
Contact: 02083488212
This is a regular event
Tue, 19/11/2019 - 00:00
Witness and protest

Outside the main entrance to the American base at Menwith Hill (6-7.30 pm). Menwith Hill is on the A59 Harrogate to Skipton road) and nine miles from Harrogate North Yorkshire

NB We sometimes change the day of the demo. Please contact Sarah if you're thinking of coming up:, 01765 600928.

Main Gate, NSA/NRO MENWITH HILL, 01765 600928
This is a regular event
Tue, 19/11/2019 - 18:00
Nae Cash for Nukes: How we can divest Scotland from nuclear weapons.
Edinburgh EH8 9AD

Come along to this event to hear more about the findings from Don’t Bank on the Bomb Scotland’s new report, ‘Stop Funding the End of the World’, and learn about the simple steps you can take to support the nuclear weapons divestment campaign. Speakers include Linda Pearson (Don’t Bank on the Bomb Scotland) and Audrey Doig (Renfrewshire Councillor and NFLA Scotland Co-convenor).

Bookings (free):

Quad Teaching Room G158, Old College, South Bridge.
Don't Bank on the Bomb Scotland
This is not a regular event
Wed, 20/11/2019 - 00:00
Women in Black Silent vigil

Women in Black Silent vigil against militarism and war.
Women only, wear black if possible.

Edith Cavell Statue, St Martin's Place, London WC2.
This is a regular event
Wed, 20/11/2019 - 19:00
Happy 50 'Weatherman'
London N1 9DX.

From Rebellion To Extinction with Jeff Laster

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. Their founding document called for a "white fighting force" to be allied with the "Black Liberation Movement" and other radical movements to achieve "the destruction of U.S. imperialism and form a classless communist world". With the help of the Housman's audience, Ex-Weatherman Jeff Laster will look at the lessons we can learn from both the Rise and the Fall of this legendary group. He will look at the reasons for its relevancy in 1969 and the reasons for its complete irrelevancy (extinction!) in 2019.
Tickets in advance from

Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road
Housmans Bookshop
020 7837 4473
This is not a regular event
Thu, 21/11/2019 - 12:30
'Solidarity with the Kings Bay Ploughshares 7'.
London SW11 7US

The seven face up to 25 years in US federal prison for using hammers inside the Kings Bay Trident submarine base in April 2018. _Peace News_ vigil on the day the trial starts.

Ponton Road entrance, US embassy, Ponton Rd.
More info: 07980 748 555;
This is not a regular event
Thu, 21/11/2019 - 18:00
Who’s the Radical? Militarisation, Conscientious Objection, and the Significance of Context.

Annual Howard Clark Memorial Lecture. Speaker: Sergeiy Sandler.

This lecture will focus on feedback from the Israeli antimiliatrist group New Profile regarding their work in recent years and discuss ways in which militarism can subvert and colonise vocal protests against it (declared conscientious objection in particular). Also, how work that might appear on the surface to be more 'welfare' oriented, such as helping anybody interested to obtain a legal exemption from military service, can in fact be more threatening. There are broader conclusions to draw from this about the effectiveness of struggles, the risks of reproducing the values we are contesting and about the importance of context in evaluating political action.Sergeiy Sandler is a pacifist and antimilitarist activist and conscientious objector from Israel. He has been an active member of the Israeli feminist antimiliatarist movement New Profile since 1999 and a member of the War Resisters’ International Council since 2002 (WRI’s Executive Committee since 2006), currently serving as the Treasurer in both organisations.All welcome.

Booking is here.

Rose Bowl, Leeds Beckett University
This is a regular event
Thu, 21/11/2019 - 19:00
Film screening: The Beginning of the end of nuclear weapons.
London WC1R 4RL

This documentary film about efforts to bring a nuclear weapon ban treaty into international law and the role of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, ICAN, is told through the voices of leading activists from several different organizations and countries and the president of the negotiating conference.
The screening will be followed by an open discussion led by CND Vice-President Bruce Kent.

Conway Hall, Red Lion Square
This is not a regular event
Fri, 22/11/2019 - 00:00
Weekly vigil for peace

All welcome.

St Marks Place, Wimbledon
Wimbledon Disarmament Coalition/CND
This is a regular event