Members' forthcoming events

Easy to print list of NfP member events coming up in the next two months.

Mon, 21/01/2019 - 18:30
The Threat of Surveillance in an age of Technology
London

With Silkie Carlo. In recent years, the British state has spied on law-abiding environmental activists, democratically elected politicians, victims of torture and police brutality, and hundreds of journalists. With the development of new and emerging technologies, this often lawless use of sophisticated surveillance is becoming increasingly alarming. In 2016 a law called the Investigatory Powers Act was passed in the UK, enabling the British state indiscriminately to hack, intercept, record, and monitor the communications and internet use of the entire population, making it the most intrusive system of any democracy in history. The prospect of a free trade agreement in mass surveillance between the UK and the US has exacerbated the situation, with the US President committed to monitoring all mosques, investigating Black Lives Matter activists, and deporting two to three million people. Silkie Carlo will discuss this critical issue with us. She is the Director of Big Brother Watch, a non-party, non-profit organisation dedicated to protecting privacy and civil liberties in the UK. She is a passionate campaigner for the protection of human rights and freedom, and after working for Edward Snowden’s official defence fund, became the Senior Advocacy Officer at Liberty, where she led a programme on Technology and Human Rights, and launched a legal challenge to the Investigatory Powers Act.

Nearest tube station Farringdon. 6.45pm (doors open 6.30).

£3, concessions £2, tickets on door.
Café Diplo at The Gallery, 70/77 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EL.
Friends of Le Monde Diplomatique
Info 07435 844 130 or see our website www.mondediplofriends.org.uk
This is not a regular event
Tue, 22/01/2019 - 00:00
Witness and protest
MENWITH HILL.

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: sswift64@gmail.com, 01765 600928.

Main Gate, NSA/NRO MENWITH HILL
sswift64@gmail.com, 01765 600928
This is a regular event
Wed, 23/01/2019 - 19:00
The Happiness Fantasy
London

In this witty new book, Carl Cederström traces our present-day conception of happiness from its roots in early-twentieth-century European psychiatry, to the Beat generation, to Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump. Carl Cederstrom is Assistant Professor at Stockholm University.

Entry £3 redeemable against any purchase
Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, N1 9DX.
Housmans Bookshop
020 7837 4473. shop@housmans.com
This is not a regular event
Sat, 26/01/2019 - 14:30
Hope in the Age of Trump – Leeds, Yorkshire CND AGM
Leeds LS1 5EB

Speakers will include: Professor Paul Rogers – Overview of Global Challenges. Janet Fenton – Progress of the UN treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Fabian Hamilton MP – The Peace Doctrine – restructuring UK foreign policy.

Mill Hill Unitarian Chapel City Square
Yorkshire CND
info@yorkshirecnd.org.uk
This is not a regular event
Tue, 29/01/2019 - 00:00
Witness and protest
MENWITH HILL.

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: sswift64@gmail.com, 01765 600928.

Main Gate, NSA/NRO MENWITH HILL
sswift64@gmail.com, 01765 600928
This is a regular event
Wed, 30/01/2019 (All day)
Dr. Strangelove: Free Film & Discussion
Leeds

Join Yorkshire CND as they host a free film screening of Dr Strangelove, followed by discussion.

Hyde Park Book Club 27-29 Headingley Lane Leeds LS6 1BL
Yorkshire CND
Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dr-strangelove-free-film-discussion-tickets-54525307663?fbclid=IwAR1wnjfsiU-Z07FZhLlRKtGbTSHFtXtwWZqWBNQ_0KYV8KhNZDY60ydTD0E
This is not a regular event
Wed, 30/01/2019 - 19:00
Rethinking Racial Capitalism
London

With Gargi Bhattacharyya, Professor of Sociology at the Centre For Migration, Refugees and Belonging, University of East London.

Entry £3 redeemable against any purchase.
Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, N1 9DX.
Housmans Bookshop
020 7837 4473. shop@housmans.com
This is not a regular event
Thu, 31/01/2019 - 19:00
'Anarchism, Syndicalism and the Amsterdam Congress of 1907'
London

Presented by AUTONOMY NOW. With Anthony Zurbrugg.
The Amsterdam Anarchist Congress of 1907 was a unique occasion for libertarians to meet and discuss. In France several libertarians were leading the French Labour Confederation the CGT: did they offer a new and better strategy? What opposition were they facing? Did libertarians offer an alternative to Social-Democracy and the growing threat of war?

Free
Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, N1 9DX.
Housmans Bookshop
020 7837 4473
This is not a regular event
Sun, 03/02/2019 - 00:00
Walk in Peace
London

Walk in Peace: A little bit of peace, starting with yourself – the first Sunday of every month. Please join us in a slow, silent walk in peace for peace. Meet by ‘Speakers Corner Café’, just south of Speaker’s Corner, Hyde Park (Marble Arch tube), at 10.55am to start walking at 11.00am, returning to starting point at 12 noon.

Walk in Peace
Contact: Clare 020 8755 0353 or beatrice@bmillar.com.
This is a regular event
Mon, 04/02/2019 - 18:30
The impact of foreign interventions in Africa with Dr Alastair Fraser.
London

Western involvement in Africa extends from massive corporate investment in mineral extraction and technology, to direct government aid and a network of programmes run by NGOs. China is now also heavily involved in investment in Africa. But the impact of these interventions may produce either different outcomes from those intended, or be detrimental to the economic, social and political development of the countries concerned. Alastair Fraser lectures at SOAS in the Department of Politics and International Studies and is on the Editorial Working Group of the Review of African Political Economy. His research includes: the politics of ‘call-in’ radio and television; the privatisation of the copper mining industry; the strategies African states deploy to negotiate with foreign aid donors; and the relationships between technocracy, democratisation and populist modes of political mobilisation. He will look at how foreign aid donors, international NGOs and multinational companies promote their preferred economic and social agendas in Africa, and how African elites and citizens respond to these influences.

£3, concessions £2, tickets on door.
Café Diplo at The Gallery, 70/77 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EL.
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Friends of Le Monde Diplomatique
Info 07435 844 130 or see our website www.mondediplofriends.org.uk
This is not a regular event