Thursday, 11 November 2010

Dates for your Diary

Smash the Budget Rallly! Organised by the IWU. December 8th 5pm, Patrick's Bridge.

Also, Solidarity Books, perhaps tied only with The Spailpín Fánach as the mecca of the Cork left, are holding a series of Winter Talks on various historical topics of interest to socialists. So far these have included Dr. Donal O'Drisceoil on Tadgh Barry and Revolutionary Cork, Brian Hanley on The Lost Revolution and Conor Kostick on Labour militancy during the war of indepedence. Being abroad at the moment I've had to miss these but I would strongly recommend people try and make it to the last two talks which are:

8pm, Tuesday, 16th November
Kropotkin – The Anarchist Prince - Jim McLaughlin

Jim McLaughlin lectured in political Geography in UCC for many years. His current research interests are in Political Geography of Race and Racism, Irish Emigration, Irish minority populations Identity politics and ethnonationalism, Gypsies, Travellers and nomadism, Latin American studies History of the social sciences. He has been widely published. He will be talking about the ideas of Peter Kropotkin a Russian anarchist whose ideas were extremely influential well beyond anarchist and radical circles.

8pm, Tuesday, 23rd November
The Land War - Fin Dwyer

Fin Dwyer is a Dublin based archaeologist and the editor of the popular Irish History Podcasts. He will be speaking on the land war and the great movement of people that this represented, discussing the context, tactics and results of this key struggle.
Finally, any Dubliners reading this should make the effort to get to the Fund raiser in aid of striking Laura Ashley strikers on Thursday, November 11th at 8pm in Slattery's on Capel Street.

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