Some dates for 2017 diaries

Season’s greetings – below are some dates for Leeds socialists diaries for 2017 – lets hope 2017 is a year of struggle in keeping with the centenary of the Russian Revolution!

Thursday 5 January – Leeds SWP meeting ‘HS2… Transport in crisis – is there a socialist solution?’ – With a guest speaker from the No to HS2 campaign – 7pm Swarthmore Centre 2-7 Woodhouse Square, Leeds, LS3 1AD – all welcome

Tuesday 10 January – Leeds Stand Up to Racism organising meeting – 6.30pm, Leeds UNISON offices, Woodhouse Lane (opp Fenton).

Thursday 12 January – ‘Prospects for socialists in 2017’ – Leeds SWP meeting – 7pm, Swarthmore Centre, Leeds

Thursday 19 January – Leeds SWP meeting – ‘The Gig economy – is it changing the working class?’7pm Swarthmore Centre

Friday 20 January – Protest Trump’s inauguration – rallies 12 noon Parkinson Steps, University of Leeds and 5pm, Dortmund Square – called /supported by various groups including Leeds Stand Up to Racism

Saturday 21 January – Women’s Rally against Trump – 12 noon Briggate, Leeds – open to all

Thursday 26 January Leeds SWP meeting – ‘President Trump – how do we stop him?’ – 7pm, Swarthmore Centre

Also ‘Dare Devil Rides to Jarama’ – play about Spanish Civil War at  The Carriage Works, Leeds (Box office: 0113 3760318

Friday 27 January – Holocaust Memorial Day  – Leeds Stand Up to Racism vigil – 5pm, Mill Hill Unitarian Chapel (near city square).

Sunday 29 January – Tom Paine lunch organised by the Ford-Maguire Society – 12.30noon, Fairuz restaurant – £17 email for more info and to book place.

Saturday 4 February – Stand Up to Racism Trade Union Conference, NUT HQ, London
Conference aimed at Trade unionists and local groups to mobilise for 18th March demonstration and plan national antiracist activity in the trade union movement.  There is transport  from Leeds – email

20 February 2017 – One day without us – Migrant Workers strike and solidarity day

Saturday 4 March – National NHS demo in London  – transport from Leeds via Leeds Trades Council

Saturday 18 March 2017 – UN Anti-Racism Day demonstration organised by Stand Up to Racism and the TUC in London as part of a Europe wide day of action against racism and fascism – transport via Leeds Stand Up to Racism – email

Saturday 25 March – Russia in 1917 – Workers Revolution and Festival of the Oppressed – Swarthmore Centre, Leeds.

Friday 21 April – Tariq Ali on Lenin – Howard Assembly Rooms, Leeds.

Wednesday 3 May – Matthew Caygill Lecture, Leeds Beckett University.

6-9 July – Marxism 2017 – Four days of ideas, meetings & debate in central London. Plus films, art and music. Hosted by the SWP. 





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