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 http://www.leeds.gov.uk/carriageworks/Pages/Whats-on.aspx)

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 garthfrankland@gmail.com for more info and to book place.

Saturday 4 February – Stand Up to Racism Trade Union Conference, NUT HQ, London http://www.standuptoracism.org.uk/2016/11/stand-racism-trade-union-conference/
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 sutrleeds@gmail.com

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 sutrleeds@gmail.com

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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