Here are the brief details of a meeting I'm speaking at on Thursday - I hope to see you there...
Thursday 18 August, 7pm
The Central bar (upstairs), Half Moon Lane, Gateshead
Austerity Britain: recession, riots, resistance
Organised by Counterfire (http://www.counterfire.org/)
Introduced by Alex Snowdon (Counterfire editorial board)
The riots in London and elsewhere have shaken the political establishment, which is now instigating a drastic authoritarian backlash. Politicians and press would rather condemn some of the poorest in our society than address the underlying social and political issues. Counterfire is organising a meeting to discuss what's happening, why, and what we can do.
We'll be exploring questions like: Do the recent riots point to resistance in the UK? Why are they happening? What can we do in response?
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=216174745097877
Venue info: http://www.theheadofsteam.co.uk/gateshead/
Riots: the voice of the powerless -http://www.counterfire.org/index.php/theory/37/14483