Saturday, 13 August 2011

After the riots - Newcastle meeting

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 (

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:!/event.php?eid=216174745097877

Venue info:

Riots: the voice of the powerless -


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