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June 2016

Europe and the Left – LSE debate on Brexit

June 6 @ 18:00 - 20:00

Date: Monday 6 June 2016 Time:   6.30-8pm Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building Speakers:   Tariq Ali, Lisa Nandy MP Chair: Dr Robin Archer The referendum sometimes seems like a debate between two types of conservatism. What are the left wing arguments for and against British membership of the EU? Tariq Ali (@TariqAli_News) is a writer, filmmaker and an editor of New Left Review. Lisa Nandy (@lisanandy) is the MP for Wigan and Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEBrexitVote…

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Terrorism and Cultural Freedom conference

June 7 @ 09:00 - 18:00
Birmingham City University

Tuesday 7 June 2016 – 9.00am-6.00pm Parkside Building, City Centre Campus, Birmingham City University The first in a series of annual international one-day conferences on topics of urgent social interest locally, nationally and globally, ‘Terrorism and Cultural Freedom’ assembles a group of world-leading intellectuals, commentators and cultural figures to discuss the most pressing political and artistic concerns of the world today. Confirmed high profile speakers include W.J.T. Mitchell (founding editor Critical Inquiry, Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor of English and Art…

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June 26 @ 18:00 - 19:00
Southbank Centre – Foyer Space

Around the world, inequality is rising. The 62 richest people own as much as the poorest half of the entire population of the world. (That’s 3.6 billion people). Corporations begin to wield more power than the states that host them, with governments reluctant to tax them for fear they will migrate to a less regulated state. Do we live in the end times of democracy in which our rights as citizens come after the profits of corporations? What can be…

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