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'What the conspiracy theories aren't telling you' (Head Office - 3pm)

Sunday, 22 February 2015 - 3:00pm

Venue: The Socialist Party's premises, 52 Clapham High Street, London SW4 7UN

Directions: About four minutes walk from Clapham North tube on the Northern line and three minutes walk from Clapham High Street station on the circular overground line

A talk by guest speaker, Edmund Griffiths, of the Oxford Communist Corresponding Society

From the 9/11 attacks to the moon landings, from Roswell to the Illuminati, and from the Bilderberg Group to the Kennedy assassination, people seem increasingly prepared to believe in a world of conspiracies—a world ruled in secret by global shadow governments, a world where the truth is veiled by official cover stories that grow ever more devious and opaque. What makes these beliefs so attractive? And how do they relate to the capitalist society within which they have emerged?

Edmund Griffiths is the author of 'Towards a Science of Belief Systems' (Palgrave Macmillan 2014)

Chaired by Bill Martin

Free admission and refreshments