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Major McPharter
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Peoples bookshop meeting

To all north/east comrades. The peoples bookshop saddler street durham DH1 3NP are holding a meeting on the 31st may 6.30pm.

title of meeting Karl marxs 200th Birthday. Lets take Karl some standards for his birthday.

northern light
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I took some Standards and some pamphlets for Karl's birthday and they were very well received. They had a few recent Standards on display. Is the People's Bookshop on  our mailing list ?  Just before the speaker stood up, I introduced myself as a member of The Socialist Party of Great Britain and I asked if there were any other members present. There was not. The venue was very atmospheric, with four flights of rickety old stairs to negotiate. The single room was small as libraries go. It seated 20 comfortably, but they managed to squeeze a few extra chairs in and a few stood in the doorway, for a total of 30 people.  Most of the questions came from students working on their thesis. I managed to ask a few questions and even challenged the speaker on his insistance on talking about the roll of money in a socialist society. At the end of the meeting, a guy tried to convince me that in a moneyless society, tokens were the answer. Someone did say that 25% of the British public were receptive to Marxism, but where he got that from, I don't know. Never been to the People's Bookshop before, but now that I have found it, I'll be back. It is run by volunteers, good people and just makes enough to pay the rates. Cup of tea and a biscuit when you go in, free.

patreilly
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Thanks for that report Northern Light.

Sorry to hear about you having to suffer tea and biscuits; a poor alternative to  Mackem Vaux Brown Ale  and Tudor crisps.

It's good to hear that the Standard was on display, things may have been different if it had been completely digitalised as suggested by some. 

But all in all a good job  - well done 

Major McPharter
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I took some Standards and some pamphlets for Karl's birthday and they were very well received. They had a few recent Standards on display. Is the People's Bookshop on  our mailing list ?  Just before the speaker stood up, I introduced myself as a member of The Socialist Party of Great Britain and I asked if there were any other members present. There was not. The venue was very atmospheric, with four flights of rickety old stairs to negotiate. The single room was small as libraries go. It seated 20 comfortably, but they managed to squeeze a few extra chairs in and a few stood in the doorway, for a total of 30 people.  Most of the questions came from students working on their thesis. I managed to ask a few questions and even challenged the speaker on his insistance on talking about the roll of money in a socialist society. At the end of the meeting, a guy tried to convince me that in a moneyless society, tokens were the answer. Someone did say that 25% of the British public were receptive to Marxism, but where he got that from, I don't know. Never been to the People's Bookshop before, but now that I have found it, I'll be back. It is run by volunteers, good people and just makes enough to pay the rates. Cup of tea and a biscuit when you go in, free.

I was looking forward to going, but my chest was playing up. Thats what you get for  a lifetime grafting in heavy industry.

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