Agenda for August 2015 meeting

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  • #113583
    northern light
    Participant

    Giuseppe, good to have you aboard.

    #113584
    northern light
    Participant

    Let's get the show on the road.I propose that minutes for July's branch meeting  are  true and correct, 

    #113585
    northern light
    Participant

    do I have a seconder?

    #113586
    Giuseppe-Joe
    Participant

    I would second but I was not in attendance as far as I can recall.

    #113587
    northern light
    Participant

    You are correct, Giuseppe. Eileen, Steve, Vin and myself were present. And it seems for the momen,t none of them are able to be here.

    #113588
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Hi Comrades , apologies but have problems at home but I will try to pop in.

    #113589
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Hi Comrades , apologies but have problems at home but I will try to pop in.

    #113590
    Giuseppe-Joe
    Participant

    Just as way of opening up discussion, I will be attending the TUC demo in Manchester(in my capacity of branch secretary of my union branch) in October against the Trade Union Bill. I'm willing to write a report for the branch . The Bill is of such significance that it drops all pretence of one nation Toryism and curts to the chase: class warfare pure and simple. The Tolpudle martyrs are no longer of historic interest they have become contemporaries!

    #113591
    Giuseppe-Joe
    Participant

    excuse typo, meant 'cut' not curt.A Freudian slip!

    #113592
    northern light
    Participant

    I am sure I can speak for all of our branch members, when I say, yes please, Giuseppe

    #113593
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    As minute writer could I suggest we stick to some sort of agenda as the last meeting was almost impossible to 'Minute'.It would help if the chair indicated which topic we are discussing at any particular time and state the outcome of the discusion at the end. This does not prevent us going back to something but in an orderly way.This may not be important now but when workers start joining in their thousands it will become a problem.   Don'y laugh, look at the  corbyn and Brand fenom….. phino,     thingimyjig.Remember comrades we are not anarchists, well some of us aren't

    #113594
    Anonymous
    Inactive
    northern light wrote:
    I am sure I can speak for all of our branch members, when I say, yes please, Giuseppe

     here here and welcome Giuseppe 

    #113595
    northern light
    Participant

    Vin, I was sticking to the agenda. I asked for a seconder to affirm that July's minutes were in good order, but I recieved no seconder, due, I suspect, to members not being present.

    #113596
    Anonymous
    Inactive
    northern light wrote:
    Vin, I was sticking to the agenda. I asked for a seconder to affirm that July's minutes were in good order, but I recieved no seconder, due, I suspect, to members not being present.

    Neee excuses I was referring to the 'chair' in general and for future Anyway I will second the motion

    #113597
    Giuseppe-Joe
    Participant

    In keeping with the theme of 'all history being contemporary history'(EH Carr What is History)I must confess to being a fan of the Book reviews in The Socialist Standard. Two particular books stand out for me :1. Notes from the End of History- A memoir of the Left in Wales by Philip Bounds. It is both erudite and funny.He writes with warmth and empathy. I was particularly taken with his early encounters with Marxism via second hand books that had been owned by worker intellectuals.He writes thus'In my more impressionable moments I felt that their intellectual energy still hovered in the air.' This struck an immediate chord with me and leads onto to 2.England Arise – A Play By Mick Martin – The story of the consientious objectors of the first world war and the women who supported them. It is based on  the book Comrades in Conscience by Cyril Pearce, a study of the conscientious objector movement in my home town Huddersfield. One might take the view that I have experienced Jung's synchronicty in that the central character in the play Arthur Gardiner has reached out(metaphorically speaking)to me in corporeal form : I have a Plebs League Text book in economics with his signature in it.I checked it with an illustration in Comrades in Conscience. No doubt it is our old comrade 'coincidence' at work but is illustrative of Carr's dictum. The past definitely bleeds into the present.

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