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    A mildly anti-climactic evening on 21 July following the successful introductory meeting in June.  Only 12 present – 7 visitors and 5 members, 4 of whom were not from the Brighton area.There was no real enthusiasm for further discussion meetings at the moment and a decision was taken not to meet in August for a variety of reasons.However, there will be a public meeting on 15 September – subject and speaker to be arranged.More work is needed to secure greater support from local members – ironically there is more interest being shown by some non-members at the prospect of organising outreach activities.  The two who attended Summer School appeared to be genuinely elated by the end of the weekend – I'm hopeful that we'll have at least one new member quite soon…

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    gnome wrote:
    However, there will be a public meeting on 15 September – subject and speaker to be arranged.

    This is now confirmed and is entitled "The Environment and Red/Green Politics".  Howard Pilott will be the speaker.http://www.worldsocialism.org/spgb/event/public-meeting-brighton-730pm

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    gnome wrote:
    gnome wrote:
    However, there will be a public meeting on 15 September – subject and speaker to be arranged.

    This is now confirmed and is entitled "The Environment and Red/Green Politics".  Howard Pilott will be the speaker.

    Now promoted on a number of sites including this one:http://allevents.in/brighton%20bn1%201yd/the-environment-and-red-green-politics/80008241535650#The ad will appear in the listings of eleven towns/cities in the region including Brighton, Worthing, Eastbourne, Lewes and Burgess Hill.

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    #111139
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     The above is now available as an A4 flyer and an A3 poster. Comrades and others should also be aware that the Labour Party Conference this year will be held in Brighton between Sunday 27 September and Wednesday 30 September 2015.http://www.labour.org.uk/pages/annual-conference-2015Requests for further information regarding either our meeting on 15 September or coverage (leafleting, etc) of the Labour Party Conference should be directed to me in the first instance.

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    This flyer will appear as a 10cm across three columns advertisement in the Brighton Argus this coming Tuesday (8 September) and next Saturday (12 September)A section of the talk will demonstrate that the agenda of all green groups and so-called left wing parties who seek to change things without completely scrapping this system, is a hiding to nothing. The approach advocated by eg the Green Party of tough regulation is a sham. If regulation worked, wouldn’t big corporations be paying their taxes? The legal systems which govern these matters end up as the preserve of well-paid lawyers of whom the corporations have more than the governments. As an example of the antics of corporations, Philip Morris [makers of Marlboro cigarettes] is currently suing the Australian Goverment over plain packaging using obscure laws in Hong Kong.Ultimately the issue of the environment is an issue of power: who has the power to determine what happens to this planet. Only in a society where we have the power to determine what can and cannot be done will we be able to stop this headlong rush to environmental devastation. Anything else which anyone offers is merely using an Elastoplast to seal a volcano. Only socialism can deliver on the environment.In addition, the tactics of the likes of Naomi Klein, Caroline Lucas and Derek Wall, along with special reference to the present Corbynmania phenomenon, will be ruthlessly exposed and dissected… 

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    Good talk by Howard Pilott, well received, but a slightly disappointing turnout with only 5 members and 6 visitors.A transcript of Howard's talk can be found on the SOYMB blog:http://socialismoryourmoneyback.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/the-environment-and-red-green-politics.htmlThere'll be another talk at the same venue on Wednesday, 11 November. More details in due course

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     Title of the talk for the next meeting on Wednesday, 11 November'Labour and the same old story: Corbyn's empty promise'Speaker to be confirmed

    #111143
    alanjjohnstone
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     Same time, 7-30?

    #111144
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    alanjjohnstone wrote:
    Same time, 7-30?

    Yes, but in a different room at the same venue.  The meeting day was changed to a Wednesday and the usual room wasn't available.  So having met in the basement on three occasions there'll now be panoramic views from the fourth floor with the Channel less than a mile away to the south and the South Downs to the north.  Pity it'll be dark…Roof roomhttp://www.worldsocialism.org/spgb/event/talk-brighton-730pm

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    Lift available ! 

    #111146
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    #111147
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    Eleven present at the meeting with only one coming from outside the Brighton area.  Interestingly and quite unusually, the women outnumbered the men by 6 to 5.   Three members and eight visitors.I wasn't present on this occasion but I'm told that a very on-board discussion with a real feeling of commitment to on-going activity in Brighton took place.Another meeting has tentatively been fixed for Wednesday, 13 January.

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