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And repeated links to an organisation mostly comprised of individuals who were expelled from the SPGB for persistent undemocratic behaviour is a thorn in the side for some of us.jondwhite wrote:this article page seems to ask if I want to run a Microsoft Office 2010 component. Has it been hacked? Has it been copied and pasted from a compromised Microsoft Word?
I've had no such requests but what you describe could be an unfortunate legacy of running Microsoft as against an open-source software alternative…
Minutes of 79th meeting of Kent & Sussex Regional Branch held on Sunday, 10th June, 2018
The meeting commenced at 2:30pm at the Muggleton Inn, High Street, Maidstone, Kent (First floor)
Present: Mandy Bruce, Dave Chesham, Rob Cox (Treasurer), Dan Fabian, Shannon Kennedy.
Part One: Business1. Election of Chair
Motion 1. Chesham/Cox, "That Kennedy be chair." AGREED 4-0-1.
2. Apologies for absenceMarie Chesham, Hannah Dutton and Niall Murray.
3. Confirmation of agenda itemsConfirmed.
4. Adoption of minutes of previous meetingMotion 2. Chesham/Fabian "That the minutes be adopted." AGREED 5-0-0.
5. Matters arising from the minutes of previous meetinga) Folkestone Socials/SS Sales (Lime Bar Cafe)Cox reports Standard sales for May of 5 copies. Cox passes round poster of forthcoming events at Lime Bar.
b) Hip Hop Music NightCox reports that Cde. Kirk is to contact the bar man at Lime Bar to discuss proposed arrangements for a Monday evening.
c) T-Shirt & Bags: Costing of possible further order for bagsCox has not yet found time to get costings for bags. Cox discusses the possibility of placing a further order for t-shirts as some of the sizes are now out of stock. Cox will appraise current stock levels more fully upon next visit to head office.
d) Motion to EC. “Advertising the SPGB in areas where we have active members and branches”. Deferred from May for further considerationCox suggests taking advertising in the Kent Messenger group of Papers and shares the circulation figures for the various publications. Cox agrees to get costs for a quarter page advert in the Maidstone, Dartford and Canterbury editions.
e) Canterbury Discussion GroupDeferred to July, pending further information from Cde. Kirk.
f) Sheppey Promenade FestivalBruce agrees to contact the organisers regarding the booking of a pitch at the event. A budget of £40. is agreed to cover the any pitch fees.
g) Canterbury Pride 9th June – ReportBruce, Cox and Kirk attended but Kirk was unable to meet with Bruce and Cox due to problems with mobile signal which meant that they where unable to locate each other at the event. Cox reports that he and Bruce set up at the festival entrance and leafleted attendees coming to and from the event. Many leaflets where distributed.
6. Correspondencea) Assistant Gen. Secretary and Other – Podcasts Conference Resolution Cox reports that a floor resolution has been passed with regard to the conference resolution. This has been referred back to KSRB.
Motion 3. Bruce/Cox, "To suggest that the E.C. puts out a call to members to form a team for the production of podcasts for party propaganda. And that the draft guidance submitted to branch be collated and submitted to E.C." CARRIED 4-0-1. b)
MembersCorrespondence has been received from Cde. Shodeke.This is discussed amongst members present.
Motion 4. Chesham/Fabian, "That Cde. Shodeke’s points be raised with the E.C." AGREED 5-0-0.7.
Notice of Business (Bruce)a) That Cde. Buick's article “What Would a Real Socialist Revolution Look Like?” from October's Standard be published as a brochure for free distribution at literature stall and events etc.Deferred.b) “The use of a recent piece from the January Standard giving the “Case against Capitalism” as a free handout”Deferred.
8. Forms A & F and Branch membership transfersNone.EC Minutes: May (and June, if available)
Minutes from May are passed round by Cox.4.30 pm. Kennedy leaves meeting.
10. Future Propaganda ActivitiesIt is agreed to hold a literature stall in Canterbury on June 30th.Cox suggests asking Kent Miners Festival if SPGB can have a stall outside the main tent as there where no pitches available inside upon recent enquiry.
11. Any Other BusinessBrighton Discussion GroupIt is noted that the 27th May discussion group meeting was cancelled due to lack of support.1
2. CollectionCollection £16.50Standards June x 2=£3.00Standards May x 1=£1.50
Part Two: Discussion“The plan for the adoption of Socialism”Cox to email Kirk as to whether he still wishes to keep the discussion item on the agenda.
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On the initiative of Kent & Sussex Branch official Party T-shirts are now available to order from Head Office, see below for details. On Sale Now £12 Including UK P&P* Also available online from this link: https://www.worldsocialism.org/spgb/catalog/socialist-party-official-logo-t-shirtsPrinted on 100% cotton and available in black, purple or red with the official Party logo and short web address in white in sizes M / L / XL / XXL while stocks last. £10 if collected from Head Office.To Order: Send £12 per shirt payable to The Socialist Party of Great Britain, 52 Clapham High St, London SW4 7UN (or Paypal as email address below) stating colour and size required with your name, address and phone number.*Overseas orders (and enquiries): Please email for a price first with ‘T-Shirt Order’ in the subject line to email@example.comBrian wrote:Whilst on a visit to the North East a member from Cardiff will be attending the Durham Miners Gala and distributing leaflets there. Are any members from the region available to join him?
The Gala takes place on Saturday, 14 July 2018https://www.durhamminers.org/gala
Bitcoin has fallen to its lowest point since November and will probably be totally wiped out…https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/bitcoin-latest-price-concurrency-money-exchange-rate-analysis-a8424651.html
Excellent four hours in Canterbury today with wall to wall sunshine. Several interesting conversations, four pamphlets and one Standard sold; several back numbers given away and about three hundred leaflets handed out. Three members present.ZJW wrote:(Would someone please tell me how to make paragraph breaks?)
Should happen by default – check your settings.June 29, 2018 at 5:08 pm in reply to: Human beings can not realize the Communist society through the workers’ party #133113Marcos wrote:What the hell is this ?
More gobbledygook?patreilly wrote:J Surman wrote:Yeah, yeah, yeah! Wait ''til you get to my age and you can't remember where you've put anything, never mind remember how to 'do' a tinyurl and insert it onto a forum, searching for the correct character, etc etc.I don't do funny faces and all that either – too much to learn and then remember for the next time! If I gave you a laugh, well that's fine – we all need one or two a day at least.J.
Apparently you can't any longer unless you're an existing user.Quote:From April 13, 2018 only existing users will be able to create short links on the goo.gl consoleJ Surman wrote:Yeah, yeah, yeah! Wait ''til you get to my age and you can't remember where you've put anything, never mind remember how to 'do' a tinyurl and insert it onto a forum, searching for the correct character, etc etc.I don't do funny faces and all that either – too much to learn and then remember for the next time! If I gave you a laugh, well that's fine – we all need one or two a day at least.J.
No offence meant Janet and I suspect I've already got to your age!gnome wrote:Our 100,000 brochures will appear as the only insert in the i newspaper (South edition) next Thursday, 28 June.
Which is today and already three phone calls received at Head Office requesting information packs and 3 free issues of the Socialist Standard.J Surman wrote:https://www.commondreams.org/news/2018/06/27/how-did-she-win-laser-focused-message-economic-social-and-racial-dignity-working?utm_term=How%20Did%20She%20Win%20With%20a%20%27Laser-Focused%20Message%20of%20Economic%2C%20Social%2C%20and%20Racial%20Dignity%20for%20Working-Cass%20Americans%2C%27%20Explains%20Ocasio-Cortez&utm_campaign=Daily%20Newsletter%20-%20During%20Fundraiser%20-%20WITH%20Fundraising%20Message&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_medium=email&cm_mmc=Act-On%20Software-_-email-_-News%20%2526%20Views%20%7C%20With%20Supreme%20Court%20on%20the%20Line%2C%20Democrats%20Told%20to%20%27Stiffen%20Their%20Spines%27-_-How%20Did%20She%20Win%20With%20a%20%27Laser-Focused%20Message%20of%20Economic%2C%20Social%2C%20and%20Racial%20Dignity%20for%20Working-Cass%20Americans%2C%27%20Explains%20Ocasio-CortezJust interested in running capitalism in a (marginally?) different way.Sorry about long link, don't know how to change it to post on here!gnome wrote:patreilly wrote:Are there any plans to resume the promotion of this video via adwords? Wasn't it supposed to resume in February? Has the EC recinded its decision to spend 1K on it as suggested by the 2017 Audio Visual Committee?
The Executive Committee agreed today to spend a further £250 promoting the video on Facebook.
The second phase of advertising the whiteboard video on Facebook started today.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZonz0YE50Aalanjjohnstone wrote:Some useful background reading for the School on intersectionality from Weekly Worker
More from Mike Macnair on the subject:Quote:This is why some of us have been arguing that identity politics is not an alternative to class politics, but a form of it: it’s the politics of an upper class that has no problem with seeing people left behind, as long as they haven’t been left behind because of their race or sex.