Over the next the next few weeks the LE Region are organising a number of talks at Ron Todd House which we hope you will find interesting and come along to. All talks will be held in Ron Todd House, 33-37 Moreland Street, EC1V 8HA at 6.30pm the talk will last for approximately 40 minutes with time for questions afterwards.
Thursday 29 January
The Failed Experiment – Andrew Fisher
Come along and listen to Andrew Fisher discuss his book ‘The Failed Experiment’ in which he puts forward the view that over the last thirty-five years, politicians of all parties in government ceded power over fundamental sectors of our economy to a new oligarchy of corporations. Government has become the servant, not the master, of corporate interests.
“Hugely impressive job in presenting complex economic issues in layman's terms. Fisher explores how successive governments since Margaret Thatcher's time have helped sow the seeds of this economic downfall.” Morning Star
Thursday 26 February
Film screening Divided by Race, United in War and Peace – Marc Wadsworth
Divided by Race, United in War and Peace, produced by Unite activist Marc Wadsworth, editor of the-latest.com, is a moving film about race relations in Britain during and after the Second World War. It exposes the sometimes painful evolution of a multicultural society from the unique vantage point of black and white veterans.
At its core are the candid testimonies of 14 of these hidden heroes, particularly those West Indian and African men and women who volunteered for the war effort, and who returned to live in Britain after the conflict.
They risked their lives to serve under the flag in times of war, then faced a second battle - their right to remain under that flag, as British citizens. This is not only a story about a global conflict, but also a factual, informative and powerful account of the last surviving veterans. It documents their abiding humanity, in the most brutal of circumstances, and even touching romance.
The documentary is 60 minutes long and the screening will be followed by Q & A session with the producer. DVDs of the full-length cinema version of the film will be available at the specially discounted price of £10. I have seen this film is an absolutely fantastic documentary and I would urge you to come along and watch it and take part in the discussion afterwards.
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