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An opportunity to catch up on what we've been up to

25 October 2023

Michael Roberts will analyse the current phase of the world capitalist crisis and Britain’s place within it.

Michael Robert's publications include The Great Recession – a Marxist view (2009); The Long Depression (2016); Marx 200: a review of Marx’s economics (2018). He edited, jointly with Guglielmo Carchedi, The World in Crisis (2018) and this year, also with Guglielmo Carchedi, published Capitalism in the twenty first century through the prism of value.  He has worked as an economist in the City of London.    The meeting will be chaired by Nina Hilton.

5 October 2023

A panel marking 50 years since the Shrewsbury ‘conspiracy’

On the 50th anniversary of the Shrewsbury ‘conspiracy’ trial Eileen Turnbull and Terry Renshaw will detail the conspiracy between the Tory government, building contractors and the police to frame and imprison 24 pickets for their participation in the building workers strike the previous year.   The meeting will be chaired by John Hendy KC.

Eileen Turnbull is Researcher for the Shrewsbury 24 Campaign and author of A Very British Conspiracy: the Shrewsbury 24 and the Campaign for Justice published this year.  A trade union lawyer, she received a doctorate for her research on the trial from the University of Liverpool in 2018.  Terry Renshaw, a convicted Shrewsbury picket, is a member of the Campaign Committee.  

14 September 2023

A panel discussion reflecting on the anniversary of General Pinochet's CIA backed coup against Chile's democratically elected socialist government in 1973


  • Kate Clark (former Morning Star correspondent)
  • Carlos Insunza Rojas (CC CP Chile and CUT Central Committee)
  • Carlos Patricio Gonzalez (CP Chile in Britain)    
6 July 2023

An event celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Marx Memorial Library and the 50th anniversaries of the Modern Records Centre and the South Wales Miners' Library.