The Socialist History Society presents
Saturday 12th May 2012 at 2.00pm
Freemasonry and Communism: The tortured relationship between the Communist Parties and Freemasonry
Speaker Ron Heisler
This talk is open to all and follows the AGM of the Society which is at 12.30pm.
Taking place at Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4QH, nearest tube: Liverpool St .
After The Party: Reflections on life since the CPGB
Book Launch, 7pm (until 8.30pm), Wednesday 6th June
Co-hosted by publisher Lawrence & Wishart and the Socialist History Society
Twenty years after the demise of the Communist Party of Great Britain, eight former members, all of whom who stayed in the party until the bitter end, reflect here on some of the personal, political and cultural changes of the last twenty years. The paths of the book’s contributors have followed very different political trajectories since 1991 - taking them into the Green Party, the Labour Party, the CPB, SLP, Respect and no party at all. But most have remained politically active.
Combining personal and political history, analysis and autobiography, anecdote and argument, the contributors consider the consequences of the Party's dissolution for British political and intellectual life.
The event will be at Housman’s Bookshop, King’s Cross. Speakers will include: Andy Croft (Editor), Kate Hudson (General Secretary of CND), Lorna Reith (deputy leader of Haringey Council), Stuart Hill (Labour councillor in North Tyneside ) and Dave Cope (Left on the Shelf).
Book discount on the night.
For more information about the book, see www.lwbooks.co.uk/books/archive/AfterTheParty.html
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