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FRIDAY JUNE 9

SLAVERY AND THE REPARATIONS DEBATE

In America, demands for reparations for slavery are making intellectual headway. But is it possible to rectify injustices from the past through compensation or reparations? What are the implications for progressive and radical politics of making demands for reparations? John Torpey, City University of New York and author of Making Whole What Has Been Smashed: on reparations politics in conversation with Robin Blackburn, author of The Making of New World Slavery and teacher at the University of Essex and the New School for Social Research in New York.

[pounds sterling]8, [pounds sterling]7 concs, [pounds sterling]6 members Institute of Contemporary Arts The Mall, London, SW1

Box office: 020 7930 3647

www.ica.org.uk

SATURDAY JUNE 10

FOOD AND ENERGY PRODUCTION IN A POST-CAPITALIST WORLD

Free. 1.30pm to 5pm. Room 9, Friends Meeting House (side entrance), 173 Euston Road, London NW1. For three free issues of our monthly Socialist Standard, write to: The Socialist Party (NS), 52 Clapham High Street, London SW4.

www.worldsocialism.org/spgb

e-mail: spgb@worldsocialism.org or tel: 020 7622 3811

CORPORATIONS AND HUMAN RIGHTS: IS IT ANY OF THEIR BUSINESS?

Organisers: CCJO. ReneCassin--using the experience of Jewish people to promote the human rights of all people. 6pm Reception, 6.45pm Debate.

Speakers: Peter Frankental (Amnesty International)

Martin Summers (British American Tobacco)

Colin Nicholls QC. (Three Raymond Buildings)

Venue: The Royal Academy of Engineering, 29 Great Peter Street, London SW1P 3LW.

Cost: [pounds sterling]10/[pounds sterling]5 concessions.

For further details and to reserve a place please call Clive Gabay on 07738 38 88 57 or e-mail clivegabay@renecassin.org

SUNDAY JUNE 11

MARX'S UNDERSTANDING OF CAPITALISM

Lectures, questions and discussion. All welcome.

Free, 11 am till 1pm, and 2-5pm. Community Centre, 62 Marchmont Street, London WC1. The Socialist Party of Great Britain, PO Box 46753, London SW17 9YP. E-mail: enquiries@spgb.org.uk Website: www.spgb.org.uk

Publishers of the quarterly Socialist Studies

FRIDAY JUNE 16

END THE OCCUPATION OF IRAQ NOW

Speakers: Tariq Ali, Anthony Arnove (author "The Logic of Withdrawal"), Glen Rangwala.

Organised by Iraq Occupation Focus

7pm, Indian YMCA, 41 Fitzroy Square, London W1.

Admission free, no ticket required.

www.iraqoccupationfocus.org.uk

MONDAY JUNE 19

GLOBAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS SUMMIT

With record investment in our schools, we need to share best practice and make the link between design-and-build and teaching and learning. Attendees will hear from architects and educators, with case studies showing how inspiring learning environments can help to support and transform education.

Venue: Jo Richardson Community School, Dagenham. For more information: bcse@school-works.org

INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT--LONDON NOW MORE THAN EVER--JOIN US IN PALESTINE!

Freedom Summer Campaign--July to August 2006. Training and Info Weekend, London--27/28 May.

"Introduction to ISM" Film Night--24 May.

Contact info@ism-london.org for more details. Witness--Learn--Support--Report. www.ism-london.org

TALKING TEACHERS: HOW CAN WE ACHIEVE A QUALITY EDUCATION FOR ALL?

VSO presents a series of talks by teachers and experts from Nepal, Guyana, Malawi and Mozambique. …