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On this page of Politics:bitesize you will find information of upcoming events, websites and books that are relevant to promoting the discussion on change in society.

Corbyn’s Campaign

The Nottingham book launch of Corbyn’s Campaign will take place on Weds 27th Jan, 7pm at Five Leaves Bookshop. Speakers: Tony Simpson, Adele Williams and Tom Unterrainer. Email fiveleaves.bookshopevents@gmail.com to book a place!

Five Leaves Bookshop
14A Long Row, NG1 2DH Nottingham

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The heartunions week
8‑14 Feb 2016

The heartunions week of action celebrates the great work done by union reps and members in our workplaces and in society. We’re proud of our unions and reject the government’s attempts to damage them with the trade union bill.

To find out more visit: http://heartunions.org/

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Stop Trident national demonstration
Saturday, February 27
From 12 PM
London, UK

CND is calling a national demonstration to protest against Britain’s nuclear weapons system: Trident.

Join us to say No to government plans to buy a new system at a cost of £100 billion. Parliament will be voting on this in 2016. So this is urgent – we can’t delay.

The majority of the British people, including the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and other parliamentary party leaders, oppose nuclear weapons. They are weapons of mass destruction that can kill millions. They don’t keep us safe and they divert resources from essential spending.

Let’s get message out loud and clear: we don’t want Trident and we don’t want a new Trident.

Join us in London on February 27th to say: #STOPTRIDENT

For full details, including transport and resources to promote the demo, visit www.cnduk.org/StopTrident

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East Mids Momentum Conf with John McDonnell
Saturday, March 5
From 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Nottingham, United Kingdom

Key speakers include:
John McDonnell MP, Shadow Chancellor
Christine Shawcroft, Labour Party NEC member

Other speakers will be confirmed very soon.

Workshops
There will be a choice of 8 workshops – 4 in the morning and 4 in the afternoon

Tickets will be free.

For full details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/east-midlands-momentum-spring-conference-tickets-20779547185

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Websites
38 Degrees
ABI – Association of British Insurers
Andrew Sparrow at the Guardian Politics Live
Class: Centre for Labour and Social Studies
Compass – direction for the democratic left
Corporate Watch
Corporate Watch – Banking on Crisis
The Creative Society
Ecotricity
Lawrence & Whishart Publishing
Left Foot Forward
Naomi Klein’s Blog
The People’s Assembly Against Austerity
Policy Exchange
Politics Home

Politics for People
Politics.co.uk
Radical Soap Box
Resolution Foundation
Review 31
Socialist Worker
Socialist World website

Spokesman Books
TUC – Economics section
UK Financial Investments Ltd
WorkingUSA: The Journal of Labor and Society
World Development Movement

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Books
(alphabetically by author’s surname)
Zygmunt BaumanConsuming Life
Zygmunt BaumanDoes Ethics Have a Chance in a World of Consumers?
Zygmunt BaumanThis is not a diary
Vince CableThe Storm: The World Economic Crisis and What it Means
Philip CogganThe Money Machine: How the City Works
Philip CogganPaper Promises: Money, Debt and the New World Order
Peter Dale ScottThe Road to 9/11: Wealth, Empire, and the Future of America
Niall FergusonThe Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World
Ian FraserThe Marx Dictionary
Tim HarfordDear Undercover Economist: The Very Best Letters from the “Dear Economist” Column
Tim HarfordThe Undercover Economist
Chris HarmanZombie Capitalism
Naomi KleinShock Doctrine
Neal LawsonAll Consuming
John LanchesterWhoops!: Why everyone owes everyone and no one can pay
Fred MagdoffABCs of the Economic Crisis: What Working People Need to Know
Kenneth O. MorganAges of Reform: Dawns and Downfalls of the British Left
Ayn RandAtlas Shrugged
David RansomPeople-First Economics
Jeffrey SachsCommon Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet
Georg SimmelThe Philosophy of Money
Richard H ThalerNudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness
Adair TurnerEconomics After the Crisis
Yanis VaroufakisThe Global Minotaur
Richard Wilkinson and Kate PickettThe Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Always Do Better
Slavoj ZizekLiving in the End Times

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