Upcoming Events at Bookmarks
An evening celebrating the launch of the Rebel's Guide to Eleanor Marx written by Siobhan Brown and discussing the radical women of London's East End and what they can teach us today.
Siobhan Brown will be joined by Louise Raw, historian and author of Striking A Light: The Bryant and May Matchwomen and Their Place in History.
Jagonari Women's Centre183-185 Whitechapel Road, E1 1DN London, United Kingdom
Peter Hain will be standing down as an MP at the General Election. But in advance he has issued a call to the Labour Party to abandon austerity and commit itself instead to a massive public investment programme.He argues that there is a stifling orthodoxy shared by most of the mainstream media that there is no alternative to the austerity agenda that has resulted in huge public sector job losses and devastating service cuts.The former Welsh, Northern Ireland and Work and Pensions Secretary spent 12 years as a minister in the last Labour government, and is the party’s most senior figure to call on the party to abandon its commitment to cuts.Hain argues that capitalism is now more financially unstable and unfair, productive but prone to paralysis, dynamic but discriminatory. Join Peter Hain for a discussion about his new book and the prospects for the the Labour Party in the coming election.