Upcoming Events at Bookmarks

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Bob Crow: Socialist, Leader, Fighter
Thursday 11 May 18.30
With Professor Gregor Gall

In 2002 Bob Crow was elected as general secretary of the RMT as one of a series of left wingers elected to high union office who became known as the “awkward squad”. A leaked document described him as “a fanatic who already holds a key post as assistant general secretary”. It continued, “We have to prevent a takeover of the union by extreme left wing fundamentalists.”

Under Crow’s leadership, most RMT members saw their conditions protected or improved — unlike many other workers. This biography focuses on his leadership of the RMT union, examining and exposing a number of popular myths created about him by political opponents.

It explains how and why he was able to punch above his weight in industrial relations and on the political stage, helping the small RMT union become as influential as many of its much larger counterparts. Join Gregor Gall, Professor of Industrial Relations at the University of Bradford, for this book launch.

Admission £2.00 Payable on door

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Bookmarks Bookshop
1 Bloomsbury Street, London, WC1B 3QE
The Equality Effect
Wednesday 17 May 6.30pm
With Danny Dorling

Join Danny Dorling to discuss his new book The Equality Effect

The Equality Effect is almost magical. In more equal countries, human beings are generally happier and healthier, there is less crime, more creativity and higher educational attainment. Danny Dorling delivers all evidence that is now so overwhelming that it should be changing politics and society all over the world.

For the past four decades, many countries, including the US and the UK, have chosen the path to greater inequality on the assumption that there is no alternative. Yet even under globalization, other nations continue to take a different road. The time will come when The Equality Effect will be as readily accepted as women voting or former colonies gaining independence – and it will come very soon.

From one of the world’s top social scientists comes a compelling argument for public policy to prioritize equality, fully-evidenced with statistics and sprinkled with black and white illustrations. Most importantly, he demonstrates where greater equality is currently to be found, and how we can set The Equality Effect in motion everywhere.

About the Author:

Danny Dorling is a social geographer and the Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography at the University of Oxford. His work concerns issues of housing, health, employment, education and poverty. He has written extensively about the widening gap between rich and poor and his work regularly appears in the media. He is the author of The No-Nonsense Guide to Equality; The Atlas of the Real World; Unequal Health; Inequality and the 1%, and Injustice: Why Social Inequalities Persist. His views are often sought by policy makers.

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