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ICC meeting on migrants and refugees, London, 16 July

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Jun 15 2016 06:55
ICC meeting on migrants and refugees, London, 16 July

The working class is a class of migrants

A day of discussion on the migrant/refugee crisis, organised by the
International Communist Current
16 July 2016, 11am -6pm

Morning session:
Economic migrants and war refugees in the history of capitalism
Recommended reading:
‘Immigration and the workers’ movement’ http://en.internationalism.org/ir/140/immigration
‘Migrants and refugees, victims of capitalism’, parts 1,2,3, http://en.internationalism.org/icconline/201510/13477/migrants-and-refug...
http://en.internationalism.org/icconline/201601/13766/migrants-and-refug...
http://en.internationalism.org/icconline/201606/13972/migrants-and-refug...

Afternoon session:
Populism, national borders: the real interests of the working class

Venue:
MayDay Rooms, 88 Fleet St, London EC4Y 1DH. Nearest tube: St Pauls
For further information write to uk@internationalism.org or BM Box 869, London WC1N 3XX. The event is free, but donations to the cost of the room are welcome.

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Jul 2 2016 19:25

Nice.

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Jul 3 2016 16:13

Thanks for your support. i hope other comrades will join us. This is a meeting aimed at understanding why it's a matter of life and death for the working class to defend economic migrants and war refugees, in order to be able to explain this more clearly to larger numbers of people

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Jul 11 2016 09:17

World Revolution 374, containing two articles in response to Brexit and part three of the series on refugees, will be out soon. I'll post a link when the articles ore online. The morning discussion at Saturday's meeting will look at the refugee question in a historical framework. the afternoon will focus more on contemporary issues - Brexit and the rise of populism internationally.

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Jul 13 2016 20:10

The two articles are now up

http://en.internationalism.org/icconline/201607/14010/eu-brexit-populism...

http://en.internationalism.org/icconline/201607/14011/growing-difficulti...

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Jul 13 2016 20:34

Great, I'll have these read by Saturday.

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Jul 14 2016 16:42

I don't want to inundate anyone with texts but if you fancy it this is a very good statement from the ICC on the German national situation
http://en.internationalism.org/international-review/201605/13940/nationa...

It is entirely relevant to the discussion proposed above and bears heavily on the question of immigration and populism and this in one of the most important and central countries of Europe.

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Jul 14 2016 21:29

Can I offer some (hopefully) constructive criticism by way of a question? Who's this meeting aimed at?

Cause, like, the topics seem really quite dense - with all the suggested reading and all - but the conclusions seem liked they'd be pretty clear to someone who willing to do all that reading.

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Jul 15 2016 07:43

Fair question, and perhaps the reading list has got a bit long....but we think that there's a lot to discuss in these issues and their ramifications in recent events, even among people who may feel they have a good grasp of the overall politics - as you yourself have noted, the furore around the referendum has sent quite a few anarchists off the rails.
We don't have any illusions about aiming at a 'mass audience' with a meeting like this. We are aiming mainly at a small minority in the process of searching for class politics, within which we are an even smaller minority...

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Jul 15 2016 13:03

Fair enough.

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Jul 16 2016 07:46

today....

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Jul 17 2016 16:50

The meeting went pretty well, with a good level of discussion. We will publish an account (eventually)

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Sep 1 2016 09:03

report of the meeting here: http://en.internationalism.org/icconline/201608/14080/report-july-2016-i...