Marxism 4: Sunday

A slightly later than intended departure from Poplar did not quite make me late for the first meeting, in my case Jan Nielsen on how women’s lives were transformed by WW1 (I made a point of attending plenty of meetings about WW1 due to my role in the Great Centenary Charity Auction). I then went down one floor to attend the meeting on the origins of women’s oppression. After lunch I went to “Disabled people against austerity”, which was the fieriest meeting I attended all weekend. Then came the booklaunch meeting for Martin Empsons Land and Labour: Marxism, Ecology and Human History. 

My day ended with a meeting on Disability and WW1: from shellshock to revolution. This meeting was well attended in spite of being up on the 7th floor. There were some shocking photos, which I have asked the speaker to email to me. I may use some of them on www.greatcharity.orgwww.facebook.com/GreatAuction and/ or www.twitter.com/great_auction.

As always there were plenty of good photos:

The platform just before the start of the days first meeting in room 802
The platform just before the start of the days first meeting in room 802
Jan Nielsen speaking about how women's lives were transformed b y WW1
Jan Nielsen speaking about how women’s lives were transformed b y WW1
Books about women'soppression on the pplatform at that meeting
Books about women’soppression on the pplatform at that meeting

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Helen Salmon speaking about the origins of women's oppression
Helen Salmon speaking about the origins of women’s oppression
Martin Empson and the chair prepare for his book laucnh meeting.
Martin Empson and the chair prepare for his book laucnh meeting.
Martin Empson speaking about Land and Labour: Marxism, Ecology and Human History
Martin Empson speaking about Land and Labour: Marxism, Ecology and Human History
Speaker Roddy and chair Siobhan prepare for the final meeting of the day in room 784
Speaker Roddy and chair Siobhan prepare for the final meeting of the day in room 784
The speaker, the chair and two interpreters who will provide sign language for the deaf
The speaker, the chair and two interpreters who will provide sign language for the deaf
Roddy's pamphlet
Roddy’s pamphlet

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Roddy Slorach in full flow
Roddy Slorach in full flow
Quite a change from Mr Beck's original - the London Undergorund diagram 2014 version
Quite a change from Mr Beck’s original – the London Undergorund diagram 2014 version
Jubilee line train
Jubilee line train
Old stock masquerading as new: front view of a tarted up train of D78 stock
Old stock masquerading as new: front view of a tarted up train of D78 stock

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The smoking gun - note the patch covering the push-button that used to operate this door when that was thought to be a good notion
The smoking gun – note the patch covering the push-button that used to operate this door when that was thought to be a good notion
Genuinely new stock - trains of this type, with concertina joins rather than bogie couplings now run on the Circle, Hammersmith and City and Metropolitan lines
Genuinely new stock – trains of this type, with concertina joins rather than bogie couplings now run on the Circle, Hammersmith and City and Metropolitan lines
Sponsorship makes its presence felt in the world of public transport!
Sponsorship makes its presence felt in the world of public transport!
The front of a Hammesmith and City line train
The front of a Hammesmith and City line train

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Decorations in Canning Town station
Decorations in Canning Town station
The local football team are known colloquially as the irons and also as the hammers and this is a clue as to why.
The local football team are known colloquially as the irons and also as the hammers and this is a clue as to why.

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Author: Thomas

I am branch secretary of NAS West Norfolk and #actuallyautistic (diagnosed 10 years ago at the comparatively advanced age of 31). I am a keen photographer, so that most of my own posts contain photos. I am a keen cricket fan and often write about that subject. I also focus a lot on politics and on nature.

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