Hundreds of people are expected to attend the annual gathering on London’s South Bank this Saturday (4 July 2015) to pay respects to the legendary International Brigades of the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39.
Organised by the International Brigade Memorial Trust, the commemoration will take place next to the International Brigade memorial in Jubilee Gardens (off Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX) from 1pm to 2pm.
The park’s memorial is dedicated to the 2,500 volunteers from the British Isles who defended the elected government of the Spanish Republic against Franco, Hitler and Mussolini. Of these, 526 gave their lives.
Speakers at this Saturday’s event include political commentator and activist Owen Jones. He will be joined by Carmen Negrín, grand-daughter of Juan Negrín, the last prime minister of the Spanish Republic, who is active in Spanish Civil War remembrance organisations in Spain and France, where she now lives.
There will be music from award winning “new wave” folk singer-songwriter Ewan McLennan.
Wreaths will be laid by, among others, representatives of the Catalan government’s delegation in London, Spanish exile and refugee groups and the Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women. This will be followed by a minute’s silence.
Only one British veteran of the International Brigades survives: Stan Hilton, aged 97, a former merchant seaman from Newhaven, Sussex, who lives in a nursing home near Melbourne, Australia.
More info here http://www.international-brigades.org.uk/content/4-july-london
We are very much looking forward to meeting you at our debate on Saturday 13th September, “Rethinking ourselves: Podemos as a part of a new construction of democracy in Europe”. For your interest and to guide you through the day’s programme, we have produced a small leaflet and have attached it here. Please feel free to share it with others in social networks, emails, etc. On the day of the event, we would be very grateful if you could use #PodemosLON when uploading pictures on Twitter and/or Facebook. We would also like to ask you to arrive at 10.30, when the venue (London Welsh Centre) will open to the public. For details of the venue: http://www.londonwelsh.org/contact-us
Lastly, Spanish speakers will have the possibility of hearing an interpreter (English to Spanish), the interpretation will be carried out through Podemos Radio (www.podemosradio.info
), so you just have to visit the site from your phone and it will start automatically (you will need to have Flash Player). You should also bring headphones.
Without further ado, many thanks for taking part in this debate and see you soon!
You still have the opportunity to participate, in person, in our debate: “Rethinking Ourselves: Podemos as part of a new construction of democracy in Europe” with Owen Jones, Christina Flesher, Tania González, Ken Loach and Iñigo Errejón.
Although all the available tickets have been booked due to high demand, we have managed to get an overspill room where the debate will be streamed on-line. People in this second room will be able to interact with the main venue using social media. Members of the local Podemos-London circle will be there to talk with the participants.
Given that the overflow room is at about a 15 min walking distance from the London Welsh Centre (main venue), we recommend EVERYONE (including those with tickets) to come to the London Welsh Centre 15 MINUTES BEFORE the meeting starts (at about 10.45).
For any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The debate ‘Rethinking Ourselves: Podemos as part of a new construction of democracy in Europe‘, with Ken Loach, Tania González, Íñigo Errejón, Owen Jones, and Cristina Flesher is now fully booked.
To join the waiting list, send an email with your name to email@example.com, subject ‘13th SEPTEMBER WAITING LIST’.
We remind you that the event will be streamed live here
As you may know, we’re working to organise Podemos’s first international debate together with other European social movements and political forces.
Although we work hard to be self-sufficient, in an event of this nature we are forced to ask for the collaboration of people like you.
As small as your contribution might be, from Podemos London we’ll be forever grateful because you’ll help us to take a step forward in the path that we’d like to walk with this exciting project that is Podemos.
Here you have the link to the crowdfunding; please share as much as you can.
Thanks to your help, we can!
Summary video of the speakers at Podemos London’s official presentation on May 10th 2014 at Goldsmiths University. The speakers were:
- Luke Stobart, member of the London Podemos Circle, and blogger for the Guardian
- Itziar Medina: Marea Granate activist, and member of the 15M women’s assembly.
- Isabel Pastor: Marea Granate activist, and member of the 15M women’s assembly.
- Daniel Ripa: candidate to the European elections for Podemos
- Miguel Urbán: candidate to the European elections for Podemos