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Rialto Theatre: Free Speech, Democracy, and Socialism

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Today (Monday, September 23) is the second of days of great events at the Rialto Theatre, a delightful city-centre Grade II listed theatre and bar that is only a 10-minute stroll from the conference centre at 11 Dyke Road, BN1 3FE.

The full schedule is:

1.15pm: Culture, Arts, and Freedom

• Jackie Walker: Socialist activist, writer; WitchHunt, the film documentary;

• Professor David Miller: Professor of Political Sociology at Bristol University’s School for Policy Studies; a director of Public Investigations, a non-profit company (Spinwatch and Powerbase projects);

• Ken Loach (invited, but not yet confirmed): Socialist and director of television and independent film (Sorry We Missed You, and many more!).

3pm: A showing of WitchHunt

• The Jon Pullman documentary film, featuring Jackie Walker, which explores the connections between the attacks on Labour, the ongoing tragedy of Palestine, and the wider struggle against race-based oppression.

4.30pm: Modern Monetary Theory (MMT): How Money Really Works

• Professor Bill Mitchell: The world-renowned economist will debunk myths about government finances and how money works; what the Job Guarantee is and how a Green New Deal can be paid for;

• Chris Williamson: The socialist MP for Derby North will discuss with Professor Mitchell the opportunities MMT can offer to Labour Party members fighting for a socialist government led by Jeremy Corbyn.

6.30pm: Labour Representation Committee - The Left Labour Needs

• Matt Wrack: Chair of LRC; general secretary, Fire Brigades Union;

• Adriana Alvarez: Fight for 15 organising committee in the United States;

• Chris Williamson: Socialist MP for Derby North;

• Jackie Walker: LRC national executive committee;

• Ian Hodson: President, Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union;

The meeting, which is certain to be full to capacity, will be chaired by Cathy Augustine, LRC vice-chair.

9.30pm: An evening of readings and reflections

• Jackie Walker: Socialist activist, writer; WitchHunt, the film documentary;

• Steve Tiller: Opera and theatre director and producer, actor;

• Kerry-Anne Mendoza: Writer, journalist, and social commentator; editor of The Canary.

And, if you need even more reasons to come along, all people who attend the Rialto Theatre will have a unique opportunity to win one of two signed prints of the Steve Bell cartoons that The Guardian refused to print.

Admission to all events will be free - on a strictly first-come, first-served basis.

But to guarantee entry into a raffle with a chance to win a Steve Bell print, please register now via this page.

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Rialto Theatre

11 Dyke Road

Brighton

BN1 3FE

United Kingdom

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