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Spanish Language Sharing Group

Some friends of the shop have sent us this message and asked us to publicise it:


We are Santi & Adela, Spanish teachers from Valencia. We´ll be in Bristol til end of august. We’d like to meet english people to exchange language and culture. We like cooking, traveling, reading, dancing, outdoor activities and healthy lifestyle.
If you want to enjoy just talking, give us a message to meet…


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Study Circle

No expertise required,

Hydra Books is hosting a study circle for anyone interested

in getting to know Karl Marx’s by reading his original works on capitalism.

Marx devote his life to writing about this most contemporary of topics,

and the study circle will be a peaceful, non judgmental to look into his work and

relate it to the world today.

Please bring a donation, and a copy of the first part of Capital if you have one.

This is a weekly event starting in October 2013.

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Bristol Radical History Group – Protests In Brazil

Date: Thursday 25th July
Time: 7.30-9.30pm
Cost: Donation

What’s behind the protests that mobilized hundreds of thousands of Brazilians and shocked the country in the middle of the Confederations Cup?
Who are the protesters and what are their flags and demands? What are the direction and the consequences of the mobilization?

Two eye-witnesses will give a visual report on what happened in São Paulo and try to answer these questions.


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Supply Chains in Capitalism Today: From Foxconn to Walmart.

Thursday 27th of June

7:30 – 9:30

Price: Donation

Speaker: Gifford Hartman


One of the forms in which the working class exists today is at the
various nodal points along global commodity chains. Global production
is based on a system of “factories without walls,” where
increasingly components are manufactured using an inventory-less
subcontracting system that races around the globe looking for the
“leanest” costs of production – especially cheap and compliant
labor. Yet these just-in-time chains are vulnerable and this
presentation identifies the nodes where struggles offer the greatest
possibility for solidarity to spread down supply chains – and across
oceans and borders. The presentation will show the links between bread
riots worldwide in 2008, the Arab Spring, and the Occupy shutdown of
the Port of Oakland, California in November, 2011.

Gifford Hartman is a writer and activist from California, USA.

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Secrets and Spies.

Pre-launch event for the Radical History Zone of Bristol Anarchist Bookfair

3pm – 6pm

13th of Apr

The Radical History Zone of the Bristol Anarchist Bookfair will get off to a cracking start as author Eveline Lubbers shines a light on corporate and police spying on activists – the topic of her new book, Secret Manoeuvres in the Dark.

In the best tradition of radical Investigative research. Secret Manoeuvres includes revelations from the Economic League’s blacklisting of trade unionists, the McLibel case to the high-profile exposure of police spy Mark Kennedy. Using, we are promised, exclusive access to previously confidential sources, independent investigator Eveline will share some secrets at Hydra.

For more information about the book see here:

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