Chris Nineham – England

Chris Nineham is a British Trotskyist and a member of the Central Committee of the british Socialist Workers’ Party. He is a member of the Steering Group of Globalise Resistance In 1985 Chris Nineham served as the drummer of indie-pop band The June Brides. (wikipedia).

He says: “We’ve shown the warmongers that far from disappearing, were still growing, and we’ll stay on the streets until we win”; Police estimated the numbers marching at 110,000. But Chris Nineham, a spokesman for the Stop the War Coalition, said that 350,000 had joined the protest … (full text).

4 videos:

Stop the War Coalition’s public meetings – DEFENDING THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY: Stop the War has organised a series of rallies to defend the Muslim community, starting next week. If one of these rallies is being held in your area, please attend and publicise as widely as you can. PUBLIC MEETINGS (3 to 12 June 2008, Geat Britain): … (full text).

At an impasse? Anti-capitalism and the social forums today, Issue: 115, Alex Callinicos and Chris Nineham, 2 July 2007.

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sorry, no photo of Chris Nineham – England, but you can see him on all the here mentionned videos.

STOP THE WAR COALITION NEWSLETTER No. 1043, 27 May 2008, e-mail, T: England 020 7278 6694, Web: The protest will be in London on Sunday 15 June 2008 and will also call for an end to the British government’s support for these shameful wars … (full text).

Photo Gallery of Globalise Resistance.

He writes: … The narrow focus of Cultural Materialism also begs the crucial question-what exactly are the dynamics of production in society? Without a general theory of how society works, Cultural Materialism can degenerate into empiricism. In the end Cultural Materialism encourages us to analyse culture in isolation from wider society. Williams had some (often vague) notion of capitalist relations and he often talks about class, but other writers in his wake have arbitrarily seen race, gender or sexuality as the key determinants … (full text).

Attempt to hijack Euro demo.

… Little did I know when I resolved on a series of posts about the Socialist Workers’ Party that I would shortly be able to cite a prime and topical instance of what the Observer columnist Nick Cohen has aptly termed that organisation’s parasitism … (full text).

Social Forum, Open up London ESF bid.

… Chris Nineham of the Stop the War Coalition told Socialist Worker, “The US is escalating the conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia. “The Stop the War Coalition is asking all its activists to turn Bush’s visit into a massive display of opposition to his wars – and to our government’s shameful support for them” … (full text).

Either Way, They Lose, Feature by Chris Nineham, January 2007.

His article: European Social Forum: Growing Pains, Feature Article by Chris Nineham, November 2003 – The movement has reached a critical point, and socialists’ role in the debates around the European Social Forum will be key. (full text).

Art, alienation and capitalism: a reply to Chris Nineham, JOHN MOLYNEUX.

George Bush is a dangerous and desperate man – and now he is coming to Britain. The US president is expected to visit London on Sunday 15 June as part of his European tour. The Stop the War Coalition is organising a protest to make him feel as unwelcome as possible … Chris Nineham of the Stop the War Coalition told Socialist Worker, “The US is escalating the conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia. “The Stop the War Coalition is asking all its activists to turn Bush’s visit into a massive display of opposition to his wars – and to our government’s shameful support for them” … (full text).

He writes also: … Socialist ideas and organisation are crucial in this situation. No social crisis unfolds in just one sector of society. The crisis of confidence in reformist parties, the growing militancy amongst workers and the growth of the anti-capitalist movement are causally linked but not necessarily connected in practice. The left needs to have a strategy that can start to influence the outcomes in all three of these areas and relate them together. That means helping build the broadest possible anti-capitalist movement bringing together NGOs, students, trade unionists and direct action activists of all shades. It means providing credible and united socialist alternatives to neo-liberalism at the ballot box to prove that there are alternative conceptions of society on offer. In the unions it means setting up rank and file groups to give the new militants a forum for tactical and political discussion and the means to create new networks. On all these fronts socialist activists are having successes not seen for decades … (full text).

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Fl Lt Malcolm Kendall-Smith receives a cheque for £7000 from Stop the War’s Chris Nineham on 18 August. This was raised on the Night of Conscience at St Jame’s Church on 28 June to help pay his legal costs following his imprisonment for refusing to return to Iraq … (full text).

Google books to be downloaded:

links:

PERWI;

Stop the attacks on Muslims;

State of the World 2005: A Worldwatch Institute Report;

socialist worker’s party SWP of Britain;

globalise resistance;

stop the war coalition, and its aims and constitution.

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