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Our association

Our association supports the values of democracy and social justice embodied in the English edition of Le Monde Diplomatique newspaper. We provide a forum for debates on contemporary international issues, chiefly through our public “Cafe Diplo” talks held at The Gallery in Farringdon, London on Monday evenings (see venue).Our events (presented in English) are opened by an invited speaker and allow for lively debate. Doors open at 18:30. Talks start at 18.45. Tickets on the door. Admission is £3 or £2 concessions.

Our new Winter/Spring series began on 22nd January.  We are currently posting the new Cafes on the website as speakers confirm.  If you have missed any past Cafes, you will find recordings of them under the “Audio” tab.  Recordings are usually available within 48 hours after the Cafe.

Next cafe

Professor Kathleen Richardson - 18.45 on Monday 19th February
Algorithms: are they taking control of our lives?

Algorithms: are they taking control of our lives?

Algorithms are computerised formulae designed to be followed in calculations or other problem-solving operations. They can perform calculations, data processing and automated reasoning tasks, and are used by all sections of modern society – sciences, financial markets, medical research, manufacturing, and numerous business practices, especially those of large corporations and ...
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Forthcoming Cafes


Kim Sharif - 18.45 on Monday 19th March
The complicity of the Saudi Coalition in the starvation & destruction of the Yemeni people

The complicity of the Saudi Coalition in the starvation & destruction of the Yemeni people

Kim Sharif is a London based solicitor, human rights activist and Director of ‘Human Rights for Yemen’. She has given ...
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Haifa Zangana - 18.45 on Monday 16th April
The Fate of Women in Iraq

The Fate of Women in Iraq

In a country ravaged by a war that has still not drawn to a close, the erosion of women’s rights ...
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Professor Hazel Smith - 18.45 on Monday 30th April
North Korea: Dangerous, isolated & ready for war?   The reality behind the caricature

North Korea: Dangerous, isolated & ready for war? The reality behind the caricature

North Korea is portrayed in the media as a dangerous and irrational military power that represents the greatest current threat ...
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