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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.

The current season of talks ended on 12th June and our new Autumn series begins on 25th September.  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 most of them under the “Audio” tab.

Next cafe

REPRIEVE - 18.45 on Monday 22nd January
Resisting oppression, rendition, torture, extrajudicial imprisonment and killing

Resisting oppression, rendition, torture, extrajudicial imprisonment and killing

Reprieve is an organisation of courageous and committed human rights defenders. Founded in 1999 by British human rights lawyer Clive Stafford Smith, it provides free legal and investigative support to some of the world’s most vulnerable people: those facing execution, and those victimised by states’ abusive counter-terror policies – rendition, ...
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Forthcoming Cafes


Richard Garside - 18.45 on Monday 5th February
The Prison Crisis – what are the alternatives to incarceration?

The Prison Crisis – what are the alternatives to incarceration?

As the prison population in the UK, which is now the highest in Western Europe, continues to escalate, we must ...
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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 ...
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