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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 current series ended on 3rd December and our next Cafe is on Monday 21st January 2019.    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

Dr Alastair Fraser - 18.45 on Monday 4th February 2019
The Impact of Foreign Interventions in Africa

The Impact of Foreign Interventions in Africa

Western involvement in Africa extends from massive corporate investment in mineral extraction and technology, to direct government aid and a network of programmes run by NGOs. In addition China is now also heavily involved in investment in Africa. But the impact of these interventions may produce either different outcomes from ...
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Forthcoming Cafes


Dr Stephanie Wright - 18.45 on Monday 25th February
Plastics & Us: A Relationship Gone Bad?

Plastics & Us: A Relationship Gone Bad?

Plastic is an extraordinarily versatile material. It is cheap, durable, low-weight and versatile, and our building and construction industry, industrial ...
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Director Mic Dixon & Veterans for Peace - 18.15 on Monday 18th March 2019
New Film & Panel Discussion - "WAR SCHOOL" - the Battle for the Hearts & Minds of Britain's Children

New Film & Panel Discussion – “WAR SCHOOL” – the Battle for the Hearts & Minds of Britain’s Children

Set against the backdrop of Remembrance Day, the controversial and challenging documentary War School reveals how, faced with unprecedented opposition ...
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David Wearing - 18.45 on Monday 1st April 2019
Saudi Arabia & the West: the Future of a Toxic Relationship

Saudi Arabia & the West: the Future of a Toxic Relationship

The war in Yemen and the Khashoggi murder have highlighted the ruthless and brutal nature of the Saudi regime and ...
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