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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

Silkie Carlo - 18.45 on Monday 21st January 2019
The Threat of Surveillance in an age of Technology

The Threat of Surveillance in an age of Technology

In recent years, the British state has spied on law-abiding environmental activists, democratically elected politicians, victims of torture and police brutality, and hundreds of journalists. With the development of new and emerging technologies, this often lawless use of sophisticated surveillance is becoming increasingly alarming. In 2016 a law called the ...
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Forthcoming Cafes


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 ...
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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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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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