Welcome

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.  You can now view the full series of Spring/Summer talks below.   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 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 to world peace, with its arsenal of nuclear weapons and a stated intention to use them against the United States. In addition the North Korean state is seen as uniquely ...
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Special Highlight

19.00 - 22.00 on Thursday 26th April
The Launch of Iraq Solidarity Month

The Launch of Iraq Solidarity Month

Organised by - Tadhamun ”Iraqi Women Solidarity” “The immorality of the United States and Great Britain's decision to invade Iraq in 2003, premised on the lie that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction, has destabilised and polarised the world to a greater extent than any ...
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Forthcoming Cafes


Dr Tara Garnett - 18.45 on Monday 14th May
The Global Food System - Urgent Problems: Possible Solutions

The Global Food System – Urgent Problems: Possible Solutions

Our global food system has serious inherent problems. Our production, distribution and consumption patterns are responsible for a third of ...
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Professor Guy Standing - 18.45 on Monday 4th June
A Basic Income for all: the answer to financial insecurity

A Basic Income for all: the answer to financial insecurity

The growing lack of job security, including intermittent employment or underemployment, which has arisen from the global spread of neoliberal ...
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