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Militarism, War and Resistance: Lowkey in conversation with Maya Evans and Joe Glenton
Wednesday 4 December 2019, 7pm Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, London, N1 9DXThis event will be a live recording of the ForcesWatch Warrior Nation podcast with renowned political hip-hop artist Lowkey, co-hosted by anti-war activist Maya Evans and author and former soldier Joe Glenton. Topics will include the current state of militarism in the UK, Britain’s love affair with war at home and abroad and how we can resist through culture. Tickets cost between £1 and £5 (redeemable against any purchase) and are available here.
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