Events

The Libertarian movement is a community of think-tanks, parties, academics, activists and campaign groups. Organised events offer a great opportunity meet like mind people and delve into the philosophical, strategic and legislative issues of the day.

Robert Zdanowski on The Free State Project

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Robert began, somewhat surprisingly, by talking about the Schlieffen Plan, his point being that the German General Staff after the First World War included people whose entire job was to criticise and to find the weak spots in all the various plans that other members of the German General Staff were proposing. And for quite a…

Thursday Speaker: Gareth Corfield

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Gareth Corfield is widely known as a sub-editor for The Register, a popular technology “tabloid” website. Amongst firearms enthusiasts will be known as trustee of the London and Middlesex Rifle Association, a sporting charity. He is, however, also a blogger and will representing himself as such when he speaks on Thursday 4th February on the UK’s gun…

Thursday Speaker: Robert Zdanowski

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Robert is a 31 year old Polish immigrant and a recent regular at the monthly meetup. He has made an impression in a very simple way: he worked the entire room, with great politeness and warmth, asking for the help he needed to get stuff done. Whether it was directions to the train station, seeking…

Thursday Speaker: Laura Lee

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Laura is a sex worker and activist who has been involved in the industry for more than 20 years. She started out working in a massage parlour whilst at university when she realised that it was a better way to fund her studies than more traditional options such as bar work. These days she provides…

Freedom of Choice and Personal Responsibility Under Threat

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The ideal of many in the public health movement is a compliant, health obsessed person, utterly dependent on the state for their sense of right and wrong. The public health lobby seeks to relieve us of the power to make our own decisions based on personal choice and the willingness to take responsibility for our…

Thursday Speaker: Old Holborn

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Old Holborn is the name given to a brand of tobacco, a substance I cannot talk about in case that is seen as advertising, which would be illegal on health grounds. Instead, let’s talk about Old Holborn the man. Appropriately, they (that is, Twitter) have tried to ban him too. More times than I am…

Thursday Speaker: Nick Cowen

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Nick Cowen is a short sharp academic with a shocking message for mainstream cultural conservatives: some people are kinky, get over it. Nick campaigns on issues such as the criminalisation of “sexting” (sending explicit images of yourself) by children, the criminalisation of extreme pornography, and studies the factors influencing violent crime, including London’s summer riots. His…

A group of fascists walk into a bar

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A jovial band of jolly political activists walk into a bar, they are each united by their love of policies that seek to take control over the lives of others, their tolerance or support for pervasive surveillance, for controls on speech, by their support for a party that endorsed an illegal war, and their fondness…