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Meetings and events

Issue No. 2139

SWP meetings | Stop the War | movement events | Bookmarks events | Concerts and benefits

SWP public meetings
area title/speaker time venue
AberdeenCapitalism in crisis – the socialist solutionThu 19 Feb, 6pmNew Kings 11,
Aberdeen University, High St
BarnsleyNationalism and racism
With Chris Bambery
Wed 11 Mar, 7.30pmBarnsley Central Library,
Shambles St
BrightonThe recession – must workers pay for it?Thu 26 Feb, 7.30pmBrighthelm Centre, North Rd (corner Queens Rd)
CambridgeStuff the bosses and the bankers – fight for jobs!
With Alex Callinicos
Thu 19 Feb, 7.30pmEmmanuel United Reform Church, Trumpington St
DudleyAfghanistan – Why are British and US troops there?
With Nick Burke
Thu 19 Feb, 8pmThe Shakespeare,
74 Stafford St
(corner Wellington St)
HuddersfieldWhy ‘British Jobs for British Workers’ is not a solution to the economic crisisWed 18 Feb, 6.30pmTown Hall, Ramsden St
Kings LynnCan students change the world?
With Hugh Stanners
Thu 19 Feb, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, 38 Bridge Rd
LeedsDiscovering the radical tradition of LGBT
With Hannah Dee, Laura Miles, Sheila Rowbotham
Wed 25 Feb, 6pmLeeds Metropolitan University, Lecture Theatre 2
Leeds: SouthCapitalism in crisis – which way out?Tue 24 Feb, 7pmHillside,
Beeston Rd
LiverpoolLatin America – resistance and revolution
With Steve Henshall
Wed 18 Feb, 7.30pmMellow Mellow Cafe,
Slater St
Will workers fight back in a recession?
With Charlie Kimber
Wed 25 Feb, 7.30pm
London: BrixtonThe 1930s – recession and resistance
With Christine Lewis
Wed 18 Feb, 7.30pmVida Walsh Centre,
2B Saltoun Rd
London: Hackney EastIs Obama the fulfilment of Martin Luther King’s dream?
With Anindya Bhattacharyya
Thu 19 Feb, 7.30pmRound Chapel, Powerscroft Rd (corner Lower Clapton Rd)
London: Hackney EastDo workers still have power?
With Esme Choonara
Thu 26 Feb, 7.30pmRound Chapel,
Powerscroft Rd
(corner Lower Clapton Rd)
London: HornseyHow can we stop climate change?
With Elaine Graham-Leigh
Tue 24 Feb, 7.30pmBasement flat,
Muswell Hill Baptist Church,
2 Dukes Ave (off Broadway),
Muswell Hill
London: Tower HamletsThe Iranian revolution – 30 years on
With Alys Zaerin
Thu 19 Feb, 7.30pmOxford House,
Derbyshire St
(opp Bethnal Green Rd Tesco)
London: Tottenham40 years since Stonewall – are LGBT people equal now?Thu 26 Feb, 7.30pmKitap Evi Bookhouse,
410 High Rd
Manchester: NorthThe 1930s – recession, resistance and revolutionThu 26 Feb, 7.30pmThe Ostrich,
Bury Old Rd,
Manchester: South EastWhat would a revolution look like?Wed 18 Feb, 7.30pmFalafel Cafe, Wilmslow Rd, Rusholme
Manchester: South WestFrom Hitler to the BNP – how do we fight fascism?Thu 19 Feb, 7.30pmChorlton Library,
Manchester Rd
Can the working class change the world?Wed 25 Feb, 7.30pm
St AlbansA rebel’s guide to Leon Trotsky
With Jim Wolfreys
Wed 25 Feb, 7.30pmUpstairs,
Trinity Church Hall, Beaconsfield Rd
(nr St Albans city station)
WolverhamptonSexism and the system – the rise of raunch culture
With Siân Ruddick
Thu 26 Feb, 7pmCity Bar, King St
Bookmarks events
Events held at bookshop, except where indicated. Bookmarks bookshop, 1 Bloomsbury St, WC1. To reserve places phone 020 7637 1848 or email
area title/speaker time venue
LondonThe Liberal Defence of Murder
Richard Seymour launches his book on liberal support for imperialism
Thu 19 Feb, 6.30pmBookmarks bookshop
Socialism in the 21st century
Economist István Mésáros launches his book, The Challenge and Burden of Historical Time: Socialism in the Twenty-First Century
Wed 25 Feb, 6.30pm
The 1984 miners strike and the death of industrial Britain
Book launch of Marching to the Faultline with authors Francis Beckett and David Hencke
Thu 5 Mar, 6.30pm
Stop the War
Contact StWC with any queries. Phone 020 7278 6694, go to , or email
area title/speakers time venue
NationalSeventh national conference
One day conference including sessions on how to end the occupation of Afghanistan and show solidarity with the Palestinian people
Open to delegations from local StWC groups, affiliated organisations and all individual members. Contact StWC office for info
Sat 25 AprSouth Camden Community School, Charrington St, London, NW1
ScotlandScottish conference
With Walter Wolfgang, Ghada Karmi, Kate Hudson, Aamer Anwar, Pauline McNeill MSP, Sandra White MSP, Bill Kidd MSP, Lindsey German, Neil Mackay, Hossam el-Hamalawy, Osama Saeed, Rose Gentle, Eamonn McCann, Mohammad Asif, Ivona Novomestska, Alan McKinnon, Kenny Ross, Mujahid Islam
Info phone 07939 372 493, email
Sat 21 Feb, 10am – 6pmSir Charles Wilson Building, Glasgow university,
Gibson St, Glasgow
London: EalingSolidarity with Gaza – end the ‘war on terror’
With Moazzam Begg (former Guantanamo detainee), Lindsey German (StWC) Haroun Lazim (Soas student activist)
Thu 19 Feb, 7.30pmSt Marys Church,
St Marys Rd
London: HackneyNo to Nato – get out of Afghanistan
With Tony Benn, Jan Majicek (Czech No to Bases), Lindsey German, Haci Ozdemir
Mon 2 Mar, 7.30pmAbney Hall, Stoke Newington Church St, N16
London: SouthMarch for Palestine
Rally Tooting Mosque, Tooting High St, SW17
Sat 28 Feb, 1.30pmAssemble Balham Mosque, Old Devonshire Rd, SW12
LutonGaza, Israel and the ‘war on terror’
Info 07905 487 903
Thu 26 Feb, 7pmLuton University
TeesideSolidarity with Gaza – end the ‘war on terror’
With Andrew Murray,
John Rees
Tue 10 Mar, 7.30pmSt Marys Centre, Corporation Rd, Middlesbrough
Movement events
area title/speaker time venue
NationalProtest against Heathrow airport expansion
Condemn the proposed third runway and any increase in flights using existing runways
Organised by Campaign Against Climate Change
Thu 19 Feb, 5.30pmWhitehall (opp Downing St), London
(Westminster tube)
Unite Against Fascism conference
Speakers include Ken Livingstone, Jon McLure (Reverend and the Makers), Glyn Ford MEP, Billy Hayes, Megan Dobney, Dr Abdul Bari, Edie Friedman, Weyman Bennett, Sabby Dhalu, Frances O’Grady, Wes Streeting, Ennio Odino
Sat 21 Feb, 9.30am to 4.30pmCongress House, Great Russell St, London WC1
Council Housing Group inquiry
Come and support fully funding council housing
Wed 25 Feb, inquiry session 12 noon to 5pm, meeting 6pm to 8pmHouse of Commons, London
UCU LGBT history month conference
With Allan Horsfall
Sat 28 Feb, 11am to 4pmManchester Metropolitan University
BirminghamGaza fundraising dinner and charity auction
With Ken O’Keefe, live phone link to Gaza
£10/£5 children under 10. Organised by MPACUK and Islamic Help. Info 0870 7605594 or email
Fri 20 Feb, 6.30pmRegents Park Banqueting Hall, Regents Park Rd,
Small Heath, B10
London: Kings CrossChomsky and Company
British premiere of documentary that critically assesses Noam Chomsky
Sat 7 Mar, 5.30pmHousmans Bookshop,
5 Caledonian Rd
London: WestminsterLobby parliament for lifelong learning
Organised by Call
Wed 25 Feb, lobby from 10.30amRally 12.30pm
Committee Room 14, House of Commons
StirlingPolitics in the era of globalisation
The first Rowland Sheret Memorial Lecture. Presented by Peter Gowan
Sat 7 Mar, 7.30pmTolbooth Theatre, Jail Wynd
Concerts and benefits
area title/artists time venue
BristolSongs for Gaza
Concert with music from around the world
£8/£5. Benefit for medical aid for Gaza. Info
Sat 21 Feb, 7.30pmEaston Community Centre, Kilburn St
CanterburyLove Music Hate Racism
With Soliss, Freshman
Free entry
Fri 13 Mar, 8pm to 1am, K Bar, Keynes College,
University of Kent
ChathamLove Music Hate Racism
With Flow, Burnt Paper Tigers
Tickets 07970 677 870
Sat 21 Mar, 8pmPocoloco, Chatham High St
LondonBenefit Gaza
With Michael Rosen, Dr Ghassan Abu-Sitta, Claire Mooney, Aruba Red, Nathan Caton, David Whitney
£15/£12. Organised by Cheeky Maggot
Sat 28 Feb, 7.30pmCockpit Theatre,
Gateforth St, NW8

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Meetings And Events
Tue 17 Feb 2009, 18:16 GMT
Issue No. 2139
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