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Meetings, events and demonstrations

Issue No. 2034

Respect | Stop the War | Rebel's guide to Trotsky | SWP meetings | Socialist Worker Appeal events | movement events | Bookmarks events | demonstrations & lobbies | concerts and benefits

Contact Respect with any queries. Phone 0870 850 1978, go to, or email
London: HackneyThree short films about the Black Panthers
£5/£3. Phone 07947 125 801
Fri 19 Jan, 7pmRound chapel, Powerscroft Rd (off Lower Clapton Rd), E5
London: EnfieldBritain after Blair
With George Galloway MP, Lindsey German
Wed 7 Feb, 7.30pmP8, Pascal building, Middlesex University, Ponders End campus, Queensway
LutonPublic meeting
With George Galloway MP, Yvonne Ridley, Dominic Kavakeb
Phone 07877 313 127
Thu 18 Jan, 7pmDallow Learning Community Centre, 234 Dallow Rd
PrestonRobert Burns – the radical democrat
Fundraiser with talk and food
£10, £7, £5
Sat 27 Jan, 7pmUnity Centre, Shepherd St
Stop the War
Contact StWC with any queries. Phone 020 7278 6694, go to, or email
NationalSchool Students Against War conference
Email or phone 07788 513 563
Sat 27 Jan, 10amUniversity of London Union, Malet St, London
Birmingham: HandsworthTroops out of Iraq – no Trident replacement
With Walter Wolfgang, Lindsey German
Wed 31 Jan, 7.30pmLaurel Rd Sports Centre (junction Oxhill Rd)
CardiffNo Trident replacement – troops out of Iraq
With Lindsey German
Wed 24 Jan, 7.30pmRiverside Community Centre, Riverside Gardens
IpswichPublic meeting
With Andrew Murray (chair Stop the War)
Tue 23 Jan, 7.30pmLecture Hall, Central Library, Northgate St
LondonIslamophobia – the new racism?
With Gary Younge (The Guardian), Urmee Mazhar, Louise Christian (lawyer for Guantanamo detainees), Craig Murray (former British ambassador to Uzbekistan), Chris Nineham
Organised by Media Workers Against the War. Go to
Mon 22 Jan, 7.30pmBloomsbury Central Church Hall, 235 Shaftesbury Ave
London: BrentNo Trident replacement – troops out of Iraq
With Craig Murray, CND speaker
Mon 5 Feb, 7.30pmSpace2, Willesden Green Library Centre, 95 High Rd, Willesden, NW10
London: CroydonNo Trident replacement – troops out of Iraq
With George Galloway MP, Tony Benn, Kate Hudson
Mon 5 Feb, 7.30pmArnhem Gallery, Fairfield Halls, Park Lane
London: HackneyNeocons in crisis – what next for the anti-war movement?
With Andrew Murray
Wed 17 Jan, 7.30pmRound Chapel, Lower Clapton Rd (corner Powerscroft Rd)
London: IslingtonNo Trident replacement – troops out of Iraq
With Chris Nineham, Noreen Fatima, John McDonnell MP, chair Jeremy Corbyn MP
Mon 19 Feb, 7pmRed Rose Club,
129 Seven Sisters Rd
London: NewhamWe won’t pay for Blair’s wars
With Tony Benn, Keith Sonnet, Mark Serwotka, Lindsey German, Irene Stacey
Mon 22 Jan, 7pmSt Johns Church,
Stratford Broadway
PrestonIslamophobia, the veil and the “war on terror”
With Lindsey German, Salma Yaqoob
Tue 23 Jan, 7.45pmPreston Playhouse,
Market St West
ScotlandStop the War conference
With Kate Hudson, Craig Murray, Yvonne Ridley, Anas Altikriti, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Lindsey German, Moazzam Begg, Rose Gentle, Pauline McNeill MSP, Sandra White MSP, Mike Brider, Kenny Ross
Go to
Sat 10 Feb, 10am to 5pmCharles Wilson Building, Gibson St, Glasgow
SheffieldSir! No, Sir!
Film showing with Peter Brierley (MFAW)
Phone 07761 471 441
Sat 27 Jan, 11am to 5pmSt Matthew’s Church Hall, Carver St
A rebel's guide to Trotsky
SW journalist Esme Choonara, speaking on her new short introduction to Trotsky
North West LondonWed 17 Jan, 7.30pmPaddington Arts Centre, Woodfield Rd, W9
Black CountryThu 18 Jan, 7.30pmCity Bar, King St, Wolverhampton
East London Thu 25 Jan, 7pmOxford House, Derbyshire St (off Bethnal Green Rd)
ManchesterWed 31 Jan, 7.30pmMechanics Institute,
Princess St (by Major St)
Glasgow Wed 14 Feb, 7.30pmJury Inn, Jamaica St
Edinburgh Thu 15 Feb, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, Victoria Terrace (off George IV Bridge)
Leeds  Wed 28 Feb, 7.30pmPriestley Room, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Quarry Hill
SWP public meetings
BirminghamIslam and the Enlightenment
With Neil Davidson. Plus display of art from the recent Art And Islam exhibition at the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
Thu 25 Jan, 7.30pmRoyal Naim,
417 Stratford Rd
Brighton and HoveThe working class today
With Paul Sillett
Thu 25 Jan, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House,
Ship St, Brighton
BristolEyewitness from LebanonWed 31 Jan, 7.30pmEaston community centre, Kilburn St
CardiffA rebel’s guide to GramsciThu 8 Feb, 7.30pmCathays Community Centre,
Cathays Terrace
HarlowA rebel’s guide to GramsciThu 25 Jan, 8pmGibson Court,
Partridge Rd
London: BrentNeocons in crisis
With Chris Nineham
Thu 1 Feb, 7.30pmBrent Trades Hall,
Apollo Club,
375 High Rd,
London: BrixtonNeocons in crisis
With Chris Nineham
Thu 18 Jan, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, Roupell Estate (top of Brixton Hill)
London: Hammersmith and FulhamNeocons in crisis Thu 25 Jan, 7pmPalinswick House,
Kings St
London: IslingtonThe working class todayWed 24 Jan, 6.30pmEl Rincon Quiteno cafe,
235 Holloway Rd
London: Ladbroke Grove & North WestminsterNGOs, fair trade and global capitalism
World Social Forum reportback with Guy Taylor
Wed 7 Feb, 7.30pmInn on the Green,
Thorpe Close
(nr Ladbroke Grove tube)
London: LewishamA rebel’s guide to Gramsci
With Chris Bambery
Thu 18 Jan, 7.30pmLife Cafe,
Ladywell Rd
London: SouthA rebel’s guide to Gramsci
With Chris Bambery
Wed 25 Jan, 7.30pmPodium lecture theatre, London College of Communications,
Elephant and Castle
London: SouthwarkNeocons in crisisThu 18 Jan, 7.30pmTadim’s Cafe,
Camberwell Church St
London: TootingWho are the working class?
With Martin Smith
Wed 17 Jan, 7.30pmDerinton Rd Community Centre
London: Tottenham & Green LanesAfrica, imperialism and the “war on terror”
With Charlie Kimber
Thu 1 Feb, 7.30pmKitap Evi Bookhouse, 410 Tottenham High Rd
London: Waltham ForestA rebel’s guide to Gramsci
With Chris Bambery
Wed 24 Jan, 7.30pmHornbeam Centre,
458 Hoe St (nr Bakers Arms)
NottinghamA rebel’s guide to MarxThu 15 Feb, 7pmThe New Mechanics Institute, North Sherwood St
SheffieldA rebel’s guide to Gramsci
With Chris Bambery
Wed 17 Jan, 7.30pmShowroom 5,
Showroom Cinema, Paternoster Row
Socialist Worker Appeal events
For details of events and to book online go to To contact the appeal phone 020 7819 1182 or email
London: north WestStrange Fruit
Martin Smith introduces the film that shows the history of racism in the US through the protest song. Plus meze dishes, and live jazz from Band With No Name But A Bright Future
£9/£6 advance £11/£8 on the door. Phone 07879 424 631
Sat 20 Jan, 7pmInn on the Green, 3 Thorpe Close
(nr Ladbroke Grove tube)
Movement events
BirminghamOrganising Fighting Unions
With Mark Serwotka (PCS), Tony Kearns (CWU), John Rees, local trade unionists
Phone 07971679 883
Mon 5 Mar, 7pmAdrian Boult Hall (nr Central Library)
BrightonNever again
A series of talks, films, music and discussions on fascism and genocide on Holocaust Memorial Day. Speakers include Simon Burgess, Jill Lambert, Michael Rosen, Simon Fanshawe, Monica Riera, Sait Akgul, Weyman Bennett, Jessica Dubow, Lucy Noakes
Free but registration necessary. Phone 01273 643 301 or email
Sat 27 Jan, 10am to 4.30pmSallis Benney Theatre, University of Brighton, Grand Parade (opp King and Queen)
BristolOrganising Fighting Unions
With Tony Benn, Matt Wrack, John Rees, local trade unionists
Wed 14 Mar, 7.30pmCouncil House, College Green
CardiffPublic Services Not Private Profit
Go to
Wed 24 Jan, 6pmWelsh Institute of Sport,
Sophia Gardens
GlasgowPublic Services Not Private Profit
Go to
Mon 22 Jan, 6pmScottish TUC Centre,
333 Woodlands Rd
Social work – a profession worth fighting for?
Speakers include Phil Scraton, Richard Wilkinson, Ann Davis, Gerry Mooney, ‘The Glasgow Girls’ (school student campaigners against deportations of asylum seekers), Jelka Zorn. Second annual conference – for social workers, academics, service users, carers and students in social work
Phone 0141 331 3126 or email
Sat 24 and Sun 25 MarSchool of Health and Social Care, Glasgow Caledonian University
LondonKeep our NHS Public conference
With Tony Benn, John Lister, Sally Ruane
Go to
Sat 20 Jan, 11amFriends House, Euston Rd (opp Euston station)
Unite Against Fascism annual conference
With Ken Livingstone, Billy Hayes, Paul Mackney, Gemma Tumelty, Dr Mohammed Abdul Bari, Alan Wardle, Henry Guterman, Edie Friedman, Glyn Ford MEP, Jerry Dammers, Sam Duckworth, Jenna G, Kirsten Hearn, Martin Smith, Lee Jasper, Mohammed Azam, Sabby Dhalu, Weyman Bennett
Go to
Sat 17 FebCongress House, Great Russell St, London WC1
Marxism 2007
A festival of resistance hosted by the Socialist Workers Party
Go to
Thu 5 Jul to Mon 9 JulCentral London
London: HackneyStop NHS cuts in Hackney
With Diane Abbott MP, Geoff Martin (London Health Emergency), local healthworkers
Mon 29 Jan, 7pmHackney Free & Parochial School, Paragon Rd (opp town hall)
London: North WestDefend our local health services
With Geoff Martin, Pat McManus, Sarah Teather MP, Anne Drinkell
Wed 24 Jan, 7.30pmWillesden Green Library Centre, 95 High Rd, NW10
ManchesterPublic Services Not Private Profit rally
With Mark Serwotka
Thu 25 Jan, 6pmCross St Chapel,
Cross St
SheffieldOrganising Fighting Unions
With Mark Serwotka, Val Wise (former Labour leader Preston council), John Rees, local trade unionists
Phone 07810 824 223
Mon 26 Feb, 7.30pmLibrary Theatre, Tudor Square
InternationalWorld Social Forum
Go to
Sat 20 to Thu 25 JanNairobi, Kenya
Fifth Cairo Conference
The conference is a key meeting place for those opposing war and occupation from Iraq, Palestine, Egypt and the international anti-war movement
Go to
Thu 29 Mar to Sun 1 AprCairo, Egypt
Demonstrations & lobbies
LondonSpeak up for public services
Lobby of parliament and rally
Tue 23 Jan,
Lobby: 11.30am,
Rally: 12 noon
Lobby: Parliament Square
Rally: Methodist Central Hall
No Trident replacement – troops out of Iraq
March to Trafalgar Square
Organised by CND and Stop the War. Go to
Sat 24 Feb, 12 nooncentral London
Fourth anniversary of Iraq invasion
Called by Stop the War. Go to
Tue 20 MarParliament Square
London: IslingtonAnti-academies protest
No academy at Islington Green School. Lobby of Islington Schools Organisation Committee
Thu 18 Jan, 5.30pmIslington Town Hall,
Upper St
OldhamAnti-academies protestSat 27 Jan, 11.30ammeet behind Oldham Civic Centre, West St
InternationalG8 summit
Protest against the world leaders’ meeting
For info and updates go to the Globalise Resistance website
Wed 6 Jun to Fri 8 JunHeiligendamm (nr Rostock), Germany

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