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Meetings, events and demonstrations

Issue No. 2038

Respect | Stop the War | Rebel's guide to Trotsky | SWP meetings | Organising Fighting Unions | Bookmarks events | movement events | demonstrations & lobbies

Contact Respect with any queries. Phone 0870 850 1978, go to, or email
London: NewhamRepect for the environment
With Elaine Graham-Leigh, Martin Empson
Mon 19 Feb, 7pmDurning Hall, Earlham Grove, Forest Gate
MargatePalestine – The Wall of Hate
Film showing
Sat 17 Feb, 2pmSolutions Cafe, High St
Stop the War
Contact StWC with any queries. Phone 020 7278 6694, go to, or email
BirminghamTroops out of Iraq – no Trident replacement
With Bruce Kent, Chris Nineham, Clare Short MP, Cllr Salma Yaqoob
Sat 17 Feb, 4pmBirmingham Council House, Victoria Square
CoventryShould the Trident nuclear missile system be replaced?
With Prof Steven Haines, Kate Hudson, Dr Jeremy Stocker, Carol Naughton (CND)
Tue 13 Feb, 7.30pmMethodist Central Hall,
New Union St
HuddersfieldTroops out of Iraq – no Trident replacement
With Kate Hudson (CND), Mike Woods MP
Thu 15 Feb, 7pmHuddersfield Town Hall
LondonTroops out of Iraq – no Trident replacement
With George Galloway MP, John McDonnell MP, Tony Benn, Lindsey German, Sophie Bolt
Thu 15 Feb, 7pmFriends House,

Euston Rd, WC1

London: EalingTroops out now, no Trident replacement, hands off Somalia
With Ken Loach, Sahel Ali (Somali civil liberties and human rights organisation)
Thu 15 Feb, 7pmEaling Town Hall, Queens Hall,
Uxbridge Rd, W5
London: HounslowTroops out of Iraq – no Trident replacement
With Craig Murray, Walter Wolfgang, Chris Nineham
Tue 20 Feb, 7.30pmMontague Hall,
Montague 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: LambethTroops out of Iraq – no Trident replacement
With Kate Hoey MP, Andrew Murray, Walter Wolfgang
Mon 19 Feb, 7.30pmSt Johns Church Hall, Clapham Rd,
London: SouthwarkTroops out of Iraq – no Trident replacement
With Chris Nineham, Kate Hudson
Wed 21 Feb, 7.30pmPodium lecture theatre, London College of Communication,
Elephant and Castle
London: WandsworthTroops out of Iraq – no Trident replacement
With Bruce Kent, George Solomou and Trevor Phillips (press officer for UCU pc)
Thu 15 Feb, 7.30pmBalham Library, 16 Ramsden Rd,
ManchesterTroops out of Iraq – no Trident replacement
With Walter Wolfgang, Yvonne Ridley, John Rees
Wed 14 Feb, 7pmMechanics Institute,
Major St (off Princess St)
MerseysideTroops out of Iraq – no Trident replacement
With Walter Wolfgang, Chris Nineham, Rae Street (CND), Yvonne Ridley
Thu 15 Feb, 7.15pmFriends House, School Lane, city centre
YorkTroops out of Iraq – no Trident replacement
With Kate Hudson, Lindsey German
Wed 14 Feb, 7.30pmPriory St Community Centre
A rebel's guide to Trotsky
SW journalist Esme Choonara, speaking on her new short introduction to Trotsky
Aberdeen Sat 17 Feb, 2pmRoom KCG5,
King’s College,
Aberdeen University
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
BrightonLatin America in revoltThu 22 Feb, 7.30pmBrighthelm Centre, North Rd (corner Queens Rd)
BristolSocialist Worker – the revolutionary paper in the 21st century
With Yuri Prasad
Wed 28 Feb, 7.30pmKuumba Centre,
20 Hepburn Rd, St Pauls
Chesterfield200 years since the abolition of the slave tradeWed 28 Feb, 7.30pmMarket Hall, Market Square
DerbyA rebel’s guide to TrotskyThu 22 Feb, 7pmHeart of the Park Building, Arboretum Park
KentThe shape of the working class today
With Martin Smith
Thu 1 Mar, 8pmCanterbury Environment Centre, Palace St
LeedsSocialist Worker – the revolutionary paper in the 21st century
With Anindya Bhattacharyya
Thu 15 Mar, 7.30pmCongreave Room,
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Quarry Hill
LeicesterA rebel’s guide to TrotskyWed 14 Feb, 6.30pmMozart Cafe, London Rd
LondonForty years after gay sex became legal, how do we make freedom real?
LGBT History Month meeting with Colin Wilson, Jinan Coulter
Wed 28 Feb, 7pmFriends House, Euston Rd
London: Brent & HarrowWhy is the US attacking Somalia?
With Charlie Kimber
Wed 21 Feb, 7.30pmBrent Trades Hall (Apollo Club), 375 High Rd Willesden, NW10
London: CentralImperialism and resistance
With John Rees
Thu 1 Mar, 7pmRoom G51, Soas, Thornhaugh St, WC1H
London: EalingImperialism and resistance
With John Rees
Thu 22 Feb, 7pmEaling Town Hall, Queens Hall,
Uxbridge Rd, W5
London: Hackney eastWill there be civil war in Palestine?
With John Rose
Tue 13 Feb, 7.45pmRoundchapel, Powerscroft Rd
London: Hackney SouthAre the US neocons on the road to defeat?Wed 21 Feb, 7.30pmPensioners Hall,
33 Brougham Rd (nr Broadway Market)
London: IslingtonThe shape of the working class todayWed 14 Feb, 6.30pmEl Rincon cafe, 235 Holloway Rd (nr London Met university)
London: NewhamIran – from revolution to rogue state
With Sasha Simic
Wed 14 Feb, 7pmBryant St community centre (off West Ham Lane, nr Stratford station)
Imperialism and resistance
With John Rees
Wed 21 Feb, 7pmKatherine Rd Community Centre, 254 Katherine Rd
London: TootingA rebel’s guide to TrotskyWed 14 Feb, 7.30pmDerinton Rd Community Centre, 101 Derinton Rd
London: TottenhamThe shape of the working class todayWed 21 Feb, 7.30pmKitap Evi Bookhouse,
410 Tottenham High Rd
London: Tower HamletsOur flag stays red
With Martin Smith and slide show
Wed 14 Feb, 7pmOxford House, Derbyshire St,
Bethnal Green
What makes a revolution?
With Ian Birchall
Wed 28 Feb, 7pm
Manchester: South EastThe mass strikeWed 21 Feb, 7.30pmFalafel cafe, Wilmslow Rd, Rusholme
NewcastleA rebel’s guide to Gramsci
With Chris Bambery
Thu 15 Feb, 6pmFenwick Room, Castle Leazes, University of Newcastle
NottinghamA rebel’s guide to MarxThu 15 Feb, 7pmThe New Mechanics Institute, North Sherwood St
PrestonSocialist Worker – the revolutionary paper in the 21st century
With Kelly Hilditch
Thu 15 Feb, 7pmUnity Centre,
Shepherd St, (off Manchester Rd)
Imperialism and resistance
With John Rees
Tue 6 Mar, 7pmFosters Cinema,
Corporation St
St AlbansLatin America’s permanent revolution
With Joseph Choonara
Phone 07903 239 999
Mon 19 Feb, 7.30pmDownstairs Trinity Church Hall,
Beaconsfield Rd (nr city station)
Southampton200 years since the abolition of the slave trade
With Yuri Prasad
Wed 7 Mar, 7.30pmHigh St Cafe, High St
YorkFighting fascism today
With Andy Brammer
Wed 21 Feb, 7.30pmPriory St Centre
Organising Fighting Unions
regional meetings
BirminghamOrganising for Fighting Unions
With Mark Serwotka (PCS), Tony Kearns (deputy general secretary, CWU), John Rees. Plus local trade unionists
Phone 07971 679 883
Mon 5 Mar, 7pmAdrian Boult Hall,

Paradise Place, city centre

BristolOrganising for Fighting Unions
With Tony Benn, Matt Wrack (FBU), John Rees. Plus local trade unionists
Phone 07817 827 912
Wed 14 Mar, 7.30pmCouncil House, College Green, Park St.

ManchesterOrganising for Fighting Unions
With Bob Crow (RMT). Plus local trade unionists
Wed 14 Mar, 7.30pmFull details to follow
SheffieldOrganising for Fighting Unions
With Mark Serwotka (PCS), Valerie Wise (former leader Preston council), John Rees. Plus local trade unionists
Phone 07810 824 223
Mon 26 Feb, 7.30pmLibrary Theatre,

Tudor Square.

Bookmarks events
Events held at bookshop, except where indicated. Bookmarks bookshop, 1 Bloomsbury St, WC1. To reserve places phone 020 7637 1848 or email
LondonAmerica today – war, race and class
Talk by Mike Davis, who will also introduce his new book, Buda’s Wagon – A Brief History Of The Car Bomb
£2. Phone 020 7637 1848
Thu 22 Feb, 7.30pmDragon Hall, Stukeley St, WC2
Movement events
CambridgeDefending the NHS and pubic services
With John Lister
Organised by Cambridge TUC
Wed 21 Feb, 8pmFriends Meeting House, Jesus Lane
Defend the NHS conference
Hosted by Eastern Region Unison. Phone 01223 217 550 or email
Sat 3 Mar, 10.30am to 1pmShire Hall, Castle Hill
GlasgowSocial 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
LondonUnite 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: IslingtonNo Pasaran – a night of protest verse, film and song
Commemoration of the Spanish Civil War with Jack Jones, Mike Rosen, Leon Rosselson singing and Lee Billingham. Plus rare archive film
Register for free at Go to
Fri 16 Feb, 7pmThe Offside Bar,
271 City Rd
ManchesterDefend the NHS
Called by Manchester Community and Mental Health UNISON Branch
Tue 20 Feb, 6.15pmMechanics Institute,
103 Princess St
InternationalFifth 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
CambridgeDefend the NHS
See Movement Events for conference
Sat 3 Mar, 1pmShire Hall, Castle Hill
GlasgowBin the bomb
With Alex Salmond MP, Katy Clark MP, Malcolm Chisholm MSP, Tommy Sheridan MSP, Rosie Kane MSP, Chris Ballance MSP, Bruce Kent, Matt Smith, Pat Smith, Cardinal O’Brien, Rt Rev Alan McDonald
Go to
Sat 24 Feb, 11.30am, assemble George Square. 12 noon march. 1pm rally George Square
LondonNo Trident replacement – troops out of Iraq
Assemble Hyde Park, 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
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
Concerts and benefits
LondonStop the War benefit
With Nizar al-Issa, Sameh Moussa, Anushka Nanayakkara, Parapar, Hamra, Elvis McGonagall, Poetic Justice
£7/£5. Phone 07729 464 497
Sun 18 Feb, 6.30pmInn on the Green, Thorpe Close (off Ladbroke Grove)

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