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Issue No. 2039

Respect | Stop the War | Abolition of slave trade | SWP meetings | Organising Fighting Unions | Bookmarks events | movement events | demonstrations & lobbies

Contact Respect with any queries. Phone 0870 850 1978, go to, or email
LondonWomen and politics today
Respect women’s conference with speakers including Lindsey German, Haifa Zangana, Sue Bond (PCS), Victoria Brittain
£12/£10. Phone 0870 850 1978 or email
Sat 3 Mar, 9.30am to 5pmSouth Camden Community School,
Charrington Street
(nr Kings Cross), NW1
Stop the War
Contact StWC with any queries. Phone 020 7278 6694, go to, or email
London: HounslowTroops out of Iraq – no Trident replacement
With Craig Murray, Walter Wolfgang, Chris Nineham
Tue 20 Feb, 7.30pmMontague Hall,
Montague 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
NorwichQuestion Tony Benn
With Tony Benn, Andrew Murray, Mell Harrison
£5/£3. Phone 01603 628 337. Co-organised with CND
Wed 28 Mar, 7pmSt Andrew’s Hall,
St Andrew’s Plain
200 years since the abolition of the slave trade – what really ended slavery
Organised by Socialist Worker
Chesterfield Wed 28 Feb, 7.30pmMarket Hall, Market Square
LeicesterWith Ben CameronWed 21 Mar, 6.30pmCafe Mozart, London Rd
NorwichWith Ben CameronThu 15 Mar, 7pmSt Andrew’s Tavern,

4 St Andrew’s St

SouthamptonWith Yuri PrasadWed 7 Mar, 7.30pmHigh St Cafe, High St
SWP public meetings
BrightonLatin America in revoltThu 22 Feb, 7.30pmBrighthelm Centre, North Rd (corner Queens Rd)
Brighton & HoveAfrica – neoliberalism, war and resistance
Reportback from the World Social Forum with Charlie Kimber
Thu 1 Mar, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, Ship St
BristolSocialist Worker – the revolutionary paper in the 21st century
With Yuri Prasad
Wed 28 Feb, 7.30pmKuumba Centre,
20 Hepburn Rd, St Pauls
DerbyA rebel’s guide to TrotskyThu 22 Feb, 7pmHeart of the Park Building, Arboretum Park
Iran – from revolution to rogue stateThu 1 Mar, 7pm
ExeterSocialism in the 21st century
With Colin Barker
Wed 28 Feb, 7.30pmCity Gate Hotel, The Iron Bridge, Lower North St
Home CountiesHow do we make gay liberation real?
With Colin Wilson
Mon 5 Mar, 7.30pmTrinity Church Hall, Beaconsfield Rd (nr St Albans city station)
KentThe shape of the working class today
With Martin Smith
Thu 1 Mar, 8pmCanterbury Environment Centre, Palace St
Leeds A rebel's guide to Trotsky
With Esme Choonara
Wed 28 Feb, 7.30pmPriestley Room, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Quarry Hill
LeedsSocialist Worker – the revolutionary paper in the 21st century
With Anindya Bhattacharyya
Thu 15 Mar, 7.30pmCongreave Room,
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Quarry Hill
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, 7pmRoom G50, Soas, Thornhaugh St, Russell Square, WC1 (Russell Sq tube)
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 SouthAre the US neocons on the road to defeat?Wed 21 Feb, 7.30pmPensioners Hall,
33 Brougham Rd (nr Broadway Market)
Martin Luther King and Malcolm X
With Kerri Parke
Wed 28 Feb, 7.30pm
London: NewhamImperialism and resistance
With John Rees
Wed 21 Feb, 7pmKatherine Rd Community Centre, 254 Katherine Rd
Our flag stays red – the East End against fascism
With Martin Smith and slide show
Thu 8 Mar, 7.30pmBryant St community centre
(off West Ham Lane,
nr Stratford station)
London: TottenhamThe shape of the working class todayWed 21 Feb, 7.30pmKitap Evi Bookhouse,
410 Tottenham High Rd
London: Tower HamletsThe shape of the working class today
With Senan Mortell
Wed 28 Feb, 7pmOxford House, Derbyshire St,
Bethnal Green
Manchester: South EastThe mass strikeWed 21 Feb, 7.30pmFalafel cafe, Wilmslow Rd, Rusholme
OxfordMarxism and religionWed 28 Feb, 7.30pmThe Mitre, High St
PrestonImperialism and resistance
With John Rees
Tue 6 Mar, 7pmFosters Cinema,
Corporation 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 (general secretary 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 (general secretary 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 (general secretary RMT), Billy Hayes (general secretary CWU). Plus local trade unionists
Wed 14 Mar, 7.30pmMechanics Institute,
Major St (off Princess St)
SheffieldOrganising for Fighting Unions
With Mark Serwotka (general secretary 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
LondonMarxism 2007
A festival of resistance hosted by the Socialist Workers Party
Go to
Thu 5 Jul to Mon 9 JulCentral London
London: BrentWhat do we really need to do to halt climate change?
With Phil Thornhill (CACC), Sarah Teather MP, Shahrar Ali (Green), Elaine Graham-Leigh (Respect), Friends of the Earth
Organised by Campaign against Climate Change
Thu 1 Mar, 7.30pmWillesden Green Library Centre, 95 High Rd, NW10
London: CentralPublic services not private profit
With Mark Serwotka (PCS), Tony Benn, Judy Moorhouse (NUT), Paul Mackney (UCU), Westminster Unison
Thu 22 Feb, 6pmAbbey Community Centre,
34 Great Smith St, SW1
London: IslingtonPublic services not private profit
With Mark Serwotka (PCS), Billy Hayes (CWU), John McDonnell MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Dr Jacky Davis, Ken Muller (Islington NUT)
Thu 15 Mar, 7pmIslington Central Library, Fieldway Crescent
(off Holloway Rd)
London: LewishamTrident replacement?
Public debate with Joan Ruddock MP, Dr Lee Willett (head Military Capabilities Programme, Royal Services Institute), Cllr Darren Johnson (Green). Chair Steve Bullock (Mayor of Lewisham)
Organised by Lewisham and Greenwich CND. Phone 020 8857 1095 or email
Thu 15 Mar, 7.30pmCouncil Chambers, Lewisham Town Hall, 1 Catford Rd, SE6
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, 11.30amassemble 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
Manchester NHS Demo
March around city centre, back to rally at Albert Square, with Karen Reissmann, Marie Lloyd, Roger Bannister, Alan Manning
Called by Unison Manchester Community & Mental Health
Sat 3 Mar, 12.30pmAlbert Square
(opp Town Hall)
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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