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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
CoventryBritish politics after Blair
With Yvonne Ridley, Cllr Wayne Muldoon
Tue 6 Mar, 7.30pmMuslim Resource Centre, Red Lane
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
NorwichHear and question 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
Barnsley Wed 14 Mar, 7.30pmBarnsley Library,
Shambles St
BoltonWith Kerri ParkeWed 7 Mar, 7.30pmBoard Room,
Club Mistry,
187 Derby St
BristolWith Weyman Bennett, Paul GilroyThu 19 Apr, 7.30pmMalcolm X Centre,
141 City Rd
Chesterfield Wed 28 Feb, 7.30pmMarket Hall, Market Square
LeicesterWith Ben CameronWed 21 Mar, 6.30pmCafe Mozart, London Rd
London: South EastWith Weyman BennettMonday 12 Mar, 7.30pmBakehouse,
Bennett Park,
Blackheath Village
(opp station), SE3
ManchesterWith Weyman BennettTue 6 Mar, 7.30pmMechanics Institute,
Major St (off Princess St)
NorwichWith Ben CameronThu 15 Mar, 7pmSt Andrew’s Tavern, 4 St Andrew’s St
PortsmouthWith Ben CameronSun 11 Mar, 7pmCafe Citrus, Albert Rd, Southsea
SouthamptonWith Yuri PrasadWed 7 Mar, 7.30pmHigh St Cafe, High St
SWP public meetings
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
CambridgeA rebel’s guide to MarxThu 8 Mar, 7.30pmCB2 (upstairs),
Norfolk St
ChesterfieldAfrica, imperialism and the “war on terror”
With Charlie Kimber
Wed 7 Mar, 7pmMarket Hall,
Market Square
DerbyIran – from revolution to rogue stateThu 1 Mar, 7pmHeart of the Park Building, Arboretum Park
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
Socialist 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 hasn’t women’s liberation been won?Thu 8 Mar, 7.30pmWillesden Green Library Centre, 95 High Rd, NW10
London: CentralImperialism and resistance
With John Rees
Thu 1 Mar, 7pmRoom G51, Soas, Thornhaugh St, WC1H
London: Hackney EastHow do we make gay liberation real?
With Hannah Dee
Tue 13 Mar, 7.45pmRound Chapel,
Powerscroft Rd
(off Lower Clapton Rd)
London: Hackney SouthMartin Luther King and Malcolm X
With Kerri Parke
Wed 28 Feb, 7.30pmPensioners Hall,
33 Brougham Rd (nr Broadway Market)
Why hasn’t women’s liberation been won?
With Suzanne Jeffery
Wed 7 Mar, 7.30pmTrinity Centre,
Beechwood Rd
(off Dalston Lane), E8
London: NewhamOur 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: SouthwarkGun crime, the police and racism
With Kerri Parke
Thu 1 Mar, 7.30pmSouthwark Pensioners Centre, Camberwell Rd, SE5
London: Tower HamletsThe shape of the working class today
With Senan Mortell
Wed 28 Feb, 7pmOxford House, Derbyshire St,
Bethnal Green
OxfordMarxism and religionWed 28 Feb, 7.30pmThe Mitre, High St
PrestonImperialism and resistance
With John Rees
Tue 6 Mar, 7pmFosters Cinema,
Corporation St
SouthendAre the neocons in crisis?Thu 8 Mar, 7.30pmUtopia Cafe, Alexandra St
(in the Royals, opp BHS)
Organising Fighting Unions
regional meetings
BirminghamWith 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
BristolWith 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

ManchesterWith Bob Crow (general secretary RMT), Billy Hayes (general secretary CWU). Plus local trade unionistsWed 14 Mar, 7.30pmMechanics Institute,
Major St (off Princess St)
Movement events
CambridgeDefend 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
LondonRally for trade union freedom
With John Hendy QC, John McDonnell MP, Tony Benn, Tony Woodley, Bob Crow, Katy Clark MP, Billy Hayes, Matt Wrack, Christine Blower, Mark Serwotka, Roger Kline
Organised by United Campaign
Thu 1 Mar, 7pmCommittee Room 12,
House of Commons
Trade union hustings for John McDonnell MP
With John McDonnell MP, Martin Mayer (T&G pc)
Called by T&G branches. Email
Tue 6 Mar, 7pmFriends House, Euston Rd (opp Euston station), WC2
Marxism 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: 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,

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
NationalDefend the NHS
For Sat 3 Mar health demonstrations go to
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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Issue No. 2040
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