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Meetings, events and demonstrations

Issue No. 2042

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
CroydonBritain after Blair
With John Rees, Linda Smith, cllr Oliur Rahman
Sun 18 Mar, 4pmCedar Hall,
Ruskin House,
Coombe Rd
London: EnfieldThe new scramble for AfricaWed 21 Mar, 7.30pmMillfield Centre, Silver St, Edmonton
SheffieldBritain after Blair
With George Galloway MP
£4/£2. Phone 07969 692 975
Tue 20 Mar, 6pmPennine lecture theatre,
Hallam University
YorkElection campaign launchThu 15 Mar, 7pmFothergill Homes,
Avenue Rd
Stop the War
Contact StWC with any queries. Phone 020 7278 6694, go to, or email
NationalThe debate parliament won’t have
A People’s Assembly with Tony Benn, Bob Wareing MP, John McDonnell MP, Michael Meacher MP, Linda Riordan MP, Harry Cohen MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Katy Clark MP, Sarah Teather MP, John Hemming MP, Lynne Featherstone MP, Adam Price MP, Elfyn Llwd MP, George Galloway MP, US Congressman Dennis Kucinich, Jeremy Dear, David Edgar, Sami Ramadani, Mark Thomas, Brian Eno, Haifa Zangana
Tue 20 Mar,
2pm to 8pm
Cental Hall Westminster, London, SW1
LeedsDay school
With Lindsey German (StWC), Walter Wolfgang (Labour NEC), Kamal Majid (Iraqi writer)
Sat 24 Mar, 10am to 4pmCivic Centre,
Leeds Metropolitan University
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
BarnsleyWith Ken OlendeWed 14 Mar, 7.30pmBarnsley Library,
Shambles St
BirminghamWith Paul Gilroy, Weyman BennettWed 11 Apr, 7.30pmAfroCaribbean Millennium Centre,
339 Dudley Rd, B18
BristolWith Weyman Bennett, Paul GilroyThu 19 Apr, 7.30pmMalcolm X Centre,
141 City Rd
Home Counties With Weyman Bennett
Phone 07903 239 999
Mon 2 Apr, 7.30pmTrinity Church Hall, Beaconsfield Rd (nr St Albans City station)
LeicesterWith Ben CameronWed 21 Mar, 6.30pmCafe Mozart, London Rd
LondonWith Paul Gilroy, Weyman BennettTue 17 Apr, 7pmFriends House,
173 Euston Rd, NW1 (opp Euston station)
NewcastleWith Weyman BennettThu 22 Mar, 7.30pmRoyal Station Hotel (next to central station)
NorwichWith Ben CameronThu 15 Mar, 7pmSt Andrew’s Tavern, 4 St Andrew’s St
Nottingham Thu 29 Mar, 7pmICC, Mansfield Rd
SWP public meetings
BirminghamThe working class today
With Martin Smith
Thu 15 Mar,
Carrs Lane Church Centre (opp Moor St station)
BrightonHow do we stop the BNP?Thu 15 Mar, 7.30pmBrighthelm Centre, North Rd (corner Queen’s Rd)
The revolutionary paper in the 21st century
With Martin Smith
Thu 22 Mar, 7.30pm
HuddersfieldA rebel’s guide to LeninWed 14 Mar, 6pmCoffee Evolution, Church St
Leeds Socialist Worker – the revolutionary paper in the 21st century
With Anindya Bhattacharyya
Thu 15 Mar, 7.30pmCongreave Room,
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Quarry Hill
London: Brent & HarrowBritish politics after BlairWed 21 Mar, 7.30pmBrent Trades Hall,
375 Willesden High Rd
London: CentralIs Britain becoming more segregated?
With Anindya Bhattacharyya
Wed 21 Mar, 6.30pmCamera Cafe, Museum St
London: EustonSlowly killing us – capitalism, supermarkets and our food
With Kelly Hilditch
Wed 28 Mar, 6.30pmCamera Cafe, Museum St, WC1
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 SouthChe Guevara – more than just a revolutionary icon
With Anindya Bhattacharyya
Wed 14 Mar, 7.30pmHCD Centre, 62 Beechwood Rd (off Dalston Lane), E8
Our flag stays red – the East End against fascism
With Simon Basketter
Wed 21 Mar, 7.30pm
London: Hammersmith & FulhamFighting fascism – lessons from FranceWed 21 Mar, 7.30pmPalingswick House,
241 Kings St
Why has the “war on terror” spread to Somalia?
With Charlie Kimber
Wed 28 Mar, 7.30pm
London: IslingtonA rebel’s guide to Gramsci
With Chris Bambery
Wed 14 Mar, 6.30pmEl Rincon Cafe, Holloway Rd, (opp London Met)
London: LewishamA rebel’s guide to Trotsky
With Esme Choonara
Thu 26 Apr, 7.30pmBake House,
Bennett Park Rd
London: NewhamToussaint L’Ouverture and the great Haitian slave revolt
With Ken Olende
Thu 22 Mar, 7pmBryant St Community Centre
(off West Ham Lane)
London: NorthA rebel’s guide to Marx
Meeting for school and college students
Phone 07788 513 563
Wed 21 Mar, 6.30pmEl Rincon Cafe,
235 Holloway Rd
London: Tottenham & Green LanesAre the neocons in crisis?Thu 22 Mar, 7.30pmKitap Evi Book House,
410 Tottenham High Rd
London: Tower HamletsGun crime, the police and racismWed 14 Mar, 7pmOxford House, Derbyshire St
Toussaint L’Ouverture and the great Haitian slave revolt
With Ken Olende
Wed 21 Mar, 7pm
London: Waltham ForestA rebel’s guide to Trotsky
With Esme Choonara
Thu 21 Mar, 7.30pmHornbeam Centre, 458 Hoe St (nr Bakers Arms)
Wolverhampton30 years since the battle of Lewisham – how do we stop the fascists today?
With Paul Holborow
Thu 29 Mar, 7.30pmCity Bar, King St
Organising Fighting Unions
regional meetings
LondonOrganising for Fighting Unions rally
With Tony Benn, John McDonnell MP, Mark Serwotka, Paul Mackney, Linda Smith, John Rees
Tue 1 May, 6.30pmFriends House, Euston Rd (opp Euston Stn)
Bookmarks events
Events held at bookshop, except where indicated. Bookmarks bookshop, 1 Bloomsbury St, WC1. To reserve places phone 020 7637 1848 or email
London‘Z’ (1969)
Red Friday film showing of Costa Gavras’s acclaimed film
Fri 16 Mar 7pmBookmarks bookshop,
1 Bloomsbury St, WC1
Live working or die fighting
Launch of Paul Mason’s new book on how the working class went global
Phone 020 7637 1848
Thu 19 Apr, 6.30pm
Movement events
NationalCampaign Against Climate Change conference
Sat 12 and Sun 13 MayLSE, London
Marxism 2007
A festival of resistance hosted by the Socialist Workers Party
With Tony Benn, Gary Younge, Billy Bragg, Susan George, Lindsey German, George Galloway, Nick Broomfield, Michael Albert and more
Go to
Thu 5 Jul to Mon 9 JulCentral London
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
LondonJohn 4 Leader
Comedy, music and political event to promote John McDonnell’s challenge for the Labour leadership. With Tony Benn, Matt Wrack, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Mark Serwotka, Jeremy Dear, Ken Loach, Dave Sharp of the Alarm, Lost Marbles String Band and more
Go to
Sat 31 Mar, 12 noon to 4pmShaw Theatre, Euston Rd, next to British Library
London: EastArt & soul – voices from death row
Artwork, speakers, film showing and more in a fundraiser for the campaign to save US death row inmate Tony Egbuna Ford
Organised by 4wardever and Injustice.
Sat 24 Mar, 4.30pm till lateRampART creative social centre, 7a Rampart St, E2
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
London: SouthwarkKeep education in public hands
Anti-academies meeting
Wed 14 Mar, 7pmRockingham Centre, Falmouth Rd,
(nr Elephant & Castle tube)
London: Tower HamletsTrident replacement?
Debate with Julian Lewis MP (for Trident replacement), Jeremy Corbyn MP (against)
Organised by Tower Hamlets CND. Phone 020 8981 6871
Thu 22 Mar, 7.30 pmLecture Theatre PP1, Peoples’ Palace,
Queen Mary University of London,
Mile End Rd, E3
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
LondonNo Trident replacement lobby
As the government tries to force through a vote to replace Trident
Go to
Wed 14 Mar, 1pmSt Stephen’s entrance to Parliament
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
BridgendBridgend Loves Music Hates Racism
With A New Day, Corporate Days, The Stanley Band, Mis-D-Meaner, The Guzzards, Blud Kunnektion, Weapons of Mass Percussion
Fri 6 Apr, 6pm til lateBridgend Recreation Centre, Angel St

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Meetings And Events
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Issue No. 2042
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