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Meetings, events and demonstrations

Issue No. 2043

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 [email protected]
London: EnfieldThe new scramble for AfricaWed 21 Mar, 7.30pmMillfield Centre, Silver St, Edmonton
London: Hackney200 years since the end of the slave trade – what really ended slavery?
With Weyman Bennett (joint secretary of Unite Against Fascism – pc)
Wed 28 Mar, 7pmRound Chapel, Powerscroft Rd (corner Lower Clapton Rd)
London: Westminster, Kensington & ChelseaGun crime – what’s the answer?
With Al C (former editor of Panther UK)
Thu 19 Apr, 7.30pmYaa Asantewaa Arts and Community Centre,
1 Chippenham Mews, W9
SheffieldBritain after Blair
With George Galloway MP
£4/£2. Phone 07969 692 975
Tue 20 Mar, 6pmPennine lecture theatre,
Hallam University
Stop the War
Contact StWC with any queries. Phone 020 7278 6694, go to, or email [email protected]
LeedsDay school
With Lindsey German (StWC), Walter Wolfgang (Labour NEC), Kamal Majid (Iraqi writer)
Sat 24 Mar, 10am to 4pmCivic Centre,
Leeds Metropolitan University
NorwichTony Benn for Norwich
With Tony Benn, Andrew Murray, Mell Harrison
£5/£3. Phone 01493 664 499. 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
BirminghamWith Paul Gilroy, Kevin OvendenWed 11 Apr, 7.30pmAfroCaribbean Millennium Centre,
339 Dudley Rd, B18
Brighton Thu 5 Apr, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, Ship St
BristolWith Weyman Bennett, Paul GilroyThu 19 Apr, 7.30pmMalcolm X Centre,
141 City Rd
ChesterfieldWith Richard DhillonWed 28 Mar, 7.30pmMarket Halls, Market Square
Home Counties With Weyman Bennett
Phone 07903 239 999
Mon 2 Apr, 7.30pmTrinity Church Hall, Beaconsfield Rd (nr St Albans City station)
Huddersfield Wed 11 Apr, 6pmCoffeevolution, Church St
LeedsWith Yuri PrasadWed 18 Apr, 7.30pmPriestly Room, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Quarry Hill
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)
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: Tower HamletsToussaint L’Ouverture and the great Haitian slave revolt
With Ken Olende
Wed 21 Mar, 7pmOxford House, Derbyshire St
London: WestWith Anindya BhattacharyyaFri 30 Mar, 5pmKingston University
NewcastleWith Weyman BennettThu 22 Mar, 7.30pmRoyal Station Hotel (next to central station)
NottinghamWith Kevin OvendenThu 29 Mar, 7pmICC, Mansfield Rd
Southend Wed 25 Apr, 7.30pmUtopia Cafe,

Alexandra St

(in the Royals, opp BHS)

SWP public meetings
BrightonThe revolutionary paper in the 21st century
With Martin Smith
Thu 22 Mar, 7.30pmBrighthelm Centre, North Rd (corner Queen’s Rd)
CambridgeA rebel’s guide to Lenin
With Hannah Dee
Thu 22 Mar, 7.30pmupstairs CB2 Cafe,
Norfolk St
ChesterfieldWorking class resistance in the 21st century
With Mark James
Wed 4 Apr, 7.30pmMarket Halls,
Market Square
London: Brent & HarrowBritish politics after BlairWed 21 Mar, 7.30pmBrent Trades Hall,
375 Willesden High Rd
London: BrixtonWorking class resistance in the 21st century
With Candy Udwin
Thu 22 Mar, 7.30pmSt Vincent’s Community Centre, Talma Rd, SW2
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 SouthOur flag stays red – the East End against fascism
With Simon Basketter
Wed 21 Mar, 7.30pmHCD Centre, 62 Beechwood Rd (off Dalston Lane), E8
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: LewishamA rebel’s guide to Trotsky
With Esme Choonara
Thu 26 Apr, 7.30pmBake House,
Bennett Park Rd
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: South EastA rebel’s guide to Trotsky
With Esme Choonara
Thu 26 Apr, 7.30pmBake House, Bennett Park, Blackheath
London: Tottenham & Green LanesAre the neocons in crisis?Thu 22 Mar, 7.30pmKitap Evi Book House,
410 Tottenham High Rd
London: Tower HamletsAre the neocons in crisis?
With Chris Harman
Wed 28 Mar, 7pmOxford House, Derbyshire St
London: Waltham ForestA rebel’s guide to Trotsky
With Esme Choonara
Wed 21 Mar, 7.30pmHornbeam Centre, 458 Hoe St (nr Bakers Arms)
London: WoolwichWhere is capitalism going?Wed 28 Mar, 7.30pmGlyndon Community Centre, Plumstead
Manchester NorthIs China becoming the world global superpower?Thu 29 Mar, 7.30pmThe Ostrich, Bury Rd
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
LondonWith Tony Benn, John McDonnell MP, Mark Serwotka, Paul Mackney, Linda Smith, John ReesTue 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
[email protected]
LondonXala (1975)
Red Friday film showing of Ousmane Sembène’s satirical film about post-colonial Senegal. Introduced by Ken Olende
Fri 30 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
BridgendWho are the BNP? How do we defeat them?
Workshop with Cheryl Green (leader Bridgend council), Carwyn Jones (Assembly member), Bethan Jenkins (Plaid Cymru), Weyman Bennett (Unite), Huw Irranca-Davies MP, Omar (Rahma Project)
Organised by Unite Against Fascism
Sat 31 Mar, 1.30pm to 5pmGlamorgan Muslim Community Centre,
Dunraven Rd, Aberkenfig
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 [email protected]
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
Sat 24 Mar, 4.30pm till lateRampART creative social centre, 7a Rampart St, E2
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
London: Waltham ForestWilliam Morris birthday party
A celebration of the design legend and activist to draw attention to plans for cuts at the museum
Sat 24 Mar, 12 noon to 3pmWilliam Morris Gallery, entrance to Lloyd Park,
Forest Rd, E17
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
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
South ShieldsLove Music Hate Racism
With Shake Ya Tailfeather, Acoustic Circus
£4. Phone 0191 4541 234
Wed 11 Apr, 7.30pm to 11pmCustoms House, Mill Dam
Stoke-on-TrentLove Music Hate Racism
With Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly
£10. Organised by LMHR, in association with Axis Festival, NORSCARF, and UAF
Fri 4 May, 7pm to 11pmVictoria Hall, Hanley

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Issue No. 2043
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