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Meetings, events and demonstrations

Issue No. 2044

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

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Birmingham: southElection campaign public meeting
With George Galloway,
Salma Yaqoob
Sun 1 Apr, 3pmKarim’s Palace,
231 Montgomery St, Sparkbrook
Birmingham: northElection campaign public meeting
With George Galloway,
Salma Yaqoob, Raghib Ahsan, Abdul Aziz
Sun 15 Apr, 3pmBroadway School,
The Broadway, Aston
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
Stop the War
Contact StWC with any queries. Phone 020 7278 6694, go to, or email
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
BrightonWith Ken OlendeThu 5 Apr, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, Ship St
BristolWith Weyman Bennett, Paul GilroyTue 24 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)
HuddersfieldWith Ken OlendeWed 11 Apr, 6pmCoffeevolution, Church St
Lancaster Thu 26 Apr, 7.30pmPolish Centre,
Nelson St
LeedsWith Yuri PrasadWed 18 Apr, 7.30pmPriestly Room, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Quarry Hill
LondonWith Paul Gilroy, Weyman BennettTue 17 Apr, 7pmFriends House,
173 Euston Rd, NW1 (opp Euston station)
London: WestWith Anindya BhattacharyyaFri 30 Mar, 5pmKingston University
NottinghamWith Kevin OvendenThu 29 Mar, 7pmICC, Mansfield Rd
SouthendWith Ben CameronWed 25 Apr, 7.30pmUtopia Cafe, Alexandra St (in the Royals, opp BHS)
SWP public meetings
ChesterfieldWorking class resistance in the 21st century
With Mark James
Wed 4 Apr, 7.30pmMarket Halls,
Market Square
DerbyMarxism and religionThu 5 Apr, 7pmHeart of the Park building,
Arboretum Park
London: Brixton40 years after the legalisation of gay sex – how do we make freedom real?Thu 29 Mar, 7.30pmSt Vincent’s Community Centre, Talma Rd, SW2
London: EustonCutting through the greenwash: can mainstream parties tackle climate change?
With Kelly Hilditch
Wed 28 Mar, 6.30pmRoom 406, Birkbeck college, Malet St, WC1
London: Hackney SouthA rebel’s guide to Marx
With Esme Choonara
Wed 11 Apr, 7.30pmHCD Centre, 62 Beechwood Rd (off Dalston Lane)
London: Hammersmith & FulhamWhy has the “war on terror” spread to Somalia?
With Charlie Kimber
Wed 28 Mar, 7.30pmPalingswick House,
241 Kings St
World Social Forum reportWed 4 Apr, 7.30pm
London: LewishamA rebel’s guide to Trotsky
With Esme Choonara
Thu 26 Apr, 7.30pmBake House,
Bennett Park Rd
London: NewhamThe rise of raunch culture: have women won equality?
With Suzanne Jeffery
Thu 29 Mar, 7pmBryant St Methodist Centre (off West Ham Lane), E15
Are the neocons in crisis?
With Chris Harman
Thu 12 Apr, 7pm
London: South EastA rebel’s guide to Trotsky
With Esme Choonara
Thu 26 Apr, 7.30pmBake House, Bennett Park, Blackheath
London: SouthwarkThe united front
With Nick Wrack
Thu 29 Mar, 7.30pmSouthwark Pensioners’ Centre, Camberwell Rd
London: Tower HamletsAre the neocons in crisis?
With Chris Harman
Wed 28 Mar, 7pmOxford House, Derbyshire St
Is China becoming the next global superpower?
With Charlie Hore
Wed 11 Apr, 7pm
London: Waltham ForestGun crime – what’s the answer?
With Matthew Cookson
Thu 5 Apr, 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
Manchester: South EastIs China becoming the next global superpower?
With Fergus Alexander
Wed 18 Apr, 7.30pmFalafel Cafe,
Wilmslow Rd,
Manchester: South WestIs China becoming the next global superpower?
With Fergus Alexander
Thu 19 Apr, 7.30pmChorlton Library,
Manchester Rd
PrestonA rebel’s guide to GramsciThu 5 Apr, 7pmLivesey House,
Heatley St
SouthamptonWorking class resistance in the 21st centuryWed 18 Apr, 7.30pmHigh St Cafe, High St.

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
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.
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
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
ManchesterLunchtime protest over pay
Hosted by PCS with Sue Bond, Christine Chorlton, Karen Reissmann
Fri 30 Mar, 12 noonPeace Gardens,
central Manchester
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
Film showings
LondonKes (1969)
Plus Q&A with Ken Loach
£7.50/£4.50. Socialist Worker fundraiser.
Tue 1 May, 8.30pmPrince Charles Cinema,
7 Leicester Place,
(off Leicester Square)
Love music, hate racism
GlasgowUniversity tour
With acts including Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly, Plan B, Holloways, Crissy Cris, The Enemy, Ace & Vis, Natty, Lupen Crook, Toy Guns
Thu 12 AprGU Debates Chamber
BristolThu 19 AprAnson Rooms
LancasterSun 22 AprLancaster University SU
LutonTue 24 AprLuton University SU
Belfast Wed25 AprQueens University SU
BirminghamFri 27 AprBirmingham University SU
BrightonTue 1 MaySussex University SU
StokeTue 8 MayKeele University SU
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. 2044
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