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Meetings, events and demonstrations

Issue No. 2048

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

Contact Respect with any queries. Phone 0870 850 1978, go to, or email
PrestonRespect – the alternative to New Labour
With George Galloway MP, Cllr Michael Lavalette, Jane Loftus (CWU nat exec – pc), Mukhtar Master (chair Preston StWC – pc)
Tue 24 Apr, 7pmCentral Methodist Church,
Lune St
Stop the War
Contact StWC with any queries. Phone 020 7278 6694, go to, or email
CanterburyHands off Iran
With Andrew Murray, plus speaker from Campaign Iran
Wed 9 May, 7.30pmWestgate Hall,
Westgate Hall Rd
London: HackneyForeign policy after Blair – troops out of Iraq, don’t attack Iran
With Craig Murray (former British ambassador to Uzbekistan), Adam Price MP (StWC parliamentary group), Walter Wolfgang (Labour CND), Chris Nineham (StWC)
Wed 16 May, 7.30pmRound Chapel,
Powerscroft Rd
(corner Lower Clapton Rd)
London: South EastDefend civil liberties – don’t attack Iran
With Moazzam Begg, John McDonnell MP, Lindsey German
Wed 9 May, 7pmIan Gullard lecture theatre, Goldsmiths College, Lewisham Way
London: TootingCivil liberties and the war on terror
With Moazzam Begg, Naz Massoumi (Campaign Iran)
Wed 25 Apr, 7pmSt Augustine’s Church Hall, Broadwater Rd
(nr Tooting Broadway tube)
London: Tower HamletsMeeting with Military Families Against the War
With Rose Gentle, Tony Benn, George Solomou, John McDonnell MP (invited), Lindsey German (Convenor, Stop the War), Cllr Abjol Miah, Cllr Denise Jones (invited), Cllr Hanif Abdulmuhit
Phone 07904 734 703
Thu 26 Apr, 7.30pmRoom M73, Town Hall,
Mulberry Place, London E14
NorwichIran – another Iraq?
With Mohammad Kamaali (CASMII), Professor David Seddon, Dr Nicola Pratt
01603 405 098, email
Sat 28 Apr, 7pmUnited Reformed Church, Princes St
South TynesideCondemn the threats, provocations and pressure on Iran
Discussion with Nader Naderi and others
Tue 24 Apr, 7.30pmTrinity House Social Centre, 134 Laygate Lane,
Laygate, South Shields
(nr Chichester Metro)
200 years since the abolition of the slave trade – what really ended slavery
Organised by Socialist Worker
BristolWith Weyman Bennett, Paul GilroyTue 24 Apr, 7.30pmMalcolm X Centre,
141 City Rd
HullWith Weyman BennettThu 10 May, 7pmRelax Cafe, Newland Ave
KentWith Ken OlendeThu 26 April, 8pmSunlight Centre, Richmond Rd, Gillingham
LancasterWith Ben CameronThu 26 Apr, 7.30pmPolish Centre,
Nelson St
SouthendWith Ben CameronWed 25 Apr, 7.30pmUtopia Cafe, Alexandra St (in the Royals, opp BHS)
SWP public meetings
BarnsleyIs China the next global superpower?Wed 25 Apr, 7.30pmBarnsley Library,
Shambles St
Birmingham SouthHow green is Gordon Brown?
With Ian Austin
Wed 25 Apr, 8pmBoth at Kings Heath community centre, Heathfield Rd
BrightonFrench elections – is France turning right?
With Manus McGrogan
Thu 26 April, 7.30pmBrighthelm centre,
North Rd
Origins of the familyThu 10 May, 7.30pm
Home countiesIs China the next global superpower?
With Charlie Hore
Phone 07903 239 999
Mon 14 May, 7.30pmUpstairs, Trinity Church Hall (nr City station), St Albans
LeicesterIs multiculturalism in crisis?Wed 16 May, 6.30pmCafe Mozart,
London Rd
London: Hackney EastBoom or crash – which way for the world economy?
With Rob Hoveman
Thu 26 April, 7.45pmRound Chapel,
Powerscroft Rd
(off Lower Clapton Rd), E8
London: Hackney SouthIsrael – the hijack stateWed 25 Apr, 7.30pmHCD Centre,
62 Beechwood Rd
(off Dalston Lane)
London: Hammersmith & FulhamWorking class resistance in the 21st century
With Michael Bradley
Wed 25 Apr, 7pmPalingswick House,
241 Kings St, W6
A rebel’s guide to Karl Marx
With Mark Thomas
Wed 2 May, 7pm
London: IslingtonIran – a history of Western intervention
With Anne Alexander
Wed 9 May, 6.30pmManor Gardens Centre,
6-9 Manor Gardens,
Holloway, N7
London: LewishamA rebel’s guide to Trotsky
With Esme Choonara
Thu 26 Apr, 7.30pmBake House,
Bennett Park Rd
London: NewhamIs China the next global superpower?
With Charlie Hore
Thu 3 May, 7pmBryant St Methodist Centre (off West Ham Lane), E15
A rebel’s guide to Gramsci
With Chris Bambery
Thu 10 May, 7pmIcarus Centre, 27 Romford Rd (nr Morrisons),
London: NorthA rebel’s guide to Marx
Open to all school and college students
Phone 07758 022 206
Sat 5 May, 2pmKitap Evi Bookhouse,
410 High Rd, Tottenham
London: South EastA rebel’s guide to Trotsky
With Esme Choonara
Thu 26 Apr, 7.30pmBake House, Bennett Park, Blackheath
London: Tottenham & Green LanesIran – a history of Western intervention
With Anindya Bhattacharyya
Thu 26 Apr, 7.30pmKitap Evi Bookhouse,
410 Tottenham High Rd
London: Tower HamletsLatin America in revolt
With Joseph Choonara
Wed 25 Apr, 7pmBoth at Oxford House, Derbyshire St
(off Bethnal Green Rd)
A rebel’s guide to Gramsci
With Chris Bambery
Wed 23 May, 7pm
London: Waltham ForestWilliam Morris – the art of socialism
With Roger Huddle
Thu 3 May, 7.30pmHornbeam centre, 458 Hoe St (nr Bakers Arms)
ManchesterThe shape of the working class today
With Martin Smith
Thu 17 May, 7pmCross Street Chapel
NewcastleLatin America in revolt
With Martin Smith
Thu 10 May, 7.30pmRoyal Station Hotel
(next to central station)
NorwichThe state, racism and the attack on civil liberties
With John Tipple
Thu 26 Apr, 7.30pmSt Andrews Tavern,
4 St Andrews St
SwanseaThe working class today
With Martin Smith
Wed 25 Apr, 7.30pmBrynmill Community Centre, St Albans Rd
YorkIran – a history of Western interventionWed 9 May, 7pmPriority St Community Centre
Organising Fighting Unions
regional meetings
LondonWith 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
LondonOvercoming Zionism
Joel Kovel introduces his new book. Join him for a vital discussion on the future of the Middle East
Thu 3 May, 6.30pmBookmarks bookshop, 1 Bloomsbury St, London WC1
Six Degrees
Talk and slide show by leading author Mark Lynas presenting his new book Six Degrees, Our Future on a Hotter Planet
Wed 9 May, 6.30pm
Movement events
NationalCampaign Against Climate Change conference
More than 50 speakers including Colin Challen MP, Norman Baker MP, Jean Lambert MEP, Ashok Sinha, Mark Lynas, Agnes de Rooij, Sharon Looremeta, Jonathan Neale, Guy Taylor
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
Thu 5 Jul to Mon 9 JulCentral London
GlasgowSolidarity rally
With George Galloway MP, Tommy Sheridan MSP
Wed 25 Apr, 7.30pmStrathclyde Suite, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
LondonEducation for liberation
A conference on what education should be for. With Tony Benn, Michael Rosen, Baljeet Ghale (president NUT pc), Sami Ramadani, Terry Wrigley, Roger King (NUT exec pc), Kevin Courtney (NUT exec pc), Alex Kenny (NUT exec pc), Kerri Parke (Tell It Like It Is)
£10/£5. Organised by the Socialist Teachers Alliance. Email
Sat 16 Jun, 10am to 4pmSchool of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Russell Square
London: CamberwellKeep Our NHS Public
With local trade unionists, campaigners and Simon Hughes MP
Wed 2 May, 8pmCamberwell Leisure Centre, Artichoke Place, SE5
PerthNot to a fanfare of trumpets
Story of the Spanish Civil War and International Brigades volunteers from Perthshire in words, pictures, poetry and music (including bagpipes)
Free but advance registration helpful. Phone 01738 449 168 or email
Thu 10 May, 7.30pmPerth Museum and Art Gallery, 78 George St
Demonstrations & lobbies
CroydonMay Day march
With Mark Serwotka (PCS), Lindsey German (Stop the War), John McDonnell MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP
March via London Rd and North End to Ruskin House for rally at 1pm
Sat 28 Apr, assemble 11.30amElmwood Rd, Broad Green
East LondonSave Esol, save adult further education
City and Islington assemble 12 noon, Highbury and Islington tube
Tower Hamlets assemble 12 noon, Altab Ali Park, Whitechapel
Hackney assemble 1pm Homerton Hospital, Homerton Grove
Sat 28 AprMarch to Hackney Town Hall for rally at 2pm
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
BirminghamWith L Double, Crissy Criss, No Lay, DJ ArticleWed 9 MayBirmingham University
Keele With The Noisettes, Natty, Heartless Crew, Cameo, Mecca 2 Medina, Snakeyman, Tu Tuff Crew, The Darlings, Jus J, Blondie & Professor XTue 8 MayKeele University Students’ Union
LancasterWith Black Wire, Metroriots, Toy GunsMon 30 AprThe Sugarhouse, Lancaster University Students’ Union
Luton With Heartless Crew, Ace & Invisible, Sunit & Raxstar, Hypa Fenn & Marcie Phonix, Phi Life CypherTue 24 AprUniversity of Bedfordshire (Luton) Students’ Union
PlymouthWith Foreign Beggars, Logan Sama, No Lay
Wed 2 MayPlymouth University
Stoke-on-TrentWith 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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