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Meetings, events and demonstrations

Issue No. 2049

Respect | Stop the War | SWP meetings | Organising Fighting Unions | Bookmarks events | movement events | demonstrations & lobbies | film showings| Love music, hate racism | concerts and benefits

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London: CamdenGun crime – what is the answer?
With Weyman Bennett
Mon 14 May, 6.30pmSomers Town Community Centre, Ossulston St, Camden, NW1
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
ManchesterStop the War and CND teach-in
Final rally to include a speaker from the Cairo Conference
Wed 9 May, 6.30pmCouncil Chambers,
Manchester University Student Union, Oxford 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
SWP public meetings
BrightonOrigins of the familyThu 10 May, 7.30pmBrighthelm centre,
North Rd
BristolVenezuela – popular power to revolution?
With Joseph Choonara
Wed 23 May, 7.30pmCafe Oppo,
Park St
(entrance Park St Ave)
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
HuddersfieldIs China the next global superpower?
With Graham Mustin
Wed 9 May, 6pmCoffeevolution,
Church St
Hull200 years since the abolition of the slave trade – what really ended slavery?
With Weyman Bennett
Thu 10 May, 7pmRelax Cafe, Newland Ave
LeicesterIs multiculturalism in crisis?Wed 16 May, 6.30pmCafe Mozart,
London Rd
LeedsA rebel’s guide to women’s liberation
With Judith Orr
Wed 30 May, 7.30pmCongreave Room,
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Quarry Hill
London: Hackney EastImperialism and resistance – lessons from Algeria
With Ian Birchall
Thu 3 May, 7.45pmRound Chapel,
Powerscroft Rd
(corner Lower Clapton Rd)
London: Hackney SouthIs China the new global superpower?
With Charlie Hore
Wed 9 May, 7.30pmHCD Centre,
62 Beechwood Rd
(off Dalston Lane)
London: Hammersmith & FulhamA rebel’s guide to Karl Marx
With Mark Thomas
Wed 2 May, 7pmPalingswick House,
241 Kings St, W6
London: IslingtonIran – a history of Western intervention
With Anne Alexander
Wed 9 May, 6.30pmManor Gardens Centre,
6-9 Manor Gardens,
Holloway, N7
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: Tower HamletsA rebel’s guide to Gramsci
With Chris Bambery
Wed 23 May, 7pmOxford House, Derbyshire St
(off Bethnal Green Rd)
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)
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
LiverpoolAn evening dedicated to John Coltrane
Talk by Martin Smith, accompanied by the Gilad Atzmon band
£8. Part of the Writing On The Wall Festival
Sat 19 May, 8pmRodewald Suite,
Philharmonic Hall
LondonAntonio Gramsci’s Revolutionary Legacy
With Adam Morton, Peter Thomas, Chris Bambery, Chris Harman, Megan Trudell, Adrian Budd
Organised in association with International Socialism. To book phone 020 7819 1177, email or go to
12 May, 10am to 4.30pmLondon School of Economics
Education 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
ManchesterMay Day demonstration and rally
Organised by Trade Unions for Refugees, supported by Manchester trades council
Mon 7 May, 12 noonassemble All Saints Park, Oxford Rd for march to Albert Square
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
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
Concerts and benefits
BristolRock against the war machine
With Flash Harry, The Get Outs, Xavier Panades & the CAT, Alien Stash Tin, Jaumet
£5. Organised by Bristol Stop the War
Fri 4 May, 8pmHoly Cross Club, Bedminster
London: WandsworthParty4peace
With David Knopfler, Sam Beste, Graham Hodgin. Plus drama from subVERSE
Organised by Wandsworth Stop the War. Email
Sun 27 May, 7pmThe Bedford, Balham, SW12

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Meetings And Events
Tue 1 May 2007, 19:22 BST
Issue No. 2049
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