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London: BrentDudden Hill council by-election meeting
With George Galloway MP, Cllr Oliur Rahman, Cllr Rania Khan, Tim Danby (candidate)
Thu 17 May, 7.30pmGladstone Park Primary School, Sherrick Green Rd, NW10
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: North Kensington & PaddingtonAfter Blair – breaking with Bush’s endless war
With George Galloway MP, Moazzem Begg
Thu 14 Jun, 7.30pmYaa Asantewaa Arts and Community Centre,
1 Chippenham Mews, W9
(nr junction Harrow Rd & Elgin Ave – Westbourne Park tube)
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
BarnsleyCan New Labour ever be old again?Wed 16 May, 7.30pmBarnsley Central Library, Shambles St
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
Frank Sinatra – when

ol’ blue eyes was a red
Music and talk with Martin Smith. Plus food and wine
£6/£3. Phone 07852 898 779

Wed 6 June, 6.30pm
LeedsA rebel’s guide to women’s liberation
With Judith Orr
Wed 30 May, 7.30pmCongreave Room,
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Quarry Hill
London: BrentWho are the working class today?Wed 30 May, 7.30pmTrades Hall,
Willesden High Rd
London: CentralEngels and the origins of class society
With Mark Thomas
Wed 23 May, 6.30pmCamera Cafe, Museum St, WC1
Why the West hates Hamas
With Beccy Reese
Wed 13 June, 6.30pm
London: EalingBritain after Blair
With Ben Windsor
Thu 10 May, 7.30pmHarvester, Granville Gardens, Uxbridge Rd
(Ealing Common tube)
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 women’s liberation
With Judith Orr
Wed 16 May, 7pmPalingswick House,
241 Kings St
William Morris’s radical Hammersmith
Walk and talk with Chris Nineham
£5/£3. To book phone 07879 424 631
Sun 27 May, 1pmassemble Lyric Square
London: IslingtonIran – a history of Western intervention
With Anne Alexander
Wed 9 May, 6.30pmManor Gardens Centre,
6-9 Manor Gardens,
Holloway, N7
London: NewhamA rebel’s guide to Gramsci
With Chris Bambery
Thu 10 May, 7pmIcarus Centre, 27 Romford Rd (nr Morrisons),
London: Waltham ForestWho really ended slavery?
With Yuri Prasad
Wed 16 May, 7.30pmHornbeam Centre,
Hoe St (nr Bakers Arms)
ManchesterThe shape of the working class today
With Martin Smith
Thu 17 May, 7pmCross Street Chapel
SouthamptonIs China the new global superpower?
With Anindya Bhattacharyya
Wed 23 May, 7.30pmHigh Street Cafe
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
Bookmarks events
Events held at bookshop, except where indicated. Bookmarks bookshop, 1 Bloomsbury St, WC1. To reserve places phone 020 7637 1848 or email
LondonSix 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, 6.30pmBookmarks bookshop,
1 Bloomsbury St, WC1
After Abolition – Britain and the slave trade since 1807
Marika Sherwood talks about her new book
Tue 22 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
Defend Council Housing conference
With Prof Peter Ambrose, Weyman Bennett, Gail Cartmail, Lesley Carty, Frank Dobson MP, Jack Dromey, John Grayson, Paul Holmes MP, Jenni Marrow, Cllr Abjol Miah, Austin Mitchell MP, Paul O’Brien, Heather Wakefield, Eileen Short, Alan Walter
£20/£5 (tenants). 020 7987 9989,
Thu 12 Jul, 10.45am to 4.30pmTUC Congress House, Great Russell St,
central 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
LondonAfghanistan – a good war or another Iraq?
With Tariq Ali, Lindsey German, BBC journalist
Organised by Media Workers Against the War
Thu 10 May, 7pmLecture theatre CM507 (via main entrance), Northampton Square
Antonio 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
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
Southall150 Years since the 1857 Indian rebellion
With Lindsey German, Andrew Murray, Ajmer Bains, Dalwinder Atwal, Oliur Rahman, Balwinder Rana, Unjum Mirza, Salvinder Dhillon
Organised by Indian Workers’ Association (GB) 07949 671 870
Sun 3 Jun, 4pmDominion Centre, The Green
Demonstrations & lobbies
LondonHands Off Iraqi Oil
Protest at Shell’s annual general meeting
Tue 15 May, 8.30am to 12 noonNovotel London-West Hotel and Convention Centre, 1 Shortlands, Hammersmith, W6
(Nearest tube Hammersmith)
InternationalG8 summit
Protest as leaders of the eight most powerful nations gather at the G8 in Rostock, Germany
Tickets are available for transport to Rostock by coach and ferry
Weekend (1 – 4 June) £65 from Harwich, £80 from London
Week (1 – 8 June) £70 Harwich, £85 London
For info and updates go to the Globalise Resistance website
Wed 6 Jun to Fri 8 JunHeiligendamm (nr Rostock), Germany
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
Concerts and benefits
LondonThe Nightwatchman
With Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine), Ed Harcourt, Frank Turner, MC Mark Steel
£15. Benefit for Stop the Scala box office 020 7833 2022
Mon 4 Jun, 7pmThe Scala,

275 Pentonville Rd, Kings Cross, London

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 8 May 2007, 18:20 BST
Issue No. 2050
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