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Respect | Stop the War | SWP meetings | Bookmarks events | movement events | demonstrations & lobbies | film showings | concerts and benefits

Contact Respect with any queries. Phone 0870 850 1978, go to, or email
BirminghamGun and knife crime – what is the solution?
With Kerri Parke (Tell It Like It Is campaign)
Thu 7 Jun, 7.30pmSummerfield Centre, Dudley Rd (corner Winson Green Rd)
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: HackneyGun crime – what is the answer?
With Kerri Parke, Dean Ryan
Wed 6 Jun, 7.30pmRound Chapel, Powerscroft Rd (off Lower Clapton Rd)
Stop the War
Contact StWC with any queries. Phone 020 7278 6694, go to, or email
BirminghamAfghanistan – forgotten front of the ‘war on terror’
With Jonathan Neale
Thu 24 May, 7.30pmCarrs Lane Church Centre, (opp Moor St station)
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: Haringey Evening of Iranian culture
Including film showing of Offside. With Naz Massoumi
Tue 5 Jun, 7.30pmDuke pub, West Green 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)
ManchesterStWC steering committee
Organisations are invited to send delegates. For details phone 07765 122 829
Sat 19 May, 2pm to 4pmCommittee Room 1,
Town Hall, Albert Square
SWP public meetings
BarnsleyCan New Labour ever be old again?Wed 16 May, 7.30pmBarnsley Central Library, Shambles St
BrightonIs China the next global superpower?Thu 17 May, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, Ship St
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
William Morris – the art of socialism
With Roger Huddle
07903 239 999
Mon 4 Jun, 7.30pm
HuddersfieldBritain after BlairWed 13 Jun, 6pmCoffee Evolution, Church St
LeedsA rebel’s guide to women’s liberation
With Judith Orr
Wed 30 May, 7.30pmCongreave Room,
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Quarry Hill
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
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: Hackney SouthThe bloody history of the British EmpireWed 23 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: IslingtonBritain after BlairWed 23 May, 6.30pmDame Geraldine Hall,
Manor Gardens Centre,
6-9 Manor Gardens (off Holloway Rd), N7
London: north west200 years since the abolition of the slave trade – who really ended slavery?
With Weyman Bennett, Donna Guthrie
Wed 13 Jun, 7.30pmInn on the Green, 3-5 Thorpe Close, Portobello Green (Ladbroke Grove tube), W10
London: TottenhamHas France turned right?Thu 24 May, 7.30pmKitap Evi Bookhouse,
410 Tottenham High Rd
London: Tower HamletsA rebel’s guide to Gramsci
With Chris Bambery
Thu 17 May, 7pmOxford House, Derbyshire St
(off Bethnal Green Rd)
Che Guevara – more than a revolutionary icon?Wed 23 May, 7pm
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
Manchester northBritain after BlairThu 24 May, 7.30pmThe Ostrich, Bury New Rd
(nr Heaton Park tram stop)
Manchester south eastBritain after BlairWed 23 May, 7.30pmUpstairs, Falafel Cafe, Wilmslow Rd,
SouthamptonIs China the new global superpower?
With Anindya Bhattacharyya
Wed 6 Jun, 7.30pmHigh Street Cafe
Bookmarks events
Events held at bookshop, except where indicated. Bookmarks bookshop, 1 Bloomsbury St, WC1. To reserve places phone 020 7637 1848 or email
LondonAfter Abolition – Britain and the slave trade since 1807
Marika Sherwood talks about her new book
Tue 22 May, 6.30pmBookmarks bookshop,
1 Bloomsbury St, WC1
Movement events
NationalMarxism and children’s literature 2
Conference with China Miéville, Jonathan Neale, Alan Gibbons, Jeannie Robinson, Victoria de Rijke, Michael Rosen
£30/£20. 020 7862 8675,
Sat 9 JunInstitute of English Studies, Senate House, Malet St, London, WC1E
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
CardiffSix Degrees – Our Future On A Hotter Planet
Talk and slide show by Mark Lynas on his new book
Organised by Cardiff Campaign against Climate Change. 07940 108 146,
Thu 17 May, 7pmMain Building,
Cardiff University,
Park Place
(opp Student Union)
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
LondonFreedom Next Time
John Pilger launches his new book. Plus showing of his film Breaking the Silence – Truth and Lies in the War on Terror. Introduced by Lindsey German
£4. Phone 020 7636 1577 or go to Waterstones, Gower St
Thu 31 May, 6.30pmBloomsbury Theatre,
15 Gordon St,
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 4pmSOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), Russell Square
London: 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
Film showings
LondonThe Wind That Shakes The Barley (2006)
Plus Q&A with director Ken Loach and introduction by actor Sinead Cusack
£10/£7. Organised by Respect. To book phone 0870 850 1978 or go to Bookmarks, 1 Bloomsbury St, WC1
Wed 6 Jun, 6.30pmLogan Hall, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way
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 15 May 2007, 18:31 BST
Issue No. 2051
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