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Meetings, events and demonstrations

Issue No. 2052

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: HackneyGun crime – what is the answer?
With Kerri Parke, Dean Ryan
Wed 6 Jun, 7.30pmRound Chapel, Powerscroft Rd (off Lower Clapton Rd)
ManchesterPicnic in the park
Special guest speaker Cllr Michael Lavalette
Sun 10 Jun, 2pmBirchfields Park, Longsight
WhitstablePublic meeting
With John Rees
07714 127 182
Sun 10 June, 3pmHorsebridge Arts Centre,
11 Horsebridge 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’Thu 24 May, 7.30pmCarrs Lane Church Centre, (opp Moor St station)
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)
SWP public meetings
Birmingham: HandsworthCharlie Chaplin: a rebel in tramp’s clothes
With Simon Furze
Thu 31 May, 7pmLaurels Community Centre,
Laurel Rd
Birmingham: SparkhillCan New Labour ever be old again?
With John Rees
Wed 30 May, 7.30pmSparkhill Social and Cultural Centre, Stratford Rd (nr Sparkhill swimming baths)
Birmingham: StirchleySexism and the system – the rise of raunch culture
With Judith Orr
Thu 31 May, 7.30pmStirchley Community Centre,
Pershore Rd
BlackwoodWho really ended slavery?
With Huw Williams
Thu 24 May, 7.30pmMarkham Room, Blackwood Miners Institute, High St, Blackwood,
1972 – when workers fought back
With Ben Curtis
Thu 7 Jun, 7.30pm
BrightonIs China the next global superpower?Thu 24 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)
CardiffA rebel’s guide to Trotsky
With Esme Choonara
Thu 24 May, 7.30pmCathays Community Centre,
Cathays Terrace
DerbyBritain after BlairThu 31 May, 7pmHeart of the Park building, Arboretum Park
Home countiesWilliam Morris – the art of socialism
With Roger Huddle
Phone 07903 239 999
Mon 4 Jun, 7.30pmUpstairs, Trinity Church Hall (nr City station), St Albans
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
LeicesterFrank 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 Jun, 6.30pmCafe Mozart,
London Rd
LiverpoolWho really ended slavery?
With Weyman Bennett
Thu 7 Jun, 7.15pmPrincess Park Methodist Church, Beaconsfield Rd
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 Jun, 6.30pm
London: Hackney SouthThe bloody history of the British EmpireWed 23 May, 7.30pmHCD Centre, 62 Beechwood Rd (off Dalston Lane)
London: Hammersmith & FulhamWilliam 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: NewhamThe bloody history of the British empire
With Martin Empson
Thu 31 May, 7pmBryant St Methodist Centre (off West Ham Lane), E15
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 HamletsChe Guevara – more than a revolutionary icon?Wed 23 May, 7pmOxford House, Derbyshire St
(off Bethnal Green Rd)
London: Waltham ForestThe environment – Marxism versus the market
With Kelly Hilditch
Thu 7 Jun, 7.30pmHornbeam Centre, 458 Hoe St
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,
NewcastleA rebel’s guide to women’s liberation
With Judith Orr
Wed 6 Jun, 7.30pmSalsa Club, Westgate Rd
SheffieldWho really ended slavery?
With Weyman Bennett
Thu 14 Jun 7pmSadacca,
48 The Wicker
SouthamptonIs China the new global superpower?
With Anindya Bhattacharyya
Wed 6 Jun, 7.30pmHigh Street Cafe
YorkA rebel’s guide to women’s liberationWed 6 June, 7.30pmPriory St 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
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
Democracy – the long revolution
With Tony Benn, one of the contributors to this new collection of essays
Fri 8 Jun, 6 to 9pm
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
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
ManchesterRadical book sale
SWP fundraiser
Sun 3 Jun, 2pmMitre Hotel, Cathedral Gates (nr Exchange Square)
Engels’ Manchester
Walking tour fundraiser for SWP
£2/£3. 07764 169 013
Sun 3 Jun, 2pmMeet at BBC, Oxford Rd
Demonstrations & lobbies
Protest at Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories
Sat 9 Jun, 1.30pmassemble Lincoln’s Inn Fields, march to Trafalgar Square
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 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
MargateLove music hate racism
With open mic, food, poetry
07947 424 505
Sat 9 Jun, 1pm to11pmOld Pharmacy Gallery,
Market Square

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Meetings And Events
Tue 22 May 2007, 18:46 BST
Issue No. 2052
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