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Meetings, events and demonstrations

Issue No. 2053

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, or email[email protected]
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
PrestonTwo years since the Gleneagles G8 – why didn’t they make poverty history?Tue 5 Jun, 7pmCentral Methodist Church, Lune St
WhitstableBritain after Blair
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, or email[email protected]
London: CamdenInside Iran
Film show and Q&A with Rageh Omaar, Elaheh Rostami Povey, Paul Sapin (director), Ziba Mir Hosseini
Organised with Campaign Iran
Thu 14 Jun, 7pmLondon Irish Centre,
52 Camden Sq
London: HaringeyEvening 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)
NorwichAfter Blair – what next for the anti-war movement?
AGM with Lindsey German
Wed 13 June, 7pmQueen Charlotte,
286 Dereham Rd
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: SparkhillVenezuela – where is the revolution going?
With Joseph Choonara
Wed 13 Jun, 7.30pmSparkhill Social and Cultural Centre, Stratford Rd
Birmingham: StirchleySexism and the system – the rise of raunch culture
With Judith Orr
Thu 31 May, 7.30pmStirchley Community Centre,
Pershore Rd
Black CountryThe bloody history of the British Empire
With John Newsinger
Thu 14 Jun, 7.30pmCity Bar, 2-3 King St, Wolverhampton
Blackwood1972 – when workers fought back
With Ben Curtis
Thu 7 Jun, 7.30pmMarkham Room, Blackwood Miners Institute, High St, Blackwood,
ChesterfieldRosa Luxemburg
With Colin Barker
Wed 13 Jun, 7.30pmMarket Halls, Market Sq
CoventryThe bloody history of the British Empire
With John Newsinger
Thu 7 Jun, 7.30pmKoco Community Centre, The Arches, Spon End
DerbyBritain after BlairThu 31 May, 7pmHeart of the Park building, Arboretum Park
EdinburghBritain after Blair, Scotland after McConnell
With Chris Bambery
Thu 31 May, 7.30pmFriend’s Meeting House, Victoria Terrace
(off George IV Bridge)
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
IpswichBritain after BlairTue 26 Jun, 7.30pm19 Tower St
LeedsA rebel’s guide to women’s liberation
With Judith Orr
Wed 30 May, 7.30pmCongreave Room,
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Quarry Hill
Revolution in the 21st century
With Chris Harman
Wed 20 Jun, 7pm
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: CamdenHow can Palestine be free?Wed 6 Jun, 6.30pmCafe Euromed,
225 Kentish Town Rd
London: CentralWhy the West hates Hamas
With Beccy Reese
Wed 13 Jun, 6.30pmCamera Cafe, Museum St, WC1
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: Tower HamletsIslam and the Enlightenment
With Neil Davidson
Wed 27 Jun, 7pmOxford House, Derbyshire St
(off Bethnall Green Rd)
London: Waltham ForestThe environment – Marxism versus the market
With Kelly Hilditch
Thu 7 Jun, 7.30pmHornbeam Centre, 458 Hoe St
Manchester: South WestBritain after BlairThu 7 Jun, 7.30pmChorlton Library,
Manchester 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 liberation
With Judith Orr
Wed 13 Jun, 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
[email protected]
LondonDemocracy – the long revolution
With Tony Benn, one of the contributors to this new collection of essays
Fri 8 Jun, 6 to 9pm<Bookmarks 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,[email protected]
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[email protected]
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
Sat 2 June: Demonstration
Sun 3: Protest summit; Action on agriculture; Anti-war assembly; Climate forum; Concert
Mon 4: Action on migration; Culture in the camps
Tue 5: Day of action against war, militarism and torture; Alternative summit; Culture in the camps
Wed 6: Blockade and protest at Laage Airport; Blockades at fence entrance points; Alternative summit continues;
Thu 7: Mass blockades at fence; Star march to fence; Alternative summit; Herbert Grönemeyer concert
Plus unannounced actions, self organised meetings and rallies, and plenty of partying and networking
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
BirminghamKes (1969)
Screening of Ken Loach's classic
SWP fundraiser
Mon 25 Jun, 7pmCustard Factory, Gibb St
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
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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