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Issue No. 2055

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
London: IslingtonBritain after Blair
With Lindsey German
Thu 28 Jun, 7pmOld Fire Station,
Mayton St, N7
London: SouthwarkKorean politics and the “war on terror”
With Owen Miller
Thu 14 Jun, 7.30pmPensioners Centre,
305-307 Camberwell Rd
SwanseaBritain after Blair – what next for the left?
With John Rees
Wed 27 Jun, 7pmUnitarian Church, High St (next to Argos)
Stop the War
Contact StWC with any queries. Phone 020 7278 6694, go to, or email
London: CamdenRageh Inside 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: LambethForeign policy after Blair
With Clare Short MP, Mark Steel, Lindsey German.
Mon 25 Jun, 7.30pmThe Brix at St Matthews Church, Brixton Hill
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)
ManchesterTroops out of Iraq – change policy not just leader
With Rose Gentle, Lindsey German, Jeremy Corbyn MP
Thu 14 Jun, 7pmMechanics Institute,
Princess St
NorwichAfter Blair – what next for the anti-war movement?
AGM with Lindsey German
Wed 13 June, 7pmQueen Charlotte,
286 Dereham Rd
SheffieldAfter Blair – breaking with Bush’s endless war
With Craig Murray, Rose Gentle, Andrew Murray
Wed 20 Jun, 7pmQuaker Meeting House, James St
SWP public meetings
BarnsleyWho are the working class today?
With Colin Wilson
Wed 20 Jun, 7.30pmBarnsley Library,
Shambles St
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
With Judith Orr
Thu 28 Jun, 7.30pmStirchley Community Centre
Black CountryThe bloody history of the British Empire
With John Newsinger
Thu 14 Jun, 7.30pmCity Bar, 2-3 King St, Wolverhampton
CardiffMarxism and trade union struggle – the General Strike of 1926Thu 21 Jun, 7.30pmCathays Community Centre, Cathays Terrace
ChesterfieldRosa Luxemburg
With Colin Barker
Wed 13 Jun, 7.30pmMarket Halls, Market Sq
EdinburghAnother school is possible
With Terry Wrigley
Thu 21 Jun, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, Victoria Terrace
(off George IV Bridge)
GlasgowAfter the French elections – is Europe moving to the right?
With Gareth Jenkins
Thu 14 Jun, 7.30pmJury’s Inn, Jamaica St
HuddersfieldBritain after Blair
With Nick Ruff
Wed 13 Jun, 6pmCoffee Evolution, Church St
IpswichBritain after Blair
With Martin Smith
Tue 26 Jun, 7.30pm19 Tower St
LeedsRevolution in the 21st century
With Chris Harman
Wed 20 Jun, 7pmCongreave Room,
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Quarry Hill
London: Brent and HarrowVenezuelan factory occupation
Eyewitness account and film introduced by Sheila Robin
Wed 20 Jun, 7.30pmBrent Trades Hall,
375 High Rd, Willesden
London: CentralWhy the West hates Hamas
With Beccy Reese
Wed 13 Jun, 6.30pmCamera Cafe, Museum St, WC1
London: Hackney SouthHow the West underdeveloped Africa
With Ken Olende
Wed 13 Jun, 7.30pmHCD centre, 62 Beechwood Rd (off Dalston Lane)
Climate change – how do we save the planet?Wed 20 Jun, 7.30pm
London: NewhamGay liberation – how do we make freedom real?
With Colin Wilson
Thu 14 Jun, 7pmBryant St Methodist Centre
(off West Ham Lane)
State and revolution
With Sasha Simic
Wed 20 Jun, 7pm
Islam and the Enlightenment
With Neil Davidson
Wed 27 June, 7pmHopkins Room,
Stratford Library,
The Grove
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: TootingA rebel’s guide to Trotsky
With Esme Choonara
Thu 21 Jun, 7.30pmDerinton Rd Community Centre, 101 Derinton Rd
London: Tower HamletsState and revolution
With Sasha Simic
Thu 21 Jun, 7pmBoth at Oxford House, Derbyshire St (off Bethnal Green Rd, opp Tesco)
Islam and the Enlightenment
With Neil Davidson
Thu 28 Jun, 7pm
London: Waltham ForestIn China the next superpower?Wed 27 Jun, 7.30pmHornbeam Centre,
458 Hoe St
(nr Bakers Arms)
LutonWar, capitalism and imperialism in 21st century
With Suzanne Jeffery
Mon 18 Jun, 7pmPostals Club, Dunstable Rd (nr post office)
ManchesterVenezuela – where is the revolution going?
With Chris Harman
Thu 28 Jun, 7pmMechanics Institute,
Princess St (corner Major St)
Manchester: South WestBritain after BlairThu 7 Jun, 7.30pmChorlton Library,
Manchester Rd
PrestonThe new scramble for AfricaThu 28 Jun, 7pmLivesey House, University of Central Lancashire
SheffieldWho really ended slavery?
With Weyman Bennett
Thu 14 Jun 7pmSadacca,
48 The Wicker
The working class today
With Martin Smith
Thu 28 Jun, 7pmMain Hall, St Matthews Rooms, Carver St
SwanseaImmigration – dispelling the mythsWed 13 Jun, 7pmBrynmill Community Centre, St Albans Rd
Marxism and trade union struggle – the General Strike of 1926Wed 20 Jun, 7.30pm
YorkA rebel’s guide to women’s liberation
With Judith Orr
Wed 13 Jun, 7.30pmPriory St Centre

Movement events
NationalMarxism 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
Shop stewards network
Founding conference
Sat 7 Jul, 11am to 5pmSouth Camden Community School, Charrington St
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
LondonFight the government’s pay freeze
Public sector pay rally with Steve Sinnott (NUT general secretary), Mark Sewotka (PCS general secretary), plus Unison and CWU speakers
Thu 14 Jun, 6.30pmFriends House, Euston Rd (opp Euston station)
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: HammersmithWilliam Morris’s radical Hammersmith
Walk and talk with Chris Nineham
£5/£3. SWP fundraiser. 07879 424 631
Sun 17 Jun, 1pmassemble Lyric Sq
Film showings
BirminghamKes (1969)
Screening of Ken Loach's classic
SWP fundraiser
Mon 25 Jun, 7pmCustard Factory, Gibb St
Concerts and benefits
LondonLove Music Hate Racism
With AMN (Any Means Necessary), 3 Face, Monocle Rose, the Guardians (of Ancient Wisdom) and others
Free (£5/£4 contribution recommended)
Thu 28 Jun, 8pmGeorge Tavern,
373 Commercial Rd, E10 (Shadwell or Aldgate East tube)
Cultures of Resistance
With Jerry Dammers DJ set, Soweto Kinch, Gilad Atzmon and Nizar Al Issa, Jean Binta Breeze
£15 advance/£20 on door/£5 for Marxism ticket holders
Mon 9 Jul, 7pmMean Fiddler, Charing Cross Rd
(next to Astoria)
PrestonThe Nomads
The band Nomads perform an anti-war art piece
Respect benefit
Sat 16 Jun, 1pm to 4pmFlag Market,
Market Square

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