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Issue No. 2058

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: Brent & HarrowFundraising barbecueSun 22 Jul, 3pm to 7pm5 Chandos Rd, Willesden
London: Tower Hamlets‘Our flag stays red’ – the East End against fascism
With Martin Smith and slide show
£10/£7 (includes buffet)
Wed 4 Jul, 7pmDhaka Biryani, Mile End Rd
(opp Genesis cinema)
London: West CentralBritain after Blair – what next for the left?Mon 16 Jul, 7pmNeighbourhood Partnership, 421 Harrow Rd, W10
Stop the War
Contact StWC with any queries. Phone 020 7278 6694, go to, or email
BirminghamBritish foreign policy after Blair
With Craig Murray
Wed 18 Jul, 7.30pmCarrs Lane Church Centre
(opp Moor St station)
SWP public meetings
BarnsleyHow can Palestine be free?Wed 18 Jul, 7.30pmBarnsley Central Library, Shambles St
Birmingham: HandsworthWhat’s wrong with America?Thu 12 Jul, 7.30pmLaurel Rd Community Centre
Birmingham: SparkhillThe mass strikeWed 11 Jul, 7.30pmSparkhill Social and Cultural Centre, Stratford Rd
Birmingham: StirchleyNew Labour and young peopleThu 12 Jul, 7.30pmStirchley Community Centre, Pershore Rd
Bristol SouthHow can Palestine be free?Wed 18 Jul, 7.30pmCircle Books,
North St
CardiffParis, May 1968 – when workers and students fought backThu 12 Jul, 7.30pmCathays Community Centre,
Cathays Terrace
EdinburghWho are the working class today?
With Keir McKechnie
Thu 19 Jul, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, Victoria Terrace
Exeter200 years since the abolition of the slave trade – who really ended slavery?Wed 18 Jul, 7.30pmCity Gate Hotel,
Lower North St
GlasgowWho are the working class today?Wed 15 Aug, 7.30pmJury’s Hotel,
Jamaica St
HuddersfieldHow can Palestine be free?
With Karen Evans
Wed 11 Jul, 6pmCoffeevolution,
Church St
LeicesterWhat’s wrong with America?Wed 4 Jul, 7pmCafe Mozart,
London Rd
Who are the working class today?Wed 18 Jul, 7pm
London: Brent & HarrowHow can Palestine be free?
With Sabby Sagall
Wed 18 Jul, 7.30pmBrent Trades Hall,
375 Willesden High Rd
London: CamdenThe notion of Britishness and the attack on multiculturalism
With Anindya Bhattacharyya
Thu 12 Jul, 6.30pmEuromed Cafe,
225 Kentish Town Rd, NW5
London: EustonRosa Luxemburg and the mass strike
With Dominic Kavakeb
Wed 11 Jul, 6.30pmCamera Cafe,
Museum St, WC1
London: Hackney SouthIs France turning right?Wed 11 Jul, 7.30pmHCD centre, 62 Beechwood Rd (off Dalston Lane)
London: Hammersmith & FulhamVenezuela – where is the revolution going?
With Chris Harman
Wed 18 Jul, 7pmPalingswick House,
241 Kings St
How can Palestine be free?
With Anne Alexander
Wed 25 Jul, 7pm
London: IslingtonVenezuela – where is the revolution going?Wed 11 Jul, 6.30pmDame Geraldine Hall, Manor Gardens Centre, 6-9 Manor Gardens
(off Holloway Rd)
London: LewishamIs multiculturalism in crisis?Thu 12 Jul, 7.30pmLife Cafe, Ladywell Rd (opp Ladywell Station), SE13
London: NewhamHow can Palestine be free?
With John Rose
Wed 18 Jul, 7pmIcarus Centre,

27 Romford Rd

London: Tower HamletsHow can Palestine be free?
With Simon Assaf
Thu 19 Jul, 7pmOxford House, Derbyshire St (off Bethnal Green Rd)
LutonWhy do Western governments hate Hamas?
07905 487 903
Mon 16 Jul, 7pmBury Park Community Centre, Dunstable Rd
Manchester NorthHow can Palestine be free?Thu 19 Jul, 7.30pmOstrich Pub, Bury Old Rd
Manchester South EastHow can Palestine be free?Wed 18 Jul, 7.30pmFalafel, 26 Wilmslow Rd,
Manchester South WestHow can Palestine be free?Thu 19 Jul, 7.30pmChorlton library,

Chorlton Cross

NewcastleArt and revolutionWed 11 Jul, 7.30pmThe Salsa Club,
Westgate Rd (Central metro)
Is multiculturalism in crisis?Wed 18 Jul, 7.30pm
Sheffield: NorthAfter the elections – is France turning right?
07913 295 246
Thu 19 Jul, 7.30pmBurngreave Library,
Spital Hill
Is multiculturalism in crisis?
07913 295 246
Thu 26 Jul, 7.30pm
Sheffield: SouthAfter the elections – is France turning right?
07870 565 011
Wed 18 Jul, 7.30pmBohemian Cafe,
53 Chesterfield Rd
Is multiculturalism in crisis?
07870 565 011
Wed 25 Jul, 7.30pm
SouthamptonHow can Palestine be free?Wed 18 Jul, 7.30pmHigh St Cafe
SwanseaFascism – what does the BNP look like today?Wed 11 Jul, 7.30pmBrynmill Community Centre,
St Albans Rd
YorkThe shape of the working class todayWed 18 Jul, 7.30pmPriory Community Centre, Priory St
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
London: HackneyRock Against Racism, 1976 to 1982 – what was it all about?
Round table discussion with activists, musicians and fans discussing anti-racist music then and now. Followed at 9pm by free Jerry Dammers DJ reggae set In the Marie Lloyd Bar
£2. Part of the Spice festival
Tue 10 Jul, 7.15pmStudio Theatre, Hackney Empire, Mare St, E9
NottinghamOrganising For Fighting Unions rally
With Mark Serwotka (gen sec PCS), Sasha Callaghan (pres elect UCU), Dave Green (FBU), Mick Kavanagh (CWU), all pc
Tue 12 Jul, 7pmNew Mechanics Institute,
3 North Sherwood St
PrestonAnti Academies rallyWed 4 Jul, 7.30pmCentral Methodist Church, Lune St
TolpuddleTolpuddle Martyrs Festival
With Tony Benn, Mark Thomas, Chumbawamba, The Bagdaddies, The Men They Couldn’t Hang, Billy Bragg and many more
Fri 13 Jul to Sun 15 JulTolpuddle, Dorset
WakefieldFight the pay freeze – stop privatisation
With Dave Walton (CWU), Sue Bond (PCS), Karen Reissmann (Unison), Barry Nathan (Unison)
Organised by Wakefield & Five Towns Trades Union Council. 07894 035 820
Wed 11 Jul, 7.15pmWakefield Labour Club,
Vicarage St Sth
Demonstrations & lobbies
London: north westHands off Central Middlesex A&E – stop the PCT cuts
With Dawn Butler MP, Sarah Teather MP, speakers from London Health Emergency, Health Service and other Trade Unions, carers’ groups, patients’ groups, community organisations
March from Jubilee clock to Willesden Centre for Health & Care. Rally in Roundwood Park. Phone 07951 084 101, email
Sat 14 Jul, assemble 1.30pmHarlesden Shoppers’ car park
Concerts and benefits
LondonCultures 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)
Peace not war! Sending a message to Gordon Brown
With Slovo (featuring Dave Randall from Faithless),
DJ 279, Visionary Underground (featuring Dr Das from Asian Dub Foundation), United Vibrations, MC Angel and Pariz 1, Intertwined,
DJ Leon of Zion
£6/£5 (NUS)
Thu 12 Jul, 7pm to 1amCargo, 83 Rivington St,
Shoreditch, EC2
Rock Against Racism – 30th anniversary celebration
With Misty in Roots, Tom Robinson, Carol Grimes, Wiley, Toy Guns, Drew McConnell, plus special guests
£15/£10. Continues after in the Marie Lloyd Bar. Free. Part of the Spice festival
Thu 19 Jul, 7pmMain Theatre,
Hackney Empire,
Mare St, E9

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Tue 3 Jul 2007, 18:28 BST
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