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Meetings, events and demonstrations

Issue No. 2064

| SWP meetings| Bookmarks events| movement events| demonstrations & lobbies| film showings| concerts and benefits

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NationalAnnual conferenceSat 17 & Sun 18 NovLondon
Stop the War
Contact StWC with any queries. Phone 020 7278 6694, go to, or email
NationalWorld Against War Conference
Stop the War Coalition international peace conference. A follow up to the successful international conference in 2005
Sat 1 DecLondon
BirminghamPublic meeting
With Sami Ramadani
Thu 30 Aug, 7.30pmCarrs Lane Church Centre (opp Moor St station)
LondonAfghanistan – the forgotten war
Day school with speakers including Craig Murray, Elaheh Rostami Povey, Lynda Holmes (MFAW)
Sat 15 SepRoom 101,
University of London Union, Malet St
London: BrentPublic meeting
With Palestine Solidarity Campaign speaker
Mon 3 Sep, 7.30pmBrent Trades & Labour Hall (Apollo Club), 375 High Rd Willesden NW10 (nr Willesden bus garage)
London: HaveringTroops out now!
With Rose Gentle (MFAW), Lindsey German
Wed 19 Sep, 7pmWykeham Hall, Market Place, Romford
ManchesterDay school
Followed by film showing
Sat 29 Sep, 1pm to 6pmUniversity of Manchester Students Union, Oxford Rd
SWP public meetings
EdinburghSoul, gospel and the civil rights movement
With Martin Smith plus music
Thu 16 Aug, 7.30pmRoyal British Hotel,
20 Princes St
LeicesterThe shape of the British working class todayWed 15 Aug, 6.30pmCafe Mozart, London Rd
LiverpoolIs multiculturalism in crisis?Wed 15 Aug, 7.30pmThe Crown, Lime St
London: Brent and HarrowIs multiculturalism in crisis?
With Anindya Bhattacharyya
Wed 22 Aug, 7.30pmBrent Trades and Labour Hall (Apollo Club), 375 High Rd, Willesden, NW10 (nr Dollis Hill station)
London: Hackney SouthIndia – 60 years since independence and partitionWed 15 Aug, 7.30pmHCD Centre, 62 Beechwood Rd, (off Dalston Lane) E5
Rosa Luxemburg and the mass strikeWed 22 Aug, 7.30pm
London: NewhamCan capitalism run on debt forever?
With Jacob Middleton
Wed 15 Aug, 7pmMethodist Centre,
Bryant St (off West Ham Lane), Stratford
30 years since Rock Against Racism
With Roger Huddle
Wed 22 Aug, 7pm
Can the market stop climate change?
With Kelly Hilditch
Wed 29 Aug, 7pm
London: Tottenham & Green LanesCan workers beat Gordon Brown?
With Ken Olende
Thu 16 Aug, 7.30pmKitap Evi Bookhouse,
410 Tottenham High Rd
London: Tower HamletsFinancial markets and global capitalism
With Jacob Middleton
Thu 16 Aug, 7pmOxford House, Derbyshire St (opp Tesco, Bethnal Green Rd)
Where do profits come from?
With Roger Cox
Thu 23 Aug, 7pm
Iran – why does Bush want war?
With Somaye Zadeh
Thu 30 Aug, 7pm
London: Waltham ForestChina – the next superpower?
With Charlie Hore
Wed 15 Aug, 7.30pmHornbeam Environmental Centre, 458 Hoe St (nr Bakers Arms)
Manchester NorthPakistan and the “war on terror”
With Geoff Brown
Thu 16 Aug, 7.30pmOstrich Pub, Bury New Rd
Manchester South EastThe birth of new unionismWed 15 Aug, 7.30pmFalafel Cafe, Wilmslow Rd, Rusholme
Manchester South WestIs multiculturalism in crisis?Thu 16 Aug, 7.30pmChorlton Library,
Manchester Rd
(nr Chorlton Cross)
NottinghamThe shape of the British working class todayThu 16 Aug, 7pmInternational Community Centre, Mansfield Rd
PrestonSocialists and trade unionsThu 16 Aug, 7pmLivesey House, University of Central Lancashire
St AlbansUnderstanding the American empire
With Alex Callinicos
Mon 3 Sep, 7.30pmUpstairs, Trinity Church Hall,
Beaconsfield Rd (nr St Albans City station)
SunderlandA rebel’s guide to socialismTue 14 Aug, 7.30pmNew Democratic Club,
34 North Bridge St (St Peters Metro)
Bookmarks events
Events held at bookshop, except where indicated. Bookmarks bookshop, 1 Bloomsbury St, WC1. To reserve places phone 020 7637 1848 or email
LondonBad Men – Guantanamo Bay and the Secret Prisons
With author Clive Stafford-Smith, who is the lawyer for 50 Guantanamo Bay prisoners. He will read from his book and talk about the campaign to close Guantanamo and release the men still held there
Phone 020 7637 1848 to reserve a free place
Tue 14 Aug, 6.30pmBookmarks bookshop,
1 Bloomsbury Street, WC1B
London: ClaphamBookmarks summer party
Booze, books and boules. Wonderful barbeque and salads, plus copious amounts of beer, wine and fruit juice
£5/£3. Children under 12 free. Phone 020 7637 1848 to reserve places. All proceeds to Friends of Bookmarks Appeal
Sun 26 Aug, 2pm to 8pmMaritime House, Old Town (Clapham Common tube)
Movement events
NationalPolitical Economy conference
Sessions on:
  • Marx’s political economy and the dynamics of the system
  • Finance capital
  • Migration, the state and globalisation
  • Capitalism and development
  • Developments in Marx’s theory of value
  • Capitalism today

Speakers include: John Weeks, Jim Kincaid, Alan Freeman, Simon Mohun, Andrew Kliman, Alex Callinicos and Chris Harman
Organised by International Socialism journal Advance booking essential. To book or request information, email or phone 020 7819 1177
Sat 29 Sept, 10.30am to 5.30pmcentral London
1857/2007 – imperialism, ‘race’, resistance
International conference on the 150th anniversary of the 1857 Indian uprising. With Sumit Sarkar,Tariq Ali, Nandita Haksar, Mubarak Ali, Kumkum Sangari, John Newsinger
Organised by South Asia Solidarity Group To register email
Sat 6 OctSOAS, Thornhaugh St, London WC1
EdinburghGramsci dayschool
  • Who was Gramsci and why is he relevant today? With Megan Trudell
  • Gramsci on the revolutionary party and the united front With Chris Bambery
  • Gramsci on uneven development and international relations With Adam Morton and Adrian Budd

Organised by International Socialism journal
Sat 6 OctEdinburgh University
GlasgowBuilding fighting unions – support the strikes
With Jane Loftus (CWU president – pc), civil service workers, social care strikers, Herald strikers
Sponsored by Unite (T&G section) Scottish Housing branch
Tue 14 Aug, 7.30pmAdelaide’s, 209 Bath St
London: BrentPublic Services Not Private Profit rally
Organised by Brent Trades Council
Wed 12 Sep, 7.30pmWillesden Green Library Centre, 95 High Rd, NW10
Norfolk: BurstonBurston strike school rally
With Bob Crow (RMT general secretary), Tony Benn, Mary Davis, Colette Cork-Hurst. Plus live music from Billy Bragg or
Sun 2 Sep, 11am to 4pmChurch Green, Burston
(nr Diss), Norfolk
Exhibition of art in a time of conflict. Artists include Peter Kennard, Colin Self, John Kiki, Samia Malik, Joanna Guthrie, Lewis Peake
Public opening: Tue 21 Aug, 7pm, with Ian Gibson MP
20 Aug to 1 Sep, Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pmSt Margaret’s Church Art Gallery, St. Benedict’s St
PrestonTrade union socialFri 31 Aug, time tbcFunction Room, Last Orders Pub, Church St
Demonstrations & lobbies
NationalMarch with a message for Labour
Organised by the Unite union. A major rally to take a message from all working people to the Labour Party
Sun 23 SepOutside Labour Party conference, Bournemouth
Concerts and benefits
Kent: WhitstablePunk and ska beach party
Celebrating anti-fascism with Love Music Hate Racism—with a live stage outside on the beach. Acts include Electric River, The Beautifully Decayed, Panic Plan, BattleSka Gallactica, Blondee, These Murders, Nearly Famous, Mandy Kewley.

Free. 07947 424 505

Sun 16 Sept,
12 noon to 8pm
Old Neptune, Marine Terrace
London: WandsworthParty 4 Peace
With Sam Beste, Arthur Smith, Paul Millns plus guests, Davide Sanna, and the funky ten piece Jazz4Peace Collective. Plus international artists’ multimedia work on Palestine
£10/£5 on the door. £7/£3 advance. Phone 020 7223 0234
Sun 16 Sep, doors 7pmThe Bedford, Bedford Hill, Balham

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Meetings And Events
Tue 14 Aug 2007, 18:05 BST
Issue No. 2064
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