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Meetings, events and demonstrations

Issue No. 2066

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 [email protected]
NationalAnnual conferenceSat 17 & Sun 18 NovLondon
London: HaringeyTaking liberties – the “war on terror” six years on
With Lindsey German, Mouloud Sihali
Tue 11 Sep, 7.30pmHornsey Library,
Haringey Park
London: SouthwarkClimate change and political action
With Elaine Graham-Leigh
Thu 6 Sep, 7.30pmPensioners Centre,
305-307 Camberwell Rd
Stop the War
Contact StWC with any queries. Phone 020 7278 6694, go to, or email [email protected]
NationalThe world against war
Stop the War Coalition international peace conference. A follow up to the successful international conference in 2005
Sat 1 DecWestminster Central Hall, London
BirminghamPublic meeting
With Sami Ramadani
Thu 30 Aug, 7.30pmCarrs Lane Church Centre (opp Moor St station)
LondonAfghanistan – Britain’s other war
Day school with speakers including Craig Murray, Elaheh Rostami Povey, Lynda Holmes, Lindsey German, Jane Shallis, Andrew Murray
Sat 15 Sep, 9.30am to 5pmRoom 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
BarnsleyMaterial Girls: Women, Men and WorkWed 26 Sep, 7.30pmBarnsley Library,

Shambles St

BirminghamResistance from the 1970s to today – how the working class went global
With Michael Bradley
Thu 13 Sep,7.30pmCarrs Lane Church Centre, (opp Moor St station)
Birmingham NorthAt The River I Stand (1993)
Documentary on the US civil rights movement. Plus discussion on race and class
Wed 5 Sep, 7.30pmLaurels community centre,
Laurel Rd, Handsworth
Birmingham SouthIs the world economy heading for recession?Wed 5 Sep 7.30pmStirchley community centre,
Pershore Rd
BristolThe shape of the British working class today
With Charlie Kimber, Adrian Probert (PCS)
Wed 19 Sep, 7.30pmEaston Community Centre, Kilburn St
CambridgeRevolutionaries and elections
With Colin Smith
Thu 6 Sep, 7.30pmCB2 Cafe, Norfolk St
HuddersfieldMaterial Girls: Women, Men and WorkWed 12 Sep, 6pmCoffee Evolution, Church St
LeicesterMaterial Girls: Women, Men and WorkWed 26 Sep, 6.30pmCafe Mozart,

London Rd

LeedsMaterial Girls – Women, Men, and Work
With Lindsey German on her new book
Wed 12 Sep, 7pmCongreve Room,
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Quarry Hill
LiverpoolMaterial Girls: Women, Men and Work
With Lindsey German
Wed 26 Sep, 7.30pmNews From Nowhere,
Bold St
London: BrentPakistan’s crisis and the “war on terror”
With Yuri Prasad
Wed 19 Sep, 7.30pmBrent Trades & Labour Hall,
375 Willesden High Rd
London: CamdenGlobal capitalism’s financial crisis
With Jacob Middleton
Thu 30 Aug, 6.30pmEuromed Cafe,
225 Kentish Town Rd
London: Hackney SouthIs the world economy heading for recession?Wed 5 Sep, 7.30pmHCD Cooperative Workspace, 62 Beechwood Rd (off Dalston Lane), E8
London: HammersmithA rebel’s guide to Rosa LuxemburgWed 26 Sep, 7.30pmPalingswick House,
241 King St
London: NewhamIran – why does Bush want war?
With Simon Assaf
Wed 5 Sep, 7pmMethodist Centre,
Bryant St (off West Ham Lane), Stratford
London: Tower HamletsIran – why does Bush want war?
With Somaye Zadeh
Thu 30 Aug, 7pmOxford House, Derbyshire St (opp Tesco, Bethnal Green Rd)
A rebel’s guide to Rosa Luxemburg
With Judy Cox
Thu 6 Sep, 7pm
NorwichCan the market stop climate change?Thu 13 Sep, 7.30pmSt Andrews Tavern,
4 St Andrews St
PlymouthA rebel’s guide to Trotsky
With Alison Smith
Thu 13 Sep, 7pmBabbage Buildings,
Plymouth University
St AlbansUnderstanding the American empire
With Alex Callinicos
Mon 3 Sep, 7.30pmUpstairs, Trinity Church Hall,
Beaconsfield Rd (nr St Albans City station)
SheffieldIs multiculturalism in crisis?Mon 3 Sep, 7pmAce Business Centre,
110-120 Wicker
SouthamptonMaterial Girls: Women, Men and Work
With Hannah Dee
Wed 5 Sep, 7.30pmHigh St Cafe
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]
LondonThe End of Tolerance
Arun Kundnani on his new book about racism in 21st century Britain
To reserve a free place, phone 020 7637 1848
Wed 12 Sep, 6.30pmBookmarks Bookshop,
1 Bloomsbury Street, WC1
Movement events
NationalMarxism and Political Economy
One day conference. Sessions:
  • 'The dynamics of the system' with John Weeks, Alex Callinicos
  • 'Finance capital' with Jim Kincaid, Rob Hoveman
  • 'Developments in Marx’s theory of value' with Andrew Kliman, Simon Mohun
  • 'Migration, corporate restructuring and globalisation' with Jane Hardy, Phil Marfleet
  • 'Capitalism and development' with Paul Cammack and Ben Selwyn
  • 'Capitalism today' with Chris Harman, Alan Freeman

Organised by International Socialism journal £10/£5. Advance booking essential. To book or request information, email [email protected] 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 [email protected]
Sat 6 OctSoas, Thornhaugh St, London WC1
Rally for trade union freedom
With John Hendy QC,
John McDonnell MP, Bob Crow (RMT general secretary), Paul Kenny (GMB general secretary), Tony Woodley (Unite T&G general secretary), Katy Clark MP, Jon Cruddas MP, Brain Caton (POA general secretary), Christine Blower (NUT deputy general secretary), Mark Serwotka (PCS general secretary), Gerry Doherty (TSSA general secretary)
4.30pm to 5.30pm, demonstration outside House of Commons
5.30pm to 7.30pm, rally in Committee Room 14,
Called by United Campaign
Thu 18 OctHouse of Commons (Westminster tube)
EdinburghThe revolutionary legacy of Gramsci
One day conference with Chris Bambery, Peter Thomas, Adrian Budd, Adam Morton, Neil Davidson

Organised by International Socialism journal
Sat 6 Oct, 10am to 4.30pmSt Augustine’s Church, George IV Bridge
London: BrentPublic Services Not Private Profit rally
With Christine Hulme (PCS), Carl Madden (CWU), Oliver New (RMT). Speakers personal capacity
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, Huck, Redflags 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
Until 1 Sep, Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pmSt Margaret’s Church Art Gallery, St. Benedict’s St
PrestonTrade union social
With Dan Berry’s jazz bandSponsored by CWU, PCS, FBU, UCU
Fri 31 Aug, time tbcFunction Room, Last Orders Pub, Church St
Demonstrations & lobbies
NationalMarch with a message for Labour
A major rally to take a message from all working people to the Labour Party
Organised by the Unite union
Sun 23 SepOutside Labour Party conference, Bournemouth
LondonTroops out!
Lobby of parliament as MPs return from summer break
Called by Stop the War
Mon 8 OctParliament Square (Westminster tube)
Lobby of parliament for pensioners’ rights
12 noon, rally Methodist Central Hall, Westminster
1pm onwards, Lobby of MPs, House of Commons
Called by National Pensioners Convention
Wed 24 OctHouse of Commons
Concerts and benefits
Kent: WhitstablePunk and ska beach party
Celebrating anti-fascism with Love Music Hate Racism – includes 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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