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Meetings, events and demonstrations

Issue No. 2068

Respect| Stop the War | Material Girls: Women, Men and Work | 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
NationalAnnual conferenceSat 17 & Sun 18 NovUniversity of Westminster, 309 Regent St, London W1
BirminghamHow to stop climate chaos
With Alastair Wingate,
Elaine Graham-Leigh.
Thu 20 Sep, 7.30pmShaheed Udam Singh Centre, 346 Soho Rd, Handsworth
LiverpoolWho takes the rap for gun crime?Wed 19 Sep, 7.30pmCaribbean Centre,
Upper Parliament St, L8
London: HaringeyTaking liberties – the “war on terror” six years on
With Lindsey German, Mouloud Sihali
Tue 11 Sep, 7.30pmHornsey Library,
Haringey Park
Stop the War
Contact StWC with any queries. Phone 020 7278 6694, go to, or email
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
IpswichPeace FestivalSun 16 Sep, 12 noon to 9pmSteamboat Tavern, New Cut
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Film showing introduced by an Algerian socialist
Info 07964 415 042
Wed 26 Sep, 7.30pm19 Tower St
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: HaveringTroops out now!
With Rose Gentle (MFAW), Lindsey German
Wed 19 Sep, 7pmWykeham Hall, Market Place, Romford
London: LewishamAfghanistan
With Elaheh Rostami Povey.
Mon 24 Sep, 7.30pmPalms Bar, Ladywell Leisure Centre, Lewisham High St
ManchesterNo more war
Dayschool with speakers including Jeremy Corbyn MP, Chris Nineham, Simon Assaf, Lily Walker (MFAW). Followed by film showing
Info 07825 158 944
Sat 29 Sep, 1pm to 6pmUniversity of Manchester Students Union, Oxford Rd
YorkBring the troops home now
With Rose Gentle (MFAW),
Chris Nineham
Fri 14 Sep, 7.30pmPriory St Community Centre
Material Girls: Women, Men and Work
SWP public meetings to coincide with the launch of Lindsey German's new book on women's rights
BarnsleyWith Christine LewisWed 26 Sep, 7.30pmBarnsley Library,
Shambles St
GillinghamWith Candy UdwinWed 26 Sep, 7.30pmThe Sunlight Centre, 105 Richmond Rd
HuddersfieldWed 12 Sep, 6pmCoffee Evolution, Church St
LeicesterWed 26 Sep, 6.30pmCafe Mozart,
London Rd
LeedsWith Lindsey GermanWed 12 Sep, 7pmCongreve Room,
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Quarry Hill
LiverpoolWith Lindsey GermanWed 26 Sep, 7.30pmNews From Nowhere,
Bold St
London: IslingtonTue 18 Sep, 6.30pmDame Geraldine Hall, Manor Gardens Centre, 6-9 Manor Gardens
London: Waltham ForestWith Suzanne JefferyWed 26 Sep, 7.30pmHornbeam Centre, 458 Hoe St (nr Bakers Arms)
SWP public meetings
BirminghamResistance from the 1970s to today – how the working class went global
With Charlie Kimber
Thu 13 Sep,7.30pmCarrs Lane Church Centre (opp Moor St station)
BristolThe shape of the British working class today
With Charlie Kimber, Adrian Probert (PCS)
Wed 19 Sep, 7.30pmEaston Community Centre, Kilburn St
Bristol SouthHow can we save our health service?Wed 12 Sep, 7.30pmCircle Books, 65 North St, Bedminster
BurnleyThe future of education – another school is possibleThu 13 Sep, 7.30pmBrierfield Community Centre, Colne Rd, Brierfield
HullCan Palestine be free?Mon 24 Sep, 7.30pmRelax cafe,
Newland Ave
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: Hackney SouthIs the world economy heading for recession?Wed 26 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: LewishamThe new scramble for Africa
With Ken Olende.
Thu 13 Sep, 7.30pmToads Mouth Too Cafe,
188 Brockley Rd
London: NewhamA rebel’s guide to Rosa Luxemburg
With Judy Cox
Wed 12 Sep, 7pmMethodist Centre,
Bryant St (off West Ham Lane), Stratford
Can the market stop climate change?
With Kelly Hilditch.
Wed 19 Sep, 7pm
London: South EastThe battle of Lewisham – how the NF was defeated
With Paul Holborow
Thu 27 Sep, 7.30pmPalms Bar, Ladywell Leisure Centre, Lewisham High St
London: Tower HamletsCapitalism and food
With Elane Heffernan
Thu 13 Sept, 7pmOxford House, Derbyshire St (opp Tesco, Bethnal Green Rd)
30 years since Rock Against Racism
With Roger Huddle
Thu 20 Sep, 7pm
London: Waltham ForestBush and US politics todayThu 13 Sep, 7.30pmHornbeam Centre, 458 Hoe St (nr Bakers Arms)
ManchesterA rebel’s guide to Rosa Luxemburg
With Esme Choonara
Wed 19 Sep, 7.30pmMitre Hotel, 1-3 Cathedral Gates (off Deansgate)
Manchester northClimate change – how can we save the planet?Thu 27 Sep, 7.30pmOstrich Pub, Bury Old Rd
Manchester south eastClimate change – how can we save the planet?Wed 26 Sep, 7.30pmFalafel Cafe, Wilmslow Rd, Rusholme
Manchester south westClimate change – how can we save the planet?Thu 4 Oct, 7.30pmChorlton Library,
Chorlton Cross
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 AlbansThe Russian Revolution 90 years on
With Mark Thomas
Mon 1 Oct, 7.30pmUpstairs, Trinity Church Hall,
Beaconsfield Rd
SunderlandBuskers’ night
With raffle
SW Appeal fundraiser
Tue 23 Oct, 7pmThe Royalty, Chester Rd
YorkUnderstanding the American empireWed 26 Sep, 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
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 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
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
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
LondonThe Shock Doctrine – The Rise Of Disaster Capitalism
Naomi Klein will speak at the world launch of her new book, with a screening of an accompanying film she made with Alfonso Cuarón
£12/£6. Tickets 0871 663 2500
Thu 13 Sep, 7.30pmQueen Elizabeth Hall,
South Bank Centre
Fighting pay cuts and privatisation
Organising For Fighting Unions rally with Mark Serwotka, Alex Kenny, Mark Dolan, Sasha Callaghan. All personal capacity
Wed 19 Sep, 7pmConway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1 (Holborn tube)
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
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 Sep, 1pmOutside Labour Party conference, Bournemouth
LondonTroops out!
Lobby of parliament as MPs return from summer break
Called by Stop the War
Mon 8 Oct, 2pmParliament 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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Tue 11 Sep 2007, 18:38 BST
Issue No. 2068
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