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Meetings, events and demonstrations

Issue No. 2069

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
LondonFundraising dinner
Three course meal (inc vegetarian option), with speakers including Respect London mayoral candidate Lindsey German
£20. Fundraiser for the GLA campaign. To book phone 0870 850 1978
Mon 1 Oct, 8pmTale of India restaurant,
19 New Row, Covent Garden
London: IslingtonGLA elections – London needs Respect
With Elaine Graham-Leigh
Thu 27 Sep, 6.30pmWest Library,
Bridgeman Rd, N1
OxfordAnnual general meeting
With John Rees
Tue 25 Sep, 7.30 pmOxford Town Hall,
St Aldates
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
IpswichThe Battle of Algiers (1966)
Film showing introduced by an Algerian socialist
Info 07964 415 042
Wed 26 Sep, 7.30pm19 Tower St
LiverpoolWhat we can do to stop the war
Trade union dayschool with speakers including Mark Serwotka (PCS general secretary – pc), John Rees (StWC), Val Salmon (FBU – pc), Sabah Jawad (Support group for Iraqi Oil Workers)
Lunch and creche available. To register phone 07845 930 610, text 07968 581 336 or email
Sat 13 Oct, 10.45am to 3.30pmFriends Meeting House, School Lane
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
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
Black CountryWith Viv SmithThu 27 Sep, 7.30pmCity Bar, King St,
GillinghamWith Candy UdwinWed 26 Sep, 7.30pmThe Sunlight Centre, 105 Richmond Rd
LeicesterWed 26 Sep, 6.30pmCafe Mozart,
London Rd
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
BristolThe shape of the British working class today
With Charlie Kimber, Adrian Probert (PCS)
Wed 19 Sep, 7.30pmEaston Community Centre, Kilburn St
Bristol southRosa Luxemburg and the mass strikeWed 26 Sep, 7.30 pmCircle Books,
65 North St,
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: CamdenIraq – why are the US and Britain losing?
With Anne Alexander
Thu 20 Sep, 6.30pmEuromed Cafe, 225 Kentish Town Rd (Kentish Town tube), NW5
The rise of Indian capitalism – who benefits?
With Unjum Mirza
Thu 27 Sep, 6.30pm
London: Hackney SouthIs the world economy heading for recession?
With Jacob Middleton
Wed 3 Oct, 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: NewhamCan the market stop climate change?
With Kelly Hilditch
Wed 19 Sep, 7pmMethodist Centre,
Bryant St (off West Ham Lane), Stratford
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 Hamlets30 years since Rock Against Racism
With Roger Huddle
Thu 20 Sep, 7pmOxford House, Derbyshire St (opp Tesco, Bethnal Green Rd)
LutonClimate change – how do we save the planet?Mon 24 Sep, 7pmPostels Club,
3 Dunstable Rd
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
PlymouthA rebel’s guide to Trotsky
With Alison Smith
Thu 20 Sep, 7pmLynher Room,
4th Floor, Babbage Building,
University of Plymouth
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
LondonMarried to Another Man
Ghada Karmi talks about her book on the struggle for justice for Palestinians
To reserve a free place, phone 020 7637 1848
Wed 26 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
LondonFighting 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)
SouthallShaheed Bhagat Singh meeting
A commemoration of the Indian freedom fighter hanged by the British in 1931, on the 100th anniversary of his birth
Organised by IWA(GB). Info 0794 671 870
Sun 30 Sep, 4pmSouthall Community Centre,
20 Merrick Rd, UB2
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

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Meetings And Events
Tue 18 Sep 2007, 19:15 BST
Issue No. 2069
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