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Meetings, events and demonstrations

Issue No. 2070

Respect| Stop the War | SW appeal events | Material Girls: Women, Men and Work | The Russian Revolution 90 years on | SWP meetings| Bookmarks events| movement events| demonstrations & lobbies

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
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: Brent & HarrowWho should take the rap for gun crime?
With Kat Young, Gary McFarlane (organiser of Communities against Guns and Knives)
Thu 27 Sep, 7pmSmall hall, Harlesden Methodist Church,
25 High St
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
NationalAnnual conference
Names of delegates must be registered with the national office by 19 Oct
Sat 27 Oct,Friends Meeting House, Euston Rd, London
The 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: BrentWomen, war and occupation
With Elaheh Rostami Povey, Haifa Zangana, Betty Hunter
Tue 16 Oct, 7.30pmWillesden Green Library Centre, 95 High Rd, Willesden
London: WandsworthThe Peace Patriots
Showing of documentary on the US anti-war movement
Info 07941 617 864
Wed 3 Oct, 8pmExhibit Bar, 12 Balham Station Rd
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
NorwichEnd human rights abuses and the ‘war on terror’
With Moazzam Begg, Lindsey German, Dominic Kavakeb
Info 01493 664499
Wed 17 Oct, 7pmBlackfriars’ Hall,
St Andrew’s Plain
Socialist Worker appeal events
Events supporting the £150,000 appeal
LondonThe War on Democracy
John Pilger introduces his film
£8.50/£5. Tickets 020 7637 1848. Prince Charles box office 0870 811 2559
Tue 6 Nov, 8.30pmPrince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square
ManchesterCultures of resistance
With Gilad Atzmon, The Tribunes and others
£10/£6. Tickets 0161 832 1111
Mon 12 NovClub Academy, Manchester University Students Union (Steve Biko building), Oxford Rd
CambridgeNow’s the Time
A celebration of jazz musician Charlie Parker with Martin Smith and Gilad Atzmon. Includes launch of Gilad’s new album, Refuge
£10/£5 in advance (£12/£7 on the door)
Mon 19 Nov, 7.30pmRomsey Labour Club,
Mill Rd, CB1
07921 724 270
Canterbury Sat 24 Nov, 7.30pmWestgate Hall, CT1
07947 424 505
GlasgowEwan McColl and the British folk song revival
With Alistair Hulett and Jimmy Ross
Fri 19 Oct, 8pmSt Andrews in the Square
(off Saltmarket)
£10/£5. 07884 345 731
Edinburgh Fri 26 Oct, 7.30pmBongo Club, 37 Holyrood Rd
£8/£5. 07740 866 938
SunderlandBuskers’ night
With raffle
SW Appeal fundraiser
Tue 23 Oct, 7pmThe Royalty, Chester 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
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: Waltham ForestWith Suzanne JeffreyWed 26 Sep, 7.30pmHornbeam Centre, 458 Hoe St (nr Bakers Arms)
The Russian Revolution 90 years on
SWP public meetings to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution
Barnsley Wed 24 Oct, 7.30pmBarnsley Library,
Shambles St
ChesterfieldWith Martin SmithWed 17 Oct, 7.30pmAssembly Halls,
Market Hall building,
Market Square
HuddersfieldWith Colin BarkerWed 17 Oct, 6pmCoffee Evolution,
Church St
Leicester Wed 24 Oct, 6.30pmCafe Mozart,
London Rd
London: North West Wed 17 Oct, 7pmHammersmith Irish Centre,
Blacks Rd (Hammersmith tube)
London: South EastWith Martin SmithThu 25 Oct, 7.30pmThe Bakehouse,
Bennett Park,
Blackheath Village, SE3 (opp Blackheath station)
ManchesterWith John ReesThu 1 Nov, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House,
Mount St (behind the Round Library)
Newcastle Thu 25 Oct, 7pmStage 2, Northumbria University Students’ Union,
2 Sandyford Rd
Nottingham Thu 25 Oct, 7pmThe International Community Centre,
Mansfield Rd
St AlbansWith Mark ThomasMon 1 Oct, 7.30pmUpstairs, Trinity Church Hall,
Beaconsfield Rd
SWP public meetings
Birmingham SouthPolitics in Pakistan today
With David Hughes
Thu 11 Oct, 7.30pmStirchley Community Centre,
Pershore Rd, Stirchley
Birmingham NorthProblems in anti-capitalism
With Helga Bastianello
Thu 18 Oct, 7.30pmLaurels Community Centre,
Laurel Rd, Handsworth
Black CountrySexism and the system
With Viv Smith
Thu 27 Sep, 7.30pmCity Bar, King St,
Bristol southRosa Luxemburg and the mass strikeWed 26 Sep, 7.30 pmCircle Books,
65 North St,
London: CamdenThe rise of Indian capitalism – who benefits?
With Unjum Mirza
Thu 27 Sep, 6.30pmEuromed Cafe, 225 Kentish Town Rd (Kentish Town tube), NW5
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: 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
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
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
The Bridge Of The Golden Horn
Writer Emine Sevgi Özdamar and art critic John Berger introduce Özdamar’s novel
£4/£2. Info 020 7637 1848
Fri 5 Oct, 7pmBloomsbury Baptist Church,
235 Shaftsbury Ave
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
NorwichPublic services not private profit
With Bob Crow, Megan Dobney, Jane Loftus
Organised by Norwich & District Trades Union Council. Tickets 01603 630 000
Thu 4 Oct, 7.30pmGarage, 19 Chapel Field North
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
LondonNot one more death – bring all the troops home now
Demonstrate as MPs return from summer break
Called by Stop the War
Mon 8 Oct, 1pmassemble Trafalgar Square
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 25 Sep 2007, 18:41 BST
Issue No. 2070
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