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Meetings, events and demonstrations

Issue No. 2071

Respect | Stop the War | SW Appeal events | The Russian Revolution 90 years on | SWP meetings | Bookmarks events | movement events | demonstrations and lobbies

Contact Respect with any queries. Phone 0870 850 1978, go to, or email [email protected]
NationalAnnual conferenceSat 17 & Sun 18 NovUniversity of Westminster, 309 Regent St, London W1
CardiffIsrael/Palestine – how can there be peace?
With John Rose, Ehab Bessaiso
Thu 11 Oct, 7pmWallace Lecture Theatre, Main Building, Cardiff University, Park Place (opp student union)
LeedsWhy Respect opposes academies
With Sally Kincaid
Sun 7 Oct, 2pmHamara Healthy Living Centre, Tempest Rd, Beeston
London: LambethWho should take the rap for gun crime?
With Cheryl Sealey, Skerne (hip-hop artist), Danny Bryan (Communities Against Gun and Knife Crime)
Fri 12 Oct, 7pmThe Brix, St Matthews Church, Brixton Hill, SW2
Stop the War
Contact StWC with any queries. Phone 020 7278 6694, go to, or email [email protected]
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
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 [email protected]
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
NorwichEnd human rights abuses and the 'war on terror'
With Moazzam Begg, Lindsey German, Dominic Kavakeb
Info 01493 664 499
Wed 17 Oct, 7pmBlackfriars’ Hall,
St Andrew’s Plain
SheffieldPicasso's War and Peace
With Mike Gonzalez, plus excerpts from play 'Trimming Pablo' and anti-war art show, £5/£3
Fri 9 Nov, 7pmSilvester Space, Silverster St
SheffieldNo More War
Dayschool with speakers from Media Workers Against the War and Military Families Against the War
Info 07810 824 223
Sat 9 Nov, 10am to 4pmBurngreave Vestry Hall, 2 Burngreave Rd
St AlbansAfghanistan – Britain's Other War
With Jonathan Neale, Mohammed Arif
Wed 24 Oct, 7.30pmTrinity Church, Beaconsfield Rd (corner Victoria St)
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
The Russian Revolution 90 years on
SWP public meetings to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution
BarnsleyWith Judith OrrWed 24 Oct, 7.30pmBarnsley Library,
Shambles St
BristolWith Colin SmithTue 23 Oct, 7.30pmMalcolm X Centre, 141 City Rd
ChesterfieldWith Martin SmithWed 17 Oct, 7.30pmAssembly Halls,
Market Hall building,
Market Square
HuddersfieldWith Colin BarkerWed 17 Oct, 6pmCoffee Evolution,
Church St
KentWith Michael BradleyThu 18 Oct, 7.30pmWestgate Hall, Westgate Hall Rd, Canterbury
LeicesterWith Charlie KimberWed 24 Oct, 6.30pmCafe Mozart,
London Rd
London: North WestWith Chris HarmanWed 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
NottinghamWith Judith OrrThu 25 Oct, 7pmThe International Community Centre,
Mansfield Rd
PortsmouthWith Dave CrouchSun 21 Oct, 7pmCafe Citrus, Albert Rd, Southsea
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
Burnley and PendleHow can Palestine be free?Thu 16 Oct, 7.30pmBrierfield Town Hall, Colne Rd, Brierfield
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: Waltham ForestMaterial Girls – women, men and work
With Suzanne Jeffrey
Wed 10 Oct, 7.30pmHornbeam, 458 Hoe St
Manchester northAfter Northern Rock – is the world economy in crisis?Thu 18 Oct, 7.30pmOstrich Pub, Bury Old Rd
Manchester south westClimate change – how can we save the planet?Thu 4 Oct, 7.30pmChorlton Library,
Chorlton Cross
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 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
LondonAn evening with Tony Benn
To celebrate the publication of his latest diary collection, More Time For Politics
£6/£4. Info 020 7637 1848
Fri 19 Oct, 7pmBloomsbury Baptist Church,
235 Shaftsbury Ave
SheffieldThese Are The Times
Trevor Griffiths talks about his screenplay on Thomas Paine and the American and French revolutions
£5/£3. Tickets 07810 824 233
Sun 21 Oct, 3pmSheffield Cathedral, Church St
SheffieldPoetry of Resistance
With Michael Rosen
£5/£4. Tickets 0114 275 7727
Tue 30 Oct, 7pmShowroom Cinema, Paternoster Row
Movement events
National1857/2007: 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
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
West LondonSay no to the pay freeze!
With Mark Serwotka (PCS), Christine Blower (NUT), Jean Geldart (Unison), Oliver New (RMT)
Tue 9 Oct, 7pmEaling Town Hall, New Broadway
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
North LondonFamilies march against gun and knife crime
With Danny Bryan, Sharron Lewis, Gary McFarlane, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Classford Stirling, Cheryl GarveyOrganised by Communities Against Gun and Knife Crime. Info 07930 240 095, [email protected]
Sun 14 Oct, 12 noonAssemble Clapton Pond, Hackney for march to Tottenham Green, High Rd
South LondonKeep Our NHS Public
Rally against closures
Sat 13 Oct, 12 noon to 2pmoutside Maudesley Hospital, Denmark Hill, Camberwell

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Meetings And Events
Tue 2 Oct 2007, 19:28 BST
Issue No. 2071
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