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Meetings, events and demonstrations

Issue No. 2072

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

Contact Respect with any queries. Phone 0870 850 1978, go to , or email
area title/speaker time venue
National Annual conference Sat 17 & Sun 18 Nov University of Westminster, 309 Regent St, London W1
Cardiff Israel/Palestine – how can there be peace?
With John Rose, Ehab Bessaiso
Thu 11 Oct, 7pm Wallace Lecture Theatre, Main Building, Cardiff University, Park Place (opp student union)
London: Lambeth Who 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, 7pm The Brix, St Matthews Church, Brixton Hill, SW2
Stop the War
Contact StWC with any queries. Phone 020 7278 6694, go to , or email
area title/speakers time venue
National Annual 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 Dec Westminster Central Hall, London
Leeds Stop the war
With Craig Murray
Thu 18 Oct, 7pm Leeds Metropolitan University
Liverpool What 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 3.30pm Friends Meeting House, School Lane
London: Brent Women, war and occupation
With Elaheh Rostami Povey, Haifa Zangana, Betty Hunter
Tue 16 Oct, 7.30pm Willesden Green Library Centre, 95 High Rd, Willesden
Norwich End human rights abuses and the 'war on terror'
With Moazzam Begg, Lindsey German, Dominic Kavakeb
Info 01493 664 499
Wed 17 Oct, 7pm Blackfriars’ Hall,
St Andrew’s Plain
Sheffield Picasso's War and Peace
With Mike Gonzalez, plus excerpts from play 'Trimming Pablo' and anti-war art show, £5/£3
Fri 9 Nov, 7pm Silvester Space, Silverster St
No 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 4pm Burngreave Vestry Hall, 2 Burngreave Rd
St Albans Afghanistan – Britain's Other War
With Jonathan Neale, Mohammed Arif
Wed 24 Oct, 7.30pm Trinity Church, Beaconsfield Rd (corner Victoria St)
Socialist Worker Appeal events
Events supporting the £150,000 appeal
area speaker time venue
Leicester Cultures of resistance
With Martin Smith, The Tribunes
£10/£6. Tickets 0116 255 7066
Wed 28 Nov, 7.30pm Y Theatre, 7 East St
London The 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, 8.30pm Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square
Manchester Cultures of resistance
With Gilad Atzmon, The Tribunes and others
£10/£6. Tickets 0161 832 1111
Mon 12 Nov Club Academy, Manchester University Students Union (Steve Biko building), Oxford Rd
Cambridge Now'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, 7.30pm Romsey Labour Club,
Mill Rd, CB1
07921 724 270
Canterbury Sat 24 Nov, 7.30pm Westgate Hall, CT1
07947 424 505
Glasgow Ewan McColl and the British folk song revival
With Alistair Hulett and Jimmy Ross
Fri 19 Oct, 8pm St Andrews in the Square
(off Saltmarket)
£10/£5. 07884 345 731
Edinburgh Fri 26 Oct, 7.30pm Bongo Club, 37 Holyrood Rd
£8/£5. 07740 866 938
Sunderland Buskers' night
With raffle
SW Appeal fundraiser
Tue 23 Oct, 7pm The Royalty, Chester Rd
The Russian Revolution 90 years on
SWP public meetings to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution
area speaker time venue
Barnsley With Judith Orr Wed 24 Oct, 7.30pm Barnsley Library,
Shambles St
Birmingham With John Rees Thu 25 Oct, 7.30pm Lecture theatre 1, Strathcona Building, Birmingham University
Bristol With Colin Smith Tue 23 Oct, 7.30pm Malcolm X Centre, 141 City Rd
Cardiff With John Rees Wed 17 Oct, 7.30pm Wallace lecture theatre, Cardiff university

main building,

Park Place

Chesterfield With Martin Smith Wed 17 Oct, 7.30pm Assembly Halls,
Market Hall building,
Market Square
Huddersfield With Colin Barker Wed 17 Oct, 6pm Coffee Evolution,
Church St
Kent With Michael Bradley Thu 18 Oct, 7.30pm Westgate Hall, Westgate Hall Rd, Canterbury
Leicester With Charlie Kimber Wed 24 Oct, 6.30pm Cafe Mozart,
London Rd
London: Newham With Chris Bambery Wed 17 Oct 7pm, Methodist Centre, Bryant St (off West Ham Lane), Stratford, E15
London: North West With Chris Harman Wed 17 Oct, 7pm Hammersmith Irish Centre,
Blacks Rd (Hammersmith tube)
London: South East With Martin Smith Thu 25 Oct, 7.30pm The Bakehouse,
Bennett Park,
Blackheath Village, SE3
(opp Blackheath station)
London: Tower Hamlets With Chris Harman Thu 11 Oct, 7pm Oxford House,

Derbyshire St, E1

Manchester With John Rees Thu 1 Nov, 7.30pm Friends Meeting House,
Mount St (behind the Round Library)
Merseyside With John Rees Wed 17 Oct, 7.30pm Methodist Centre, Bold St
Newcastle Thu 25 Oct, 7pm Stage 2, Northumbria University Students’ Union,
2 Sandyford Rd
Nottingham With Judith Orr Thu 25 Oct, 7pm The International Community Centre,
Mansfield Rd
Portsmouth With Dave Crouch Sun 21 Oct, 7pm Cafe Citrus, Albert Rd, Southsea
SWP public meetings
area title/speaker time venue
Birmingham South Politics in Pakistan today
With David Hughes
Thu 11 Oct, 7.30pm Stirchley Community Centre,
Pershore Rd, Stirchley
Birmingham North Problems in anti-capitalism
With Helga Bastianello
Thu 18 Oct, 7.30pm Laurels Community Centre,
Laurel Rd, Handsworth
Burnley and Pendle How can Palestine be free? Thu 16 Oct, 7.30pm Brierfield Town Hall, Colne Rd, Brierfield
London: Hackney South Is the media all powerful?
With Ben Windsor
Wed 17 Oct, 7.30pm HCD Cooperative Workspace, 62 Beechwood Rd (off Dalston Lane), E8
London: Tower Hamlets Are China and India a threat to the environment?
With Suzanne Jeffery
Thu 18 Oct, 7pm Oxford House,
Derbyshire St, E1
London: Waltham Forest Material Girls – women, men and work
With Suzanne Jeffery
Wed 10 Oct, 7.30pm Hornbeam, 458 Hoe St
Manchester north After Northern Rock – is the world economy in crisis? Thu 18 Oct, 7.30pm Ostrich Pub, Bury Old Rd
Manchester south west Climate change – how can we save the planet?
With Martin Empson
Thu 18 Oct, 7.30pm Chorlton 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
area title/speaker time venue
London An 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, 7pm Bloomsbury Baptist Church,
235 Shaftsbury Ave
Sheffield These 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, 3pm Sheffield Cathedral, Church St
Sheffield Poetry of Resistance
With Michael Rosen
£5/£4. Tickets 0114 275 7727
Tue 30 Oct, 7pm Showroom Cinema, Paternoster Row
Movement events
area title/speaker time venue
National 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 Oct House of Commons (Westminster tube)
West London Say no to the pay freeze!
With Mark Serwotka (PCS), Christine Blower (NUT), Jean Geldart (Unison), Oliver New (RMT)
Tue 9 Oct, 7pm Ealing Town Hall, New Broadway
Demonstrations & lobbies
area title/speaker time venue
London 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 Oct House of Commons
North London Families march against gun and knife crime
With Danny Bryan, Sharron Lewis, Gary McFarlane, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Classford Stirling, Cheryl Garvey Organised by Communities Against Gun and Knife Crime. Info 07930 240 095,
Sun 14 Oct, 12 noon Assemble Clapton Pond, Hackney for march to Tottenham Green, High Rd
South London Keep Our NHS Public
Rally against closures
Sat 13 Oct, 12 noon to 2pm outside Maudesley Hospital, Denmark Hill, Camberwell
area title/speaker time venue
London Become a Man
New play about the life and struggle of 19th century anti-slavery activist Frederick Douglass
£12/£8/£4.50. Info 020 8985 2424 or
Tue 16 Oct to Sun 21 Oct Hackney Empire,
Mare St (nr Hackney Central station)

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Meetings And Events
Tue 9 Oct 2007, 18:07 BST
Issue No. 2072
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