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Meetings, events and demonstrations

Issue No. 2076

Respect | Stop the War | SW Appeal events | SWP meetings | Bookmarks events | movement events | demonstrations and lobbies | concerts and benefits

Contact Respect with any queries. Phone 07950 735 390, go to , or email [email protected]
area title/speaker time venue
National Annual conference Sat 17 & Sun 18 Nov University of Westminster, 309 Regent St, London W1
London The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Showing of documentary on Bolivarian revolution in Venezuela. Plus CWU president Jane Loftus on social and political changes since the making of the film
Tickets 0871 703 3988
Sun 11 Nov, 12 noon Curzon Soho,
Shaftesbury Ave, W1
London: north east A radical vision for London
With Lindsey German (London mayoral candidate)
Wed 7 Nov, 7pm Islington Central Library,
2 Fieldway St
London: Wandsworth & MertonWho takes the rap for gun and knife crime?Thu 6 Dec, 7.30pmBalham Library,
Ramsden Rd, SW12
Stop the War
Contact StWC with any queries. Phone 020 7278 6694, go to , or email [email protected]
area title/speakers time venue
National The World Against War
Stop the War Coalition international peace conference. With Dennis Halliday, Hans Von Sponeck, Hassan Jumaa, Jawad al-Khalassi, Hannah Ibrahim, Ivona Novomestská, Mark Thomas, Craig Murray, Sami Ramadani, representatives from United for Peace and Justice (US), Communist Party of Lebanon, UNT union confederation,Venezuela
National delegates £25, Local delegates £15, individuals £10/£8
Sat 1 Dec, 10am to 5pm Central Hall Westminster, Storey’s Gate, London SW1
London: Hackney Afghanistan – Britain’s other war
With Jonathan Neale, Jane Shallice
Wed 14 Nov, 7.30pm Abney Public Hall, 73a Stoke Newington Church St, N16
London: LambethAfghanistan – time to go?
With Elaheh Rostami-Povey, Jane Shallice.
Wed 28 Nov, 7.30pmVida Walsh Centre,
2b Saltoun Rd
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
Socialist Worker Appeal events
Events supporting the £150,000 appeal
area speaker time venue
Birmingham A people’s history of the West Midlands
Afternoon of talks and discussion with local activists and historians
£5. 07905 212 297
Sat 8 Dec, 12 noon to 5pm Ladywood Art Centre,
316 Monument Rd
Leeds Marvin Gaye – what was going on?
An evening of spoken word and live music with Martin Smith and the Tribunes
£8/£5 in advance (£10/£7 on the door). Tickets 07743 024 242
Thu 6 Dec, 7.30pm Brudenell Social Club, Queens Rd
Leicester John Coltrane – jazz, racism and resistance
With Martin Smith, The Tribunes
£10/£5. 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
London: north west Punk, politics and resistance
With Don Letts. Plus bands Rapid Fire Radio and The Guardians
£6/£4. Tickets 07879 424 631
Thu 22 Nov, 7.30pm Inn on the Green,
3-4 Thorpe Close, (Ladbroke Grove tube)
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
Bristol Fri 7 Dec, 8pm Oppo Club, 72 Park St
0778 927 3831
SWP public meetings
area title/speaker time venue
Birmingham: north Putin’s Russia
With Mike Haynes
Thu 8 Nov, 7.30pm Laurel Rd Community Centre, Handsworth
Birmingham: south Marxism and the Enlightenment Thu 8 Nov, 7.30pm Stirchley Community Centre, Pershore Rd
Cardiff The Russian Revolution 90 years on
With John Rees
Thu 29 Nov, 7.30pm Wallace lecture theatre, Cardiff university main building, Park Place
Huddersfield Climate change – how can we save the planet?
With Martin Empson
Wed 14 Nov, 6pm Coffee Evolution, Church St
London Venezuela – where is the revolution going?
With Mike Gonzalez. Plus music from Mano de Dios and Venezuelan folk singer Luzmira Zerpa, and a slide show by Jess Hurd
Wed 14 Nov, 7.30pm Small hall, Friends Meeting House, Euston Rd (opp Euston station), London
London: Brent Rebel America
With Megan Trudell
Thu 8 Nov, 7.30pm Brent Trades & Labour Hall (Apollo club), 375 High Rd, Willesden
London: east Material girls – women, men and work
With Lindsey German
Thu 15 Nov, 7pm Stratford Library,
The Grove
London: Tottenham Can the market stop climate change?
With Kelly Hilditch
Thu 8 Nov, 7.30pm Kitap Evi Bookhouse,
Tottenham High Rd
London: Waltham Forest India – the new miracle economy?
With Anindya Bhattacharyya
Thu 8 Nov, 7.30pm Hornbeam Centre,
458 Hoe St (nr Bakers Arms)
LutonChe Guevara – the man and the mythMon 19 Nov, 7.30pmPostals club,
3 Dunstable Rd
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]
area title/speaker time venue
London Algeria – Anger Of The Dispossessed
Martin Evans talks about his new book on how the high hopes of independence turned into anger
Tue 6 Nov, 6.30pm Bookmarks bookshop,
1 Bloomsbury St, WC1
Marcel Martinet: Poet Of The Revolution
George Paizis talks about his new book on the French poet.
Thu 15 Nov, 6.30pm
Michael Rosen: Fighters for Life – book launch
Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen will read from his new collection of poetry for adults – a “best of” from a wonderful poet who enjoys words and puts politics into his poems.
Mon 19 Nov, 6.30pm
Hampstead Heath walk
A political, historical and ecological guided walk on Hampstead Heath led by socialist ecologist Ian Rappel
£5/£3. Buy tickets from Bookmarks Bookshop,
1 Bloomsbury St,
020 7637 1848, [email protected]
Sun 11 Nov, 12 noon Meet outside Hampstead Heath British Rail station
Movement events
area title/speaker time venue
National Global day of action against Climate Change
march to US embassy
Sat 8 Dec Assemble 12 noon,
Millbank, London
ExeterUnion history
Dayschool celebrating West Country working class history
Organised by South West TUC. Info 0117 947 0521, email [email protected]
Fri 23 Nov, 10am to 3.30pmUnison, Emperor Way,
Exeter Business Park
London How can we win the race against climate catastrophe?
With George Monbiot
Organised by the Campaign against Climate Change
Thu 8 Nov, 7pm, Friends Meeting House, Euston Rd
Historical Materialism conference 2007
Fourth annual three day conference organised by leading Marxist academic journal.
Fri 9 Nov to Sun 11 NovSchool of Oriental and African Studies,
Thornhaugh St, WC1
The first casualty? War, truth and the media today
Conference with Andrew Gilligan, Peter Wilby, Victoria Brittan, Sean Langan, Michelle Stanistreet, Catherine Mayer, Sami Ramadani, Phillip Knightley, Moazzam Begg, Lindsey German, Amir Amirani, Piers Robinson
£10/£7. Organised by Media Workers Against War
Sat 17 Nov, 2pm to 6.30pm London School of Economics, Houghton Street, WC2
Organising for Fighting Unions London dayschool
Speakers include Mark Serwotka, PCS general secretary (pc). Sessions on the fightback today, the crisis of workers’ political representation, organising and recruiting.
[email protected]
Sat 24 Nov, 1pm to 6pmcentral London
London: SouthReel News launch party
Launch of monthly activist video (including coverage of post strike and climate camp), plus live acts and DJs.
£5/£3/post workers free.
Fri 9 Nov, 8.30pm to 4amWhite Lion,
232 Streatham High Rd
Lewisham ’77 conference
With Paul Gilroy, Balwinder Rana, Ted Parker, Martin Lux, William “Lez” Henry.
Info [email protected]
Sat 10 Nov, 1pmGoldsmiths College,
New Cross
ManchesterCampaign against Climate Change rally
With Jonathan Neale (CCC national secretary),
Cllr Neil Swannick (Manchester City Council), Brian Candeland (Green Party), Jenny Lenox (NUJ).
Thu 22 Nov, 7pmFriends Meeting House,
6 Mount St
Demonstrations & lobbies
area title/speaker time venue
BlackpoolProtest at BNP conference
Called by North West Region UAF, Lancashire Association of Trade Union Councils & Blackpool & the Fylde College Student Union. Supported by Unite Against Fascism.
Sat 17 Nov, 12 noonassemble in front of New Kimberley Hotel, 585-589 New South Promenade
OxfordNo platform for fascists
Protest against Nick Griffin and David Irving speaking at Oxford Union.
Details to be confirmed. For info phone Unite Against Fascism national office, 020 7833 4916. Called by Oxford & District Trades Council, Oxfordshire Health Unison branch, Oxford UAF. Supported by Unite Against Fascism
Mon 26 Nov 
Concerts and benefits
area title/artists time venue
London The Rhythms of Peace
Benefit for the Stop the War Coalition with Tony Benn, Julie Christie, David Soul, Janet Suzman, Prunella Scales, Timothy West, John Pilger, Dave Lippman, Eugene Skeef, Ahdaf Soueif, Haifa Zangana, Craig Murray, Janet Shell, Keith Burstein, Charles Watt, Tony Harrison, Dave Randall, Lindsey German, John Rees, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Kate Hudson (chair of CND). Compere Andrew Murray
£15. For tickets phone 020 7278 6694,
Fri 30 Nov, 7pm St James’s Church,

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Tue 6 Nov 2007, 18:49 GMT
Issue No. 2076
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