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Meetings, events and demonstrations

Issue No. 2077

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
The delegate conference will now last one day. The full conference will be held early in the new year. Check Respect website for agenda.
Sat 17 Nov University of Westminster, 309 Regent St, London W1
Student Respect conference
Sessions include Brown’s Britain, the “war on terror” – building the resistance, Afghanistan, climate change, women’s liberation, education today, anti-racism, Latin America.
Info 07930 953 265, [email protected]
Sun 2 Dec, 10.30am to 5pmSoas, Thornhaugh St (off Russell Square), London
With bands, DJs and bar.
Info 07947 424 505
Fri 30 Nov, 8pm to midnightWhitstable Youth Centre, Harbour St, Whitstable
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
BirminghamDon’t attack Iran
With Navid Anthony (Campaign Iran), Chris Nineham (Stop the War).
Mon 26 Nov, 7.30pmCarrs Lane Church Centre (opposite Moor St station)
LiverpoolAlternative Turner Prize
Exhibition of anti-war art
For more details contact Merseyside Stop the War at [email protected]
From 22 Novgalleries across Liverpool
London: BromleyAnti-war film showing
With speaker from Campaign Iran.
Sun 25 Nov, 4pmHG Wells Centre, St Marks Rd
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
London: South EastAnti-war film showingWed 28 Nov 7pmThe Cinema, Goldsmiths College, Lewisham Way
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
LondonPub quiz
Info 020 7819 1190
Tue 20 Nov, 8pmLong Hope, Pentonville Rd
Cultures of resistance
With the Bays, Denys Baptiste, Jerry Dammers, plus special guest.
£20/£15 (£25 solidarity). Tickets 020 7637 1848
Fri 7 Dec, 7.30pmThe Venue, Ulu,

Malet St, London WC1

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

(Under the Westway. Ladbroke Grove tube)

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
BirminghamPakistan – the “war on terror” and the fight for democracy
With Chris Harman, Naeem Malik (South Asian Alliance).
Thu 15 Nov, 7.30pmSparkhill Social and Cultural Centre, 641 Stratford Rd
Sexism and the System
With Hannah Dee.
Wed 21 Nov, 7.30pmCafe One, Fiveways,
Broad St
CanterburyVenezuela – where is the revolution going?
With Chris Bambery.
Thu 15 Nov, 7.30pmWestgate Hall,
Westgate Hall Rd
Cardiff Pakistan – “the war on terror” and the fight for democracy
With John Rees
Wed 21 Nov, 7.30pm Cathays Community Centre, Cathays Terrace
CoventryMarxism in the modern worldWed 21 Nov, 7.30pmThe Squirrel, Greyfriars Lane
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: east Material girls – women, men and work
With Lindsey German
Thu 15 Nov, 7pm Stratford Library,
The Grove
London: Hackney SouthCrime and the crisis of young people
With Sadie Robinson.
Wed 21 Nov, 7.30pmHCD Cooperative Workspace, 62 Beechwood Rd, E8
London: TottenhamThe Russian Revolution – 90 years on
With Esme Choonara.
Thu 15 Nov, 7.30pmKitap Evi Bookhouse,
410 Tottenham High Rd
LutonChe Guevara – the man and the mythMon 19 Nov, 7.30pmPostals club,
3 Dunstable Rd
ManchesterPakistan – the “war on terror” and the fight for democracy
With Geoff Brown.
Thu 15 Nov, 7.30pmThe Ostrich, Bury Old Rd
ReadingRevolution in the 21st centuryThu 22 Nov, 7.30pmRISC, London 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 Marcel Martinet: Poet Of The Revolution
George Paizis talks about his new book on the French poet.
Thu 15 Nov, 6.30pmBookmarks bookshop, 1 Bloomsbury St, WC1
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
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 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.
Note changed date
[email protected]
Sat 2 February, 1pm to 6pmcentral London
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
BristolDon’t attack Iran
Called by Bristol Stop the War
Sat 24 Nov, 12 noonassemble next to bandstand, Castle Park, for march to College Green
ManchesterReinstate Karen Reissman – no cuts in the NHSSat 24 Nov, 1pmassemble Peace Gardens
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,
London: Hackney[email protected]
With Michael Rosen, The Alright Alreadies, Lindsey German and many others.
£10/£5. Fundraiser for Hackney Stop the War. Tickets 07766 145 763
Fri 23 Nov, 7.30pm to 1amChats Palace ,42-44 Brooksby’s Walk, E9

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Issue No. 2077
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