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Meetings, events and demonstrations

Issue No. 2078

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 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 5pm Soas, Thornhaugh St (off Russell Square), London
Kent Fundraiser
With the band Serendipity plus DJs Oz and Matt and bar
Info 07947 424 505
Fri 30 Nov, 8pm to midnight Whitstable Youth and Community Centre,
Tower Parade, Whitstable
London: Wandsworth & Merton Who takes the rap for gun and knife crime? Thu 6 Dec, 7.30pm Balham 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
Birmingham Don’t attack Iran
With Navid Anthony (Campaign Iran), Chris Nineham (Stop the War)
Mon 26 Nov, 7.30pm Carrs Lane Church Centre (opposite Moor St station)
Anti-war film showing Thu 13 Dec, 7pm Cafe One, Five Ways shopping centre, Broad St
Liverpool Alternative Turner Prize
Exhibition of anti-war art
For more details contact Merseyside Stop the War at [email protected]
From 22 Nov galleries across Liverpool
London: Bromley Anti-war film showing
With speaker from Campaign Iran
Sun 25 Nov, 4pm HG Wells Centre, St Marks Rd
London: Lambeth Afghanistan – time to go?
With Elaheh Rostami-Povey, Jane Shallice
Wed 28 Nov, 7.30pm Vida Walsh Centre,
2b Saltoun Rd
London: South East Anti-war film showing Wed 28 Nov 7pm The 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
London Cultures of resistance
With the Bays, Denys Baptiste, Jerry Dammers, plus special guest
£20/£15 (£25 solidarity). Tickets 020 7637 1848
Fri 7 Dec, 7.30pm The 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)
Canterbury 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)
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 Sexism and the System
With Hannah Dee
Wed 21 Nov, 7.30pm Cafe One, Fiveways,
Broad St
Canterbury Climate change and the free market Thu 6 Dec, 7.30pm Westgate 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
Coventry Marxism in the modern world Wed 21 Nov, 7.30pm The Squirrel, Greyfriars Lane
Lancaster The Russian Revolution – 90 years on
With Colin Barker
Thu 29 Nov, 7.30pm Gregson Community Centre,
33 Moorgate
Leeds Harehills Musharraf in crisis – what way forward for Pakistan? Wed 28 Nov, 7.30pm Tasty’s Karahi restaurant,
138 Roundhay Rd
London: east Material girls – women, men and work
With Lindsey German
Thu 22 Nov, 7pm Stratford Library,
The Grove
London: Hackney South Crime and the crisis of young people
With Sadie Robinson
Wed 21 Nov, 7.30pm HCD Cooperative Workspace, 62 Beechwood Rd, E8
Turkey – democracy, Islam and the European Union
With Fero Firat
Wed 28 Nov, 7.30pm HCD Cooperative Workspace,
62 Beechwood Rd, E8
London: Newham Pakistan in crisis
With Yuri Prasad
Wed 28 Nov, 7pm Methodist Centre,
Bryant St
(off West Ham Lane), E15
London: Tower Hamlets Abortion rights – 40 years on
With Jackie Turner
Thu 29 Nov, 7pm Oxford House, Derbyshire St
(off Bethnal Green Rd)
Reading Revolution in the 21st century Thu 22 Nov, 7.30pm RISC, 35 London St
St Albans Trade unions and the British working class today Mon 3 Dec, 7.30pm upstairs, Trinity Church Hall,
Beaconsfield Rd
Sheffield north Gun crime – what’s going on?
With Jill Chanter
Thu 29 Nov, 7.30pm Burngreave Library,
179 Spital Hill
Sheffield south Gun crime – what’s going on?
With Jill Chanter
Wed 28 Nov, 7.30pm Bohemian Cafe,
Chesterfield 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 Tell It Like It Is – How Our Schools Fail Black Children
Launch of the second edition
To reserve a free place phone 020 7637 1848
Thu 22 Nov, 6.30pm Bookmarks Bookshop, 1 Bloomsbury St
Rebel Girls
Jill Liddington talks about her book on the story of suffragettes across the north of England
To reserve a free place phone 020 7637 1848
Fri 23 Nov, 6.30pm
Bookmarks’ ultimate New Year’s Eve party
• Fantastic DJs
• Seperate dance and chill out rooms
• Kitchen until 10pm
Special discount before end of November £20 solidarity, £15 waged, £10 unwaged (All prices increase £2 in December and £5 on the door). Tickets from Bookmarks Bookshop, 1 Bloomsbury St. 020 7637 1848
8pm till 3am The Square Pig,
30-32 Procter St,
Holborn, London
Movement events
area title/speaker time venue
Exeter Union 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 3.30pm Unison, Emperor Way,
Exeter Business Park
London 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 Feb, 1pm to 6pm central London
70 years of the Black Jacobins
One-day conference to mark the seventieth anniversary of the publication of CLR James’s classic history of the Haitian Revolution. With keynote speakers Darcus Howe, Selma James, Bill Schwarz, Marika Sherwood and Weyman Bennett
Organised by the London Socialist Historians Group. Info [email protected] or go to
Sat 2 Feb 2008, 10am to 4.30pm Institute of Historical Research, Senate House
Manchester Campaign 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, 7pm Friends Meeting House,
6 Mount St
Demonstrations & lobbies
area title/speaker time venue
National Global day of action against Climate Change
march to US embassy with speakers including Michael Meacher MP, George Monbiot, Caroline Lucas, Chris Huhne MP
Sat 8 Dec Assemble 12 noon,
Millbank, London
Bristol Don’t attack Iran
Called by Bristol Stop the War
Sat 24 Nov, 12 noon assemble next to bandstand, Castle Park, for march to College Green
Manchester Reinstate Karen Reissman – no cuts in the NHS Sat 24 Nov, 1pm assemble Peace Gardens
Oxford No platform for fascists
Protest against Nick Griffin and David Irving speaking at Oxford Union
Called by Oxford & District Trades Council, Oxfordshire Health Unison branch, Oxford UAF. Supported by Unite Against Fascism. Info 020 7833 4916,
Mon 26 Nov, 7pm outside Oxford Union,
Cornmarket St
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 1am Chats Palace ,42-44 Brooksby’s Walk, E9
London: Wandsworth Party4Peace
With Wizz Jones, Simeon Jones, Meg Fulton, Electriq Mistress, Paula, Lizzie Shirley. Plus Ewa Jasiewicz and compere Bruce Kent. With bar and food
£7/£4 (£10/£5 on the door). Fundraiser for Wandsworth Stop the War. Tickets 020 7223 0234
Sun 25 Nov, doors open 7pm The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill

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Meetings And Events
Tue 20 Nov 2007, 18:58 GMT
Issue No. 2078
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