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Meetings, events and demonstrations

Issue No. 2079

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
Birmingham Fundraising meal
Bookings 07712 062 175
Sun 9 Dec, 4pm til late Crystal Balti,
Wordsley High St
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: Brent The politics of fighting climate change
With Suzanne Jeffery
Wed 5 Dec, 7.30pm Brent Trades & Labour Hall, 375 High Rd, Willesden
London: Ealing/Southall Pakistan – what’s going on?
With Esme Choonara and speaker from Pakistan Welfare Association
Wed 5 Dec, 7.30pm Southall Community Centre,
20 Merrick Road, Southall
London: Wandsworth & Merton Who takes the rap for gun and knife crime? Thu 6 Dec, 7.30pm Balham Library,
Ramsden Rd, SW12
Manchester Who takes the rap for gun crime?
With Weyman Bennett, Gus John, Eric Allison (Guardian prison correspondent)
Thu 6 Dec, 7.30pm Moss Side Milennium Powerhouse, 140 Raby St
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 Anti-war film showing Thu 13 Dec, 7pm Cafe One, Five Ways shopping centre, Broad St
Liverpool alTURNERtive Turner Prize
Contemporary artworks against war and occupation exhibited at five art galleries in Liverpool City Centre
For more details contact Merseyside Stop the War at [email protected]
Until 22 Dec galleries across Liverpool
London: Haringey Don’t attack Iran
With Andrew Murray (chair StWC), Naz Massoumi (Campaign Iran), Ben Griffin (ex-SAS)
Thu 4 Dec, 7.30pm West Indian Cultural Centre, Clarendon Rd, N8
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
London: west Don’t attack Iran
With Chris Nineham (StWC), Abdurahman Jafar (MCB), Alys Zaerin (Campaign Iran)
Thu 29 Nov, 7.30pm Ealing Town Hall,
Ealing Broadway, W5
Tyneside Civil liberties under attack
With Moazzam Begg
Info 07719 946 814
Thu 20 Dec, 7pm Gateshead Civic Centre,
Regent St
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
Black Country Xmas quiz
£10 per team of four. Prizes and trophy!
Sat 15 Dec, 7.30pm City Bar, Kings St, Wolverhampton
Bristol 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)
Fri 7 Dec, 8pm Oppo Club, 72 Park St
0778 927 3831
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, Natty
£20/£15 (£25 solidarity). Tickets 020 7637 1848
Fri 7 Dec, 7.30pm The Venue, Ulu, Malet St, London WC1
Manchester Curry night
Info 07764 169 013
Sun 9 Dec, 4.30pm til late  
Nottingham Charlie Chaplin – a rebel in tramp’s clothes
With spoken word and film Simon Furze recalls the first global film star, who was also a political activist
£6/£3 (£1 extra on door). Tickets 07852 898 779 or 07940 952 825
Thu 13 Dec, 7.30pm The Gladstone, Loscoe Rd
Wakefield Frank Sinatra – when ol’ blue eyes was a red
£5/£3. Tickets 07894 035 820
Thu 6 Dec, 7.30pm The Red Shed, Vicarage St
SWP public meetings
area title/speaker time venue
Birmingham: north Venezuela – where is the revolution going? Wed 5 Dec, 7.30pm Laurels Community Centre, Laurels Rd (off Oxhill Rd), Handsworth
Birmingham: south Socialists and the oppressed Wed 5 Dec, 7.30pm Stirchley Community Centre, Pershore Rd
Canterbury Climate change and the free market Thu 6 Dec, 7.30pm Westgate Hall,
Westgate Hall Rd
Glasgow Sexism and the system Thu 29 Nov, 7.30pm Jurys Inn,
80 Jamaica St
Huddersfield Material girls – women, men and work Wed 12 Dec, 6pm Coffee Evolution, Church St
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: Camden Pakistan in crisis – ‘the war on terror’ and the fight for democracy
With Esme Choonara
Thu 29 Nov, 6.30pm Euromed Cafe,
225 Kentish Town Rd, NW5
Immigration – dispelling the myths
With Ken Olende
Thu 13 Dec, 6.30pm
London: Hackney South 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
Planet of slums – the new global working class Wed 5 Dec, 7pm
London: Tower Hamlets Abortion rights – 40 years on
With Jackie Turner
Thu 29 Nov, 7pm Oxford House, Derbyshire St
(off Bethnal Green Rd)
Pakistan in crisis – ‘the war on terror’ and the fight for democracy
With Esme Choonara
Thu 6 Dec, 7pm
St Albans Trade unions and the British working class today Mon 3 Dec, 7.30pm upstairs, Trinity Church Hall,
Beaconsfield Rd
Sheffield Abortion – 40 years of a woman’s right to choose
With Jeannie Robinson
Thu 6 Dec, 7.30pm Showroom 5, Showroom Cinema, Paternoster Row
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
Walsall The united front Thu 6 Dec, 8pm Shimla Peppers,
91-92 Ablewell St
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 Second hand Sunday
A feast of second hand books, all at half marked price
Info 020 7637 1848
Sun 9 Dec, 12 noon to 5.30pm Bookmarks Bookshop,
1 Bloomsbury St
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
London Guantanamo chaplain speaks out
Tour by James Yee (former Muslim chaplain for the US military at Guantanamo). After complaining about prisoners’ conditions he was put under arrest for 76 days
Plus Moazzam Begg (in London), the Tipton Three (in Birmingham)
Organised by Cageprisoners. Info
Wed 5 Dec, 6.30pm London Muslim Centre, Whitechapel, E1
Birmingham Thu 6 Dec, 7pm Carrs Lane Church Centre (opp Moor St station)
Luton Sun 9 Dec, 5.30pm Dallow Community Centre, 234 Dallow Rd
London NUT pay rally
With Steve Sinnott (NUT general secretary), Mark Serwotka (PCS general secretary), Baljeet Ghale (NUT president)
Thu 6 Dec, 6.30pm, Friends Meeting House, Euston Rd (opp Euston station)
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
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
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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Meetings And Events
Tue 27 Nov 2007, 18:48 GMT
Issue No. 2079
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