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Meetings, events and demonstrations

Issue No. 2080

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 020 8983 9671, go to , or email
area title/speaker time venue
Bristol Bouncing Brown – building Respect
With Elaine Graham-Leigh (Respect National Organiser)
Thu 13 Dec, 7.30pm Kuumba Centre, Hepburn Rd, St Pauls
Cambridge The politics of food and shopping
With Dr Rosie Cox
Mon 10 Dec, 7.30pm St Phillips Church, Mill Rd
Dudley Fundraising meal
Bookings 07712 062 175
Sun 9 Dec, 4pm til late Crystal Balti,
Wordsley High St
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: Camden How can we build a real alternative to New Labour?
With John Rees, Kevin Courtney (Camden NUT branch secretary – pc), Mukul Hira (Respect candidate for Somers Town)
Mon 10 Dec, 7pm Somers Town Community Centre, Ossulston St, NW1
London: Ealing/Southall Pakistan – what’s going on?
With Esme Choonara and speaker from Pakistan Welfare Association
Wed 12 Dec, 7.30pm Southall Community Centre,
20 Merrick Road, Southall
London: East Pakistan in crisis Tue 15 Jan, 7pm St Paul’s church,
St Stephens Rd, E3
London: Islington Radical Islington
Fundraising walk – visit the site of protests for the Tolpuddle Martyrs and Chartist demos, call in on Lenin and pass Marx’s house
£7/£4 suggested donation. 07906 243 381,
Sun 9 Dec, 11am meet outside WH Smith, Kings Cross station
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
Walsall Pakistan in crisis
With Naeem Malik
Tue 11 Dec, 7.30pm Palfrey Community Centre, Milton St, Palfrey
Stop the War
Contact StWC with any queries. Phone 020 7278 6694, go to , or email
area title/speakers time venue
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
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)
Tue 4 Dec, 7.30pm West Indian Cultural Centre, Clarendon Rd, N8
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
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
The united front Wed 12 Dec, 7.30pm
Canterbury Climate change and the free market Thu 6 Dec, 7.30pm Westgate Hall,
Westgate Hall Rd
Huddersfield Material girls – women, men and work
With Sarah Murdock
Wed 12 Dec, 6pm Coffee Evolution, Church St
Leeds: Headingley Pakistan, Musharraf and the ‘war on terror’ Tue 11 Dec, 7.30pm For venue info call 07852 937 248
London: Brent & Harrow Why we say no platform for fascists Wed 12 Dec, 7.30pm Brent Trades & Labour Hall (Apollo club), 375 High Rd, Willesden
London: Camden Immigration – dispelling the myths
With Ken Olende
Thu 13 Dec, 6.30pm Euromed Cafe,
225 Kentish Town Rd, NW5
London: Newham Planet of slums – the new global working class Wed 5 Dec, 7pm Methodist Centre,
Bryant St
(off West Ham Lane), E15
London: Tower Hamlets Pakistan in crisis – ‘the war on terror’ and the fight for democracy
With Esme Choonara
Thu 6 Dec, 7pm Oxford House, Derbyshire St
(off Bethnal Green Rd)
Manchester North France – strikes, protest and the fight against neoliberalism Thu 13 Dec, 7.30pm The Ostrich,
Bury Old Rd,
Manchester South France – strikes, protest and the fight against neoliberalism Wed 12 Dec, 7.30pm Falafel restaurant,
Wilmslow 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 Education in a neoliberal world
With Matthew Vicary
Thu 13 Dec, 7.30pm Burngreave Library,
Spital Hill
Sheffield south Education in a neoliberal world
With Matthew Vicary
Wed 12 Dec, 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
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)
OFFU dayschool – how we can build fighting unions
Organising For Fighting Unions dayschool with Mark Serwotka (PCS), Tony Kearns (senior deputy general secretary CWU), Raj Gill (GMB London race & equality chair). All personal capacity
Sat 2 Feb, 11am to 4pm 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 or go to
Sat 2 Feb 2008, 10am to 4.30pm Institute of Historical Research, Senate House
Campaign against Climate Change TU conference
With Matt Wrack (FBU), Frances O’Grady (deputy general secretary TUC), John McDonnell MP, Michael Meacher MP, Caroline Lucas MEP
Sat 9 Feb, 10am to 5pm University of London Union, Malet St
Manchester OFFU dayschool – how we can build fighting unions
Organising For Fighting Unions dayschool with Brian Caton (POA), Jane Loftus (CWU). Both personal capacity
Sat 26 Jan, 1pm to 4pm Friends Meeting House, Mount St (behind Manchester Central Library)
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 MEP, Chris Huhne MP
Sat 8 Dec Assemble 12 noon,
Assemble Millbank, London to march to US embassy
London Climate change bike ride
Info 07986 904 748, email
Sat 8 Dec, 10am Meet Lincolns Inn Fields to link up with main Climate Change march to the US Embassy
Don’t privatise the East London Line
Organised by RMT
Thu 13 Dec, 11am Meet outside City Hall, Queen’s Walk, SE1
(London Bridge station)
Concerts and benefits
area title/artists time venue
Liverpool Karen Reissmann fundraiser
Organised by Merseyside TUC
Fri 14 Dec, 7.30pm The Pilgrim, Pilgrim St
Manchester Karen Reissmann fundraiser
With music, DJ, raffle
£5. All proceeds go to the strike hardship fund
Thu 13 Dec Irish Community Centre,
17 High Lane, Chorlton

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Meetings And Events
Tue 4 Dec 2007, 18:35 GMT
Issue No. 2080
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