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Respect — our challenge to New Labour | SWP forums | Stop the war coalition | Respect | Movement events | Refugee week | Socialist Film Club | Summer Festivals

Respect — our challenge to New Labour

Contact Respect with any queries. Go to, phone 020 8980 3507 or e-mail

Preston George Galloway, John Rees, Yvonne Ridley and Saeed AhmedSun 19 June, 2pmGuild Hall Foyer,
Lancaster Road
Liverpool George Galloway and others Tue 21 June,7.30pmMountford Hall,
Liverpool Guild of Students, Mount Pleasant, L3
Sheffield George Galloway, John Rees, Yvonne Ridley, Maulana Shoaib Desai, chair Maxine BowlerWed 22 June, 7.30pm (doors 7pm) Octagon, Western Bank.
Tickets £3/£1. Available from Jack’s Records, Division Street, or phone 07969 692 975
Unison Conference GlasgowGeorge GallowayThu 23 June, 7pmSt Stephens Renfield Church,
Bath Street
NewcastleGeorge Galloway, John ReesThu 30 June, 7pmJournal Tyne Theatre,
West Gate Road

SWP meetings

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DerbyThe revolutionary ideas of Karl Marx
With Peter Morgan
Thu 23 June, 7.15pmWest Indian Community Centre,
Carrington Street
(off Trinity Street)
DoncasterHow can we make poverty history? Wed 22 June, 7.30pmRegent Hotel, South Parade
HullJohn Coltrane — jazz, racism and resistance
With Martin Smith
Thu 23 June, 7.15pmRelax Cafe,
Newland Avenue
(near Newland Primary School)
KentThe revolutionary ideas of Karl MarxThu 30 June, 7.30pmSt Peter’s Church,
Canterbury High Street
(near Cricketers)
LutonHow can we make poverty history?

With Chris Harman

Wed 22 June, 7.30pmBury Park Community Centre, Dunstable Road

Stop the War Coalition

SouthamptonWar, poverty and the G8
with Andrew Murray (StWC),
Claire Milne (World Development Movement)
Jointly organised by Southampton StWC and Southampton MPH
Mon 20 June, 7.30pmSir James Matthew's Building, Above Bar Street
SwanseaFight poverty not war
With Andrew Murray, Jane Richmond , Dr Prodromos Panayiotopoulos, chair Phil Broadhurst (Oxfam)
Fri 17 June, 7.30pmEnvironment Centre,
Pier Street
Wandsworth Fight poverty not war
With Christine Blower (NUT deputy general secretary — invited),
Nick Dearden (War on Want),
StWC speaker, Guy Taylor (Globalise Resistance)
Mon 20 June, 7.30pm, St Anselm’s Church Hall,
309 Balham High Road (Tooting Bec station)


LondonFilm showing of George Galloway’s appearance before the US senate CommitteeSat 18 June, 11.30amRavi Shankar Bhel Poori House,
133-135 Drummond Street, NW1
Stockport Supporters’ meetingThu 23 June, 7.30pmArden Arms,
22 Millgate

Movement events

BirminghamFree Babar Ahmad
With Moazzam Begg (former Guantanamo Bay detainee),
Craig Murray (ex-British ambassador to Uzbekistan),
Mrs Ahmad (wife of Babar Ahmad).
For more information e-mail
Sat 18 June, 3pmCarrs Lane Church Centre
LondonNO2ID rally against ID cards
With Tony Benn and others
Go to
Wed 29 JuneOld Cinema,
University of Westminster,
309 Regent Street, W1
ManchesterWomen Asylum Seekers Together and Farhat Khan campaign fundraising meal
With Julie Hesmondhalgh (Haley in Coronation Street).
Tickets including food £15 (adults), £10 (children over 11), £5 (children 5-11), under fives free. Asylum Seekers half price. Phone 07947 996 966 or e-mail
Fri 17 June, 7pmSaffron Restaurant, Cheetham Hill Road

Refugee week

This is a small selection of the wide ranging events taking place across Britain. For full details go to

BarkingConcert for Refugee Week
Manuel Villet (South African concert pianist).
Jide Chord & the African Melody Makers (drawing on the juju music of southern Nigeria)
Tickets £5. For more details phone Rev Jonathan Evens 020 8594 2932
Wed 22 June, 7.30pmSt Margaret’s Church,
North Street, IG11
BristolBristol’s silent refugees
Zimbabwean food and music
Tickets £5. For more details phone June Burrough 0117 924 4512
Wed 22 June, 12 noonPierian Centre, 27 Portland Square, St Pauls.
CardiffCelebrating sanctuary
With Ethio Traditional Band, Aziz Salam & Karwan of Hawnaz Band, Terza Rima, Manteca and much more
Sun 19 June, 2pmRoald Dahl Plas (Oval Basin), Cardiff Bay
GlasgowThe Asylum
A group of young artists debut a live circus based production exploring war and peace and the world in which we live
For details phone 0141 248 9799
Mon 20 JuneBuddha’s Backyard, Albion Street, Merchant City

Socialist Film Club

London Metropolis (1927)Fri 16 September, 7pm Chadwick Lecture Theatre,
Main building, University College London,
Gower Street
(tube: Warren Street/Euston Square)
Fritz Lang's Metropolis powerfully evokes a class ridden society of the future. The workers' live and labour underground while their rulers cavort in the palaces that tower above them. When the workers' anger finally erupts into action, their oppressors seek a strategy to divert it.
£5/£3. Advance tickets from Bookmarks,
1 Bloomsbury Street WC1 (020 7637 1848)
Organised by the SWP

Summer Festivals

London Rise — make a stand against racism Sat 16 July, 12noon–8.30pm Burgess Park, London SE5
With acts including Lemar, Mitchell Brothers, Kano, Horace Andy, Eska, Raghav, and many, many more
A free music festival celebrating London's diversity and opposing racism (formerly the Respect festival)
Tolpuddle Tolpuddle Festival 2005 Fri 15 July–Sun 17 July Tolpuddle, Dorset
Annual music, drama and politics festival.
Friday: Graham Moore and some of the best roots musicians around.
Saturday: workshops on Organising Migrant Workers and Unions in the Firing Line. Worker's Playtime Cabaret with The Muddy Funksters.
Sunday: procession, guest speakers, music including Hank Wangford and The Lost Cowboys and Billy Bragg
For more information contact South West TUC. Phone 0117 947 0521 or e-mail

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