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G8 Alternatives Summit | SWP forums | Respect | Stop the war coalition |Movement events | Socialist Film Club | Summer Festivals

G8 Alternatives Summit — Edinburgh — Ideas to change the world

Friday 1 July
17.30Opening RallyRose Gentle (Military Families against the War), Dennis Brutus (South African poet), Haidi Giuliani (mother of Carlo, who was murdered by the police at Genoa), Bill Speirs (Scottish TUC), Mark Ruskell (Green MSP), Trevor Ngwane (South African Anti-Privatisation forum), Eamonn McCann (Irish activist and author).
Co-chairs: Colin Fox MSP and Gill Hubbard
Queens Hall
Sunday 3 July
10.00Resisting Imperialism, resisting warRose Gentle, Sami Ramadani, Fausto Bertinotti, Lindsey German, Hisham Ghenayem, George Galloway.
Chair: Gill Hubbard
Usher Hall
Just say 'non'! Fighting corporate globalisation and privatisationAlex Callinicos, Meena Raman, Dita Sari, Bob Crow, Juan Carlos Galvis. Chair: Mike ArnottQueens Hall
13.30Africa — can Blair and Brown deliver? Charles Abugre, Trevor Ngwane, Zackie Achmat, Caroline Sande-Mukulira, John McAllion.
Chair: Twimuke Mushaka
Usher Hall
How do we get climate justice? Ken Wiwa, Mark Lynas, Tatiana Roe, Alice Cutler, George Monbiot.
Chair: Eurig Scandrett
Queens Hall
Racism, asylum and immigrationRobina Qureshi, Salma Yaqoob, Pia Oberol, Bianca Jagger, Mohammed Asif.
Chair: Mark Brown
George Square Theatre
16.45Aid, trade, debt — making poverty historySusan George, Chris Nineham, Walden Bello, Maren Karlitsky, Greg Wilpert, Bob Crow.
Chair: Rosie Kane
Usher Hall
The attack on civil liberties and the war on terrorAamer Anwar, Patrick Harvey, Willy Madisha, Craig Murray.
Chair: Rosemarie McIlwhan
Queens Hall
Desperately seeking WMDs — militarism and nuclearismKate Hudson, Scott Ritter, Tommy Sheridan, Caroline Lucas, Bruce Kent.
Chair: Women in Black
George Square Theatre
20.00Closing Rally — Visions of a better worldFrances Curran, Vittorio Agneletto, Caroline Lucas, Venezuelan government representative, George Galloway.
Chair: David Millar
Usher Hall
Up to sixteen workshops will take place during each session on subjects including:
  • Imperialism and Resistance in the Middle East
  • Think Globally, Act Locally
  • Criminalising Young People
  • Latin America Forum
  • International Action on Climate Change

Plus music and cultural events

For more information phone 0131 220 6259 or go to

£10 waged/£5 unwaged. Tickets available from the Usher Hall box office 0131 228 1155

SWP meetings

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KentThe revolutionary ideas of Karl MarxThu 30 June, 7.30pmSt Peter’s Church,
Canterbury High Street
(near Cricketers)


Contact Respect with any queries. Phone 020 8980 3507, go to, or e-mail

BrightonWinning is only the beginning
With Cllr Oliur Rahman, Chris Bambery (editor Socialist Worker)
Thu 30 June, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House,
Ship Street.
BristolOur challenge to New Labour
With George Galloway, Lindsey German, Malik Ahmad Khan (former chair of Roman Road Mosque), Steve Norman (Bristol Daycare Centres Campaign), Chantelle Cushine (13 year old Jamaican threatened with deportation).
Tickets £2/£1 concs
Wed 6 July, 7pmEmpire and Commonwealth Museum, Clocktower Yard, Templemeads, BS1 6QH
CamdenWinning is only the beginning
With Cllr Oliur Rahman and Alan Walter (Defend Council Housing, pc)
Tue 5 July, 7.30pmSomers Town Community Centre (near British Library),
150 Ossulston Street, NW1.
GortonCity Academies — What are they and how to stop them Wed 29 June, 7.30pmNorthmoor Community Centre, Northmoor Road, Longsight
LondonRespect Youth
With Cllr Oliur Rahman
Sun 26 June, 12 noonBrady Centre,

Hanbury Street.

ManchesterBritain's foreign policy — the inside story
With Craig Murray (former ambassador to Uzbekistan)
Tickets £2/50p concs
Mon 27 June, 7.30pmSaffron Restaurant, Cheetham Hill Road
NewcastleOur challenge to New Labour
With George Galloway, John Rees
Thu 30 June, 7pmJournal Tyne Theatre,
West Gate Road
North west LondonMr Galloway goes to WashingtonThu 30 June, 7pmFour Feathers Youth and Community Centre,
12 Rossmore Road,
Lisson Grove (Marylebone/ Edgeware Road station)
OxfordA day for Oxford Respect
With discussion and showing of Galloway at the Senate
Sat 25 June, 10.30am-4pmAsian Cultural Centre
Manzil Way (beside mosque, off Cowley Road)
WembleyHey Tony, leave our kids alone!
With Cllr Oliur Rahman and Matt Foot (solicitor and Asbo Concern, pc)
Wed 13 July, 7.30pmPark Lane Primary School

Stop the War Coalition

Cardiff Fight poverty not war
With Moses Bushini (Central African Association), Lara Coleman (Colombia Solidarity Campaign), Huw Williams (Stop the War)
Wed 29 June, 7.30pm Riverside Community Centre, Ninian Park Road

Movement events

LondonNO2ID rally against ID cards
With Tony Benn and others
Go to
Wed 29 JuneOld Cinema,
University of Westminster,
309 Regent Street, W1
ManchesterUnite to defend pensions
With Mark Serwotka, Alan Manning
Organised by Manchester TUC
Thu 30 June, 6pm Mechanics Institute,
Princess Street

Socialist Film Club

London Metropolis (1927)Fri 16 September, 7pmChadwick 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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