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Meetings, events, demonstrations and film showings

Issue No. 1970

Respect | SWP meetings | Movement events | Bookmarks events | Film showings | demonstrations & events


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Swansea UniversityGeorge Galloway MP speaks
plus Suzie Wylie (NUS NEC)
Mon 3 Oct, 2pmDining Room C, Fulton House
De Montford University, LeicesterThu 6 Oct (to be confirmed). 
University of ExeterFri 21 Oct, 1pmLecture Theatre A, Streatham Court.
London School of EconomicsMon 24 Oct, 12.30pm 
Liverpool UniversityTue 25 Oct, 6pm 
Queen Mary, University of LondonFri 28 Oct, 12.30pm 
Sheffield UniversityMon 7 Nov, 1.30pmLecture theatre 7, Hicks Building.
Leeds University Mon 7 Nov, 6pm 
Bristol UniversityWed 9 Nov, 6pm 
National conference
A two-day delegate conference will take place on Sat 19 and Sun 20 Nov at the Camden Centre, London (near Kings Cross). Details relating to the basis for electing delegates, delegates fees, submission of resolutions, timetable etc will be circulated. Contact Respect office for details
ManchesterConvention of the left
With John Rees (Respect national secretary), Aamer Anwar (civil rights lawyer), Michael Lavalette (Respect cllr), Aqila Mansoor (anti-deportation campaigner), Ali Abbas (Friends of the Earth), activists from Zimbabwe and Congo, Tom Barlow (eyewitness from Venezuela), Hisham Ghanayem (General Union of Palestinian Students).
£5/ £2. Conference incorporates Manchester Respect AGM.
Sat 8 Oct, noon to 6pmManchester University Student’s Union, Oxford Rd.
SwanseaClimate change — how do we stop it?Thu 13 Oct, 7.30pmUnitarian Church, High St.
Westminster, Kensington & ChelseaWhat lies ahead for Respect?Tue 11 Oct, 7.30pmPaddington Arts Centre, Woodfield Rd, London W9.

SWP meetings

BarnsleyClimate change — how do we stop it?Wed 12 Oct, 7.30pmBarnsley Library,
Shambles St
Black CountryDisaster in New Orleans — what’s wrong with America?
With Chris Bambery.
Thu 6 Oct, 7.30pmCity Bar, King St,
BradfordClimate change — how do we stop it?Wed 12 Oct, 7pmCentral Library, Princes Way
East LondonCan we ever trust the police?
With Weyman Bennett.
Thu 6 Oct, 7.30pm107-109 The Grove, Stratford
Home CountiesAntonio Gramsci in the 21st century
With Chris Bambery.
Mon 3 Oct, 7.30pmUpstairs, Trinity Church Hall, Beaconsfield Rd/Victoria St (nr station), St Albans
HuddersfieldClimate change — how do we stop it?
With Suzanne Jeffery.
Wed 12 Oct, 6pmCoffeevolution, Church St
LeicesterDisaster in New Orleans — what’s wrong with America?
With Chris Bambery.
Wed 12 Oct, 7.30pmCafe Mozart, London Rd
LiverpoolWhy is there still racism in the 21st century?Thu 13 Oct, 7.15pmFriends House, Paradise St
NorthamptonDisaster in New Orleans — what’s wrong with America?
With Moira Nolan
Thu 6 Oct, 7.30pmBar Soviet, Bridge St
North LondonClimate change — how can we stop it?
With Jonathan Neale.
Wed 5 Oct, 7.30pmWest Indian Cultural Centre, Clarendon Rd
(Turnpike Lane tube), N8
South LondonJohn Coltrane — jazz, racism and resistance
With Martin Smith
Mon 10 Oct, 7.30pmPlan B, 418 Brixton Rd
(north from Brixton tube)

Movement events

LancasterAnti-fascist benefit
Cabaret including live music, finishing with DJs.
£3/£2. Organised by Unite Against Fascism. For more info visit
Sat 1 Oct, 8pm midnightThe Gregson, Moor Lane
LondonStop Bush’s drive for nuclear dominance — keep space for peace!
With Bruce Gagnon (Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space), Kate Hudson (CND chair), Dave Knight (Global Network UN representative and CND vice-president), chair Sophie Bolt (London Region CND)
Organised by CND
Tue 4 Oct, 7.30pmEuston Room, Friends Meeting House, Euston Road (opp Euston Station).
LondonBaghdad to Bethnal Green
Exhibition by regular SW photographer Guy Smallman, charting the Stop the War movement, the aftermath of the Iraq invasion and Respect’s rise in east London
For more info phone 020 7364 7900
14 to 31 Oct, Mon-Thu 10am-9pm, Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 11am-4pmBrady Arts Centre,
192-196 Hanbury Street, E1.
LondonPalestine, Israel and the law
With Dr Mustapha Barghouti (Palestinian National Initiative), Ronnie Kasrils (Minister for Intelligence, South Africa — personal capacity), Diana Buttu, Karma Nabulsi, Iain Scobbie, Danny Machover, Geoffrey Bindman.
£10/£5. For more info phone 020 7700 6192 or e-mail
Organised by Palestine Solidarity Campaign.
Sat 22 Oct, 10am to 5pmLogan Hall,
Institute of Education, Bedford Way, WC1.
OxfordCampaign Against Climate Change
With Mark Lynas (author High Tide: News from a Warming World), George Marshall (co-director Climate Outreach and Information Network). National planning meeting for December demonstration.
Accommodation available. For more info e-mail
Sat 1 Oct, noon to 4pmAsian Cultural Centre, Manzil Way (behind mosque, off Cowley Rd).
Tower HamletsTower Hamlets and Jenin Twinning Campaign launch
With George Galloway MP, Kama Nabulsi, Harry Cohen MP (invited), Caroline Lucas (Green MEP, invited), Oliur Rahman (Respect councillor)
For more info e-mail
Wed 12 Oct, 7pmJagonari Centre, 183-185 Whitechapel Rd.
YorkIsrael — the case for a boycott
With Joe Zakune (War on Want), Professor Hilary Rose, Sue Blackwell, Brian Shackleton.
Organised by Palestinian Solidarity Campaign
Sat 1 Oct, 1pmSt Sampson’s Square
Bookmarks tour — Frank Sinatra: when ol’ blue eyes was a red
Talks by Martin Smith, based on his book. Includes classic tracks and rare film clips
For tickets phone Bookmarks on 020 7637 1848. Booking recommended
Hebden BridgeTickets £5/£2. For more info phone 07759 549 390Wed 5 Oct, 7.30pmTrades Club, Holme St, HX7
LeedsIncludes Harlem Bush Club admission for live funk from The New Masterminds.
Tickets £7/£5. For more info phone 07989 448 883
Thu 6 Oct, 7.45pmHiFi Club, Central Rd, LS1
SheffieldPlus guest DJs.
Tickets £5/£3. For more info phone 07979 648 442
Sun 9 Oct, 7pmThe Forum, Devonshire St
BirminghamPlus music from Mood Indigo.
Tickets £5/£3. For more info phone 07929 657 327
Tue 25 Oct, 7pmThe Jam House, Tickets £5/£3.

Bookmarks event

LondonAmerica Over the Water
Folk singer Shirley Collins’ new book recounts her 1959 journey across the US South with musicologist Alan Lomax as he recorded musicians and singers. Show includes readings by Shirley, along with pictures and recordings made on the journey.
Tue 4 Oct, 6.30pmBookmarks bookshop,
1 Bloomsbury Street, WC1B

Film showings

LondonOctober (1927)
Introduced by Lindsey German. Eisenstein’s powerful retelling of the 1917 Russian Revolution
Organised by Red Fridays Film Club and Socialist Worker appeal. For more info phone Bookmarks 020 7637 1848
Fri 14 Oct, 7pmFriends Meeting House, Euston Road (opp Euston Station)
Proud Valley (1940)
Tony Benn introduces this Paul Robeson film, set among South Wales miners. Organised by Red Fridays Film Club and Socialist Worker appeal
Fri 11 Nov, 7pmFriends Meeting House, Euston Rd (opp Euston Stn).

Demonstrations & events

LondonSupport the general strike in Colombia
With Soraya Gutierrez (president Colombian Human Rights Lawyers’ Collective), Tony Benn.
For more info go to
Wed 12 Oct, 4pm to 6pmColombian Embassy,
3 Hans Crescent SW1X
LondonCampaign Against Climate Change demonstration
For more info go to
Sat 3 Dec, nooncentral London

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