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Meetings, events, demonstrations and film showings

Issue No. 1971

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


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

University of ExeterGeorge Galloway MP speaks
plus Suzie Wylie (NUS NEC)
Fri 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 
Respect is holding student meetings at colleges across the country. Go to
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?
With Cllr Oliur Rahman
Tue 11 Oct, 7.30pmPaddington Arts Centre, Woodfield Rd, London W9.

Respect AGMs and pre-conference members meetings

BradfordTue 11 Oct, 7pmRoom 1, Bradford Central Library, Prince’s Way, BD1.
CambridgeTue 11 Oct, 7.30pmCB2, Norfolk St.
TottenhamWith Salma Yaqoob.Sun 9 Oct, 2–5pmChestnuts Community Centre, Chestnuts Park,
280 St Ann’s Rd, N15.
SouthamptonTue 11 Oct, 7.30pmAfrican Caribbean Centre, Trinity Rd, St Mary’s.

SWP meetings

BarnsleyClimate change — how do we stop it?Wed 12 Oct, 7.30pmBarnsley Library, Shambles St
BradfordClimate change — how do we stop it?
With Chris Harman
Wed 12 Oct, 7pmCentral Library, Princes Way
BrightonDisaster in New Orleans — what’s wrong with America?
With Dave Davies
Wed 12 Oct, 7.30pmMad Hatter Cafe,
Western Rd
Home CountiesMarxism and religion
With Beccy Reese
Mon 31 Oct, 7.30pmUpstairs, Trinity Church Hall, Beaconsfield Rd/Victoria St (nr station), St Albans
HuddersfieldDisaster in New Orleans — what’s wrong with America?
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?
With Madelene Henegan
Thu 13 Oct, 7.15pmFriends House, Paradise St
NottinghamClimate change — how do we stop it?
With Suzanne Jeffery
Thu 20 Oct, 7.30pmThe ICC, 61b Mansfield Rd
PrestonMuslims and the leftThu 20 Oct, 7.30pmCVS Building, Lancaster Rd
SouthamptonClimate change — how do we stop it?
With Suzanne Jeffery
Wed 19 Oct, 7.30pmSir James Matthews Building, 157-187 Above Bar St
South LondonJohn Coltrane: jazz, racism and resistance
With Martin Smith
Mon 10 Oct, 7.30pmPlan B, 418 Brixton Rd
(north from Brixton tube)
WakefieldLatin America and the fight against neo-liberalismMon 17 Oct, 7pmFriends House, Thornhill St
Waltham ForestWhy is there still racism in the 21st century?Thu 20 Oct, 7.30pmQuaker Meeting House,
1a Jewel Rd (off Hoe St)

Movement events

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.
LondonCND national conference
For more info phone 020 7700 2393
15–16 Oct (registration opens 9am both days)University of Westminster, 309 Regent St, W1
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 [email protected]
Organised by Palestine Solidarity Campaign.
Sat 22 Oct, 10am to 5pmLogan Hall,
Institute of Education, Bedford Way, WC1.
LondonStop the BNP in 2006 — UAF national conference
With Ken Livingstone, Margaret Hodge MP, Billy Hayes (CWU general secretary), Sir Iqbal Sacranie (Muslim Council of Britain), Mick Connolly (Sertuc), Kat Fletcher (NUS president), Henry Guterman MBE (Holocaust survivor).
Organised by Unite Against Fascism. For more info go to
Sat 5 Nov, 9.30am-5pmCongress House,
Great Russell St, WC1
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 [email protected]
Wed 12 Oct, 7pmJagonari Centre, 183-185 Whitechapel Rd.
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

LondonRobert Fisk
The journalist whose outstanding and principled reporting on the Middle East is currently unmatched will be speaking on his new book The Great War of Civilisation.
£3. Phone 020 7637 1848
Tue 11 Oct, doors open 12.45 for 1pm startBookmarks,
1 Bloomsbury St, WC1.

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
LondonTell BP to clean up its act
With George Galloway MP, Boris Kagarlitsky (IPROG Russia).
Called by Anticorporate Association (Russia), Respect, INPROG (Russia) and Globalise Resistance.
Thu 13 Oct, 12.30pmBP offices,
1 Finsbury Circus, EC1 (Liverpool St/Moorgate tube).
LondonDeaths in custody procession
Silent procession followed by noisy protest at Downing St. Please wear black. Please feel free to bring banners but no placards.
Organised by the United Families and Friends Campaign. For more info phone 07770 432 439.
Sat 29 Oct, assemble 1pmTrafalgar Square, WC2.
LondonMass lobby for trade justice
Called by the Trade Justice Movement and Make Poverty History. For more info go to
Wed 2 Nov, noon to 6pmParliament Square, SW1.
LondonCampaign Against Climate Change demonstration
For more info go to
Sat 3 Dec, nooncentral London

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