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Meetings, events, demonstrations and film showings

Issue No. 1972

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
Westminster, Kensington & ChelseaVenezuela — Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian revolution
With Richard Gott.
Tue 8 Nov, 7.30pmPaddington Arts Centre, Woodfield Rd, London W9

SWP meetings

Black CountryCan we stop climate change?Thu 24 Nov, 7.30pmCity Bar, King St, Wolverhampton
Home CountiesMarxism and religion
With Beccy Reese.
Mon 31 Oct, 7.30pmTrinity Church Hall, Victoria St (nr station), St Albans
KentLatin America and the fight against neo-liberalismThu 3 Nov, 7.30pmCanterbury Environment Centre, Palace St (nr Siesta)
NottinghamCan we stop climate change?
With Suzanne Jeffery.
Thu 20 Oct, 7.30pmThe ICC, 61b Mansfield Rd
PortsmouthDisaster in New Orleans — what’s wrong with America?Sun 16 Oct, 7pmCafe Citrus, 56 Albert Rd
PrestonMuslims and the leftThu 20 Oct, 7.30pmCVS Building, Lancaster Rd
SouthamptonCan we stop climate change?
With Suzanne Jeffery.
Wed 19 Oct, 7.30pmSir James Matthews Building, Above Bar St
WakefieldLatin America and the fight against neo-liberalism
With Hannah Dee.
Mon 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)
West LondonEyewitness from Venezuela
With Suzie Wylie.
Wed 26 Oct, 7.30pmCafe We!, 84 Broadway,
West Acton

Socialist Worker Platform meetings — organised by the SW platform of the Scottish Socialist Party

AberdeenBolivia — is revolution on the agenda?
With Chris Bambery.
Wed 26 Oct, 7.30pmNew Kings Building
(cnr Regent Walk and High St), Aberdeen University, AB24
DundeeCan we stop climate change?
With Angela McCormick
Sat 15 Oct, 2.30pmBraes, 18 Perth Rd
GlasgowRevolution — is it possible?
With Moira Nolan
Wed 19 Oct, 7.30pmBuchanan Hotel,
Buchanan St
(nr underground)
KirkcaldyWhat is the future for the trade union movement?
With Moira Nolan.
Thu 20 Oct, 7.30pmKirkcaldy Volunteer Centre, St Brycedale Ave

Movement events

BoltonThe X-factor — the legacy of Malcolm X
With Kevin Ovenden (author of Malcolm X — Socialism and Black Nationalism), Nafisa Salaam (race relations expert) Chair: Komal Adris
Sun 16 Oct, 4.30pmBolton Muslim Girls’ School, Swan Lane
LiverpoolAnthony Walker memorial gig
With Ms Dynamite, The Stands, Lupe Fiasco, Roll Deep, Jahdeeanko, One Heart Choir. Plus Rock Against Racism documentary “Who Shot the Sheriff?”
Organised by LMHR. £10 (advance)/£12 (on door). To book phone 0151 256 5555
Thu 27 Oct, 7pm–11.30pmLiverpool Carling Academy, 11–13 Hotham Street, L3
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.
LondonDefend the time limit
Campaign launch with Polly Toynbee, Melody Drnach (US National Organisation of Women), Baroness Joyce Gould, Chris McCafferty MP, Laura Moffat MP, Emily Thornberry MP, Diana Holland (T&G), Jo Salmon (NUS).
Organised by Abortion Rights. For more info phone 020 7278 5539 or go to
Wed 26 Oct, 7–9pmCttee Rm 3, House of Lords
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

Bookmarks events

BirminghamFrank Sinatra — when ol’ blue eyes was a red
Talk by Martin Smith. Includes records and rare film clips. Plus music from Mood Indigo.
Tickets £5/£3. For more info phone 07929 657 327
Tue 25 Oct, 7pmThe Jam House, St Paul’s Sq
LondonClaude McKay
Richard Bradbury will talk on poet, writer and sometime communist Claude McKay for Black History Month
Free entry. To reserve a place phone 020 7637 1848
Thu 20 Oct, 6.30pmBookmarks, 1 Bloomsbury Rd, 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).
SheffieldOctober (1927)
£5/£3. For more info phone 07930 251 653
Sun 30 Oct, 7pmSheffield Film, Brown St

Demonstrations & events

LiverpoolMarch against racism
Called by Campaign Against Racial Terrorism
Sat 22 Oct, assemble 11.30amCarribean Community Centre,
Upper Parliament Street
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.
Mass 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.
Campaign Against Climate Change demonstration
For more info go to
Sat 3 Dec, nooncentral London

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