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Issue No. 1974

Stop the War | Respect | SWP meetings | Movement events | Bookmarks events | Film showings | demonstrations & events

Stop the War

International Peace Conference
with delegates from Iraq, the US & Britain
called by Tony Benn, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Alan Simpson MP, Caroline Lucas MEP, John Pilger, Tommy Sheridan MSP, Billy Hayes (general secretary CWU), Hans von Sponeck (former UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq), Denis Halliday (former UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq), George Galloway MP, Colin Fox MSP, Lindsey German (convenor StWC), Kate Hudson, (chair CND), Tariq Ali, Andrew Murray (chair StWC), John Rees, (vice president Europe, Cairo Conference), Sami Ramadani, (Iraqi Democrats Against the Occupation), Mark Curtis, Tony Woodley (general secretary T&G), Sabah Jawad (Iraqi Democrats Against the Occupation)
For more details phone 020 7278 6694 or go to
Saturday 10 DecemberRoyal Horticultural Hall, 80 Vincent Square, London SW1P
BristolVeterans speak out
With British veterans plus a short film about US veterans’ demos, “What’s Going On?”.
Fri 11 Nov, 7pmFriends Meeting House,
300 Gloucester Rd, BS7.
LiverpoolRegional meetingSat 29 Oct, 1pmFriends Meeting House, Paradise St.


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

Queen Mary, University of LondonGeorge Galloway MP speaks
plus Suzie Wylie (NUS NEC)
Fri 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, timetable etc will be circulated. Contact Respect office for details
BradfordUnite to build a better world
With George Galloway MP, Salma Yaqoob, Yvonne Ridley, John Rees.
£4/£2. For more info phone 07977 472 190.
Tue 8 Nov, 7pmSt George’s Hall.
BridgendPalestine — what now?
With Khadija Zeher.
Tue 1 Nov, 7.30pmCabo Roche cafe,
Five Bells Rd (junction Cowbridge Rd & Nolton St).
HackneyStopping climate change
With Elaine Graham-Leigh.
Thu 3 Nov, 7.30pmRound Chapel,
Powerscroft Rd
(off Lower Clapton Rd).
LambethRespect for black history
With Janet Alder, Weyman Bennett, Tokumbo Oke. Entertainment includes Tuggstar, Adrian Anthony, DJ Guy, Ex Central, Tempest.
£5/£3. To book phone 07886 014 205 or e-mail
Sun 30 Oct, 3pm til lateJamm, 261 Brixton Rd, SW9.
Respect Youth launch gig
With The Kulaks and The Progressives.
Free entry. Under 21s expect to be ID’d.
Sat 12 Nov, 7pmHope and Anchor, Acre Lane.
SheffieldStopping climate changeWed 9 Nov, 7.30pmSadacca Community Centre, 48 The Wicker.
Westminster, Kensington & ChelseaVenezuela — Hugo Chavez and the Bolivarian revolution
With Richard Gott.
Tue 8 Nov, 7.30pmPaddington Arts Centre, Woodfield Rd, W9.

SWP meetings

BarnsleyWhy is there still racism in the 21st century?
With Weyman Bennett.
Wed 23 Nov, 7.30pmBarnsley Library, Shambles St.
BirminghamBob Dylan and the music of political protest
With Pat Stack, music and civil rights movement film.
£5/£3. For more info phone 07977 057 902.
Thu 10 Nov, 9pmKitchen, Custard Factory, Digbeth High St.
Black CountryStopping climate changeThu 24 Nov, 7.30pmCity Bar, King St, Wolverhampton.
ChesterfieldThe bloody history of British imperialism
With John Newsinger.
Wed 2 Nov, 7.30pmAssembly Rooms,
Market Hall, Market Sq.
BurnleyStopping climate change
With Estelle Cooch.
Thu 3 Nov, 7.30pmBrierfield Community Centre, Colne Rd, Brierfield.
ExeterStopping climate changeSun 13 Nov, 7pmKing Ludd Bookshop,
New Bridge St.
Home CountiesMarxism and religion
With Beccy Reese.
Mon 31 Oct, 7.30pmTrinity Church Hall,
Victoria St (nr station),
St Albans.
HuddersfieldStopping climate change
With Michael McDonnell.
Wed 9 Nov, 6pmCoffeevolution, Church St.
KentLatin America and the fight against neo-liberalism
With Chris Bambery.
Thu 3 Nov, 7.30pmCanterbury Environment Centre, Palace St (nr Siesta).
LeicesterMuslims and the left
With Chris Nineham.
Wed 9 Nov, 6.30pmCafe Mozart, London Rd.
SheffieldLatin America and the fight against neo-liberalismTue 29 Nov, 7.30pmShowroom 5,
Showroom Cinema, Paternoster Row.
YorkWhy is there still racism in the 21st century?Wed 2 Nov, 7.30pmKnavesmire Room,
Priory St Centre.

Movement events

CambridgeKeep our NHS public
With John Lister, David Howarth MP, Steve Sweeney.
Fri 18 Nov, 8pmFriends Meeting House, Jesus 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.
LondonHousmans bookshop 60th anniversary celebrations
Thu 27 Oct: Kate Hudson on 'CND: now more than ever', her new history of CND.
Fri 28 Oct: Birthday party.
For more info phone 020 7837 4473 or go to
Start at 6.30pm.Housmans Bookshop,
5 Caledonian Rd, N1.
LondonUAF national conference
POSTPONED: see Keighley under demonstrations.
ManchesterColombia Solidarity
Exiled Colombian journalist Hollman Felipe Morris talks about his experiences.
Wed 2 Nov, 6pmManchester University Students Union, Oxford Rd.
SheffieldRembrandt to Emin
John Molyneux on the history and legitimacy of modern art.
£3/£2. For more info call 07810 824 223. Organised by 15/2 Bookclub and Socialist Review.
Sun 13 Nov, 2pmFob Cafe, Church St.
Stirling University The twin occupations of Palestine and Iraq
With Haifa Zangana, a Kurdish Iraqi author.
Organised by Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Go to
Mon 31 Oct, 6.30pmLT B4, Cotterell Bldg.
Glasgow University Tue 1 Nov, 1pmQMU Committee Room 1.
Strathclyde University Tue 1 Nov, 4pmJohn St Students Union.
Glasgow Tue 1 Nov, 7.30pmSt Stephens Church, Bath St.
Edinburgh University Wed 2 Nov, 2pmAppleton Tower.
Edinburgh Wed 2 Nov, 7.30pmAugustine Church,
George IV Bridge.
Dundee Thu 3 Nov, 7.30pmNumber Ten,
10 Constitution Rd.

Bookmarks events

LondonPolitics of Every Day Life
Paul Ginsborg talking about his new book.
Free entry. To reserve a place phone 020 7637 1848
Wed 9 Nov, 6.30pmBookmarks bookshop,
1 Bloomsbury St, WC1.

Film showings

LeedsOctober (1927)
Introduced by Moira Nolan
Wed 9 Nov, 7pmLecture Theatre 1,
Leslie Silvers Building, Leeds Metropolitan University
LondonProud Valley (1940)
Tony Benn introduces this Paul Robeson film, set among South Wales miners. Organised by Socialist Film Club and Socialist Worker appeal. For more info phone Bookmarks 020 7637 1848
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
SouthamptonLetter to the Prime Minister
Documentary on activist Jo Wilding’s opposition to US and British policy over Iraq.
Organised by Stop the War.
Tue 8 Nov, 7.30pmSir James Matthews Bldg, Southampton Solent University, Above Bar St.

Demonstrations & events

Keighley Anti-BNP demonstration
The fascist BNP has called a national demonstration. Unite Against Fascism is calling a peaceful national counter-demonstration.
UAF conference (planned for 5 Nov) is postponed.
Go to
Sat 5 Nov, noonassembly point to be confirmed.
LeedsBNP leader Griffin’s trial for inciting racial hatred
Rally noon, outside Leeds Art Gallery.
Organised by Yorkshire TUC and Unite Against Fascism. For more info go to
Wed 2 Nov, assemble 9amLeeds Crown Court, Oxford Row.
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.
Stop deporting children and students
Rally 2.30pm, Hyde Park.
Organised by Stop Deporting Children and National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns. For more info phone 020 7502 6749, e-mail or go to
Sat 19 NovAssemble 1pm, Horseguards Ave (off Whitehall).
Campaign Against Climate Change demonstration
For more info go to
Sat 3 Dec, nooncentral London
ManchesterStop deporting children and students
With Jason Travis, Mark Krantz, Paul Barns, Rob Owen, Flores Sukula, Rena Wood, Dr Rhetta Moran.
Rally 1.30pm, Peace Gardens, St Peter’s Sq,
followed by Young People’s Forum, Town Hall, Albert Sq.
Organised by Stop Deporting Children and National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns. For more info e-mail or go to
Sat 19 Nov. Assemble noonManchester University Students Union, Oxford Rd.

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