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Issue No. 1975

Stop the War | Respect students | Respect | SWP Socialists & the movement rallies | 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 DecRoyal 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?”.
Organised by Stop the War.
Fri 11 Nov, 7pmFriends Meeting House,
300 Gloucester Rd, BS7

Respect student meetings

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

Birmingham UniversityLand and Freedom video.Tue 8 Nov, 7pm 
Bristol UniversityGeorge Galloway MP, Suzie Wylie (NUS NEC)Wed 9 Nov, 6pm. 
Leeds University George Galloway MP, Suzie Wylie (NUS NEC)Mon 7 Nov, 6pm 
Sheffield UniversityGeorge Galloway MP, Suzie Wylie (NUS NEC)Mon 7 Nov, 1.30pmLecture theatre 7, Hicks Building
Warwick UniversityJonathan Neale on climate change.Thu 10 Nov, 6pm 


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

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). Select delegates by 6 Nov. Contact Respect office for details
AberystwythStopping climate change
With Chris Bambery.
Wed 9 Nov, 7.30 pmMarine Hotel, Marine Terrace, Promenade.
BradfordUnite to build a better world
With George Galloway MP, Salma Yaqoob, Yvonne Ridley, John Rees.
£4/£2. For info phone 07977 472 190.
Tue 8 Nov, 7pmSt George’s Hall.
HackneyStopping climate change
With Elaine Graham-Leigh.
Thu 3 Nov, 7.30pmRound Chapel,
Powerscroft Rd
(off Lower Clapton Rd).
LambethRespect 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.
NeathPoetry night In support of Medical aid for Iraqi children.
Fri 11 Nov, 8pmMocha Joes cafe, Angel St.
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 Socialists and the Movement rallies

BirminghamWith Chris Bambery (editor Socialist Worker), Weyman Bennett (joint chair UAF, pc), Christine Buchholz (WASG — part of new German left coalition, pc).Thu 24 Nov, 7.30pmBritannia Hotel, New St (nr Primark).
LeedsWith Alex Callinicos (author of the new Mandarins of American Power), Lindsey German (StWC convenor, pc), Christine Buchholz (WASG — part of new German left coalition, pc).Wed 23 Nov, 7.30pmCongreve Room, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Quarry Hill.
LiverpoolWith Chris Nineham (StWC national officer, pc), Chris Harman (editor of International Socialism journal), Christine Buchholz (WASG — part of new German left coalition, pc).Tue 29 Nov, 7.30pmHoliday Inn, Lime St.

SWP public meetings

BarnsleyWhy is there still racism in the 21st century?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 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
BradfordWhy is there still racism in the 21st century?Thu 17 Nov, 7pmCentral Library, Princes Way
BurnleyStopping climate change
With Estelle Cooch.
Thu 3 Nov, 7.30pmBrierfield Community Centre, Colne Rd, Brierfield.
ChesterfieldThe bloody history of British imperialism
With John Newsinger.
Wed 2 Nov, 7.30pmAssembly Rooms,
Market Hall, Market Sq.
ExeterStopping climate changeSun 13 Nov, 7pmKing Ludd Bookshop,
New Bridge St
HuddersfieldStopping climate changeWed 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 leftWed 9 Nov, 6.30pmCafe Mozart, London Rd
ManchesterIs Britain becoming segregated?Wed 23 Nov, 7pmCross St Chapel
SheffieldLatin America and the fight against neo-liberalismTue 29 Nov, 7.30pmShowroom 5,
Showroom Cinema, Paternoster Row
South East LondonRosa Parks and the civil rights movementTue 29 Nov, 7.30pmThe Forum @ Greenwich, Trafalgar Rd
WakefieldThe rise of the new left in europeThu 10 Nov, 7pmFriends Meeting House, Thornhill St
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.
LondonUAF national conference
Postponed from 5 Nov. Go to
Sat 18 Feb 2006 
ManchesterColombia Solidarity
Exiled Colombian journalist Hollman Felipe Morris talks about his experiences.
Wed 2 Nov, 6pmManchester University Students Union, Oxford Rd.
Palestine — time for the South African treatment?
With Omar Barghouti
Mon 14 Nov, 5pmRm 3.2 Roscoe Building, Brunswick St,
University of Manchester.
An evening with Paul Abbott
Writer of TV’s Shameless.
£15/£10 (includes three course buffet meal). Hosted by Unite Against Fascism. For info phone 07974 400 183.
Sat 12 Nov, 7pmSaffron Restaurant, Cheetham Hill 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.
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

Events are free. To reserve places phone 020 7637 1848 or e-mail [email protected]

LondonPolitics of Everyday Life
Paul Ginsborg talking about his new book.
Wed 9 Nov, 6.30pmBookmarks bookshop,
1 Bloomsbury St, WC1.
Bombs, Blair, Baghdad and terrorism
With Tariq Ali.
Wed 16 Nov, 6.30pm.

Film showings

BirminghamTestimony from Fallujah
Organised by Stop the War.
Tue 8 Nov, 7.30pmCarrs Lane Church Centre
LeedsOctober (1927)
Introduced by Moira Nolan.
Wed 9 Nov, 7pmLecture Theatre 1,
Leslie Silvers Bldg, Leeds Metropolitan University
LondonProud Valley (1940)
Tony Benn introduces this Paul Robeson film, set among South Wales miners.
Organised by Socialist Film Club and SW appeal. For info phone 020 7637 1848.
Fri 11 Nov, 7pmFriends Meeting House, Euston Rd (opp Euston Stn)
OxfordOctober (1927)
Introduced by Chris Nineham.
Sun 13 Nov, 2pmAsian Cultural centre, Menzil Way (opp Cowley Rd)
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

EdinburghEnd the occupation of Iraq
Called by Edinburgh StWC and supported by MAB and SCND.
Sat 12 Nov, noonParliament Square
Keighley Anti-BNP demonstration
BNP demonstration has been banned on 5 Nov, so the Unite Against Fascism counter-demonstration is cancelled.
Go to
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.
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.
Stop deporting children and students
For info phone 020 7502 6749, e-mail [email protected] or go to
Sat 19 Nov, assemble 1pmHorseguards Ave (off Whitehall). Rally 2.30pm, Hyde Park
Free Palestine — end Israeli occupation
Organised by Palestine Solidarity Campaign. For info phone 020 7700 6192 or go to
Public meeting, 7pm, Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, Westminster.
Tue 29 Nov, 3–6pmLobby of Parliament,
House of Commons
Climate march
With George Monbiot, Michael Meacher MP, Norman Baker MP, Caroline Lucas MEP.
Organised by Campaign Against Climate Change. Go to
Sat 3 Dec, assemble noonLincoln’s Inn Fields
ManchesterStop deporting children and students
With Jason Travis, Mark Krantz, Paul Barns, Rob Owen, Flores Sukula, Rena Wood, Dr Rhetta Moran.
followed by Young People’s Forum, Town Hall, Albert Sq. For info go to
Rally 1.30pm, Peace Gardens, St Peter’s Sq
Sat 19 Nov. Assemble noonManchester University Students Union, Oxford Rd

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