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Issue No. 1976

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 including Tony Benn, Cindy Sheehan, Jawad al Khalissi and many others from Iraq, USA and Britain
Delegates from Iraq include: Ayattolla Jawad al Khalissi, (Gen Sec, Iraqi National Foundation Congress), Sheikh Hassan Al Zargani, (Al Sadr Movement), Hassan Juma, (President, General Union of Oil Employees, Basra), Hana Ibrahim, (Women's Will Association), Dr Khair Eldin Hasseeb, (Centre for Arab Unity Studies) | Delegates from the US include:Cindy Sheehan, Medea Benjamin (Code Pink), Judy Linehan, (MFSO), Kelly Dougherty (IVAW)
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
WorcesterStop the War Coalition public meetingWed 15 Nov, Rm 1, St Andrew’s Methodist Church,
Pump St (opp city centre Waterstones)

Respect student meetings

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

Bristol UniversityGeorge Galloway MP, Suzie Wylie (NUS NEC)Wed 9 Nov, 6pm. 
Warwick UniversityJonathan Neale on climate change.Thu 10 Nov, 6pm 


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

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). Contact Respect office for details
AberystwythStopping climate change
With Chris Bambery.
Wed 9 Nov, 7.30 pmMarine Hotel, Marine Terrace, Promenade.
BridgendStopping climate change
With Jackie Shellard.
Tue 22 Nov, 7.30pmCabo Roche cafe,
Five Bells Rd
HackneyGeorge Galloway speaks
With George Galloway MP.
Tue 15 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.
North west LondonThe Mark Steel Lecture live: Che Guevara
With columnist, broadcaster and comedian Mark Steel.
£6/£3. To book phone 07879 424 631
Wed 16 Nov, 7.30pmCorrib’s Rest,
Salsbury Rd,
Queens Pk

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?
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 info phone 07977 057 902.
Thu 10 Nov, 9pmKitchen, Custard Factory, Digbeth High St
Black CountryStopping climate change
With Michael McDonnell.
Thu 24 Nov, 7.30pmCity Bar, King St, Wolverhampton
Bradford Why is there still racism in the 21st century?Thu 17 Nov, 7pmCentral Library, Princes Way
ExeterStopping climate change
With Amy Leather.
Sun 13 Nov, 7pmKing Ludd Bookshop,
New Bridge St
Home CountiesThe rebel’s guide to Lenin
With Ian Birchall.
Mon 5 Dec, 7.30pmTrinity Church Hall,
Victoria St (nr station),
St Albans
HuddersfieldStopping climate changeWed 9 Nov, 6pmCoffeevolution, Church St
KentRosa Parks and the civil rights movementThu 1 Dec, 7.30pmCanterbury Environment Centre, Palace St (nr Siesta)
LeicesterMuslims and the leftWed 9 Nov, 6.30pmCafe Mozart, London Rd
ManchesterIs Britain becoming segregated?
With Donna Guthrie.
Wed 23 Nov, 7pmCross St Chapel, Cross St
SheffieldLatin America and the fight against neo-liberalism
With Chris Bambery.
Tue 29 Nov, 7.30pmShowroom 5,
Showroom Cinema, Paternoster Row
South East LondonRosa Parks and the civil rights movement
With Kerri Parke.
Tue 29 Nov, 7.30pmThe Forum @ Greenwich, Trafalgar Rd
WakefieldThe rise of the new left in europeThu 10 Nov, 7pmFriends Meeting House, Thornhill St

Movement events

BristolEyewitness from Iraq — one year after Fallujah
With Rahul Mahajan (United for Peace and Justice, US), Eric Herring (co-author of Iraq in Fragments: The Occupation and its Legacy).
Thu 24 Nov, 7.30pmMalcolm X Centre,
141 City Rd
CambridgeKeep our NHS public
With John Lister, David Howarth MP, Steve Sweeney.
Fri 18 Nov, 8pmFriends Meeting House, Jesus Lane.
Conference on the impact in Britain of the Polish trade union.
Admission free. For info e-mail
Sat 12 Nov, 2-7pmRm 2B 08, King’s College,
149 The Strand (Covent Garden/Charing Cross tube).
Occupation is not liberation
Anti-war opera with singers, chorus, instrumentalists, video.
£5/£3. Presented by Not-In -Our-Name Opera
Fri 18 Nov, 7.30pmSt Andrews Church, Brockley Rd, SE4 (cnr Brockley Rd / Wickham Rd)
Latin America 2005 — making another world possible dayschool
With Olga Salanueva, Rod Stoneman, Tariq Ali, Richard Gott, Tony Benn, Jeremy Corbyn MP.
£8/£6. Organised by Venezuela Information Centre, Cuba Solidarity Campaign and T&G
Sat 3 Dec, 9.30amHamilton House,
Mabledon Place, WC1.
Strong>Unite Against Fascism national conference
Postponed from 5 Nov Go to
Sat 18 Feb 2006 
ManchesterAn 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
Palestine — time for the South African treatment?
With Omar Barghouti.
Mon 14 Nov, 5pmRm 3.2 Roscoe Building, Brunswick St,
University of Manchester
RoehamptonLove Music — Hate Racism
With showing of the Rock Against Racism film Who Shot the Sherriff?
Presented by LMHR in assoc with Roehampton University Human Rights Society
Wed 23 Nov, 7pm to midnight.  
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.

Bookmarks events

Events are free. To reserve places phone 020 7637 1848 or e-mail

LondonPolitics of Every Day 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.
The Bloody Sunday Inquiry
With Eamonn McCann.
Fri 9 Dec, 6.30pm
Hollywood’s New Radicalism
With Ben Dickenson.
Thu 15 Dec, 7.30pm

Film showings

KentWho shot the sheriff?Thu 8 Dec, 7.30pmCanterbury Environment Centre, Palace St (nr Siesta)
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)

Demonstrations & events

EdinburghEnd the occupation of Iraq — bring the troops home now
National demonstration called by Edinburgh StWC and supported by MAB and SCND.
Sat 12 Nov, noonParliament Square
LondonStop deporting children and students
For info phone 020 7502 6749, e-mail or go to
Sat 19 Nov, assemble 1pmHorseguards Ave (off Whitehall). Rally 2.30pm, Hyde Park
Kings Cross — Never again!
With Bob Crow (RMT), Keith Norman (Aslef), Matt Wrack (FBU), John McDonnell MP, Mick Connolly. National demonstration to defend fire safety rules on Kings Cross fire’s 18th anniversary.
Sat 26 Nov, 11.30amKings Cross station
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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