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Meetings, events, demonstrations and film showings

Issue No. 1977

Stop the War | Respect | SWP Socialists & the movement rallies | SWP meetings | Movement events | Bookmarks events | Film showings | demonstrations & lobbies

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
With Alan Simpson MP, chair of Labour Against the War, and pro-war MP Nick Palmer.
Fri 25 Nov, 7pmChaucer Lecture Theatre 1, Nottingham University City Campus, Goldsmith St
LondonBring the troops home
Benefit with the Rachid Taha Band, Brian Eno, Nitin Sawhney, Imogen Heap.
£20. Phone 08700 603 777
Sun 27 Nov, 7pmAstoria, Charing Cross Rd


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). Contact Respect office for details
BradfordA Palestine journey
Talk by Cllr Michael Lavalette on visit to Nablus by 34 Respect supporters from Preston.
Wed 7 Dec, 7pmThornbury Centre,
Leeds Old Rd, BD3
BridgendStopping climate change
With Jackie Shellard.
Tue 22 Nov, 7.30pmCabo Roche cafe,
Five Bells Rd
LondonThe future for trade unions
With George Galloway MP, Ken Loach, Mark Serwotka, Jerry Hicks (sacked Rolls Royce convenor), Jane Loftus (CWU NEC—pc).
Mon 21 Nov, 6.30pmBishopsgate Institute
(opp Liverpool St stn)
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

BarnsleyRosa Parks and the civil rights movement
With Weyman Bennett.
Wed 23 Nov, 7.30pmBarnsley Library, Shambles St
Bradford Why is there still racism in the 21st century?Thu 17 Nov, 7pmCentral Library, Princes Way
ChesterfieldThe rebel’s guide to Lenin
With Kate Connelly.
Wed 7 Dec, 7.30pmThe Market Hall, Market Sq
HarlowThe rebel’s guide to Lenin
With Candy Udwin.
Thu 24 Nov, 8pmPolly’s Pantry, Wych Elm
Home CountiesThe rebel’s guide to Lenin
With Ian Birchall.
Mon 5 Dec, 7.30pmTrinity Church Hall,
Victoria St (nr station),
St Albans
IslingtonRosa Parks and the civil rights movement
With Weyman Bennett.
Wed 30 Nov, 6.30pmEl Rincon Quiteno Cafe,
235 Holloway Rd, N7
KentRosa Parks and the civil rights movementThu 1 Dec, 7.30pmCanterbury Environment Centre, Palace St (nr Siesta)
ManchesterIs Britain becoming segregated?
With Donna Guthrie.
Wed 23 Nov, 7pmCross St Chapel, Cross St
NottinghamIs Britain becoming segregated?Thu 1 Dec, 7.30pmICC, 61b Mansfield Rd (nr Victoria Shopping Centre)
PrestonRosa Parks and the civil rights movementThu 1 Dec, 7.30pmCVS Building (opp town hall), Lancaster Rd
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
South LondonBolivia and the fight against neo-liberalismWed 7 Dec, 7.30pmBrix, St Matthew’s Church (cnr Effra Rd/Brixton Hill)
SouthamptonRosa Parks and the civil rights movementWed 30 Nov, 7.30pmSir James Matthews Building, Southampton Solent University, Above Bar St
WakefieldRosa Parks and the civil rights movementThu 8 Dec, 7.15pmFriends Meeting House, Thornhill St
Waltham Forest Rosa Parks and the civil rights movement

with Kevin Ovenden.

Thu 1 Dec, 7.30pmAsian Centre, Orford Rd

Movement events

AberdeenClimate change, poverty and war
With five speakers and discussion
Organised by Campaign Against Climate Change
Wed 23 Nov, 7.30pmAberdeen Arts Centre
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
Climate Crisis
Organised by Campaign Against Climate Change
Tue 22 Nov, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House,
300 Gloucester Rd
CambridgeKeep our NHS public
With John Lister, David Howarth MP, Steve Sweeney.
Fri 18 Nov, 8pmFriends Meeting House, Jesus Lane.
HaringeyHaringey Justice for Palestinians launch meeting
With Ghada Karmi, Leila Sansour (from Bethlehem), Bruce Kent.
For info phone 07931 368 549 or e-mail [email protected]
Tue 22 Nov, 8pmWest Indian Community Centre, Clarendon Rd, London N8 (Turnpike Lane).
LondonOccupation 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)
Climate Crisis
With Tony Juniper (FoE), Norman Baker MP, Mark Lynas, Jenny Jones (Green), Suzie Wylie (NUS and Respect), Phil Thornhill (CACC).
Organised by Campaign Against Climate Change
Tue 22 Nov, 7pmFriends Meeting House,
Euston Rd (opp Euston stn).
Peace Not War launch party
In solidarity with Jean Charles de Menezes. Launching monthly residency at Brixton Jamm and featuring Asian Dub Foundation's Invasion Sound System - Feat. MC Spex, DJ Shodan (Ganja Records) and MC Lowqui (Metalheadz), Marcacatu (Live Brazillian Band), Rhythms of Resistance, MC's Angel and Logic, DJ's Olly Wood and Crtl-Z (Funkateck Recordings), Chain of Command.
£6/£5. Proceeds to Justice 4 Jean and Peace Not War
For info phone 07779 276 575 or go to
Fri 25 Nov, 9pm–3amBrixton Jamm, Brixton 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.
Securing trade justice
With Anne Feltham, Laura Cheeseman, Karl Miller, Sheila Triggs, Bruce Kent
Admission Free. Organised by Arms Reduction Coalition. Go to
Thu 8 Dec, 7.00pmFriends Meeting House, 173 Euston Rd, NW1
Unite Against Fascism national conference
Go to
Sat 18 Feb 2006 
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.  
Tower HamletsClimate Crisis
With George Galloway MP (Respect), Jenny Jones (Green), Muzzamal Hussain, Phil Thornhill (CACC).
Wed 23 Nov, 7pmKingsley Hall, Powis Rd, London E3 (nr Bromley by Bow stn/Bow Church DLR). Organised by Campaign Against Climate Change

Bookmarks events

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

LondonBombs, Blair, Baghdad and terrorism
With Tariq Ali.
Wed 16 Nov, 6.30pmBookmarks bookshop,
1 Bloomsbury St, WC1.
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

BoltonA Letter to the Prime Minister and Fallujah
Entrance free. Organised by Stop the War and Justpeace. For info email [email protected] or phone 07931 382398
Sun 20 Nov, 4.30pmBlue Flame, High Street (off Derby Street)
KentWho shot the sheriff?
Documentry on Rock Against Racism
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
LondonThe Day After Tomorrow
The climate change disaster movie, followed by a question and answer session with Elaine Graham-Leigh.
£5/£4. Organised by Tower Hamlets Respect
Tue 22 Nov, 6.30pmMile End Genesis, 93-95 Mile End Rd, E1
Queimada/Burn! (1969)
Moira Nolan introduces Gillo Pontecorvo’s follow up to The Battle of Algiers, a sharp analysis of colonialism starring Marlon Brando.
Organised by Socialist Film Club. For info phone 020 7637 1848
Fri 9 Dec, 7pmGoldsmiths Lecture Theatre, London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Keppel St (off Gower St)

Demonstrations & lobbies

LondonStop 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
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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Issue No. 1977
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