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Issue No. 1978

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
Sat 10 Dec, 10am - 8pmRoyal Horticultural Hall, 80 Vincent Square, London SW1P 2PE
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

BradfordA Palestine journey
Talk by Cllr Michael Lavalette on the visit to Nablus by 34 Respect supporters from Preston.
Wed 7 Dec, 7pmThornbury Centre, Leeds Old Rd, BD3
CambridgeGeorge Galloway speaks
With Respect MP George Galloway.
Mon 28 Nov, 7.30pmMumford Theatre,
Anglia Ruskin University
HackneyRosa Parks and the fight for civil rights, 1955 to 2005
A talk with visuals, introduced by Donna Guthrie.
Wed 7 Dec, 7.30pmRound Chapel, Powerscroft Rd (off Lower Clapton Rd)

SWP Socialists and the Movement rallies

LiverpoolWith Chris Nineham (StWC national officer, pc), Chris Harman (editor of International Socialism journal), Christine Buchholz (WASG — part of new German left coalition, pc), Hassan Jumaa Awad (President Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions).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
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 movement
With Weyman Bennett.
Thu 1 Dec, 7.30pmCanterbury Environment Centre, Palace St (nr Siesta)
ManchesterThe Mark Steel Lecture live: Che Guevara
With comedian Mark Steel.
£5/£3. For SW appeal
Sat 26 Nov, 7.30pmDancehouse Theatre, Oxford Rd (opp BBC)
North LondonRosa Parks and the civil rights movement
With Weyman Bennett.
Thu 8 Dec, 7.30pmBotany Bay, Phillip Lane, N15
NottinghamIs Britain becoming segregated?
With Anindya Bhattacharyya.
Thu 1 Dec, 7.30pmICC, 61b Mansfield Rd (nr Victoria Shopping Centre)
PontardaweMarxism and art
With Tom Rapsey.
Thu 1 Dec, 7.30pmCross Community Centre, Herbert St
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-liberalism
With Chris Harman.
Wed 7 Dec, 7.30pmBrix, St Matthew’s Church (cnr Effra Rd/Brixton Hill)
SouthamptonRosa Parks and the civil rights movement
With Martin Smith.
Wed 30 Nov, 7.30pmSir James Matthews Bldg, Southampton Solent University, Above Bar St
WakefieldRosa Parks and the civil rights movement
With Moira Nolan
Thu 8 Dec, 7.15pmFriends Meeting House, Thornhill St
Waltham ForestRosa Parks and the civil rights movement
With Kevin Ovenden.
Thu 1 Dec, 7.30pmAsian Centre, Orford Rd, London E17

Movement events

BirminghamClimate Crisis
With Clare Short MP, Jim Bereen (Green), Alistair Wingate (Respect), Dr David Toke.
Sat 26 Nov, 7pmGuild Council Chamber,
University of Birmingham.
BrightonRemember Fallujah
With Rahul Mahajan, US anti-war activist and author.
Organised by Hands Off and Voices in the Wilderness.
Mon 28 Nov, 7.30pmBrighthelm, North St.
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
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)
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, Sue Branford, Jenny Pearce.
£8/£6. Phone 020 7263 6452 for credit card booking. Advance registration required. Organised by Venezuela Information Centre, Cuba Solidarity Campaign and T&G
Sat 3 Dec, 9.30amHamilton House,
Mabledon Place, WC1.
Hands Off Venezuela national conference
With John McDonnell MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP.
For info phone Charley Allan on 07963 446 664 or go to
Sat 3 Dec, 11.30amNatfhe headquarters, 27 Britannia St, WC1X
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 2006TUC Conference Centre, Congress House, Great Russell St
North LondonClimate Crisis
With Phil Thornhill (CACC), Darren Johnson (Green), Martyn Williams (FOE).
Tue 29 Nov, 7pmHampstead Old Town Hall (Interchange Studios), 213 Haverstock Hill, NW3.
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).
Organised by Campaign Against Climate Change
Wed 23 Nov, 7pmKingsley Hall, Powis Rd, London E3 (nr Bromley by Bow stn/Bow Church DLR).

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

LondonThe Bloody Sunday Inquiry
With Eamonn McCann.
Fri 9 Dec, 6.30pmBookmarks bookshop,
1 Bloomsbury St, WC1.
Hollywood’s New Radicalism
With Ben Dickenson.
Thu 15 Dec, 7.30pm

Film showings

CambridgeA letter to the Prime Minister and Caught in the Crossfire
Followed by Q&A with director Julia Guest and an Iraqi aid worker who has been active in Fallujah and features in both films.
Sun 27 Nov, 11amArts Picture House,
38-39 St Andrew's St, CB2.
KentWho shot the sheriff?
Documentry on Rock Against Racism
Thu 8 Dec, 7.30pmCanterbury Environment Centre, Palace St (nr Siesta)
LondonQueimada/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)
NorwichLa Haine
Set in the housing projects on the outskirts of Paris, La Haine is one of the most incendiary films of the 1990s. Its treatment of racial violence, disenfranchisement and poverty introduced audiences to aspects of French life rarely seen on film.
Thu 1 Dec, 7pmRussell St Centre
(off Dereham Rd).
PortsmouthLa HaineSun 27 Nov, 7pmCafe Citrus, Albert Rd, Southsea.

Demonstrations & lobbies

EdinburghClimate march
March round the Mound, down the Royal Mile and finish at the Scottish parliament
Sat 3 Dec, assemble 11amEast Market Street (Next to Waverley stn).
LondonKings 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

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