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Issue No. 1979

Stop the War | Respect | 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
EdinburghLobby of the Scottish Parliament
With Cindy Sheehan and millitary families from the UK, followed by a cross party meeting in the parliament.
Thu 8 Dec, 12.30pm - 2pm
GlasgowBring the Troops Home rally
With Cindy Sheehan, Rose Gentle, Susan Smith (Millitary Families Against the War), Alex Salmond (SNP leader); Jim McKechnie (Glasgow Labour councillor), Tommy Sheridan (SSP), Dr Ali Bhutta (president Carrington St mosque). Chaired by comedian Elaine C Smith.
Organised by Glasgow StWC, supported by STUC womens conference
Thu 8 Dec, 7pmQuality Central Hotel, Hope St
North West LondonBring the troops home
With Chris Nineham & Military Families Against the War
Thu 8 Dec, 7.30pmPaddington Arts Centre, Woodfield Rd, W9 (nr Westbourne Pk station)

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

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
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)
ManchesterA Palestine journey
With Cllr Michael Lavalette (Respect), Ismail Patel (Chair, Friends of Al-Aqsa)
Thu 8 Dec, 7.30pmMain Hall, Friends Meeting House, Mount St

SWP public meetings

ChesterfieldThe rebel’s guide to Lenin
With Kate Connelly.
Wed 7 Dec, 7.30pmThe Market Hall, Market Sq
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)
LeicesterIs Britain becoming segregated?Wed 7 Dec, 6.30pmCafe Mozart, London Rd.
ManchesterNuclear power — no thanksWed 12 Jan, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, Mount St.
NewcastleRosa Parks and the civil rights movementWed 7 Dec, 7.30pmSide cafe, The Side
(nr Guild Hall)
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
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

LondonLatin 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

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

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

KentWho shot the sheriff?
A history of Rock Against Racism and the fight against the Nazis in the 1970s.
Thu 8 Dec, 7.30pmCanterbury Environment Centre, Palace St (nr Siesta)
LondonSpartacus (1960)
George Galloway introduces his favourite film, Stanley Kubrick’s Oscar-winning classic starring Kirk Douglas.
£5/£4. To book phone 08700 606061. Organised by Respect.
Tue 6 Dec, 8pmGenesis Cinema,
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.
£5/£3. 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 (1995)
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).

Demonstrations & lobbies

EdinburghClimate march
With Gavin Smith, Penny Howard, Marian Brich, Nick Gotts, Duncan Hart.
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).
LondonClimate 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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