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Issue No. 1980

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
BirminghamBirmingham Stop the War annual general meetingTue 13 Dec, 7.30pmCarrs Lane Church Centre (opposite Moor St stn).
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)
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

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
CambridgeWhere Now for Kurdistan?
With Welat Zeydan
Tue 13 Dec, 7.30pmJaffa Net, Mill Road
FulhamRespect for Palestine
With Yvonne Ridley.
Tue 20 Dec, 6pmLecture Theatre,
Parsons Green Mosque,
7 Bridges Place
(off Parsons Green Lane).
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)
LancashireEnd of year party
With musical workshops for children, poetry, music from Rakiya Lawler, DanBerryJam and much more…
£5/£3 unwaged & students/£2.50 children. For info phone 07739 729 214 or e-mail
Sat 17 Dec, 7.30pmDuncan Hall, Lytham Rd, Preston
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
HackneyBob Dylan
With Pat Stack plus social.
Suggested donation £5/£3.
Thu 15 Dec, 7.30pmSussex Arms, 107A Culford Rd, London N1.
HammersmithRosa Parks and the civil rights movementWed 14 Dec, 7pmHammersmith Irish Centre, Blacks Rd, London W6.
Home CountiesRosa Parks and the civil rights movement
With Kevin Ovenden.
Mon 9 Jan, 7.30pmTrinity Church Hall,
Victoria St (nr station),
St Albans.
LeicesterIs Britain becoming segregated?Wed 7 Dec, 6.30pmCafe Mozart, London Rd.
London Tube & Rail WorkersLatin America in revolt
With Mike Gonzalez.
Sun 18 Dec, 3pmUpstairs,
Bar 101,
New Oxford St.
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
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)
WakefieldRosa Parks and the civil rights movement
With Moira Nolan
Thu 8 Dec, 7.15pmFriends Meeting House, Thornhill St
West LondonJohn Coltrane — jazz, racism and resistance
With Martin Smith
Wed 25 Jan, 7.30pmWe Cafe,
Ealing Broadway.

Movement events

LondonSecuring 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
Love Music Hate Racism — end of year party
Indie/Punk/Ska — Jerry Dammers, Queens of Noize, Lisa Moorish, Crash Convention (acoustic set), Damo (Metro Riots), plus indie star guest DJs.
Hip-hop/Grime/Bashment/Jungle DJs — Heartless Crew, Rodney P & Skitz, Nicky Blackmarket, DJ Swerve, Da Ill Kidz, Excalibah.
Live PAs:
Akala, Skeme & Big P, Reveal and Loki, Bashy, Baby Blue, Pariz-1.
£5 adv/before 10.30pm/NUS. £7 after 10.30pm
E-mail or go to
Thu 15 Dec, 9pm-2amHerbal, 10-14 Kingsland Rd, E2.
Fourth option for council housing
Lobby of parliament and rally at Central Hall, Westminster.
Wed 8 Feb 2006, 12 noonParliament
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

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

BarnsleyOctober (1927)
Sergei Eisenstein's classic retelling of the 1917 Russian revolution.
£2/£1. Organised by SWP.
Mon 12 Dec, 7.30pmBarnsley Library,
Shambles St.
BirminghamOctober (1927)
Sergei Eisenstein's classic retelling of the 1917 Russian revolution.
£3/£2. Organised by SWP.
Fri 16 Dec, 7.30pmCafe One, Five Ways Shopping Centre, Broad St.
HuddersfieldLa Haine (1995)
Incendiary film set in the housing projects on the outskirts of Paris.
Wed 14 Dec, 6pmCoffeevolution, Church St.
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)
LondonQueimada/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)

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