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Meetings, events, demonstrations and film showings

Issue No. 1983

Tell it like it is | Socialists and the movement | SWP meetings | Stop the War | Respect | movement events | Bookmarks events | film showings | demonstrations & lobbies

Tell it like it is — how our schools fail black children
Meetings raising issues from the new book. Organised by Bookmarks. Phone 020 7637 1848. Tell It Like It Is can be brought for £6.99 from

BrentWith Dawn Butler MP, Ray Fearon (Coronation St), Hassan Mahamdallie (author & Arts Council - pc), Voice of Young People (2005 Human Rights Award winners), Valerie Brooks. Introduced by Christie Ikeogu, Harlesden Library.Thu 2 Feb, 7pmHarlesden Library, Craven Park Rd, London NW1.
NewhamWith Brian Richardson (editor, Tell it Like It Is), Sharon Geer (author and teacher at Forest Hill School), ELBWO (East London Black Women’s Organisation), National Union of Teachers. Introduced by Cawthar Tooley, headteacher.Mon 6 Feb, 7.30pmSarah Bonnell School, Deanery Rd, Stratford, London E15.
BrixtonWith Doreen Lawrence, Weyman Bennett (author and Unite Against Fascism), Lee Jasper (GLA), Julie Hall (author and local parent). Chaired by Sarah Tomlinson, Lambeth Teachers’ AssociationThu 9 Feb, 7pmLambeth Town Hall, Brixton Hill.

Socialist Worker: Socialists and the movement rallies

BristolWith Chris Bambery (editor of Socialist Worker), Chris Harman (editor of International Socialism journal), Egyptian socialist and activist.Wed 15 Feb, 7.30pmThe Council House, College Green.
London With Lindsey German (convenor of the Stop the War Coalition - pc), Martin Smith (SWP national organiser), Egyptian socialist and activist.Wed 8 Feb, 7pmLogan Hall, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, WC1.
SheffieldWith John Rees (Respect national secretary - pc), Alex Callinicos (author of The New Mandarins of American Power), Egyptian socialist and activist.Thu 9 Feb, 7.30pmVictoria Quays Suite, Sheffield Hilton Hotel, Furnival Rd, Victoria Quays.

SWP public meetings

BarnsleyIs nuclear power an alternative?
With Moira Nolan.
Wed 18 Jan, 7.30pmBarnsley Library,
Shambles St
ManchesterNuclear power — no thanks
With Martin Empson.
Thu 12 Jan, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, Mount St.
West LondonJohn Coltrane — jazz, racism and resistance
With Martin Smith.
Wed 25 Jan, 7.30pmWe Cafe, Ealing Broadway

Stop the War

CoventryMilitary Families Speak Out: Why the troops should come home now
With Susan Smith (mother of Philip Hewit, killed in Iraq last year), Andrew Bergin (StWC press officer)
Wed 18 Jan, 7.30pmMethodist Central Hall, New Union Street, Coventry

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

LondonBurns night celebration
£14.50. To book phone 07958 996 519 or e-mail [email protected]
Sat 28 Jan, 7pm to 11pmCittie of Yorke,
22 High Holborn, WC1.

Movement events

ClydebankNational Asbestos conference
For info phone Clydebank Asbestos Group 0141 951 1008
Mon 27 Feb, 9.30am to 4pmClydebank town hall
HackneyKeep our NHS public!
With Frank Dobson MP, Clare Highton (local GP), Diane Abbott MP (invited), Colin Leys (author of Market Driven Politics), Gill George (Amicus national executive - pc).
Wed 25 Jan, 7.30pmRound Chapel,
Powerscroft Rd (off Lower Clapton Rd), London E5.
Support Broadway Market occupation
Will proceed whatever the occupation's situation. Deputy Mayor Jessica Crowe from Hackney Council is expected to be present.
Mon 16 Jan, 7pmSt Mark's Church Hall, Lansdowne Drive, E8
LeedsNow is the time to stop the BNP
Protest outside the trial of leading BNP members Nick Griffin and Mark Collett.
Rally at noon outside Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow.
Organised by Yorkshire and Humberside TUC and UAF. For details phone UAF 07932 221 014 or Yorks and Humberside TUC 0113 242 9696
Mon 16 Jan, 9amLeeds Crown Court,
Oxford Row.
LondonOpen meeting to discuss the crisis in working class representation
With Tony Benn, John McDonnell MP, Jean Lambert MEP, Colin Fox MSP, John Marek AM and councillor Dave Nellist.
Organised by RMT union
Sat 21 Jan, 12 noon to 3pmFriends Meeting House, Euston Rd.
1956 conference
With Sami Ramadani, Stan Newens, Anne Alexander, Mike Haynes, Neil Davidson, Paul Blackledge and sessions including Suez, Hungary, Nasser and Egypt, the Communist Party and the new left.
£15/£10. Organised by London Socialist Historians Group.
For info phone 07803 167 266 or e-mail [email protected]
Sat 4 Feb, 9.30am to 4pmInstitute of Historical Research, Senate House,
Malet St, WC1E.
Unite Against Fascism national conference
Go to
Sat 18 Feb 2006TUC Conference Centre, Congress House, Great Russell St
Marxism 2006
Five days of debate, music & film
organised by the Socialist Workers Party
Thu 6 to Mon 10 July in central London
ManchesterKeep our NHS public!Thu 19 Jan, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House,
Mount St.
Section nine conference
For trade unionists, anti-deportation campaigners and anti-racists on the asylum and immigration acts.
£5/£3/asylum seekers free. For info phone Jason Travis (Bolton NUT) on 07976 476 181 or George Binette (CDAS) on 07905 826 304.
Sat 28 Jan, 11am to 5pmMethodist Central Hall, Oldham Street.
International4th Cairo Conference
For details go to
Thu 23 to Sun 26 MarchCairo, Egypt.

Bookmarks events

AberdeenFrank Sinatra — when ol’ blue eyes was a red
With Martin Smith
Sun 22 Jan, 7.30pmCafe Drummond, Belmont St
(north of Union St).
£4/£2. To book phone Penny on 07840 101 589
DundeeMon 23 Jan, 7.30pmBraes bar, Perth Rd.
£4/£2. To book phone Pete 07903 572 823.
GlasgowTue 24 Jan, 6pmBorders, 98 Buchanan St.
Free. To reserve contact Alistair 07910 461 859.
WhitstableSun 29 Jan, 3pmWhitstable Arts and Community Centre, Sea St.

Film showings

WhitstableWho Shot the Sheriff?
A history of Rock Against Racism and the fight against the Nazis in the 1970s.
£4/£3 concessions. Organised by Respect.
Thu 19 Jan, 7.30pmDuke of Cumberland, Whitstable High St.

Demonstrations & lobbies

LondonJustice for British residents in Guantanamo Bay
March via Downing St to the US embassy, Grosvenor Sq. For details go to or e-mail [email protected]
Sat 21 Jan, 12 noonTothill St (nearest tube St James Park).
Fourth option for council housingLobby of parliament and rally at Central Hall, Westminster.
For info phone 020 7987 9989 or e-mail [email protected]
Wed 8 Feb 2006, 12 noonParliament
InternationalStop Bolkestein!
Demonstration against the draft services directive
Go to
Tue 14 Feb, 12 noonStrasburg, France.
International day of anti-war protest
on the third anniversary of the invasion of Iraq
March 18 

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Issue No. 1983
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