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Meetings, events, demonstrations and film showings

Issue No. 1984

Tell it like it is | Socialists and the movement | SWP meetings | 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 NW10.
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, London SW2.
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.
TottenhamWith Brian Richardson, Gary McFarlane, Kwame Kwei-Armah.Tue 21 Feb, 7.30pmThe College of North East London (Conel), High Rd Tottenham, London N15

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?
Wed 18 Jan, 7.30pmBarnsley Library,
Shambles St
BirminghamA rebel’s guide to Lenin
With Alex Callinicos.
Wed 1 Feb, 7.30pmCarrs Lane Centre
(opp Moor St station).
Black CountryA rebel’s guide to LeninThu 26 Jan, 7.30pmCity Bar, King Street, Wolverhampton.
CoventryA rebel’s guide to Lenin
With Chris Bambery.
Thu 9 Feb, 7.30pmCoffee Revolution, Coventry Students Union, Priory St.
NewhamWhy the US is losing the war in Iraq?Thu 19 Jan, 7pm107-109 The Grove, Stratford, London E15
(next to Morrison’s).
Home CountiesSocialists and the movement
With Alex Callinicos.
Mon 6 Feb, 7.30pmTrinity Church Hall, Victoria St (nr station), St Albans.
TynesideCan there be peace in Palestine?Wed 25 Jan, 7.30pmSide cafe, 1-3 The Side,
West LondonJohn Coltrane — jazz, racism and resistance
With Martin Smith.
Wed 25 Jan, 7.30pmWe Cafe, Ealing Broadway

Contact Respect with any queries. Go to, or e-mail [email protected]

Birmingham NorthThe campaign against city academiesThu 26 Jan, 7.30pmNewtown Community Centre, Newtown Row (next to swimming pool).
Birmingham SouthStop NHS privatisation
With John Lister (Health Emergency - pc).
Tue 24 Jan, 7.30pmBirmingham Sports Centre, Balsall Heath Rd.
LiverpoolPalestine journey — when Preston went to Nablus
Talk and film showing with Cllr Michael Lavalette.
Wed 25 Jan, 7.30pmMerseyside Caribbean Centre,
Upper Parliament St, L8.
Public meeting
With George Galloway MP, John Rees (Respect national secretary), Paul Desson (council candidate).
Wed 8 Feb, 7.30pmGladstone Hotel,
Lord Nelson St
(nr Lime St), L3.
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.
LutonRespect for civil liberties
With Salma Yaqoob, Janet Alder, Soraya Lawrence.
For info phone 07905 487 903
Sat 4 Feb, 2pmHat Factory, Bute St.

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.
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.
Central London workers against the war
With showing of Peace Conference DVD.
Wed 25 Jan, 7pmBookmarks bookshop,
1 Bloomsbury St, WC1.
Rock Against Racism — we want rebel music
With The Video Nasties, 3FaceMC , Olympus Mons. New monthly club night.
£5/£4. Go to
Wed 25 Jan, 8pm to 3amArts Theatre Club,
50 Frith St, W1.
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
Palestine Solidarity Campaign trade union conference
With Shaher Sae’d (general secretary Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions), Willie Madisha, (president Cosatu), Diana Butu (legal adviser to PLO), Keith Sonnet, (Unison), Barry Camfield (T&G), Dr Karma Nabulsi, Daoud Abdullah.
£15. For info phone 020 7700 6192, e-mail [email protected] or go to
Sat 11 Mar, 9.30am to 5pmCongress House,
Great Russell St, WC1.
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 9 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.
SheffieldSave our NHS
With John Lister.
Thu 26 Jan, 7.30pmQuaker Meeting House,
10 St James St.
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

SheffieldKashmir — forgotten tragedy
Launch of documentary by delegation to Kashmir.
Sat 11 Feb, time tbcSheffield Independent film,
5 Brown St.
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

DungavelEnd detention now
Come and show solidarity with the Dungavel detainees
Organised by Friends of Refugees, Ayrshire.
Sun 29 Jan, 1pmDungavel, Strathaven.
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 noonStrasbourg, France.
International day of anti-war protest
on the third anniversary of the invasion of Iraq
March 18 

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Sat 21 Jan 2006, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1984
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