Tell it like it is — how our schools fail black children
|Brent||With 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, 7pm||Harlesden Library, Craven Park Rd, London NW10.|
|Brixton||With Doreen Lawrence, Weyman Bennett (author and Unite Against Fascism), Lee Jasper (GLA), Julie Hall (author and local parent). Chaired by Sarah Tomlinson, Lambeth Teachers’ Association||Thu 9 Feb, 7pm||Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton Hill, London SW2.|
|Newham||With 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, 7.30pm||Sarah Bonnell School, Deanery Rd, Stratford, London E15.|
|Tottenham||With Brian Richardson, Gary McFarlane, Kwame Kwei-Armah.||Tue 21 Feb, 7.30pm||The College of North East London (Conel), High Rd Tottenham, London N15|
|Bristol||With Chris Bambery (editor of Socialist Worker), Chris Harman (editor of International Socialism journal), Egyptian socialist and activist.||Wed 15 Feb, 7.30pm||The 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, 7pm||Logan Hall, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, WC1.|
|Sheffield||With John Rees (Respect national secretary - pc), Alex Callinicos (author of The New Mandarins of American Power), Egyptian socialist and activist.||Thu 9 Feb, 7.30pm||Victoria Quays Suite, Sheffield Hilton Hotel, Furnival Rd, Victoria Quays.|
|Barnsley||Is nuclear power an alternative?||Wed 18 Jan, 7.30pm||Barnsley Library, |
|Birmingham||A rebel’s guide to Lenin|
With Alex Callinicos.
|Wed 1 Feb, 7.30pm||Carrs Lane Centre |
(opp Moor St station).
|Black Country||A rebel’s guide to Lenin||Thu 26 Jan, 7.30pm||City Bar, King Street, Wolverhampton.|
|Coventry||A rebel’s guide to Lenin|
With Chris Bambery.
|Thu 9 Feb, 7.30pm||Coffee Revolution, Coventry Students Union, Priory St.|
|Newham||Why the US is losing the war in Iraq?||Thu 19 Jan, 7pm||107-109 The Grove, Stratford, London E15 |
(next to Morrison’s).
|Home Counties||Socialists and the movement|
With Alex Callinicos.
|Mon 6 Feb, 7.30pm||Trinity Church Hall, Victoria St (nr station), St Albans.|
|Tyneside||Can there be peace in Palestine?||Wed 25 Jan, 7.30pm||Side cafe, 1-3 The Side, |
|West London||John Coltrane — jazz, racism and resistance|
With Martin Smith.
|Wed 25 Jan, 7.30pm||We Cafe, Ealing Broadway|
|Birmingham North||The campaign against city academies||Thu 26 Jan, 7.30pm||Newtown Community Centre, Newtown Row (next to swimming pool).|
|Birmingham South||Stop NHS privatisation|
With John Lister (Health Emergency - pc).
|Tue 24 Jan, 7.30pm||Birmingham Sports Centre, Balsall Heath Rd.|
|Liverpool||Palestine journey — when Preston went to Nablus|
Talk and film showing with Cllr Michael Lavalette.
|Wed 25 Jan, 7.30pm||Merseyside Caribbean Centre, |
Upper Parliament St, L8.
With George Galloway MP, John Rees (Respect national secretary), Paul Desson (council candidate).
|Wed 8 Feb, 7.30pm||Gladstone Hotel, |
Lord Nelson St
(nr Lime St), L3.
|London||Burns night celebration|
£14.50. To book phone 07958 996 519 or e-mail email@example.com
|Sat 28 Jan, 7pm to 11pm||Cittie of Yorke, |
22 High Holborn, WC1.
|Luton||Respect for civil liberties|
With Salma Yaqoob, Janet Alder, Soraya Lawrence.
For info phone 07905 487 903
|Sat 4 Feb, 2pm||Hat Factory, Bute St.|
|Clydebank||National Asbestos conference|
For info phone Clydebank Asbestos Group 0141 951 1008
|Mon 27 Feb, 9.30am to 4pm||Clydebank town hall|
|Hackney||Keep 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, 7.30pm||Round Chapel, |
Powerscroft Rd (off Lower Clapton Rd), London E5.
|London||Open 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 3pm||Friends Meeting House, Euston Rd.|
|Central London workers against the war |
With showing of Peace Conference DVD.
|Wed 25 Jan, 7pm||Bookmarks 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 www.lovemusichateracism.com
|Wed 25 Jan, 8pm to 3am||Arts Theatre Club,|
50 Frith St, W1.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
|Sat 4 Feb, 9.30am to 4pm||Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, |
Malet St, WC1E.
|Unite Against Fascism national conference|
Go to www.uaf.org.uk
|Sat 18 Feb 2006||TUC 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@example.com or go to www.palestinecampaign.org
|Sat 11 Mar, 9.30am to 5pm||Congress House, |
Great Russell St, WC1.
Five days of debate, music & film
organised by the Socialist Workers Party
|Thu 6 to Mon 10 July||in central London|
|Manchester||Keep our NHS public!||Thu 19 Jan, 7.30pm||Friends Meeting House, |
|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 5pm||Methodist Central Hall, Oldham Street.|
|Sheffield||Save our NHS|
With John Lister.
|Thu 26 Jan, 7.30pm||Quaker Meeting House,|
10 St James St.
|International||4th Cairo Conference|
For details go to www.stopwar.org.uk
|Thu 23 to Sun 26 March||Cairo, Egypt.|
|Aberdeen||Frank Sinatra — when ol’ blue eyes was a red|
With Martin Smith
|Sun 22 Jan, 7.30pm||Cafe Drummond, Belmont St|
(north of Union St).
£4/£2. To book phone Penny on 07840 101 589
|Dundee||Mon 23 Jan, 7.30pm||Braes bar, Perth Rd.|
£4/£2. To book phone Pete 07903 572 823.
|Glasgow||Tue 24 Jan, 6pm||Borders, 98 Buchanan St.|
Free. To reserve contact Alistair 07910 461 859.
|Whitstable||Sun 29 Jan, 3pm||Whitstable Arts and Community Centre, Sea St.|
|Sheffield||Kashmir — forgotten tragedy|
Launch of documentary by delegation to Kashmir.
|Sat 11 Feb, time tbc||Sheffield Independent film, |
5 Brown St.
|Whitstable||Who 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, 7.30pm||Duke of Cumberland, Whitstable High St.|
|Dungavel||End detention now|
Come and show solidarity with the Dungavel detainees
Organised by Friends of Refugees, Ayrshire.
|Sun 29 Jan, 1pm||Dungavel, Strathaven.|
|London||Justice for British residents in Guantanamo Bay|
March via Downing St to the US embassy, Grosvenor Sq. For details go to www.save-omar.org.uk or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
|Sat 21 Jan, 12 noon||Tothill 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@example.com
|Wed 8 Feb 2006, 12 noon||Parliament|
Demonstration against the draft services directive
Go to http://www.epsu.org/a/1652
|Tue 14 Feb, 12 noon||Strasbourg, France.|
|International day of anti-war protest|
on the third anniversary of the invasion of Iraq