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.|
Socialist Worker platform: Socialists and the movement rally
|Edinburgh||With Iain Ferguson, one of the organisers of the G8Alternatives Counter Summit|
for info phone 07740 866 938
|Mon 30 Jan, 7.30pm||Friends Meeting House, Victoria Terrace|
|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.|
|Manchester||Frank Sinatra – when ol’ blue eyes was a red|
With Martin Smith.
|Sat 25 Feb, 7.30pm||Dance House Theatre, Oxford Rd.|
|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).|
|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).
|Tue 7 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 protected]
|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.|
|Manchester||Election campaign launch|
With George Galloway MP, Nahella Ashraf (council candidate), Suzie Wylie (NUS executive - pc).
|Tue 21 Feb, 7pm||Roscoe Building, Brunswick St, Manchester University.|
|Northamptonshire||Our challenge to New Labour|
With John Rees (Respect national secretary), Cllr Oliur Rahman, John Farnan (CWU executive - pc).
For info e-mail [email protected]
|Wed 15 Feb, 7.30pm||The Guildhall, St Giles Sq, Northampton NN1.|
|Nottingham||Palestine – life under occupation|
With Betty Hunter (general secretary PSC), Caroline Johnson (Birmingham-Ramallah Link campaign), Helen Bowler (Respect).
Organised by Respect and PSC.
|Tue 31 Jan, 7.30pm||New Mechanics Institute, |
3 North Sherwood St.
|Tower Hamlets||Fundraising banquet|
Meet our council candidates.
£15 minimum (drinks extra). For info and to book phone 07958 735 656.
|Sun 12 Feb, 6pm onwards||Preem and Prithi restaurant, 124 Brick Lane.|
|Waltham Forest||What’s happening to our schools?|
With Nick Grant.
|Thu 26 Jan, 7.30pm||Asian Centre, 18a Orford Rd, Walthamstow.|
|Birmingham||Why the troops should leave Iraq|
With Susan Smith (whose son Phillip Hewett was killed in Iraq), Salma Yaqoob (chair Birmingham StWC), Revd Canon John Wilkinson (All Saints church), Lynne Hubbard (Health Workers Against the War).
|Tue 7 Feb, 7.30pm||King’s Heath Community Centre, Heathfield Rd, B14.|
|Brighton||How many more must die? The human cost of war.|
With Peter Brierley (MFAW).
Organised by Sussex Action For Peace.
|Wed 15 Feb, 8pm||Quaker Meeting Hse, Ship St.|
|London||Student Stop The War national activist meeting|
With Jeremy Corbyn MP, Lindsey German (convenor StWC), Jamal Lel-Shayyal (Fosis), Suzie Wylie (NUS), Peter Leary (Student CND).
|Sun 5 Feb, 12 noon to 4pm||Rm 30, ULU, Malet St, WC1.|
|Camberwell||Bolivia is not for sale benefit|
Twisted country from Larry Love (Alabama 3) and friends, Naked Ruby, The Rosinators, Attila the Stockbroker, plus Bolivian music, dance and DJs Tattoo John and Mickey Vespre.
Entry £5 before 11pm, £7 after. Will help sponsor a delegation to Bolivia to learn from and support the Bolivian people's struggle. For info go to www.boliviasc.org.uk
|Sat 11 Feb, 8pm to 5am||Red Star, 319 Camberwell Rd, London SE5.|
|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||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 [email protected]
|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|
|Latin America day school|
Sessions include Venezuela after the WSF; Indigenous movements and workers' struggles in Bolivia and Ecuador; The new reformism in Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay; What is capitalism doing to Latin America?; Colombia.
Hosted by International Socialism journal. For info phone 020 7819 1177
|Sat 25 Feb, 10am to 7pm||central London.|
|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 www.palestinecampaign.org
|Sat 11 Mar, 9.30am to 5pm||Congress House, |
Great Russell St, WC1.
A celebration of resistance.
Five days of debate, music & film organised by the Socialist Workers Party. For details phone 020 7819 1190
|Thu 6 to Mon 10 July||in central London|
|Manchester||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.|
|Whitstable||Frank Sinatra – when ol’ blue eyes was a red|
With Martin Smith
|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.
|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||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 noon||Parliament|
|Troops Home From Iraq – Don't Attack Iran|
National demonstration against the war and occupation
organised by Stop the War, CND and Muslim Association of Britain. For info phone 020 7278 6694 or go to www.stopwar.org.uk
|Sat 18 March, Assemble 12 noon||Parliament Square|
|Manchester||Protest against high levels of dismissal for black and ethnic minority workers||Sat 28 Jan, 1pm to 4pm||Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square|
Demonstration against the draft services directive
Go to http://www.epsu.org/a/1652
|Tue 14 Feb, 12 noon||Strasburg, France.|
|International anti-war protests|
on the third anniversary of the invasion of Iraq
|18 & 19 March|