Socialist Worker

Meetings, events, demonstrations and film showings

Issue No. 1985

Tell it like it is | Socialists and the movement | SWP meetings| Respect | Stop the War | 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.

Socialist Worker platform: Socialists and the movement rally
organised by the SW platform of the SSP

EdinburghWith Iain Ferguson, one of the organisers of the G8Alternatives Counter Summit
for info phone 07740 866 938
Mon 30 Jan, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, Victoria Terrace

SWP public meetings

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.
ManchesterFrank Sinatra – when ol’ blue eyes was a red
With Martin Smith.
Sat 25 Feb, 7.30pmDance House Theatre, Oxford Rd.
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. Phone 0870 850 1978, 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).
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).
Tue 7 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.
ManchesterElection campaign launch
With George Galloway MP, Nahella Ashraf (council candidate), Suzie Wylie (NUS executive - pc).
Tue 21 Feb, 7pmRoscoe Building, Brunswick St, Manchester University.
NorthamptonshireOur 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, 7.30pmThe Guildhall, St Giles Sq, Northampton NN1.
NottinghamPalestine – 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, 7.30pmNew Mechanics Institute,
3 North Sherwood St.
Tower HamletsFundraising banquet
Meet our council candidates.
£15 minimum (drinks extra). For info and to book phone 07958 735 656.
Sun 12 Feb, 6pm onwardsPreem and Prithi restaurant, 124 Brick Lane.
Waltham ForestWhat’s happening to our schools?
With Nick Grant.
Thu 26 Jan, 7.30pmAsian Centre, 18a Orford Rd, Walthamstow.

Stop the War

BirminghamWhy 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, 7.30pmKing’s Heath Community Centre, Heathfield Rd, B14.
BrightonHow many more must die? The human cost of war.
With Peter Brierley (MFAW).
Organised by Sussex Action For Peace.
Wed 15 Feb, 8pmQuaker Meeting Hse, Ship St.
LondonStudent 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 4pmRm 30, ULU, Malet St, WC1.

Movement events

CamberwellBolivia 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

Sat 11 Feb, 8pm to 5amRed Star, 319 Camberwell Rd, London SE5.
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.
LondonCentral 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
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 7pmcentral 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
Sat 11 Mar, 9.30am to 5pmCongress House,
Great Russell St, WC1.
Marxism 2006
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
ManchesterSection 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

WhitstableFrank Sinatra – when ol’ blue eyes was a red
With Martin Smith
Sun 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.

Demonstrations & lobbies

DungavelEnd detention now
Come and show solidarity with the Dungavel detainees
Organised by Friends of Refugees, Ayrshire.
Sun 29 Jan, 1pmDungavel, Strathaven.
LondonFourth 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
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
Sat 18 March, Assemble 12 noonParliament Square
ManchesterProtest against high levels of dismissal for black and ethnic minority workersSat 28 Jan, 1pm to 4pmManchester Town Hall, Albert Square
InternationalStop Bolkestein!
Demonstration against the draft services directive
Go to
Tue 14 Feb, 12 noonStrasburg, France.
International anti-war protests
on the third anniversary of the invasion of Iraq
18 & 19 March 

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Sat 28 Jan 2006, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1985
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