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.|
|Birmingham||A rebel’s guide to Lenin|
With Alex Callinicos.
|Wed 1 Feb, 7.30pm||Carrs Lane Centre |
(opp Moor St station).
|Cardiff||Where now for Palestine?||Wed 22 Feb, 7.30pm||Cathays Community Centre, Cathays Terrace.|
|Coventry||A rebel’s guide to Lenin|
With Chris Bambery.
|Thu 9 Feb, 7.30pm||Coffee Revolution, Coventry Students Union, Priory St.|
|Home Counties||Socialists and the movement|
With Alex Callinicos.
|Mon 6 Feb, 7.30pm||Trinity Church Hall, Victoria St (nr station), St Albans.|
|Huddersfield||Rosa Parks and the struggle for civil rights||Wed 8 Feb, 6pm||CoffeeEvolution, Church St.|
|Leeds||Muslims and the left||Thu 9 Feb, 7.30pm||Harehill Place (off Harehill Rd).|
|Manchester||Frank Sinatra – when ol’ blue eyes was a red|
With Martin Smith.
|Sat 25 Feb, 7.30pm||Dance House Theatre, Oxford Rd.|
|Norwich||John Coltrane – jazz, racism and resistance||Wed 15 Feb, 7pm||St Andrews Tavern, |
4 St Andrews St.
|Nottingham||Iran – Bush and Blair’s next target?||Thu 16 Feb, 7.30pm||International Community Centre, 61b Mansfield Rd.|
|Southampton||Is nuclear power an alternative?||Wed 8 Feb, 7.30pm||Sir James Matthews Building, Solent University, Above Bar St.|
|Wakefield||A rebel’s guide to Marx||Thu 16 Feb, 7.30pm||Friends Meeting Hse, Thornhill St.|
With George Galloway MP
|Mon 27 Feb, 7.30pm||Community Association Hall, |
Romney Ave, Lockleaze
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.
|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.|
|Newport||Respect for Palestine|
With John Rose (author of Myths of Zionism), Ehab Bessaiso (from the West Bank), Betty Hunter (PSC).
|Sun 5 Feb, 2.30pm to 5.30pm||Castle Room, Newport Leisure Centre, Kingsway.|
|Northamptonshire||Our challenge to New Labour|
With John Rees (Respect national secretary), Cllr Oliur Rahman, John Farnan (CWU executive - pc).
For info e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
|Wed 15 Feb, 7.30pm||The Guildhall, St Giles Sq, Northampton NN1.|
|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, London E1.|
|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.|
|Bristol||Stop the War meeting|
With Tony Benn, Haifa Zangana (Iraqi author) and Lindsey German (convenor StWC).
|Fri 24 Feb, 7.30pm||Trinity Centre, Trinity Rd, BS2.|
|Hackney||Troops home from Iraq – don’t attack Iran|
With Rose Gentle (Military Families Against the War), Billy Hayes (general secretary CWU), Lindsey German (StWC), Haifa Zangana (Iraqi author), Elaheh Rostami-Povey (Iranian author).
|Tue 28 Feb, 7.30pm||Round Chapel, Powerscroft Rd (off Lower Clapton Rd), London E5.|
|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.|
|Oxford||Start the Peace|
Showing of International Peace Conference DVD.
|Wed 8 Feb, 7.30pm||Asian Cultural Centre, Manzil Way (off Cowley Rd).|
|St Helens||Troops home from Iraq – don’t attack Iran|
With Chris Byworth, Bruce Kent, Alice Mahon MP, Lindsey German (StWC).
|Thu 23 Feb, 7.30pm||United Reform Church, |
King St/Ormskirk St.
|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|
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@example.com
|Sat 4 Feb, 9.30am to 4pm||Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, |
Malet St, WC1E.
|Unite Against Fascism national conference|
With Ken Livingstone, Gurinder Chadha (film director), Billy Hayes (CWU general secretary), Keith Sonnet (Unison deputy general secretary), Dominque Walker (sister of Anthony Walker), Kat Fletcher (NUS president), Mick Connolly (SERTUC regional secretary), Iqbal Sacranie (MCB secretary general), Henry Guterman MBE (Holocaust survivor), Linda Riordan MP, Lee Jasper (NAAR), Weyman Bennett (UAF), Mohammed Azam (Labour Party NEC member), Glyn Ford MEP, Leon Greenman OBE (Holocaust survivor), Michael Meacher MP, Ben Summerskill (Stonewall Chief Executive), Sadiq Khan MP
Go to www.uaf.org.uk
|Sat 18 Feb 2006||TUC Conference Centre, Congress House, Great Russell St|
|Revolution and reform in Latin America |
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.
£5. A day school hosted by International Socialism journal. For info phone 020 7819 1177
|Sat 25 Feb, 10am to 7pm||Friends Meeting House, Euston Rd, NW1.|
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 or go to www.marxism2006.org.uk
|Thu 6 to Mon 10 July||in central London|
|International||4th Cairo Conference|
For details go to www.stopwar.org.uk
|Thu 23 to Sun 26 March||Cairo, Egypt.|
|London||Rome, Open City|
Introduced by Chris Bambery.
Organised by Red Friday Socialist Film Club
|Fri 10 Mar, 7pm||Goldsmiths Lecture Theatre, |
Keppel St (off Malet St), WC1.
|Sheffield||Kashmir – forgotten tragedy|
Launch of documentary by delegation to Kashmir.
|Sat 11 Feb, time tbc||Sheffield Independent film, |
5 Brown St.
|London||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|
|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|
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|