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Meetings, events, demonstrations and film showings

Issue No. 1986

Tell it like it is | Socialists and the movement | SWP meetings| Respect | Stop the War | movement 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’ Association)Thu 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

BirminghamA rebel’s guide to Lenin
With Alex Callinicos.
Wed 1 Feb, 7.30pmCarrs Lane Centre
(opp Moor St station).
CardiffWhere now for Palestine?Wed 22 Feb, 7.30pmCathays Community Centre, Cathays Terrace.
CoventryA rebel’s guide to Lenin
With Chris Bambery.
Thu 9 Feb, 7.30pmCoffee Revolution, Coventry Students Union, Priory St.
Home CountiesSocialists and the movement
With Alex Callinicos.
Mon 6 Feb, 7.30pmTrinity Church Hall, Victoria St (nr station), St Albans.
HuddersfieldRosa Parks and the struggle for civil rightsWed 8 Feb, 6pmCoffeeEvolution, Church St.
LeedsMuslims and the leftThu 9 Feb, 7.30pmHarehill Place (off Harehill Rd).
ManchesterFrank Sinatra – when ol’ blue eyes was a red
With Martin Smith.
Sat 25 Feb, 7.30pmDance House Theatre, Oxford Rd.
NorwichJohn Coltrane – jazz, racism and resistanceWed 15 Feb, 7pmSt Andrews Tavern,
4 St Andrews St.
NottinghamIran – Bush and Blair’s next target?Thu 16 Feb, 7.30pmInternational Community Centre, 61b Mansfield Rd.
Southampton Is nuclear power an alternative?Wed 8 Feb, 7.30pmSir James Matthews Building, Solent University, Above Bar St.
WakefieldA rebel’s guide to MarxThu 16 Feb, 7.30pmFriends Meeting Hse, Thornhill St.

Contact Respect with any queries. Phone 0870 850 1978, Go to, or e-mail [email protected]

BristolPublic meeting
With George Galloway MP
Mon 27 Feb, 7.30pmCommunity Association Hall,
Romney Ave, Lockleaze
LiverpoolPublic 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.
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.
NewportRespect 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 5.30pmCastle Room, Newport Leisure Centre, Kingsway.
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.
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, London E1.

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.
BristolStop the War meeting
With Tony Benn, Haifa Zangana (Iraqi author) and Lindsey German (convenor StWC).
Fri 24 Feb, 7.30pmTrinity Centre, Trinity Rd, BS2.
HackneyTroops 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, 7.30pmRound Chapel, Powerscroft Rd (off Lower Clapton Rd), London E5.
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.
OxfordStart the Peace
Showing of International Peace Conference DVD.
Wed 8 Feb, 7.30pmAsian Cultural Centre, Manzil Way (off Cowley Rd).
St HelensTroops home from Iraq – don’t attack Iran
With Chris Byworth, Bruce Kent, Alice Mahon MP, Lindsey German (StWC).
Thu 23 Feb, 7.30pmUnited Reform Church,
King St/Ormskirk St.

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
London1956 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
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
Sat 18 Feb 2006TUC 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 7pmFriends 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 [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 or go to
Thu 6 to Mon 10 July in central London
International4th Cairo Conference
For details go to
Thu 23 to Sun 26 MarchCairo, Egypt.

Film showings

LondonRome, Open City
Introduced by Chris Bambery.
Organised by Red Friday Socialist Film Club
Fri 10 Mar, 7pmGoldsmiths Lecture Theatre,
Keppel St (off Malet St), WC1.
SheffieldKashmir – forgotten tragedy
Launch of documentary by delegation to Kashmir.
Sat 11 Feb, time tbcSheffield Independent film,
5 Brown St.

Demonstrations & lobbies

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
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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