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Meetings, events, demonstrations and film showings

Issue No. 1987

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

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
TottenhamWith Kwame Kwei-Armah (actor and playwright), Brian Richardson (editor Tell It Like It Is), Sharon Geer, Ovetta McInnis, Stafford Scott, Gary McFarlane. Introduction by Paul Head (Conel principal)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 activistWed 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 activistWed 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 activistThu 9 Feb, 7.30pmVictoria Quays Suite, Sheffield Hilton Hotel, Furnival Rd, Victoria Quays

SWP public meetings

BurnleyMarxism and religion
With Danielle Field
Wed 15 Feb, 7.30pmBrierfield Community Centre, 21 Colne Rd
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
HuddersfieldRosa Parks and the struggle for civil rights
With Ken Olende
Wed 8 Feb, 6pmCoffeeEvolution, Church St
LeedsMuslims and the leftThu 9 Feb, 7.30pmHarehills Place Community Centre (off Harehills 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
TottenhamLatin America in revolt against neo-liberalism
Report from the World Social Forum with Chris Nineham
Thu 16 Feb, 7.30pmBook House,
Tottenham High Rd
WakefieldA rebel’s guide to Marx
With Martin Smith
Thu 16 Feb, 7.30pmFriends Meeting Hse, Thornhill St
West LondonCan Palestine Be Free?Wed 29 Mar, 7.30pmWe! cafe, 85 - 87 Ealing Broadway, W13

Contact Respect with any queries. Phone 0870 850 1978, go to, or e-mail

BrightonStop the great pensions robberyWed 1 Mar, 7.30pmHanover Room, Brighthelme Centre, North Rd
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
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
NorthamptonOur challenge to New Labour
With John Rees (Respect national secretary), Cllr Oliur Rahman, John Farnan (CWU executive - pc)
For info e-mail
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
Contact StWC with any queries. Phone 020 7278 6694, go to, or e-mail

BrightonHow many more must die? The human cost of war
With Peter Brierley (Military Families Against the War)
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
HaringeyPublic meeting
With Tony Benn, Sait Akgul (Respect), Suzie Wylie (NUS), Keith Sonnet (Unison)
Tue 28 Feb 7.30pm West Indian Cultural Centre, 9 Clarendon Rd, London N8
HarlowTroops home from Iraq – don’t attack Iran
With Lindsey German (StWC convenor)
For info phone 07747 395 927
Fri 17 Feb, 7.30pmBlackbush Springs Common Room (off Minchen Rd)
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, Lindsey German (StWC)
Thu 23 Feb, 7.30pmUnited Reform Church,
King St/Ormskirk St
SouthportTestimonies to Fallujah, empire and oil
Presented by John Pugh MP
Fri 10 Mar, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, Court Rd (nr fire station)
South Tyneside The cost of warWed 15 Feb, 6.30pmCommittee Room C,
South Shields Town Hall, Westoe Rd
WandsworthTroops home from Iraq – don’t attack Iran
With Tony Benn, Anas al-Tikriti (MAB), Carol Turner (Labour CND)
Thu 23 Feb, 7.30pmBalham Baptist Church,
21 Ramsden Rd, SW12

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
LondonUnite 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), Iqbal Sacranie (MCB secretary general), Henry Guterman MBE (Holocaust survivor), Lee Jasper (NAAR), Weyman Bennett (UAF), Mohammed Azam (Labour Party NEC), Glyn Ford MEP, Leon Greenman OBE (Holocaust survivor), Michael Meacher MP, Ben Summerskill (Stonewall chief executive), Red Saunders (RAR founder), Alan Miles (director of Who Shot The Sherrif?), Salma Yaqoob
Go to
Sat 18 Feb, 9.30am to 5pmTUC 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 or e-mail

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 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
Manchester Venezuela – what's going on?
With Eduardo Piñate, Jacobo Torres, Joni McDougall, Julia Buxton. Plus Cuba Solidarity Campaign and Bolivian elections eye-witness
Organised by Venezuela Information Centre supported by the North West TUC.
For info go to, e-mail or phone 07706 132144.
Mon 27 Feb, 7.30pmMechanics' Institute,
103 Princess Street
Stockport Peace Forum
With Yvonne Ridley
Tue 21 Feb, 6.30pmFriends Meeting House, Cooper St
(off Wellington Rd North, nr Longshut Lane)
International4th Cairo Conference
For details go to
Thu 23 to Sun 26 MarchCairo, Egypt

Film showings

LondonRome, Open City (1945)
Introduced by Chris Bambery
Organised by Red Friday Socialist Film Club
Fri 10 Mar, 7pmGoldsmiths Lecture Theatre,
Keppel St (off Malet St), WC1
MerseysideHearts and Minds (1974)
Documentary about opposition to the Vietnam war. Introduced by Ken Loach
Organised by Merseyside Stop the War Coalition
Wed 8 Mar, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, Paradise St (nr BBC Radio Merseyside), Liverpool
SheffieldKashmir – forgotten tragedy
Launch of documentary by delegation to Kashmir
£5/£3. Benefit to help build a girls’ college with residential provision for the poor and destitute
Sat 11 Feb, 7pmSheffield 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
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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Issue No. 1987
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