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Meetings, events, demonstrations and film showings

Issue No. 1988

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

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

SWP public meetings

BarnsleyA rebel’s guide to MarxWed 1 Mar, 7.30pmBarnsley Central Library, Shambles St
Black CountryRacism, Islamophobia and freedom of speechThu 2 Mar, 7.30pmThe City Bar, King St, Wolverhampton
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
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
PrestonSocialists and the movementTue 28 Mar, 7pmThe Restaurant, Guildhall
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
YorkLatin America – revolution and resistance
With Chris Bambery
Wed 22 Feb, 7.30pmPriory St Centre

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

BirminghamPublic Meeting
With George Galloway MP, Lindsey German, Alliya Stennett, Raghib Ahsan.
Sun 26 Feb, 4.30pmNewtown Community Centre, Newtown Row
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
KentRacism, Islamophobia and free speechMon 20 Feb, 7pmKeynes Lecture Theatre 2, University of Kent,
LondonIslamophobia, the war and freedom of speech
With George Galloway MP, John Rees, Yvonne Ridley (Islam Channel political editor)
Fri 17 Feb, 7pmBishopsgate Institute,
230 Bishopsgate, EC2
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

Stop the War
Contact StWC with any queries. Phone 020 7278 6694, go to, or e-mail

BirminghamTroops home from Iraq – don’t attack Iran
With Sue Smith, Billy Hayes, Salma Yaqoob, Lindsey German, John Johansen-Berg
Thu 9 Mar, 7.30pmCarr’s Lane Church Centre
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
HaringeyTroops home from Iraq – don’t attack Iran
With Tony Benn, Sait Akgul (Respect), Suzie Wylie (NUS), Keith Sonnet (Unison)
Tue 28 Feb 7.30pmWest 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)
Leigh-on-SeaTroops home from Iraq – don’t attack Iran
With Chris Nineham (StWC), Military Families Against the War
Wed 1 Mar, 7.30pmLeigh Community Centre, Elm Rd, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex
North West LondonTroops home from Iraq – don’t attack Iran
With Jeremy Corbyn MP, Haifa Zangana (Iraqi author), Peter Brierley (Military Families Against the War), Muslim Association of Britain
Thu 2 Mar, 7.30pmPakistan Centre, Marley Walk, Station Parade
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)
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
Tower Hamlets Troops home from Iraq – don’t attack Iran
With Tony Benn, Rose Gentle, Sami Ramadani, John Rees
For info e-mail or phone 07958 535 231
Wed 1 Mar, 7pmSkeel Lecture Theatre, People’s Palace, Queen Mary University, Mile End Rd, London E1 (Mile End tube)
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

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

Bookmarks events
Events are free. To reserve places phone 020 7637 1848 or e-mail

LondonThe Servant Problem
Rosie Cox on her new book, looking at the lives of domestic workers in Britain today
To reserve a free place e-mail or phone 020 7637 1848
Tue 21 Feb, 6.30pmBookmarks,
1 Bloomsbury St, WC1

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

Demonstrations & lobbies

LondonMarch and rally for a comprehensive future
With Christine Blower (NUT), Melissa Benn, Mark Serwotka (PCS), Ed Davey, John McDonnell MP, Melian Mansfield, Jane Coles, Baljeet Ghale, Jill Russell
For info phone 07958 542 872 or e-mail
Thu 2 Mar, 5.30pmAssemble Ambrosden Ave (by Westminster Cathedral) for march and rally
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
InternationalInternational anti-war protests
on the third anniversary of the invasion of Iraq
18 & 19 March 

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Issue No. 1988
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