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Meetings, events, demonstrations and film showings

Issue No. 1989

Respect | Troops home from Iraq – don’t attack Iran | Stop the War | Socialists and the movement | Racism, Islamophobia and freedom of speech | SWP meetings| movement events | Bookmarks events | film showings | demonstrations & lobbies

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

BirminghamTime to change politics in Birmingham
With George Galloway MP, Lindsey German, Respect candidates Alliya Stennett and 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
Haringey Islamophobia – the new racismThu 9 Mar, 7.30pmPhoenix Millennium Community Centre,
386 West Green Rd (cnr Vincent Rd), London N15

Troops home from Iraq – don’t attack Iran
Organised by Stop the War. Contact StWC with any queries. Phone 020 7278 6694, go to, or e-mail [email protected]

BirminghamWith Sue Smith, Billy Hayes, Salma Yaqoob, Lindsey German, John Johansen-BergThu 9 Mar, 7.30pmCarr’s Lane Church Centre
BrentWith Jeremy Corbyn MP, Haifa Zangana (Iraqi author), Peter Brierley (Military Families Against the War), Muslim Association of BritainThu 2 Mar, 7.30pmPakistan Centre, Marley Walk, Station Parade, London NW2
BristolWith Tony Benn, Haifa Zangana (Iraqi author), Lindsey German (convenor StWC)Fri 24 Feb, 7.30pmTrinity Centre, Trinity Rd, BS2
HackneyWith Rose Gentle (Military Families Against the War), Billy Hayes (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
HaringeyWith Tony Benn, Sait Akgul (Respect), Suzie Wylie (NUS), Keith Sonnet (Unison)Tue 28 Feb 7.30pmWest Indian Cultural Centre, 9 Clarendon Rd, London N8
Leeds With Peter Brierley (Military Families Against the War) and Dave Nagle (Leeds StWC)Sat 25 Feb, 2pmPakistani Centre,
Conway Rd (behind Harehills Lane Mosque)
Leigh-on-SeaWith Chris Nineham (StWC), Military Families Against the WarWed 1 Mar, 7.30pmLeigh Community Centre, Elm Rd, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex
Lewisham With Jeremy Corbyn MP, Sami RamadaniWed 8 Mar, 7.30pmAll Saints Church,
105 New Cross Rd,
London SE14
St HelensWith Chris Byworth, Bruce Kent, Alice Mahon, Lindsey German (StWC)Thu 23 Feb, 7.30pmUnited Reform Church,
King St/Ormskirk St
Sutton Coldfield With Clare Short MP, Sami Ramadani, Naheen Malik, Rahimi FamilyFri 10 Mar, 7.30pmFellowship Hall, South Parade
Tower Hamlets With Tony Benn, Rose Gentle, Sami Ramadani, John Rees
For info e-mail [email protected] 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)
Wandsworth With Tony Benn, Anas al-Tikriti (MAB), Carol Turner (Labour CND) Thu 23 Feb, 7.30pmBalham Baptist Church, 21 Ramsden Rd, London SW12
York With John Rees and othersFri 3 Mar, 7.30pmPriory St Community Centre

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

LondonThe media, Islamophobia and the war on terror
With Jonathan Steele (Guardian), Yvonne Ridley (Islam Channel), Sami Ramadani (London Met University) Mark Steel (Independent), Tim Lezard (NUJ president)
Organised by Media Workers Against the War
Thu 7 Mar, 7pmConway Hall,
Red Lion Square, WC1
NorwichStop the War film showingMon 27 Feb, 6.30pmArts Block,
University of East Anglia
SouthportTestimonies to Fallujah, empire and oil
Presented by John Pugh MP
Fri 10 Mar, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, Court Rd (nr fire station)

Socialist Worker: Socialists and the movement rallies

PrestonWith Moira Nolan, Martin SmithTue 28 Mar, 7pmThe Restaurant, Guildhall

Racism, Islamophobia and freedom of speech
Organised by Socialist Worker

BirminghamWith Chris BamberyThu 2 Mar, 7.30pmBirmingham Sports Centre, Balsall Heath Rd
Black Country Thu 2 Mar, 7.30pmThe City Bar, King St, Wolverhampton
BristolWith Candy UdwinWed 1 Mar, 7.30pmEaston Community Centre, Kilburn St, Easton
CamdenWith Chris BamberyWed 1 Mar, 7pmTheatro Technis, Crowndale Rd, London NW1 (Mornington Crescent tube)
CoventryWith Kevin OvendenThu 23 Feb, 7pmMuslim Resource Centre, Red Lane (off Stoney Stanton Rd)
East London Thu 9 Mar, 7pmOxford House, Derbyshire St, Bethnal Green, E2
Harlow Thu 2 Mar, 8pmPollys Pantry, Wych Elm
Huddersfield Wed 8 Mar, 6pmCoffeEvolution, Church St
Islington Tue 28 Feb, 7pmEl Rincon Cafe, Holloway Rd (opp London Met University)
NottinghamWith Sadia JabeenThu 23 Feb 7pmICC, 61b Mansfield Rd
Portsmouth Sun 26 Feb, 7pmCitrus Cafe, Albert Rd, Southsea
TottenhamWith Michael BradleyThu 23 Feb, 7.30pmWest Indian Cultural Centre, Clarendon Rd (cnr Turnpike Lane), London N8
Waltham Forest Mon 27 Feb, 7.30pmQuaker Meeting House, 1a Jewel Rd, London E17

SWP public meetings

BarnsleyA rebel’s guide to MarxWed 1 Mar, 7.30pmBarnsley Central Library, Shambles St
Barrow-in-FurnessLatin America and the fight against neo-liberalismThu 30 Mar, 7.30pmHindpool Community Centre, Nelson St
Black CountryRacism, Islamophobia and freedom of speechThu 2 Mar, 7.30pmThe City Bar, King St, Wolverhampton
CardiffWhere now for Palestine?Wed 22 Feb, 7.30pmCathays Community Centre, Cathays Terrace
ChesterfieldA rebel’s guide to MarxWed 8 Mar, 7.30pmSaints Parish Centre,
St Mary’s Gate
ExeterLatin America – revolution and resistanceSun 5 Mar, 7pmKing Ludd Bookshop,
New Bridge St
LewishamAfter Hamas election victory – where now for Palestine?Thu 23 Feb, 7.30pmLife Cafe, Ladywell Station,
London SE13
London tube workersDays of Hope – the general strike of 1926
With Martin Smith
Sun 26 Feb, 3pmBookmarks bookshop, 1 Bloomsbury St, WC1
ManchesterFrank Sinatra – when ol’ blue eyes was a red
With Martin Smith
Sat 25 Feb, 7.30pmDance House Theatre, Oxford Rd
MeadwayA rebel’s guide to Marx
With Pauline Walker
Thu 2 Mar, 8pmCommunity Room, Arts Centre, Chatham High St
PrestonSocialists and the movementTue 28 Mar, 7pmThe Restaurant, Guildhall
St AlbansWhat’s happening to the working class?
With Jane Hardy
Mon 6 Mar, 7.30pmTrinity Church Hall, Victoria St (nr station)
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

Movement events

ClydebankNational Asbestos conference
For info phone Clydebank Asbestos Group 0141 951 1008
Mon 27 Feb, 9.30am to 4pmClydebank town hall
LondonRevolution 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 [email protected] or go to
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
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 [email protected] or phone 07706 132144
Mon 27 Feb, 7.30pmMechanics' Institute,
103 Princess Street
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
[email protected]

Londonfive for trane
An evening of live music and spoken word with Gilad Atzmon and Martin Smith. Featuring five John Coltrane pieces and a set from Gilad and his new band
Tickets £8/£4 from 020 7637 1848
Tue 14 March, 7.30pmBar 101, Tottenham Court Road (next to Centre Point)

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 [email protected]
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
InternationalAnti-war protests
on the third anniversary of the invasion of Iraq
18 & 19 March 

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Issue No. 1989
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