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Meetings, events, demonstrations and film showings

Issue No. 1991

Respect | Troops home from Iraq – don’t attack Iran | Stop the War | Socialists and the movement | SWP meetings | Socialist Worker platform meetings| movement events | Bookmarks events | demonstrations & lobbies | film showings | concerts and benefits

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

CardiffJohn Coltrane – jazz, racism and resistance
With Martin Smith.
Organised by Respect and the Welsh Jazz society
Wed 22 Mar, 7.30pmSandringham Hotel, St Marys St
ChesterfieldCrisis in Kashmir
Film showing with Maxine Bowler and Abdul Assim.
Tue 14 Mar, 7.30pmChesterfield African Caribbean Community Association, 6 Ashgate Rd.
CrawleyRacism, Islamophobia and free speechThu 9 Mar, 8pmLangley Green Community Centre, Stagelands, Langley Green.
Haringey Islamophobia – the new racismThu 9 Mar, 7.30pmPhoenix Millennium Community Centre,
386 West Green Rd (cnr Vincent Rd), London N15
LeedsRespect for Palestine
With Cllr Michael Lavalette
Thu 16 Mar, 7.30pmCross Flatts Primary School, Harlick Rd, Beeston.
Lewisham and GreenwichHamas and the Palestinian electionsThu 16 Mar, 7.30pmWest Greenwich House, Greenwich High Rd
ManchesterRespect civil liberties
With Paddy Hill (Birmingham Six), Moazzam Begg.
Wed 22 Mar, 7.30pmLuther King House, Brighton Grove, Rusholme.
PortsmouthElection campaign launchWed 29 Mar, 8pmFratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place.
Wandsworth and MertonIslamophobia, the war and freedom of speechThu 9 Mar, 7.45pmDerinton Road Community Centre, 101 Derinton Rd (cnr Blakenham Rd), London SW17
WestminsterWhy we need Respect
With George Galloway MP, Oliur Rahman, Yvonne Ridley.
Wed 15 Mar, 7.30pmNorth Westminster Community School, North Wharf Rd, London W2.

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

BarnsleyWith Andrew Murray (StWC national chair), local Muslim and trade union speakers.Wed 8 Mar, 7.30pmBarnsley central library, Shambles St.
BirminghamWith Sue Smith, Billy Hayes, Salma Yaqoob, Lindsey German, John Johansen-BergThu 9 Mar, 7.30pmCarr’s Lane Church Centre
EalingWith Lindsey German, Craig Murray.Wed 8 Mar, 7.30pmEaling Town Hall, Uxbridge Rd, London W5.
HammersmithWith Andrew Murray (StWC chair).Thu 16 Mar, 7.30pmHammersmith Town Hall, King St, London W6.
Lewisham With Jeremy Corbyn MP, Sami RamadaniWed 8 Mar, 7.30pmAll Saints Church,
105 New Cross Rd,
London SE14
ManchesterWith Tony Benn, Lindsey German (StWC convenor), Mohamed Ali (Islam Channel)Wed 15 Mar, 7.30pmCentral Hall, Oldham St
St AlbansWith Walter Wolfgang (Labour CND), Andrew Murray (StWC chair), Alys Zaerin (Action Iran), Tara Swift (Arab Media Watch).
For info phone 07775 656 983
Wed 15 Mar, 7.30pmTrinity Church Hall, Beaconsfield Rd/Victoria St (nr St Albans stn)
Sutton Coldfield With Clare Short MP, Sami Ramadani (Iraqi writer), Naheen Malik (Guantanamo Campaign), Rahimi FamilyFri 10 Mar, 7.30pmFellowship Hall, South Parade

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

DorsetBritain’s nuclear deterrent
Debate between Oliver Letwin MP and Bruce Kent.
Organised by Yeovil & Sherborne StWC
Thu 9 Mar, 7.30pmConference centre, Gryphon School, Sherborne
EdinburghWar and terror
With Moazzam Begg, Aamer Anwar, Chris Nineham, Jackie Chase, Esther Sassaman, Sohaib Saeed.
Thu 16 Mar, 7pmLecture theatre 2,
Appleton Tower,
George Square,
University of Edinburgh
LondonTeach-in for Peace
With Haifa Zangana, Yvonne Ridley, Sagheer Hussain (Stop Political Terror), George Solomou, Roudabeh Shafie (Action Iran), Lindsey German.
Sat 11 MarRm B34, Birkbeck Main Building, Malet St,
London WC1
ManchesterFundraising Dinner
With Anas al-Tikriti (Interpal), Peter Brierley (MFAW).
Sat 1 Apr, 7.30pmSaffron Restaurant, Old Town Hall, Cheetham Hill Rd.
Southport'Testimonies from Fallujah', 'Empire and Oil'
Presented by John Pugh MP
Fri 10 Mar, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, Court Rd (nr fire station)
WhitstableFundraising gig
With Bonze
Thu 9 Mar, 8pmDuke of Cumberland, High St. Tickets £3.

Socialist Worker: Socialists and the movement rallies

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

SWP public meetings

Barrow-in-FurnessLatin America – revolution and resistanceThu 30 Mar, 7.30pmHindpool Community Centre, Nelson St
BirminghamLatin America – revolution and resistance
With Chris Nineham.
Thu 6 Apr, 7.30pmCafe One, Five Ways Shopping Centre, Broad St
CardiffLatin America – revolution and resistance
With Gareth Dale.
Wed 29 Mar, 7.30pmCathays community centre, Cathays Terrace
ChesterfieldA rebel’s guide to Marx
With Chris Bambery
Wed 8 Mar, 7.30pmSaints Parish Centre,
St Mary’s Gate
East LondonIslamophobia, racism and freedom of speechThu 9 Mar, 7pmOxford House, Derbyshire St, Bethnal Green, E2
HackneyLatin America – revolution and resistance
With Chris Harman
Thu 16 Mar, 7.30pmRound Chapel, Powerscroft Rd (off Lower Clapton Rd), London E5
Home CountiesA rebel’s guide to MarxMon 3 Apr, 7.30pmTrinity Church Hall, Victoria St (nr station), St Albans
HuddersfieldIslamophobia, racism and freedom of speech
With Mahsoom Mohamed
Wed 8 Mar, 6pmCoffeEvolution, Church St
LewishamMuslims and the left
With Matthew Cookson.
Thu 16 Mar, 7.30pmLife Cafe, Ladywell Rd, London SE13
NewcastleIslamophobia, racism and freedom of speechWed 29 Mar, 7.30pmSide Cafe (nr Guildhall)
NottinghamWomen’s liberation in the 21st century>Thu 9 Mar, 7.30pmICC, 61b Mansfield Rd
OxfordFrank Sinatra – when old blue eyes was a red
With Martin Smith, plus music and film clips.
Wed 15 Mar, 7.30pmCowley Workers Club, Between Towns Rd, Cowley
PortsmouthRosa Luxemburg and the mass strikeSun 12 Mar, 7pmCafe Citrus, Albert Rd
SheffieldA rebel’s guide to MarxThu 23 Mar, 7.30pmFOB cafe, Church St
SouthamptonLatin America – revolution and resistance
With Chris Bambery.
Wed 22 March, 7.30pmRoom SM010, Sir James Matthews Building, Solent University, Above Bar St
Waltham ForestWill the US attack Iran?Thu 16 Mar, 7.30pmQuakers Meeting House, Jewel Rd, London E17
West LondonCan Palestine Be Free?
With Anne Alexander
Wed 29 Mar, 7.30pmWe! cafe, 85 - 87 Ealing Broadway, W13

Socialist Worker platform meetings
Organised by the Socialist Worker platform of the SSP

AberdeenIslamophobia, racism and freedom of speechThu 23 Mar, 7pmNew Kings Building, Aberdeen University (corner High St and Regent Walk)
Kirkcaldy Islamophobia, racism and freedom of speechThu 16 Mar, 7.30pmSt Brycedales Kirk, St Brycedales Ave

Movement events

EdinburghRendition and torture
With Moazzam Begg, Philippe Sands (Lawless World author).
Wed 15 Mar, 6.30pmSt John’s Church, Princes St
LiverpoolSocial work in the 21st century – a profession worth fighting for?
Conference with Beccy Palmer (Asbo Concern), Laura Penketh, Chris Jones.
£25/£15. For info e-mail
Fri 7 to Sat 8 AprilDepartment of Sociology, Eleanor Rathbone Building, Bedford St South, University of Liverpool, L69.
LondonPalestinian workers challenging the occupation
With Shaher Sae’d (general secretary Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions), Willie Madisha, (president Cosatu), Diana Buttu (legal adviser to PLO), Keith Sonnet, (Unison), Barry Camfield (T&G), Dr Manuel Hassassian, Nadia Hamdan, Jafar Farah Mossawa Centre, Tony Benn, Billy Hayes
£15. Palestine Solidarity Campaign trade union conference. For info phone 020 7700 6192, e-mail or go to
Sat 11 Mar, 9.30am to 5pmCongress House,
Great Russell St, WC1
SOS NHS – safeguarding the future of our NHS
National conference with Frank Dobson MP, health commentators, trade union leaders and NHS staff.
Organised by Keep Our NHS Public. To register go to
Sat 25 Mar, 12 noon to 4pmEuston area
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
InternationalFourth Cairo Conference
For details go to
Thu 23 to Sun 26 MarchCairo, Egypt
European Social Forum
Go to
Thu 4 to Sun 7 MayAthens, Greece

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

EdinburghA Rebel’s Guide to Marx
Scottish book launch with author Mike Gonzalez.
Mon 13 Mar, 7.30pmThe Honey Pot,
George IV Bridge
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)

Demonstrations & lobbies

LondonTroops 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 

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

Concerts and benefits

LondonMarch 4 Peace club night
With The Extremists, Big P & Skeme, Lowkey and Styla, Genesis Elijah & Wordsmith, Kraftsmen, Non-Applicable & Kalldean, Elite Team, N.S.G, YBM, Chain of Command. Also some of the best anti-war documentaries, graffiti and capoeira displays.
£5/£3. Free entry if you quote “Socialist Workers Party” on the door (donations welcome). Organised by Peace not War with MC Logic. For info e-mail or phone 07779 276 575
Fri 10 Mar, 9pm to 3amBrixton Jamm,
261 Brixton Rd, SW9
Benefit for Bolivia
With Headjam, Neck, The Wireless, DJs Tattoo John and Captain Scarlet.
£5. Benefit for Bolivia Solidarity Campaign. For info phone 07779 109 628
Fri 10 Mar, 8pm to 2amRed Rose Club,
129 Seven Sisters Rd
(nr Finsbury Pk stn), N4

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Meetings And Events
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Issue No. 1991
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