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Meetings, events, demonstrations and film showings

Issue No. 1992

Respect | Troops home from Iraq – don’t attack Iran | Stop the War | Socialists and the movement | SWP meetings | Socialist Worker platform meetings| movement events | Love music, hate racism | demonstrations & lobbies | film showings

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

BirminghamElection rallySat 25 Mar, 1.30pmSparkbrook Mosque and Community Centre, 179-187 Anderton Rd
BristolElection campaign launch
With George Galloway MP, Jerry Hicks.
Mon 20 Mar, 7.30pmCommunity Association Hall, Romney Avenue, Lockleaze
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
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, Jackie Chase (Omar Deghayes campaign), Nahella Ashraf (Respect candidate).
Wed 22 Mar, 7.30pmLuther King House,
Brighton Grove, Rusholme
PortsmouthElection campaign launchWed 29 Mar, 8pmFratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place.
Tower HamletsAn evening with Ken Loach
Celebrating Cathy Come Home’s 40th anniversary.
Mon 27 Mar, 7.30pmPreem Restaurant,
124 Brick Lane, London E1
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 [email protected]

HammersmithWith Andrew Murray (StWC chair).Thu 16 Mar, 7.30pmHammersmith Town Hall, King St, London W6.
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)

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

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
ManchesterFundraising Dinner
With Anas al-Tikriti (Interpal), Peter Brierley (MFAW).
Sat 1 Apr, 7.30pmSaffron Restaurant, Old Town Hall, Cheetham Hill Rd.

Socialist Worker: Socialists and the movement rallies

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

SWP public meetings

BarnsleyA rebel’s guide to MarxWed 29 Mar, 7.30pmBarnsley Central Library, Shambles St
Barrow-in-FurnessLatin America – revolution and resistance
With Chris Bambery.
Thu 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
Brent and HarrowRosa Luxemburg and the mass strike
With Martin Smith.
Thu 23 Apr, 7.30pmBrent Trades Hall,
375 Willesden High Rd
CanterburyLatin America – revolution and resistanceWed 29 Mar, 7.30pmCanterbury Environment Centre, Palace St (nr Siesta)
Curry and quiz night
£5. Contact 07947 424 505
Sat 25 Mar, 8pmCanterbury Environment Centre, Palace St (nr Siesta)
CardiffLatin America – revolution and resistance
With Gareth Dale.
Wed 29 Mar, 7.30pmCathays community centre, Cathays Terrace
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
LeicesterCan Palestine be free?Wed 22 Mar, 6.30pmZaytoun Restaurant,
Highfield St
LewishamMuslims and the left
With Matthew Cookson.
Thu 16 Mar, 7.30pmLife Cafe, Ladywell Rd, London SE13
LutonMuslims and the leftThu 20 Apr, 7pmBury Park Community Centre,
Dunstable Road
NewcastleIslamophobia, racism and freedom of speech
With Simon Basketter.
Wed 29 Mar, 7.30pmSide Cafe (nr Guildhall)
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
SheffieldA rebel’s guide to Marx
With Chris Bambery.
Thu 23 Mar, 7.30pmFOB cafe, Church St
SouthamptonLatin America – revolution and resistance
With Chris Bambery.
Wed 22 March, 7.30pmHigh Street Cafe,153 High Street
WakefieldMuslims and the leftThu 16 Mar, 7.30pm,Friends Meeting House, Thornhill St
WalthamstowLatin America – revolution and resistanceMon 27 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
WolverhamptonLatin America – revolution and resistance
With Sally Campbell.
Wed 29 Mar, 7.30pmCity Bar, King St

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

BristolPensions campaign meeting
With Tony Benn, Tam McFarlane (FBU),
Rowena Hayward (GMB), Steve Mills (Unison), Jerry Hicks (Amicus). Chair Nina Franklin (NUT).
Tue 21 Mar, 7.30pmSt Mary Redcliffe School, Somerset Square
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 [email protected]
Fri 7 to Sat 8 AprilDepartment of Sociology, Eleanor Rathbone Building, Bedford St South, University of Liverpool, L69.
LondonWhen Silvio was around
Meeting on corruption in the Italian Berlusconi government. With British premiere of documentary Quando C’era Silvio (subtitled).
For info e-mail [email protected]
Tue 21 Mar, 7pmBloomsbury Theatre Studio, Gordon Street, 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

Love Music, Hate Racism
Contact LMHR with any queries. Phone 020 7924 0333, go to, or e-mail [email protected]

London CarnivalWith Boy Kill Boy, Roll Deep, The Mentalists and Poly Styrene. Plus headliners to be announced.Sat 29 Apr, 2pm to 8pmTrafalgar Square
LeedsWith Yorkshire Terrierz, Napoleon III, Miss Black America, Move, 373, DIY, Yes Boss, Hayashi, The Lion Trio, Gran Y Row, Stay Focussed, Escobar, Honest Thief.
Sun 19 MarWoodhouse Liberal Club, Woodhouse St
CrawleyWith Chas and Dave, Papa George Band.
£17.50 advance/£20 on door
Thu 23 MarAscot Suite, Gatwick Hilton Hotel
HackneyWith Nicky Blackmarket, Excalibah, L Double, Swerve, Shinobi. Plus PAs from L Man, Doctor, Jammer, Kalashinkov. Upstairs: Lisa Moorish, Ducks, Bright Young Things, Lily.
£5 with NUS ID/£5 before 10.30pm/£7 after
Thu 30 MarHerbal, 10-14 Kingsland Rd, London E2.
WakefieldHosted by Next Generation, with Last Gang in Town, RDB, The Lodger, Miss QT, The Bazaars.
Sat 1 AprLightwaves Leisure Centre, Lower York St
MaldonWith Fei Comodo, Nu-MCs, Curly Circus, Royal Priesthood, Look Back Eyes, BUG. DJ set from KMT.
Fri 7 AprBewick Suite (behind Swan pub), Maldon High St, Essex

Demonstrations & lobbies

BirminghamUnwelcome Blair to Birmingham
Organised by StWC
Thu 16 Mar, 1pmMatthew Boulton College, Jennens Rd.
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

LondonHarlan County, USA (1976)
Barbara Kopple’s gripping documentary about corporate arrogance, union corruption and communal solidarity during a bitter Kentucky coal miners’ strike. Introduced by Mike Thompson.
Organised by Red Friday Socialist Film Club
Fri 7 Apr, 7pmGoldsmiths Lecture Theatre, Keppel St, (off Malet St), WC1

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