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Meetings, events, demonstrations and film showings

Issue No. 1998

Respect | Stop the War | SWP meetings | movement events | demonstrations & lobbies | film showings| Love music, hate racism | concerts and benefits

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

BristolParade and mass canvassSun 30 Apr, 11amGainsborough Sq,
LeedsBicycle cavalcadeSun 30 Apr, 1pmmeet Penny Hill Centre, Church Rd, Humslet.
Mon 1 May, 11ammeet Hamara Centre, Tempest Rd, Beeston.
ManchesterRusholme cavalcadeSat 29 Apr, 12 noonJaffa Cafe, Wilmslow Rd. Rusholme.
PrestonMass canvassSat 29 & Sun 30 Apr, 11amPreston Town Hall,
Lancaster Rd.
WhitstableWho Shot the Sheriff?
Showing of Alan Miles’s 2005 film about the Anti Nazi League, plus speakers and discussion
Thu 27 Apr, 7.30pmDuke of Cumberland, High St

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

BristolDon’t attack Iran rally and protestSat 6 May, 1pmassemble opp Hippodrome, city centre.
CardiffHands off IranFri 28 Apr, 7pmQuaker Meeting House,
Charles St (off Queen St)
Central London Iraq in chaos, Bush and Blair on the ropes – what next for the anti-war movement?
With Lindsey German
Wed 26 Apr, 7pmBookmarks bookshop, 1 Bloomsbury St, WC1
KentParty for peace
With Lindsey German, Walter Wolfgang. Plus music, stalls, DJ tent, performance tent.
Sat 17 Jun, 12 noonDane John Gardens, Canterbury. For info phone 07947 424 505.
LeedsStop the War meeting
With Dr Salam Ismael.
Thu 27 Apr, 7pmConference Auditorium 1,
Leeds University.
LondonNational conference
With Craig Murray, Tony Benn, Louise Christian, Rose Gentle, George Galloway MP, Caroline Lucas MEP, Yvonne Ridley (Islam Channel), Kate Hudson (CND), Karma Nabulsi, Jeremy Corbyn MP
For info go to or phone 020 7278 6694
Sat 10 JuneFriends House, Euston Rd, London WC1

SWP public meetings

BirminghamThe return of the working class – resistance to neo-liberalism across EuropeWed 7 Jun, 7.30pmCustard Factory, Digbeth.
CanterburyA rebel’s guide to MarxMon 8 May, 5pmOrange St Music Club, Orange St.
CardiffWomen’s liberation in the 21st centuryWed 26 Apr, 7.30pmCathays Community Centre, Cathays Terrace
ChesterfieldDays of hope – the 1926 General StrikeWed 10 May, 7.30pmMarket Hall.
CoventryLatin America – revolution and resistanceWed 26 Apr, 7.30pmCoffee Revolution, Coventry Students Union, Priory St
Home CountiesFrance’s revolt against neo-liberalismMon 8 May, 7.30pmUpstairs at Trinity Church Hall, Beaconsfield Rd/Victoria St (near stn), St Albans
HuddersfieldFrance’s revolt against neo-liberalismWed 10 May, 6pmCoffee Evolution,
Church St.
LeicesterIs nuclear power the answer?Wed 3 May, 6.30pmCafe Mozart,
London Rd.
LewishamGeorge Lansbury – the rebel councillors of PoplarThu 27 Apr, 7.30pmLife Cafe,
Ladywell Station.
NewcastleThe return of the working class – resistance to neo-liberalism across EuropeWed 10 May, 7.30pmSide Cafe, The Side
(nr Guildhall).
NorwichFrance’s revolt against neo-liberalismWed 26 Apr, 7pmSt Andrews Tavern,
4 St Andrews St
Waltham Forest1968: a world on fire
With Chris Harman
Thu 27 Apr, 7.30pmQuaker Meeting House,
1a Jewel Rd (off Hoe St), London E17
West LondonA rebel’s guide to MarxWed 10 May, 7.30pmSouthall Community Centre, opposite Sunrise Radio Station, Southall
WolverhamptonA rebel’s guide to MarxThu 11 May, 7.30pmThe City Bar, Kings St

Movement events

BirminghamDiscussion on Guantanamo
Showing of The Road to Guantanamo followed by discussion with the Tipton Three, Moazzam Begg, Allan Brookfield (Cuba Solidarity Campaign).
Go to
Sun 7 May, 7pmMidlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, B12.
Palestine Solidarity Campaign meeting
With Jenny Tonge and the Palestinian ambassador.
Mon 8 May, 7.30pmCarrs Lane Centre.
LondonWinning the ‘Fourth Option’ national conference
Organised by Defend Council Housing. Go to
Mon 22 May, 10.30amCongress House, Gt Russell St
Campaign Against Climate Change conferenceSat 3 June, 10am to 5pmLondon School of Economics,
Houghton St, WC2
Marxism 2006
A celebration of resistance
Speakers include: George Galloway MP, Tariq Ali, Tony Benn, Victoria Brittain, Rose Gentle, Adrian Mitchell, Eamonn McCann, Trevor Ngwane, Michael Rosen, Melissa Benn, Bernadette McAliskey
Five days of debate, music & film organised by the Socialist Workers Party. Prices £45 waged l £32 unwaged l £25 higher education l£15 under 18/school/further education. For details phone 020 7819 1190 or go to
Thu 6 to Mon 10 July in central London
SheffieldCelebration of the 80th anniversary of the General Strike and the 70th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War
With Arthur Scargill, Mike Gonzalez, and veterans of both events
Organised by South Yorkshire NUJ
Mon 1 May, 7.30pmCity Hall Ballroom
InternationalEuropean Social Forum
Go to
Thu 4 to Sun 7 MayAthens, Greece

Demonstrations & lobbies

BristolDefend public services demonstration
March to College Green for 12.30pm rally. Called by the TUC
Sat 29 Apr, assemble 11.30amCastle Park
LiverpoolMay Day march and rally
With Bob Wareing MP, George Galloway MP
Organised by Merseyside & Wirral TUC
Mon 1 May, 11.30am Assemble steps of St Georges Hall for March to Prince’s Park
LondonWorkers Memorial Day march
march to HSE headquarters to protest against deregulation of safety laws. Organised by Construction Safety Campaign
Mon 28 Apr, 10.30amHolland St (behind Tate Modern)
May Day march
With Tony Benn, Gloria Mills, Bob Crow, Dave Prentis, Maria Helena Andre, Jonathan Neale, Ken Livingstone
Called by the TUC
Mon 1 May, 12 noonAssemble Clerkenwell Green, EC1. March to Trafalgar Sq
March and rally for Palestine
march to rally in Trafalgar Square. Organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Sat 20 May, 12 noonAssemble Embankment
ManchesterMay Day march and rally
Organised by Trade Unions for Refugees, supported by Manchester Trade Council
Mon 1 May, 12 noonAssemble All Saints Park, Oxford St.

Film showings

LondonThe Hundred Steps (2000)
Italian drama based on the life of anti-Mafia activist Peppino Impastato. Introduced by Tom Behan
Organised by Red Friday Socialist Film Club
Fri 12 May, 7pmGoldsmiths Lecture Theatre, Keppel St, (off Malet St), WC1

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

LondonWith: Belle & Sebastian, Lethal Bizzle, Boy Kill Boy, The Paddingtons, Roll Deep, Kano. With special guests and speakers including: Ken Livingstone, Tony Benn, Gurinder Chadha, Billy Hayes, Keith Sonnet, Dominque Walker, Kat Fletcher, Mick Connolly, Heartless Crew, Akala, The Mentalists & Poly Styrene, Kray Twinz
Organised by LMHR and UAF, supported by Amicus, PCS, Unison, Bigga Fish
Sat 29 Apr, 2pm to 8pmTrafalgar Square
LewishamWith Nations Vibration Sound System, Fat Sue, WSOSun 30 Apr, 5pmPowerleague Sports Club, Canadian Ave, London SE6

Concerts and benefits

BirminghamBands against Bush
With The Beat, 360, Cracked Actors and many others. Plus guest speakers and DJs
£8. E-mail or phone 07815 995 974. Organised by Stop the War Coalition
Fri 2 Jun, 7.30pm to 2amThe Sanctuary, Digbeth B5
LondonPeace Not War May Day celebration
With Skinnyman and Mud Fam (Chucky C, Singa Blinga, Icle Jigz and DJ Nasa), The Extremists, Mecca 2 Medina, Suparnovar, Mr Tibbs, Logic and Lowkey, The Bury Crew, Bass6 and Dr Rhythm (Beatboxers), Illaman, N.S.G, United Vibrations (live Hip Hop band), Rhythms of Resistance (Samba Band) and accompanying them on the decks DJ Styla and DJ Micke Morphingaz. The night will also be hosted by MC Intenz (Y2K/ The Unusual Suspects/ Bury Crew). Grafitti artist Crymein will produce a live, themed artwork.
£6/£5 (NUS). For info e-mail or phone 07779 276 575
Sun 30 Apr, 6pm to midnightCargo,
83 Rivington St,
Shoreditch, EC2

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Meetings And Events
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Issue No. 1998
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