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Meetings, events, demonstrations and film showings

Issue No. 2002

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Greenwich & LewishamThe World Social Forum in VenezuelaMon 5 Jun, 7.30pmWest Greenwich House, Greenwich High Rd,
London SE10
LondonThe road to Guantanamo
With Moazzam Begg, Yvonne Ridley, John Rees
Tue 6 Jun, 6.30pmHarold Road Centre, Newham, E13

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

NationalStop the War conference
With Craig Murray, Tony Benn, George Galloway MP, Caroline Lucas MEP, Rose Gentle, Elaheh Rostami Povey (Action Iran), Yvonne Ridley (Islam Channel), Kate Hudson (Chair CND), Jeremy Corbyn MP, Sabah Jawad (Iraqi Democrats), Explo Nani Kofi (African Liberation Support Group), Salma Yaqoob (Respect).
For info go to or phone 020 7278 6694
Sat 10 June, 10am - 8pmFriends House, Euston Rd,
London WC1
BirminghamShut down Guantanamo – don’t attack Iran
With Moazzam Begg, Cllr Salma Yaqoob, Eli Povey, Lindsey German
Fri 26 May, 7.30pmCarrs Lane Church Centre, (opposite Moor St stn)
CoventryShut down Guantanamo
With Peter Brierley (Military Families Against the War)
Sun 11 Jun, 4pmCoventry Students Union,
Priory St
KentFestival 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
LeedsGuantanamo – shut it down
Film showing of The Road To Guantanamo. Plus discussion with Jackie Chase, Abu Bakr Deghayes (Omar Deghayes campaign).
Sun 18 Jun, 1.45pmPakistani Community Centre, Harehills
NewcastleBush’s war plans – is Iran next?
With Doug Henderson MP
Thu 25 May, 7pmQuaker Meeting House (near Jesmond Metro)
St AlbansPeace, justice and Islamophobia
With Moazzam Begg, Soraya Lawrence, Chris Nineham.
Thu 1 Jun, 7.30pmJubilee Hall, Catherine St

Socialists and the movement rallys
Organised by Socialist Worker

KentWith Michael Bradley and Chris HarmanThu 8 June, 7.30pmEnvironment Centre, Palace St, Canterbury
ManchesterWith Lindsey German and Alex CallinicosWed 7 Jun, 7.30pmManchester Mechanics Institute, 103 Princess St
NewhamWith Lindsey German and Weyman Bennett.Tue 20 Jun, 7.30pmHopkins Room, Stratford Library, 3 The Grove, London E15
North LondonWith Chris Nineham and Martin SmithThu 15 Jun, 7.30pmWest Indian Cultural Centre, Clarendon Rd, N8
NottinghamWith Chris Bambery and Hannah DeeThu 8 Jun, 7pmNew Mechanics Institute, 3 North Sherwood St
Tower HamletsWith John Rees and Weyman Bennett.Tue 13 Jun, 7.30pmOxford House, Derbyshire St (off Bethnal Green Rd), London E1

SWP public meetings

BarnsleyLatin America, revolution and resistanceWed 7 June, 7.30pmBarnsley Central Library, Shambles St
BirminghamThe return of the working class – resistance to neo-liberalism across EuropeWed 7 Jun, 7.30pmCustard Factory, Gibb Square, Digbeth
BristolThe bloody history of the British Empire
With John Newsinger
Wed 24 May, 7pmKuumba Centre, 20-23 Hepburn Rd, St Pauls
CamdenPoplar’s rebel councillorsThu 25 May, 7pmTheatro Technis, 26 Crowndale Rd, London NW1
CardiffImperialism in the 21st century
With Ian Thomas
Wed 24 May, 7.30pmCathays Community Centre, 36 Cathays Terrace
EustonGramsci – a revolutionary for our time
With Chris Bambery.
Wed 31 May, 6.30pmCamera Cafe, Museum St,
London WC1
Home CountiesWhich way forward for Palestine?
With Simon Behrman
Mon 5 Jun, 7.30pmUpstairs at Trinity Church Hall, Beaconsfield Rd/ Victoria St (nr station),
St Albans
WakefieldAfter the elections, where next for the left?Thu 25 May, 7.30pm,Friends Meeting House, Thornhill St
YorkThe return of the working classWed 24 May, 7.30pmPriory Community Centre, Priory St

Movement events

LondonDon’t attack Iran
With Shirin Ebadi (Nobel Peace prize winning lawyer), Tony Benn, Lindsey German (StWC), Jeremy Corbyn MP, Ziba Mir-Hosseini, Elaheh Rostami-Povey and music from Somaye Zadeh.
£2. Organised by Action Iran. For info e-mail
Fri 2 June, 6.30pm,Friends Meeting House, Euston (opp Euston stn)
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

Bookmarks events
To reserve places phone 020 7637 1848 or e-mail

LondonStranger in a strange land
With The Guardian’s Gary Younge, on the publication of his new book, Stranger In A Strange Land, Encounters In The Disunited States
£3/£2. Available from Bookmarks, 1 Bloomsbury Street, WC1. Phone 020 7637 1848 or e-mail
Wed 24 May, 7pmConway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1
Resources of Critique
Alex Callinicos on his new book.
Wed 31 May, 6.30pmBookmarks bookshop,
1 Bloomsbury St, WC1, (Tottenham Court Rd tube)
How they turned Aids into a catastrophe
Peter Gill on Body Count: How They Turned Aids Into A Catastrophe.
Thu 1 Jun, 6.30pm
Freedom Next Time
John Pilger on his new book, discussing why freedom still seems a distant dream for so many in South Africa.
Thu 8 Jun, 6.30pm

Demonstrations & lobbies

LondonJustice for Paul Coker
March for Paul, who died in police custody. With speakers including Janet Alder.
Sat 1 July, 1.30pmAssemble Plumstead Common for march to Plumstead Police Station

Film showings

NewcastleVenezuela today – the world tomorrowWed 31 May, 7.30pmArts Centre,
Westgate Road

Concerts and benefits

AberdeenUnplug the war benefit
With The Little Kicks, Lorenzo Snow Collective, Kathryn Sawyers, Pete Mconville, Welfare Mothers, Fiona Keenan And Caroline Kemp, The Holy Folks, Amber, The Kitchen Cynics
Fundraiser for Stop the War. For info go to
Fri 2 Jun, 4pm to 11pmKilau Coffee, Little Belmont St
BirminghamBands against Bush
With The Beat, 360, Cracked Actors and many others. Plus guest speakers and DJs
£8. For info e-mail or phone 07815 995 974. To book go to or phone 08700 600 100. Organised by Stop the War Coalition
Fri 2 Jun, 7.30pm to 2amThe Sanctuary, Digbeth B5
CanterburyParty for peace
With live band, funk and hip hop, DJs
£3. Organised by Stop the War. For more info phone 07947 424 505
Wed 31 May, 9pm to 2amTonic Bar,
Dover Street
(behind cinema)
PortsmouthNazis are no fun
With Virtue Theory, Strict Machines, Infra Juice, Emerett, Adamseed, Gareth Howells
£3. Bring anti-racist banners and posters. Organised by Love Music Hate Racism. Go to
Fri 2 Jun, 7.30pmThe Barn,
Milton Arms,
Milton Rd

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