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Meetings, events and demonstrations

Issue No. 2018

Respect | Time to Go | Stop the War | SWP meetings | Socialist Worker Scotland | Socialist Worker Appeal events | movement events | Bookmarks events | demonstrations & lobbies | concerts and benefits

Contact Respect with any queries. Phone 0870 850 1978, go to, or e-mail
CoventryNew Labour’s brutal foreign policy
With Craig Murray
Thu 5 Oct, 7.30pmCoffee Revolution, Coventry University Students’ Union, Priory St
LondonNational conference
To participate you must be both a member of Respect and elected as a delegate by your Respect branch
Sat 14 and Sun 15 OctFriends House, Euston Rd, NW1
Time to go - troops out of Iraq, no attack on Iran
Organised by Stop the War. Contact StWC with any queries. Phone 020 7278 6694, go to, or e-mail
BirminghamWith Clare Short MP, Andrew Murray (StWC), Roger McKenzie (regional secretary Midlands TUC), Lynda Holmes (MFAW), John Rose, Nahella AshrafSat 16 Sep, 5pmLibrary Theatre, Birmingham Central Library, Chamberlain Square
Birmingham: ErdingtonWith Hani Lazim (Iraqi Democrats Against Occupation). Thu 21 Sep, 7.30pmSt Barnabas Church,

High St

Birmingham: SparkhillWed 13 Sep, 7.30pmSt Johns church, Stratford Rd
BrightonWith Caroline Lucas MEP, Chris Nineham (StWC)Wed 13 Sep, 7.30pmRoyal Albion Hotel, 35 Old Steine Rd
CardiffWith John Rees, Leanne Wood AM, Paul Flynn MP, Muslim Council of WalesSun 17 Sep, 4.30pmMackintosh Residents Centre, Keppoch St

(off City Rd, nr The Gate), Roath

EdinburghWith Lindsey German (StWC), Rose Gentle (MFAW), Labour Party,

Colin Fox (SSP), Rosemary Byrne (Solidarity), SNP, Scottish Green Party

Sat 16 Sep, 2.30pmAugustine Church,

George IV Bridge

Leamington SpaWith Lynda HolmesWed 13 Sep, 7.30pmBath Place Community Centre
LeedsWith George Galloway MP, Lindis PercyThu 21 Sep, 7.30pmConference Auditorium, Leeds University
LiverpoolWith Craig Murray, Dr Azzam TamimiWed 13 Sep, 7.15pmLiner Hotel, Lord Nelson St
London: Hammersmith & FulhamWith John McDonnell MP, Lindsey German (StWC), Dr Ghayasuddin Siddiqui (Muslim Parliament), Haifa Zangana (Iraqi writer), Dahabo Isse (Somali activist)
For info phone 07879 424 631 or 07984 405 307
Wed 13 Sep, 7pmSmall Hall, Hammersmith Town Hall, King St
London: HaringeyWith George Galloway MP, Lindsey German, Jeremy Corbyn MPWed 20 Sep, 7.30pmWest Indian Cultural Centre, Clarendon Rd, N8
London: LambethWith John Rees (StWC), Yvonne Ridley (Islam Channel), Walter Wolfgang (Labour Party NEC, pc)Tue 12 Sep, 7.30pmThe Brix, St Matthews Church, Brixton Hill
London: NewhamWith Tony Benn, George Galloway MP, Rose Gentle, Lindsey German, Dr Azzam TaminiTue 12 Sep, 7pmEast Ham Town Hall, Barking Rd
London: SouthwarkWith Andrew Murray (StWC), Sabah Jawad, Walter WolfgangThu 14 Sep, 7pmWalworth Methodist Centre, Camberwell Rd
London: Tower HamletsWith George Galloway MP, Jeremy Dear (NUJ general secretary), Louise Christian, John Rees (StWC)
For info phone 079 585 35231 or 079 177 96673
Mon 18 Sep, 7pmOxford House,

Derbyshire St,

Bethnal Green

London: WandsworthWith John McDonnell MP, Rose Gentle, Mark Steel, Lindsey German, Imam Suliman Gani, Mike CushmanThu 14 Sep, 7.30pmBalham Baptist Church, Ramsden Rd, Balham
ManchesterWith Tony Benn, Michael Meacher MP, Walter Wolfgang, Craig Murray, Roudabeh Shafie (Action Iran), Lindsey German (StWC), Kate Hudson (CND). Tue 26 Sep, 7pmMethodist Central Hall, Oldham St. Jointly organised by StWC & CND
Manchester: Cheetham HillWith Sundus MalikWed 13 Sep, 7.30pmSaffron Restaurant, Cheetham Hill Rd
NottinghamWith Chris Nineham, Military Families Against the WarTue 12 Sep, 7pmChaucer Lecture Theatre, Chaucer Building, Nottingham Trent University, Goldsmith St
PortsmouthWith Craig MurrayTue 12 Sep, 7pmPark Building, University of Portsmouth, Guildhall Square
RochdaleTue 12 Sep, 7.30pmRochdale Town Hall, The Esplanade
St AlbansWith Lindsey German, Craig Murray, Ghada Razuki, Dr Daud AbdullahMon 18 Sep, 7.30pmJubilee Centre, Catherine St
SheffieldWith Tony Benn, Dr Azzam Tamimi, Lindsey German, Musheir El- Farra
£3/£1. For info and to book phone 07761 471 441
Tue 19 Sep, 7pmInternational Hall,
Ponds Forge
Stop the War
Contact StWC with any queries. Phone 020 7278 6694, go to, or e-mail
With live music
Tue 12 Sep, 8pmTonic Bar, 11 Dover St
Canvey IslandFundraising meal
£12. For info phone 07748 686581
Sun 1 Oct, 7pmSaqui Tandoori, 150 High St, Canvey Island, Essex
LeedsFundraiser for Lebanon
With food, bouncy castle, music, auction & speakers
Sat 16 Sep, 11am to 2pmHamara Centre, Tempest Rd,
ManchesterTime for change
Alternative conference
Speakers include George Galloway MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Craig Murray (ex-British ambassador Uzbekistan), Moazzam Begg (ex-Guantanamo Bay prisoner), Richard Horton (editor, the Lancet), Sami Ramadani (Iraqi Democrats Against Occupation), Tariq Ali, Rose Gentle (Military Families Against the War), Betty Hunter (Palestine Solidarity Campaign)
Sun 24 Sep, 10.30am to 6pmRoscoe Building, University of Manchester, Brunswick Street, Manchester M13 9PL
NorwichThe Middle East in crisis
With Craig Murray, Moazzem Begg, Jane Shallice
For info phone 01493 664 499
Thu 14 Sep, 7pmBlackfriars Hall,
St Andrews Plain
OxfordThe arc of extremism: Bush, Blair and Olmert
With Craig Murray, Debb Buchholtz, Caroline Raine
Tue 19 Sep, 7.30pmCourt Room, Town Hall,
St Aldates
WiganLast Letter Home
Film showing and meeting
Wed 13 Sep, 7.45pm1650 Coffee House, Wallgate
SWP public meetings
BarnsleyThe politics of HizbollahThu 28 Sep, 7.30pmBarcode Training Agency,
3 Shambles St
BirminghamSexism and the system - the rise of raunch culture
With Judith Orr
Tue 10 Oct, 7.30pmCafe One, Five Ways Shopping Centre, Broad St
HuddersfieldThe politics of HizbollahWed 13 Sep, 6pmCoffeevolution, Church St,

LeedsA rebel’s guide to Gramsci
With Chris Bambery
Wed 27 Sep, 7.30pmSwarthmore Centre,
2-7 Woodhouse Square (near Park Lane College)
London: CamdenSex and the system - the rise of raunch culture
With Sally Campbell
Thu 14 Sep, 7pmTheatro Technics,
Crowndale Rd
London: HackneyMiddle East - how do we stop the new imperialism?
With Alex Callinicos
Tue 19 Sep, 7.30pmRound Chapel, Powerscroft Rd (corner Lower Clapton Rd), E5
London: IslingtonCan the working class resist neo-liberalism?
With Michael Bradley
Wed 20 Sep, 6.30pmEl Rincon Quiteno Cafe,
235 Holloway Rd (opp London Met)
London: Tower HamletsOil and the Middle East
With Rob Hoveman
Thu 14 Sep, 7pmOxford House, Derbyshire St, Bethnal Green, E2
London: WalthamstowThe politics of HizbollahWed 20 Sep, 7.30pmHornbeam Centre,
451 Hoe St (nr Bakers Arms)
ManchesterGramsci - revolutionary ideas for the 21st century
With Chris Bambery
Wed 4 Oct, 7pmMechanics Institute,
103 Princess St
Manchester: south eastWhy does the US hate Iran?
With Fergus Alexander
Wed 13 Sep, 7.30pmCafe Felafel, Wilmslow Rd
PrestonThe bloody history of British imperialismThu 28 Sep, 7pmCVS Building, Lancaster Rd
SwanseaThe Spanish Civil War - 70 years onWed 13 Sep, 7.30pmLogans Cafe, Bath Lane
WolverhamptonImperialism and resistance
With John Rees
Thu 5 Oct, 7.30pmCity Bar, King St
Socialist Worker public meetings in Scotland
DundeeWomen’s liberation and the movement
With Gill Hubbard
Wed 20 Sep, 7.30pmDundee Voluntary Action,
10 Constitution Rd
EdinburghGlobalisation from above v globalisation from below
With Neil Davidson
Thu 14 Sep, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, Victoria Terrace (off George IV Bridge)
InverclydeEducation not for sale
With Terry Wrigley (author Another School is Possible)
Thu 14 Sep, 7.30pmArts Guild Theatre,
Campbell St, Greenock.
Socialist Worker Appeal events
To contact the appeal phone 020 7819 1182 or e-mail
LondonWinter Soldier
Film showing introduced by George Galloway MP
£6/£3. For tickets phone 020 7819 1182
Thu 28 Sep, 7pmFriends House, Euston Rd
ManchesterTony time to go… people time to party
With The Tribunes. Plus DJs Code Red, PSI and others
Sat 23 Sep, 6pm till 11pmUrbis,
Cathedral Gardens,
OxfordBarbeque and sweepstake
For info phone 07813 171669
Sun 17 Sep, 2pm to 8pmWolfson College, Linton Rd
Movement events
LondonRacism, liberty and the war on terror
Conference with Moazzam Begg, Jeremy Corbyn, Gareth Peirce, Colin Prescod, A Sivanandan, Salma Yaqoob
Organised by the Institute of Race Relations. For info phone 020 7837 0041 or go to
Sat 16 SepConway Hall, central London
30 years since the Grunwick strike
With Jack Dromey, Arthur Scargill, Ed Blissett, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Jayaben Desai, Amrit Wilson, Derek Walsh. Plus exhibition and films
£7 (including lunch). Tickets must be bought in advance. Phone 020 7624 0032 or e-mail Organised by Brent Trades Union Council
Sun 17 Sep, 11am to 5pmTricycle Theatre, 269 High Rd, Kilburn, NW6
The case against sanctions and war on Iran
With Hans von Sponeck (former UN humanitarian co-ordinator in Iraq), John Rees (StWC), Paul Ingram (BASIC), Kamin Mohammadi (writer & journalist), Mehri Honarbin-Holliday (Action Iran) and Abbas Edalat (CASMII)
£3. Organised by Action Iran & CASMII
Tue 19 Sep, 6.30pmRoom 101, University of London Union, Malet St
Organising for fighting unions conference
With John McDonnell MP, Matt Wrack (FBU), Bob Crow (RMT), Mark Serwotka (PCS)
Go to
Sat 11 NovShoreditch Town Hall, EC1
Bookmarks events
To reserve places phone 020 7637 1848 or e-mail
Sasha Abramsky on his new book, Conned - How Millions Went To Prison, Lost The Vote and Helped Send George Bush To The White House
Phone 020 7637 1848
Wed 27 Sep, 6.30pmBookmarks bookshop,
1 Bloomsbury Street, WC1
LondonAn evening with Tony Benn
to launch the Friends of Bookmarks appeal
Tickets £6/£3 from Bookmarks. Phone 020 7637 1848 or e-mail
Thu 14 Sep, 7.30pmBloomsbury Central Baptist Church (Two minutes from Bookmarks bookshop,

1 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1)

Demonstrations & lobbies
ManchesterTime to go: Troops out of Iraq, Don't attack Iran
Organised by Stop the War and CND. Go to
Sat 23 Sep, 1pmoutside Labour Party conference
Film showings
BirminghamLand and Freedom
Ken Loach’s classic on the Spanish Civil War launches the Socialist Film Club
Thu 28 Sep, 7pmCafe One, Five Ways shopping centre, Broad St
Concerts and benefits
London: Tower HamletsMusic and comedy for twinning with Palestine
With comedians Shazia Mirza, Ivor Dembina, Del Strain, David Meech; top roots singer/songwriter Pete Morton; rappers Nom de Plume; Raised Voices political choir; Al Zaytouna Dabka Dancers
Food and drink available. For info phone 020 7364 7900. Benefit for the Tower Hamlets/Jenin (Palestine) twinning campaign
Fri 15 Sep, doors open 7pmBrady Arts Centre, 192-196 Hanbury Street, E1

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