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Meetings, events and demonstrations

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Respect | SWP meetings | Socialist Worker Appeal events | SW Appeal: Which side are you on? | SW Appeal: Five for Trane | movement events | Bookmarks events | demonstrations & lobbies | concerts and benefits

Contact Respect with any queries. Phone 0870 850 1978, go to, or e-mail
BrightonEyewitness report from Lebanon
With photojournalist Guy Smallman
Tue 10 Oct, 7.30pmBrunswick Room,
Brightelm Centre,
North Rd
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
Stop the War
Contact StWC with any queries. Phone 020 7278 6694, go to, or e-mail
LiverpoolPublic meeting
With Tony Benn, John Rees
£5/£3. For info phone 07752 350 994
Mon 30 Oct, 7.15pmAdelphi Hotel, Lime St
SouthendEyewitness to Lebanon
With Guy Smallman
Thu 19 Oct, 7.30pmUtopia Cafe, Alexandra St (in the Royals - opp BHS)
SWP public meetings
BirminghamSexism and the system - the rise of raunch culture
With Judith Orr
Tue 10 Oct, 7.30pmCafe One, Five Ways Shopping Centre, Broad St
BrightonAfter Blair - challenging Blairism and imperialismWed 4 Oct, 7.30pmEarth and Stars, 46 Windsor St (corner Church St)
BurnleyPlanet of slums - poverty and globalisation
With Fergus Alexander
Thu 12 Oct, 7.30pmBrierfield Community Centre, 21 Colne Rd
CardiffThe blood never dried - a people’s history of the British EmpireThu 5 Oct, 7.30pmCathays community centre,
Cathays Terrace
Home countiesMartin Luther King and Malcolm X - were their eyes on the same prize?
With Kerri Parke
Mon 13 Nov, 7.30pmUpstairs Trinity Church Hall,
Beaconsfield Rd, Victoria St (nr City station), St Albans
HuddersfieldIs nuclear power the answer to climate change?Wed 11 Oct, 6pmCoffee Evolution, Church St
London: Brent & HarrowSexism and the system - the rise of raunch cultureThu 5 Oct, 7.30pmBrent Trades Hall,
375 High Rd,
Willesden (nr bus garage)
London: LewishamIs this the end of New Labour?Thu 5 Oct, 7.30pmLife Cafe, 71 Ladywell Rd
London: northGramsci - revolutionary ideas for the 21st century
With Chris Bambery
Thu 12 Oct, 7.30pmWest Indian Cultural Centre, Clarendon Rd, N8
London: North West Gramsci - revolutionary ideas for the 21st century
With Chris Bambery
Wed 11 Oct, 7.30pmHammersmith Irish Centre, Blacks Rd, Hammersmith, W6
London: SouthThe blood never dried - a people’s history of the British Empire
With John Newsinger
Thu 5 Oct, 7.30pmLambeth Town Hall,
Acre Lane, Brixton
London: Tower HamletsHow capitalism underdeveloped Africa
With Charlie Kimber
Thu 5 Oct, 7pmOxford House,
Derbyshire Rd, E1
London: WalthamstowThe blood never dried - a people’s history of the British Empire
With Mark Thomas
Thu 5 Oct, 7.30pmHornbeam Centre, 451 Hoe St (nr Bakers Arms)
London: West A people’s history of the British Empire - the great Indian rebellion
With John Newsinger
Thu 19 Oct, 7.30pmDominion Centre, 112 The Green, Southall
London: WoolwichMarxism and religionWed 4 Oct, 7.30pmGlyndon Community Centre, 75 Raglan Rd
ManchesterGramsci - revolutionary ideas for the 21st century
With Chris Bambery
Wed 4 Oct, 7pmMechanics Institute,
103 Princess St
NewcastleMartin Luther King and Malcolm X - were their eyes on the same prize?Wed 25 Oct, 7.30pmHitchcock Room,
Tyneside Cinema
(Monument metro)
NorwichSexism and the system - the rise of raunch cultureWed 18 Oct, 7pmAndrews Tavern, 4 St Andrews St (top of Duke St).

SwanseaThe blood never dried - a people’s history of the British EmpireWed 4 Oct, 7.30pmLogan Cafe,
Bath Lane (next to Pilkington Glass)
WolverhamptonImperialism and resistance
With John Rees
Thu 5 Oct, 7.30pmCity Bar, King St
YorkClimate change - what needs to change?Wed 4 Oct, 7.30pmPriory St Centre
Socialist Worker Appeal events
For details of events go to To contact the appeal phone 020 7819 1182 or e-mail
LeicesterThe Blood Never Dried - a people’s history of the British Empire
Book launch with author John Newsinger. Food, wine and music to follow
Thu 26 Oct, 7pmCafe Mozart,
London Rd
LondonPaths of Glory
Tony Benn Introduces Stanley Kubrick’s classic anti-war film set during the First World War
£6/£4. To book phone 020 7637 1838 or 020 7819 1182
Mon 6 Nov, 7.30pmFriends House, Euston Rd (opp Euston station)
SW appeal: Which side are you on?
A musical celebration of folk giant Pete Seeger featuring acclaimed folk duo Jimmy Ross and Alistair Hulett
Cambridge£10/£4. To book phone 07712 893 552Thu 2 Nov, 7.30pmRomsey Labour Club, Mill Rd
Leeds£8/£4. To book phone 07920 406 661Wed 1 Nov, 7.30pmBrudenell Social Club, 33 Queens Rd (nr Royal Park pub)
Sheffield£10/£4. To book phone 07830 251 063Mon 30 Oct, 7.30pmMillennium Hall (Polish Catholic Centre), 520 Ecclesall Rd, S11
SW appeal: Five for Trane
An evening of live music and spoken word with Gilad Atzmon and his band playing the music of John Coltrane and Martin Smith discussing his relationship with the US civil rights movement of the 1960s
Birmingham£10/£5. To book phone 07977 057 902Tue 7 Nov, 8pmJools Holland’s The Jam House, St Pauls Square, Jewellery Quarter
Bristol£10/£5. To book phone 0778 6831 646Mon 20 Nov, 7.30pmPolish Ex-Servicemen’s Club, 50 St Pauls Rd, BS8
Kent£10/£5. To book phone 0794 742 4505Mon 13 Nov, 7.30pmCanterbury Environment Centre, Palace St, Canterbury (formerly St Alphage church)
Manchester£10/£5. To book phone 0798 380 5512Tue 10 Oct, 7.30pmClub Underground, Manchester University Student Union,

Sackville St

Movement events
BirminghamUnite Against Fascism West Midlands conference
With Paul Oppenheimer (Holocaust survivor), Cllr Salma Yaqoob, Mohammed Azam, Jerry Bartlett, Steve Beardsmore, Weyman Bennett, Richard Burden MP, Sabby Dhalu, Cllr Joy Garner, Tony Kearns, Jackie Ranger, Wilf Sullivan
£10 delegates/£5 individuals/£2 concessions. Phone 07837 244 518 or e-mail
Sat 7 Oct, 10am to 1.30pmBirmingham Council House, Victoria Square, B1
LondonGlobal climate justice
With George Monbiot, Benedict Southworth (WDM), Johann Hari, Billy Hayes, Claire Fauset, Phil Thornhill
Organised by Campaign against Climate Change
Wed 4 Oct, 7pmConway Hall,
Red Lion Square (Holborn tube)
Eyewitness to Lebanon
Talk and slide show with photo journalist Guy Smallman
Organised by Media Workers Against the War
Mon 9 Oct, 6.30pmNUJ Headland House,
308-312 Gray’s Inn Rd, WC1
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
London: IslingtonCampaign against privatisation
With John McDonnell MP, Jon Rogers, Ken Muller, Andrew Berry
Tue 3 Oct, 7pmUnion Chapel, Compton Terrace, Upper St, N1
YorkYork Against the War dayschool
With Kate Hudson (CND), Alex Callinicos, Nahella Ashraf, Steve Cox, Steve Roskams, Haleh Afshar, Paul Davies, Jean Churm, Heather Stroud
Sat 28 Oct, 10am to 5pmPriory St Community Centre
Bookmarks events
Events held at bookshop, except where indicated. Bookmarks bookshop, 1 Bloomsbury St, WC1. To reserve places phone 020 7637 1848 or e-mail
LondonEndless War
David Keen on his new book which argues that the “war on terror” is only the latest extension of a Cold War project
Phone 020 7637 1848
Thu 12 Oct, 6.30pmBookmarks bookshop,
1 Bloomsbury St, WC1
Between Equal Rights
Award winning author China Miéville on Marxism and international law, at the official launch of his new book
Thu 19 Oct, 6.30pm
When we ruled
Robin Walker talks about his new book, which reveals the hidden story of the origin and development of great civilisations across Africa
Fri 20 Oct, 6.30pm
Nuclear power is not the answer
Scientist and activist Helen Caldicott, co-founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility, on her new book
£5/£3. Jointly organised with CND
Tue 24 Oct, 7pmBloomsbury Central Baptist Church (Two minutes from Bookmarks)
Demonstrations & lobbies
LeedsDemonstrate outside BNP leader Nick Griffin’s trial
Called by Yorkshire & the Humber Unite Against Fascism and local trade union groups. Go to or
Mon 30 Oct, 8amoutside Leeds Crown Court,
(nr the Town Hall)
Film showings
GlasgowStrange Fruit (2002)
A film exploring the US’s racist history through one of the most influential protest songs ever written. Featuring Abbey Lincoln, Amiri Baraka, Billie Holiday, Cassandra Wilson, Pete Seeger. Showing for Black History Month
Organised by Glasgow SWP. For info phone 07877 705 423
Fri 13 Oct, 7pmJurys Inn Hotel,
60-96 Jamaica St
Concerts and benefits
LondonPoetry for peace
With Iraj Janatie-Ataie, Elvis McGonagall, Soheila Ghodstinat, Roger Huddle, Shadab Vajdi, Xanthe Gresham
£7/£4. Benefit for Action Iran and CASMII. For info contact
Sun 15 Oct, doors open 6.30pm, performance 7pmLyric Theatre Hammersmith, Lyric Square, King St
Love Music Hate Islamophobia
With Mecca 2 Medina, OT Crew, L DotMan, Poetic Pilgrimage, UK Apache, Blind Alphabetz, Joe Kay, Persia, Stylah, Low Key. Plus comedian Prince Abdi. Debate “Islamophobia - the New Racism” with Sadiq Khan MP, Mecca 2 Medina, Persia, LMHR speaker
£5. Inter:mission will be an alcohol free zone for the evening
Fri 10 Nov, 7pm to 11.30pmInter:mission (Westminster University Students’ Union), Marylebone Rd, W1

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