Socialist Worker

Meetings, events and demonstrations

Issue No. 2023

Respect | Stop the War | Imperialism & Resistance | SWP meetings | Socialist Worker Appeal events | SW Appeal: Which side are you on? | SW Appeal: Five for Trane | movement events | Bookmarks events | demonstrations & lobbies | film showings | concerts and benefits

Contact Respect with any queries. Phone 0870 850 1978, go to, or e-mail
BristolBlack Panther film night
Three short films - Huey, Black Panther, Public Enemy - introduced by Donna Guthrie
Fri 27 Oct, 7pmKuumba Centre,
Hepburn Rd, St Pauls
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
LondonTaking sides: the media and the “war on terror”
With Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Tim Llewellyn, Professor Justin Lewis, Jeremy Dear, Sami Ramadani
Organised by Media Workers Against the War
Mon 30 Oct, 7pmBloomsbury Church Hall, Shaftesbury Ave, WC2
Islamophobia and the “war on terror”
A People’s Assembly
Sat 18 Nov, 10am - 5.30pmCamden Centre, Judd St, WC1
London: BrentStop all Bush/Blair wars
With Dawn Butler MP, Lindsey German, Kate Hudson (CND), Haifa Zangana.
Thu 2 Nov, 7.30pmPakistan Community Centre,
Marley Walk, Station Parade (nr Willesden Green Station)
London: Lewisham Eyewitness in Lebanon
With Guy Smallman
Thu 2 Nov, 7.30pmTelegraph Hill Centre,
Kitto Rd, New Cross, SE14
SouthendEyewitness to Lebanon
With Guy Smallman
Thu 19 Oct, 7.30pmUtopia Cafe, Alexandra St (in the Royals - opp BHS)
Imperialism & Resistance rallies with John Rees
Organised by Socialist Worker
London: North  Tue 28 Nov, 7.30pmGallery, first floor, Wood Green Central Library, High Rd, N22 (nr Wood Green tube)
Manchester  Tue 14 Nov, 7pmMechanics Institute,
103 Princess St
Sheffield  Wed 15 Nov, 7.30pmMain Hall, Broomhall Centre, Broomspring Lane, S10
SWP public meetings
BarnsleyThe veil, racism and the war on terrorTue 24 Oct, 7.30pmBarcode Agency,
3 Shambles St
BlackwoodBlood and oil - imperialism in the Middle East
With Huw Williams
Thu 26 Oct, 7.30pmBlackwood Miners Institute, High St, Blackwood, Gwent
CambridgeSexism and the system - the rise of raunch culture
With Moira Nolan.
Thu 19 Oct, 7.30pmCB2, Norfolk St
CoventryClimate change - nuclear power is not the answer Wed 1 Nov, 7.30pmKoco building, The Arches,
Spon End
HarlowMiddle East crisis - how to stop the new imperialism Thu 26 Oct, 8pmGibson Court Community Centre, Partridge Rd
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
London: Brent & HarrowCelebrate black resistance
Showing the films Black Panther & Finally Got the News made in the heyday of US black resistance.
Wed 18 Oct, 7.30pmBrent Trades Hall (Apollo Club), 375 Willesden High Rd)
London: HammersmithThe veil, racism and the war on terrorThu 19 Oct, 7.30pmPalinswick House,
King St
London: IslingtonThe veil, racism and the war on terror
With Jinan Coulter
Thu 19 Oct, 6.30pmEl Rincon cafe,
235 Holloway Rd
London: Lewisham The veil, racism and the war on terror
With Paula Champion
Thu 19 Oct, 7.30pmLive Cafe,
Ladywell St
London: Notting HillThe veil, racism and the war on terrorWed 25 Oct, 7.30pmInn on the Green,
Portobello Gym,
3-4 Thorpe Close (nr Ladbroke Grove tube), W10
London: Tower HamletsA rebel’s guide to Marx
With Mike Gonzalez
Thu 26 Oct, 7pmOxford House,
Derbyshire St (off Bethnal Green Rd), E2
London: Waltham ForestA rebel’s guide to Marx
With Judy Cox.
Wed 18 Oct, 7.30pmHornbeam Centre, 458 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
Manchester: ChorltonHow the West underdeveloped Africa Thu 19 Oct, 7.30pmChorlton Library,
Manchester Rd
Manchester: NorthHow the West underdeveloped Africa Wed 25 Oct 7.30pmVenus Cafe, Cheetham Hill Rd
Manchester: SouthWhy the West hates Iran Wed 18 Oct, 7.30pmFelafel Cafe, Wilmslow Rd, Rusholme
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)

PortsmouthThe veil, racism and the war on terror
With Martin Smith
Sun 22 Oct,7pmCafe Citrus, Albert Rd
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)
£8/£4. To book phone 07733 330 525
Fri 3 Nov, 7.30pmThe Vines,

81-89 Lime St

Sheffield£10/£4. To book phone 07830 251 063Mon 30 Oct, 7.30pmMillennium Hall (Polish Catholic Centre), 520 Ecclesall Rd, S11
Wakefield £6/£3. To book phone 07894 035 820Tue 31 Oct, 7.30pmWakefield Labour Club (The Red Shed), Vicarage St
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)
Movement events
CardiffFor global climate justice
With Jonathan Neale, Julian Rosser.
Organised by Cardiff Campaign against Climate Change. For info e-mail or phone 07940 108 146
Tue 17 Oct, 7pmWallace Lecture Theatre, Main Building, Cardiff University, Park Place
LondonJustice for Palestine - peace in the Middle East
With Ilan Pappe, Riah Abu El-Assal, Garth Hewitt, Betty Hunter.
Organised by PSC. Go to
Tue 17 Oct, 7.30pmFriends House, Euston Road (opp Euston station)
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: North WestKeep Lyon House & Northwick Park Hospital open
With Dr John Lister, Paul Kenny (GMB), Gloria Mills (TUC president).
Organised by Harrow Trade Union Council. For info e-mail or phone 07956 828 280
Thu 19 Oct, 7.30pmBaptist Church, College Rd, Harrow on the Hill
NelsonDay for Palestine
A day of music, stalls, film and food. With speakers from Palestine and international solidarity movements.
Organised by Pendle for Palestine. For info phone 07791 430 606
Sat 28 Oct, 1pm to 7pmSilverman Hall, Forest St, Nelson, Lancashire
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)
EdinburghImperialism and Resistance book tour
With John Rees
More details 07773 423 051
Fri 20 Oct, 7.30pmSt Georges West, Shandwick Place (bar and refreshments)
AberdeenSat 21 Oct, 2.30pmNew Kings Buildings, Aberdeen University
St AndrewsSat 21 Oct, 7.30pmFor details phone 07773 423 051
GlasgowSun 22 Oct, 2pmJurys Inn Hotel,
80 Jamaica St
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)
LondonRemembrance procession
Silent procession to Downing Street followed by loud march to Parliament Square in memory of those who have died in police custody, prison and psychiatric care. Wear black - bring your group’s banner but no placards please
Organised by United Friends and Families Campaign. Go to
Sat 28 Oct, assemble 1pmTrafalgar Square
National climate march
Organised by Campaign Against Climate Change. Go to
Sat 4 NovRally 3pm, Trafalgar Square
Concerts and benefits
London‘Vive la revolution’
Mark Steel performs his show about the French Revolution. Based on his book Vive La Revolution
£15. Box office 0870 060172
24 to 29 OctArts Theatre, 6-7 Great Newport St, London WC2H.
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

Click here to subscribe to our daily morning email newsletter 'Breakfast in red'

Article information

Meetings And Events
Sat 21 Oct 2006, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 2023
Share this article


Mobile users! Don't forget to add Socialist Worker to your home screen.