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Meetings, events and demonstrations

Issue No. 2024

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
London: NewhamWhy are Muslims under attack?
With Lindsey German, Cllr Hanif Abdulmuhit
Tue 31 Oct, 7pmHarold Rd Centre, Forest Gate
Gala five course dinner
With George Galloway MP as after dinner speaker
£15. To book phone 020 8548 4647
Fri 10 NovMobeens restaurant, 224 Green St
London: Tower HamletsStrange Fruit (2002)
Film exploring the US’s racist history through the protest song. Plus discussion with George Galloway MP
Admission free by ticket. For info call 020 7364 4121 or 07967 098 964
Fri 27 Oct, 7pmTower Hamlets town hall, Mulberry Place, E14
Jazz, racism and resistance
Live music and spoken word with Gilad Atzmon and his band, George Galloway MP, Martin Smith
£8/£4. Food and non-alcoholic drinks available. To book phone 07957 653 469
Mon 27 Nov, 7pmHalaliano restaurant, 556 Mile End Rd (Mile End tube)
London: Waltham ForestWhy we need Respect
With Linda Smith
Sun 29 Oct, 7pmAl Badr Centre,
435 Lea Bridge Rd, E17
ManchesterRespect for Palestine
Solidarity fair with Michael Lavalette, Mohammed Amara. Food, stalls, Palestinian poetry
For info phone 07974 657 083
Sun 29 Oct, 2.30pm to 5.30pmChapel Hall, Luther King House, Brighton Grove (opp main gates of Platt Fields on Wilmslow Rd)
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
Imperialism & Resistance rallies with John Rees
Organised by Socialist Worker
Leeds Tue 21 Nov, 7.30pmCongreve Room, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Quarry Hill
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
Chesterfield1956 - a turning point for socialists
With Ian Birchall
Wed 1 Nov, 7pmAssembly Rooms,
Market Halls,
Market Square
CoventryClimate change - nuclear power is not the answer Wed 1 Nov, 7.30pmKoco building, The Arches,
Spon End
EdinburghGramsci - revolutionary ideas for the 21st century
With Chris Bambery
Wed 8 Nov, 7.30pmAugustine Church,
George IV Bridge
GlasgowGramsci - revolutionary ideas for the 21st century
With Chris Bambery
Thu 9 Nov, 7.30pmRm W110, Hamish Wood Building, Glasgow Caledonian University
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
HuddersfieldA rebel’s guide to MarxWed 8 Nov, 6pmCoffee Evolution, Church St
London: Hackney EastCan we stop climate change?
With Martin Empson
Tue 31 Oct, 7.45pmRound chapel, Powerscroft Rd
London: LewishamSex and the system - the rise of raunch culture Wed 1 Nov, 7.30pmLife cafe, 71 Ladywell Rd
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 ForestCan we stop climate change?
With Kelly Hilditch
Wed 1 Nov, 7.30pmQuaker Meeting House, 1a Jewel Rd (off Hoe St)
Manchester: NorthHow the West underdeveloped Africa Wed 25 Oct 7.30pmVenus Cafe, Cheetham Hill Rd
NewcastleMartin Luther King and Malcolm X - were their eyes on the same prize?Wed 25 Oct, 7.30pmHitchcock Room,
Tyneside Cinema
(Monument metro)
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)
NewcastleSir! No Sir!
Film showing introduced by Lindsey German. Followed by anti-war music and poetry
£6/3. For info phone 07914 606 452
Tue 28 Nov, 7pmSpace Bar, Newcastle College
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
LondonOrganising 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: EastCelebrate and educate for Black History Month
With Jack Dromey, Milton McKenzie, Dawn Butler MP, MCB, Weyman Bennett, Lee Billingham, Ted Parker
For info phone 07722 746 197 or go to
Sat 28 Oct, 12 noon to 4pmBarking College, Rush Green Campus,
Dagenham Rd, Romford
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
LondonNuclear 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)
Greenham Common
David Fairhall, author of Common Ground, The Story of Greenham, will be joined by veterans of the women’s peace camp
Wed 1 Nov, 6.30pmBookmarks Bookshop
Stop the planet burning
George Monbiot on his latest book, Heat
Tue 7 Nov, 6.30pmvenue to be confirmed (phone 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)
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

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Meetings And Events
Sat 28 Oct 2006, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 2024
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