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Meetings, events and demonstrations

Issue No. 2026

Respect | Stop the War | Imperialism & Resistance | SWP meetings | Socialist Worker Appeal events | 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
London: NewhamGala 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 HamletsJazz, 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)
Stop the War
Contact StWC with any queries. Phone 020 7278 6694, go to, or e-mail
BirminghamUnite against war and Islamophobia
With Cllr Salma Yaqoob, Lindsey German, John McDonnell MP, John Hemming MP
Sun 12 Nov, 3pmCouncil Chamber, Council House, Victoria Square
ChelmsfordBring the troops home
Andrew Murray (StWC national chair), Cllr Hanif Abdulmuhit (Respect)
Tue 21 Nov, 7.30pmMoulsham Mill, Parkway
LondonIslamophobia and the “war on terror”
A People’s Assembly with Tony Benn, Moazzam Begg, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Lindsey German, Kate Hudson, Mohammed Abdul Kahar and Abdul Koyair (brothers wrongly arrested in Forest Gate police raid), Sami Ramadani, Yvonne Ridley, Mark Steel, Anas al Tikriti, Walter Wolfgang, Salma Yaqoob
To register e-mail or go to
Sat 18 Nov, 10am to 5.30pmCamden Centre, Judd St, WC1
London: HammersmithIslamophobia and the 'war on terror'
With Chris Nineham, Yvonne Ridley
Thu 9 Nov, 7.30pmIrish Centre, Blacks Rd
London: LambethIslamophobia and the 'war on terror'Wed 8 Nov, 7.30pmSt John’s Hall,
386 Clapham Rd
London: SouthwarkIslamophobia and the 'war on terror'
With Andrew Burgin
Wed 8 Nov, 7.30pmRockingham community centre, Rockingham Estate,
17 Falmouth Rd (nr Elephant & Castle tube)
London: TootingDifference and separateness
With Jeremy Corbyn MP
Sat 11 Nov, 6.30pmTooting Islamic Centre,
Upper Tooting Rd, SW17
Islamophobia and the “war on terror”
Yvonne Ridley, Suliman Gani (Imam, Tooting Islamic Centre), Chris Nineham, (StWC), Labour Party speaker
Mon 13 Nov, 7.30pmSt Anselm’s Church, 311 Balham High Rd
Imperialism & Resistance rallies with John Rees
Organised by Socialist Worker
Bristol  Wed 6 Dec, 7.30pmCouncil House, College Green
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
BarnsleySexism and the system - the rise of raunch cultureTue 12 Dec, 7.30pmBarcode Agency,
Shambles St
Birmingham: SouthVenezuela - revolution in the 21st century
With Joseph Choonara
Wed 15 Nov, 7.30pmKings Heath Community Centre, Heathfield Rd,
Kings Heath
Birmingham: North1956 - the Hungarian Revolution
With Mike Haynes
Thu 16 Nov, 7.30pmSummerfield Community Centre (corner Dudley Rd and Winson Green Rd), Handsworth
BristolDarfur - should the UN intervene?
With Charlie Kimber
Wed 8 Nov, 7.30pmEaston Community Centre, Kilburn St
DerbyIraq, Afghanistan and the US electionsThu 9 Nov, 7.30pmHeart of the Park community centre, Arboretum
EdinburghGramsci - revolutionary ideas for the 21st century
With Chris Bambery
Wed 8 Nov, 7.30pmAugustine Church,
George IV Bridge
ExeterThe veil, racism and the “war on terror”
With Martin Smith
Sun 12 Nov, 7pmNew Horizon Cafe,
47 Longbrook St
GlasgowGramsci - revolutionary ideas for the 21st century
With Chris Bambery
Thu 9 Nov, 7.30pmRm W110, Hamish Wood Building, Glasgow Caledonian University
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: Clapham and BatterseaPolitics after BlairWed 15 Nov, 7.30pmReception Room,
Garfield community centre,
Garfield Rd, SW11
London: Ladbroke Grove and Edgware RdCan we stop climate change?
With Martin Empson
Wed 15 Nov, 7pmInn on the Green,
3 Thorpe Close
London: SouthSexism and the system - the rise of raunch culture
With Judith Orr
Wed 29 Nov, 7.30pmThe Brix, St Matthews’s church (bottom of Brixton Hill)
London: TottenhamCan we stop climate change?Thu 16 Nov, 7.30pmKitap Evi bookshop,
410 High Rd
London: Tower HamletsWhat’s so special about the working class?Thu 16 Nov, 7pmOxford House,
Derbyshire St, E2
London: Waltham ForestPolitics after Blair
With Charlie Kimber
Wed 15 Nov, 7.30pmHornbeam Centre, 458 Hoe St (nr Bakers Arms), E17
London: Woolwich and PlumsteadSex and the system - the rise of raunch cultureWed 8 Nov, 7.30pmGlyndon Community centre,
Raglan Rd
NorwichIslamophobia and the “war on terror”Thu 23 Nov, 7pmSt Andrews Tavern,
4 St Andrews St
Christmas quiz and raffle
Sun 17 Dec, 7pmSt Andrews Tavern,
4 St Andrews St
SouthamptonThe veil, racism and the “war on terror”Wed 15 Nov, 7.30pmHigh St Cafe,
153 High St
Socialist Worker Appeal events
For details of events go to To contact the appeal phone 020 7819 1182 or e-mail
LondonCultures of resistance concert
With Courtney Pine, Rodney P, Gilad Atzmon, Sam Beste
£20/£15 (£25 solidarity price). To book phone 020 7637 1848 or 07951 737 003
Fri 8 Dec, 7.30pmUnion Chapel,
Compton Terrace (off Upper St. Highbury & Islington tube)
London: North WestSir! No Sir!
Mon 20 Nov, 7pmInn on the Green,
3 Thorpe Close
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: 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
Barrow-in-FurnessRemember the Holocaust - stop the fascist BNP
Screening of the film Arek, on Holocaust survivor Arek Hersh’s experiences in Auschwitz. Plus speakers including Arek Hersh and representatives from Unite Against Fascism and Unison
Supported by UAF, Unison and Furness Multicultural Forum. For info e-mail or phone 07817 688 835
Wed 29 Nov, 7.30pmCanteen Media & Arts Centre, Michaelson Road
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
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
LondonStop the planet burning
George Monbiot on his latest book, Heat
Tue 7 Nov, 6.30pmvenue to be confirmed (phone Bookmarks)
The Progressive Patriot
Singer and activist Billy Bragg on his sense of English identity, music and Barking’s mixed ethnic identity
Tickets free - donations to Bookmarks appeal welcome
Thu 16 Nov 6.30pmBookmarks Bookshop
The Blood Never Dried
John Newsinger on the hidden history of the British Empire at the official launch of his book
Thu 23 Nov, 6.30pmBookmarks Bookshop
Noam Chomsky live link-up
Take this rare opportunity to ask one of the world’s best known critics of US imperialism about the 'war on terror', the Middle East and prospects for resistance
£5/£3 (proceeds to Friends of Bookmarks appeal)
Tue 28 Nov, 7.30pmvenue to be confirmed (phone Bookmarks)
Demonstrations & lobbies
LondonVigil for Colombia
Stop the killings and persecution of Trade Unionists, students and opposition politicians
Thu 16 Nov, 4pm to 6pmColombian embassy, 3 Hans Crescent, SW1 (behind Harrods. Knightsbridge tube)
Concerts and benefits
LondonLove 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
Love Music Hate Racism fundraiser
RM1: Babyshambles, The View, DJ Cameo, Metroriots, The Paddingtons, DJ Statik, Hypa Fenn, Marcie Phonix, Flirta D. DJ Garna & DJ Furious, Lupen Crook & The Murderbirds, Fire Camp, Queens Of Noize, N.A.S.T.Y. & DJ Mak 10, Idle Lovers, DJ Vectra & Gully Gang, The Social, NU-MCS feat KMT & Adelaide McKenzie
RM2: Mystery Jets, Akala, Heartless Crew, Larrikin Love (DJ Set), Jenna G & Synapse - Live, Terry Hall (The Specials), L.Man, DJ Shinobi & Doctor, Sam (Hope Of The States - DJ Set), Jammer & Nekkle Camp, Virus Syndicate, Fionn Regan, OT Crew & Devlin, Louie, The Mentalists
RM3: Andy C, Jerry Dammers (The Specials), L Double, Miss Pink
Visuals by Punkvert VJ’s, Sav - The Deceptionist
£16 (+ booking fee) from
Thu 30 Nov, 8pm to 3amFabric, 77a Charterhouse St, EC1
NewcastleLove Music Hate Racism
With Gary Duncan, Bhangra Boys
Go to
Tue 14 Nov, 8pm to lateSpace Bar, Newcastle College, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Rd

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Issue No. 2026
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