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Meetings, events and demonstrations

Issue No. 2027

Respect | Stop the War | Imperialism & Resistance | SWP meetings | Socialist Worker Appeal events | 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: 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)
SunderlandRespect launch
With George Galloway MP, Mahmoud Kurdi (MAB)
Wed 22 Nov, 7.30pmBangladeshi community centre, Tatham St
Stop the War
Contact StWC with any queries. Phone 020 7278 6694, go to, or e-mail
BristolBring the troops home - no to Islamophobia
With Andrew Burgin (StWC), Dani Hamilton (MFAW), Lynda Holmes (MFAW), Cllr Rania Kahn (Tower Hamlets Respect), Hikmat Zogheib (local Lebanese activist)
Sat 25 Nov, 1.30pm-5.30pmJohn Wesley’s Chapel,
36 Horsefair, Broadmead
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
ManchesterIslamophobia and the war on terror
With Lindsey German, Anas Altikriti, Sajjad Karim MEP
Sun 26 Nov, 3.30pm to 5pmManchester students union, Wilmslow 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
BirminghamA rebel’s guide to Gramsci
With Chris Bambery
Wed 6 Dec, 7.30pmCafe One, Five Ways Shopping Centre, Broad 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
BlackwoodThe veil, racism and the “war on terror”Thu 23 Nov, 7.30pmBlackwood Miners’ Institute, High St
ChesterfieldA rebel’s guide to Gramsci
With Matthew Cookson
Wed 6 Dec, 7.30pmAssembly Room, Market Hall
DundeeA rebel’s guide to Gramsci
With Chris Bambery
Wed 22 Nov, 7pmTower Building, Dundee University, Perth Rd
EdinburghDemocracy and revolution - the Paris Commune
With Donny Gluckstein
Tue 28 Nov, 7.30pmFriends Meeting House, Victoria Terrace
GlasgowThe Bolshevik tradition in the 21st century
Members’ day school
For info phone 07921 618 30
Sat 2 and Sun 3 DecHamish Wood Building,
Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Rd
HarlowSexism and the system - the rise of raunch culture
With Beatrice Leal
Thu 23 Nov, 8pmGibson Court Community Centre, Partridge Rd
HounslowLatin America in revoltWed 29 Nov, 7.30pmHounslow Community Centre, 9 Montague Rd
London: CamdenAfter US elections - where now for US imperialism?
With Alex Callinicos
Thu 23 Nov, 6.30pmPhoenicia cafe, 186-188 Kentish Town Rd, NW5
London: Clapham and BatterseaPolitics after BlairWed 15 Nov, 7.30pmReception Room,
Garfield community centre,
Garfield Rd, SW11
London: IslingtonCan we stop climate change?
With Martin Empson
Wed 22 Nov, 6.30pmEl Rincon Quiteno cafe,
235 Holloway Rd (opp university), N7
London: Ladbroke Grove and Edgware RdCan we stop climate change?
With Martin Empson
Wed 15 Nov, 7pmInn on the Green,
3 Thorpe Close
London: North WestSexism and the system - the rise of raunch culture
With Sally Campbell
Tue 21 Nov, 12.30pmMeeting Room 3, Beit Quadrangle, Imperial College
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
Manchester: South EastWhat does the working class look like in Britain today?Wed 22 Nov, 7.30pmFalafal cafe, Wilmsow Rd
Manchester: NorthWhat does the working class look like in Britain today?Thu 23 Nov, 7.30pmVenus cafe, Cheetam Hill Rd
Manchester: South WestWhat does the working class look like in Britain today?Thu 23 Nov, 7.30pmSt Johns parish community centre, High Lane, Chorlton
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
PrestonAfter US elections - where now for US imperialism?Thu 16 Nov, 7pmRoom 201, Livesey House, Uclan. For info phone 07852 937 248
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 and to book online go to To contact the appeal phone 020 7819 1182 or e-mail
BlackwoodDylan Thomas - poetry and politics
With Phil Knight. Plus refreshments
Thu 7 Dec, 7.30pmBlackwood Miners’ Institute, High St
BristolFive for Trane
Evening of live music and spoken word with Gilad Atzmon and his band playing the music of John Coltrane, and Martin Smith discussing Coltrane’s relationship with the US civil rights movement of the 1960s
£10/£5. To book phone 07786 831 646
Mon 20 Nov, 7.30pmPolish Ex-Servicemen’s Club, 50 St Pauls Rd, BS8
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!
Film showing plus live jazz with Dan Berry, drink, raffle and tasty meze food
£5/£3. To book phone 07879 424 631
Mon 20 Nov, 7pmInn on the Green,
3 Thorpe Close
ManchesterPaths of Glory
Showing of Stanley Kubrick’s classic anti-war film set during the First World War. Starring Kirk Douglas
Thu 30 Nov, 7.30pmLuther King House,

Brighton Grove

(off Wilmslow Rd)

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
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
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
LondonThe 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, 6.30pm
Sacco and Vanzetti
Film showing introduced by Martin Smith. Shocking story of two Italian anarchists executed in the US in the 1920s
Fri 24 Nov, 7pm
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)
Defend abortion rights
Lobby and meeting on the eve of the Private Members Ballot
Lobby of parliament, 11am to 4pm.
Public meeting, 7pm to 9pm, Room 10, House of Commons
If you would like to attend meeting e-mail Organised by Abortion Rights. Go to
Wed 22 NovWestminster
Concerts and benefits
LondonLove 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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Meetings And Events
Sat 18 Nov 2006, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 2027
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