Thursday, 28 April 2016

On Saturday 7th May - a Demo for Democracy

Demo for Democracy Location Confirmed: Old Palace Yard

Apr 28, 2016 — https://www.facebook.com/events/1732795900291616/ On Saturday 7th May we are holding a Demo for Democracy near to the Houses of Parliament in Westminster. The location of this demonstration is now confirmed to be Old Palace Yard, in front of Westminster Abbey, opposite the Houses of Parliament. On the anniversary of the most disproportionate election in British history we will unite to call for... Read more

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Junior doctors' strike: The Green Party stands in solidarity with NHS staff

Junior doctors' strike: The Green Party stands in solidarity with NHS staff

Green Party press release
For immediate release – 26 April 2016
Junior doctors' strike: The Green Party stands in solidarity with NHS staff
* Natalie Bennett: 'The government must change the way it treats our NHS’
* Larry Sanders: 'Junior doctors are heroes in the fight for a high quality NHS' 
Speaking ahead of the planned junior doctors' strike, Natalie Bennett, Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales, said:
“It is sad that junior doctors have been forced to this point by the obstinate approach of the health secretary, whose flat-out refusal to drop his insistence on imposing a new contract has scuppered any possibility of meaningful talks with the British Medical Association.
“Industrial action is a last resort and I know from having spent time on the picket lines over recent months that junior doctors are taking this unprecedented action with a heavy heart.
“The government must change the way it treats our NHS and reopen negotiations with the junior doctors. A caring health secretary would negotiate with the junior doctors to produce an acceptable contract.
“Until then, I, and fellow Green Party members and supporters will continue to stand in solidarity with NHS staff as we fight for what’s right.”
Larry Sanders (1), the Green Party's Health and Social Care Spokesperson and the brother of US presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, added:
“The Green Party supports the junior doctors’ strike because the new contract, if imposed, would have disastrous effects on patients and the NHS.
“We are pleased that medical risks will be minimised by the back-up of senior doctors.
“The junior doctors are heroes in the fight for a high quality NHS. They do not want to strike; their pride is in their work.
“Jeremy Hunt is attempting to force a contract on them which puts patients at risk and reduces their pay. If he succeeds he will drive devoted doctors from the NHS. We already have too few doctors, nurses and hospital beds, with £22 billion of further cuts in the pipe line. A victory for Hunt would be an important step towards a profit-based NHS.”
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Monday, 25 April 2016

The People's Assembly Against Austerity update 25 april 2016


Thanks for all your support in the run up to last Saturday's demonstration for Health Homes Jobs and Education. The London groups and Volunteers made the day possible! 

Make sure we can continue to campaign against austerity, all this campaigning costs a huge amount of money, if you can please make a donation to the demo fund please do right HERE

We've another busy week ahead... Please get down to the 'March to Support the Junior Doctors' hosted by the British Medical Association and the National Union of Teachers, which will see Doctors and Teachers marching in Solidarity together. 



Assemble 5pm, Tuesday 26 April, St Thomas' Hospital and March to the Department of Health on Whitehall. 

Follow the Facebook Event and share widely.

This May Day join us in celebrating International Workers Day, Assemble, Sunday 1 May, 11:30am Clerkenwell Green.

Speakers 
include Jeremy Corbyn, Frances O'Grady and John McDonnell. 


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And then don't forget, the June 18th Convoy to CalaisThe People's Assembly has teamed up with some of the biggest campaigning organisations in Britain to say Refugees Welcome, no to racist scapegoating and demand that our governments put an end to the biggest humanitarian crisis in Europe since the second world war. The Convoy is a great opportunity to reach out in the spirit of solidarity and internationalism to our friends in need across the channel.  



For more information follow the Facebook Event and look out for updates as they come in...

See you on the streets.



The People's Assembly Against Austerity
http://www.thepeoplesassembly.org.uk/

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Refugees Welcome: Convoy To Calais Organising Summit



Refugees Welcome: Convoy To Calais Organising Summit

Stand Up To Racism is organising a summit to bring together trade unionists and others to report back on their recent delegation to Calais, discuss latest developments across Europe and mobilise for a convoy to Calais in June. 

Sunday, 24 April 2016 from 11:00 to 17:00
Student Central - Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY
If anyone from the branch is already going or would be prepared to go and represent the branch, it would be good to have a report back at a future meeting.
More details and registration...
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Monday, 18 April 2016

LONDON MAY DAY 2016

LONDON MAY DAY 2016

  
LONDON MAY DAY 2016
 
· JOIN JEREMY CORBYN & JOHN McD0NNELL ON MAY DAY
· JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST THE TU BILL/ANTI-UNION LAWS
· FIGHT AUSTERITY AND THE CUTS
· CELEBRATE THOSE WHO KEEP BRITAIN WORKING
· MAKE MAY 1ST A PUBLIC HOLIDAY
 
With May Day falling on Sunday this year we urge maximum turn out by unions. Mobilise your members to join a major day for workers. Make sure your banners are at May Day.
May Day 2016 assembles at Clerkenwell Green from 11.30 on Sunday 1st May – marching to Trafalgar Square

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Rebecca Johnson, Green Party Peace & Defence Spokesperson speaks and discusses at Brent Stop the War meeting 11th April 2016 on "Stopping Trident: actions and strategies to win"


Rebecca Johnson, Green Party Peace & Defence Spokesperson speaks and discusses at Brent Stop the War meeting 11th April 2016 on "Stopping Trident: actions and strategies to win". Edited highlights Part 1
url: https://youtu.be/Rm7ag3x0fps

 
Rebecca Johnson, Green Party Peace & Defence Spokesperson speaks and discusses at Brent Stop the War meeting 11th April 2016 on "Stopping Trident: actions and strategies to win". Edited highlights Part 2
 url:https://youtu.be/3npoAt7HXdw
 
 Rebecca Johnson, Green Party Peace & Defence Spokesperson speaks and discusses at Brent Stop the War meeting 11th April 2016 on "Stopping Trident: actions and strategies to win". Edited highlights Part 3 url:https://youtu.be/rBLJEE3KLyI

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Greece Solidarity Campaign:Upcoming events

Upcoming events 

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Greece needs a Europe fit for working people 

Wed 27 April 18.30 Unite, 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN

Speakers: Giorgos Gogos (Piraeus docker), Jim Kelly (Chair, Unite London and Eastern Region) and Isidoros Diakides (GSC co-chair). Chaired by Andy Green(Chair of London and Eastern Docks and Waterways RISC)
Organised by UNITE London & East Region and the Greece Solidarity Campaign.  Book your FREE tickets here. 

The social solidarity movement in Greece:
A new way of doing politics

Tues 3 May 18.30 Unite, 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN


Practical meeting on the Greek experience, how we can deliver solidarity and what we can learn from the Greek experience, with Christos Giovanopoulos of the Greek mass social movement, Solidarity for All.
Organised by Momentum and the Greece Solidarity Campaign

2016 Medical Aid for Greece Fundraiser

Friday 13 May 7.30pm 


Cypriot Centre, Earlham Grove, Wood Green, London
Fabulous buffet. Raffle. Live bouzouki music
Tickets £30 a head. Book now! greecesolidarity@mail.com 
Organised by the Greece Solidarity Campaign 
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March with us this Sat 16 April 13.00 

Meet outside Waterstones, Torrington Place/Gower St, London WC1E 6EQ
Organised by the Peoples Assembly 

 

March with us Sat 1 May 11.30 

Clerkenwell Green to Trafalgar Squares. Speakers: Jeremy Corbyn,
John McDonnell, Frances O'Grady

GSC organising meeting

Wed 20 April 18.30

The Greece Solidarity Campaign national organising meetings take place 18.30 on the third wednesday of every month. UNITE 128 Theobalds Rd, London WC1X 8TN
All welcome 

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