Sunday, 23 November 2014

The Green Party Trade Union Group sends its support to NHS workers from all the unions who will be on strike tomorrow, (24/11/2014).



 The Green Party Trade Union Group sends its support to NHS workers from all the unions who will be on strike tomorrow, (24/11/2014). The severe pay freezes imposed by the government are unjust and part of the unjust neo-liberal policies that punish the poor, the sick,  the vulnerable and also those who provide health care.

As if that were not enough, NHS workers are sometimes doing their utmost to keep an adequate health service running inspite of misguided marketisation and cut backs.

We all need the work that these workers do and they need a decent wage!

Speaking tour by Robin Hahnel, a radical economist,

We are an advocacy group for Participatory Economics – an alternative economic system based on  justice, democracy and ecologically sustainability. We are currently building our new website. In the meantime, we have been helping to organise a speaking tour by Robin Hahnel, a radical economist, activist and co-creator of the Participatory Economics model,  who will be visiting the UK in December 2014. Robin Hahnel will be speaking on a range of topics, including dispelling myths about austerity, globalisation and free markets; the roots of the recession; providing a critical perspective on our present system and outlining clear alternatives for the future. Events are free to attend. Please see - further details on our facebook page.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

On 3 December George Osborne will be giving his Autumn Statement in London, the People's Assembly is organising two events:











On 3 December George Osborne will be giving his Autumn Statement where he's set to triumph the success of austerity and announce further cuts and privatisation.

In London, the People's Assembly is organising two events:
Thursday 27 November
Economic briefing ahead of Osborne's Autumn Statement | #AusterityMyths
Austerity Lies and Myths: what the government doesn't want you to know
6.30pm, NUT HQ, Hamilton House, Maybledon Place, London WC1H 9BS
The panel includes:
Owen Jones Journalist, James Meadway Senior Economist, New Economics Foundation, Dr Faiza Shaheen Head of Inequality & Sustainable Development, Save the Children (personal capacity), Micheal Burke Economist. Chaired by: Christine Blower General Secretary, National Union of Teachers
Join our panel of leading economists, journalists and trade unionists for discussion and debate on the true state of the economy and the lies underpinning the Government's austerity programme.

Limited space so please register your place:
Click here to register
Protest: Tuesday 2 December
Protest on the eve of Osborne's Autumn Statement | #AusterityFail

Austerity has failed: Sack George Osborne
From 5:30pm, Downing Street, London

Please share & invite your friends on Facebook


On the 2nd of December, dozens and dozens of George Osbornes will descend on Downing Street before the real penny-pinching George gives his Autumn Statement. But while he will be hiding the truth from us, our gaggle of Georges will be doing no such thing.

In a rare moment in politics they will all be telling the truth about austerity, busting the myths that the ConDem government want us to believe are facts, and admitting all the ways they have stolen from us and our public services.

But honesty is tiring work for a politician so the Georges will be sitting down to a feast as well. While they treat themselves to champagne, our volunteers will be helping the public by giving away a sweet version of the scraps our government allows us to have.

So come along to Downing Street on Tuesday 2nd December at 5.30 pm and join the hundreds who will be showing what austerity really is. Help us tell the truth about the damage of the Budget before George Osborne makes his excuses. Maybe you’d like to play a Greedy George, or share the sweet scraps with the passersby. Or maybe you just want to stand with a placard held high and be heard.


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

London Federation of Green Parties speakers' meeting 20/11/2014: Health devolution, Animal testing, Land Value Tax

London Federation of Green Parties speakers' meeting 20/11/2014: Hugh Small: "How Devolution Solved a Victorian Public Health Crisis" London Federation of Green Parties speakers' meeting 20/11/2014: Caroline Allen: 'The Scientific Case Against Animal Testing' London Federation of Green Parties speakers' meeting 20/11/2014: Dave Wetzel: 'Land Value Tax' London Federation of Green Parties speakers' meeting 20/11/2014: Questions and discussion

Thursday, 20 November 2014

The next Campaign Against Climate Change Trade Union Group meeting

The next Campaign Against Climate Change Trade Union Group meeting will be from 12.00 - 3.00 on 6th december 2014 in Committee Room 4 at Camden Town Hall (Judd Street entrance), Euston Road, London.





Wednesday, 19 November 2014

No more deaths from fuel poverty demo 28/11/2014


No ethnic cleansing in the Caribbean, Boycott the Dominican Republic

Caribbean Labour Solidarity have asked for our support to picket theEvening of Dominican Cigars, Music and Rum
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No ethnic cleansing in the Caribbean

Caribbean Labour Solidarity have asked for our support to
Picket the Evening of Dominican Cigars, Music and Rum
on Wednesday 26th November
at the  Royal Geographical Society,  Kensington Gore, SW7 2AR from6.30pm

It is "Dominican Week" next week in London and the Royal Geographic Society are hosting an Evening of Dominican Cigars, Music and Rum for the Dominican Ambassador and guests. It is appalling to celebrate the country in this way, particularly as three weeks ago the Dominican Republic informed the Inter-American Court of Human Rights of its intention to withdraw its membership, a reaction to the international criticism it received following the 2013 Constitutional Court ruling and subsequent acts of discrimination against Dominicans of Haitian descent in the country.

The Constitutional Court of the Dominican Republic made a ruling in September 2013, which retroactively stripped the birthright citizenship from tens of thousands of children, women and men, many of whose parents and grandparents were brought to work in the Dominican Republic’s sugar industry. The ruling covers citizens resident in the Republic since 1929 and their descendants.  

There is a long history of racism, xenophobia and violence directed against Haitians and persons of Haitian descent in the Dominican Republic, which cannot be disassociated from this latest injustice. It would do us well to recall that the last time there was a major governmental crack-down against people of Haitian heritage in the Dominican Republic, during the 1937 "Parsley Massacre" by the forces of Dominican President Rafael Trujillo, over 20,000 men, women and children were rounded up, then beaten or hacked to death for just being Haitian or simply looking as if they were because they were black. 

It is scandalous that the Dominican court has chosen to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the 1937 massacre by stripping Dominican-born men, women, and children of Haitian descent of their citizenship, rendering them not only stateless but unable to attend school or make a living while becoming even more vulnerable to all kinds of hostilities including, increasingly, physical violence.

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Boycott the Dominican Republic
No holidays in a country that strips its citizens of their rights
Do not drink their rum, do not smoke their cigars

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