Sunday, 26 April 2015

Brighton-Hove Peoples Assembly April / May 2015 Newsletter

April / May 2015 Newsletter
Hello friends,

10 days till the election  - what will happen next? Local groups are getting out onto the streets next weekend for May Day to get creative with this question and celebrate local resistance and solidarity. Please come along and join in the fun....

All details on our website at: http://www.brightonpa.org.uk/  If you have any ideas or want to help please email pplsassembly.brighton@gmail.com. 
Brighton People's Assembly Against Austerity News
MAYDAY MAYDAY! The People's Fair

Sat 2nd May 1-4pm
  • meet at the Clocktower at 1pm & follow the footsteps.....to locations around town....
  • or meet at the seafront opposite the Brighton Centre at 2.30pm
~ A celebration of local resistance an solidarity. A space for everyone to speak out about injustice and make common cause with others. All the fun of the fair in the heart of Brighton on International Worker's Day. 

Fun at the fair...
  • Music from Maracatu Cruzeiro do Sul & Silver Sounds samba band
  • Maypole of solidarity with Rough Music performance
  • Making superhero capes ~ Left Unity/Children's Centres campaign
  • HMS NHS and the Corporate Pirate ship ~ 38 degrees 
  • Living Rent Pinata ~ Living Rent  Campaign
  • Carrot of lies ~ Global Justice Now
  • Spin the wheel ~ Disabled Against the Cuts
  • Love Kitchen ~ Love Activists (seafront)
  • Human comment boxes
     
    How can you get involved?
     
    • Come along, bring friends and take part in the activities
    • Volunteers still needed to: spray footprints as we go, be a human comments box, give out leaflets
    • Take part in the Maypole rough music performance: be a maypole dancer or a politician, speaking and non-speaking parts. Short rehearsal on Thurs 30th April evening, contactcontact Sian on sian.an.rees@gmail.com 
Small Revolutions VII Sun 10th May 5.30pm
@ The Greys pub, Hanover


Back for the next installment of great music and great campaigns - and this time not three days after the General Election! Will we be celebrating? Will we be commiserating? Will we be waiting to find out what on Earth is happening? Either way, a knees-up with some fantastic live music will be just what we all need!

Acts: Chuck SJ Hay, Grant Sharkey, Boy in the Cupboard, Jon Mason, Underhound. Entry: Donations to People's Assembly.

 
NEXT Organising meeting: What next for anti-austerity campaigns in Brighton & Hove?
Wed 20th May, 7.30pm @ venue tbc
A group will go together from Brighton - email pplsassembly.brighton@gmail.com or come to the next organising meeting if you're interested. 
Local Campaigns: Actions & Events
The March for Homeless took place in Brighton in solidarity with national actions. It has been followed by an 9 day Occupy Democracy Brighton camp -  currently at a secret location to try and provide a safe calm space for those living on the street to get good rest.  Check out this video of the assembly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7yc9IgX8Vc&feature=share

There will be an Occupy Democracy occupation in London 1-10th May. More details: http://occupydemocracy.org.uk/
Love Activists Brighton continue to set up regular Pop Up Love Kitchens
Email to join the group email list

Shout out: more coordinators for organising the love kitchen & love kitchen crews. Also for a small accessible central storage space to store the love kitchens dry food & equipment (would need washing up facilities too). Love Activists would also like to organise some direct action/demo and invite other groups to take part raising awareness on homelessness, housing/living costs and legal highs.
 
Local campaigns: organising meetings
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