Saturday, 4 February 2017

*Public Meeting: How do we Strike today? Building Power from the Margins.


*Public Meeting: How do we Strike today? Building Power from the Margins. 

6:30-8:30pm, Friday February 10 2017

*Where: War on Want, 44-46 Shepherdess Walk, London N1 7JP*

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The rise of populist nationalism means politicians like Donald Trump and Theresa May claim a popular mandate for their anti-Muslim, misogynist, and anti-immigrant politics. They freely ignore mass demonstrations and fuel populism and polarisation through a corporate media.

Labour struggles have often formed the basis for resistance to attacks on the masses. Yet the rise of insecure work and attacks on trade union rights have made unions weaker. Workers on precarious contracts often face instant dismissal and move between jobs to escape exploitation making workplace resistance difficult. Both women and migrant workers have fought to be represented by groups that focus on workers.

Come hear from European activists who are moving beyond symbolic protest, to actions that build power through striking beyond the workplace:

 * How do we move beyond symbolic protest?
 * How do we resist in ways that can claim back power for the
   marginalised: precarious workers, women, Muslims and migrants?
 * How do we build capacity for joint action across society?
 * How do we strike today?

Space is limited so please register for your free ticket here <https://www.e-activist.com/ea-action/broadcast.record.message.click.do?ea.url.id=844030&ea.campaigner.email=J6YP8dNrc68XO65eyvbocN7cBTh3KwkR&ea.campaigner.id=0nHYhHltDAaBKFlzN0740Q==&ea_broadcast_target_id=0>: 

*Speakers: *

*Eleonara Cappuccilli* is involved with *Migrant Co-ordination Bologna*, Italy.  She was involved in the March 1st 2010 Migrant Strikes in Italy. She is also a member of the Transnational Social Strike Platform.

*Inga Wójcik* is an organiser of *Strike4Repeal* in Ireland. They are demanding the the Irish government call a referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment by the 8th of March. If not, they will strike. The eighth amendment criminalises women’s access to abortion.

*One Day Without Us* – (speaker to be confirmed). One Day Without Us is a nationwide day of action in support and appreciation of migrants called for 20th February.

*Owen Espley,* Senior Economic Justice Campaigner, *War on Want*. Owen lead’s War on Want’s /Stand With Migrant Workers: End Precarious Contracts /campaign *[Chair]*

Space is limited so *please register for your free ticket here: *https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-do-we-strike-today-building-power-from-the-margins-tickets-31747067333 <https://www.e-activist.com/ea-action/broadcast.record.message.click.do?ea.url.id=844031&ea.campaigner.email=J6YP8dNrc68XO65eyvbocN7cBTh3KwkR&ea.campaigner.id=0nHYhHltDAaBKFlzN0740Q==&ea_broadcast_target_id=0>

This event is organised by Plan C, War on Want and the Transnational Social Strike Platform.

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The Transnational Social Strike London Assembly is taking place 11-12 February 2017 – More info on the assembly is available here www.WeArePlanC.org.uk <http://www.weareplanc.org.uk/> or here https://www.facebook.com/events/956438541156253/

#Resist #SocialStrike #PowerAtTheMargins

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