Friday, 13 February 2015

February 2015 Newsletter: Brighton People's Assembly

February 2015 Newsletter
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Hello friends,

We're into the full swing of election year with local council budget decisions fast approaching, so this email update is packed with actions, events and meetings taking place in February. We will send out another update in a couple of weeks with March info, but please do check out the website for all events over the coming months: 

Please do come along and support where you can! If you have any ideas or want to help please email 
Brighton People's Assembly Against Austerity News
Next Brighton People's Assembly meeting: Wednesday 18th February 7.30pm @ the Brighthelm Centre (Pelham room), North Road
Come and join us to coordinate and bring together campaigns and events  - we'll continue discussions and action ideas from the recent Power to the People event. All welcome!
Brighton & Hove City Council final budget proposals 2015-16 have been published and explanations of how the cuts will effect each service are on the website (click here) . The below flier is being distributed about the city with details of how to fight the cuts - please spread the word and support the actions!

Small Revolutions VI - first one of the year!
Raising money and bringing us together for music, poetry & cabaret. For more details of the acts check out the Facebook page here. £5 suggested donation.
Brighton People's Assembly stalls!
Activists have been setting up in town to publicise local campaigns and talk to people in the lead up to the elections. Next one is tomorrow (Sat 14th Feb) at the Clocktower. All welcome to come help out and bring your campaign literature. Email if you want to help with the stalls. 
Local Campaigns: Actions & Events

Love Activists Brighton have set up a Pop Up Love Kitchen
Presently at the clock tower as much as possible.
Building Love Activist to join the group email list to share your availability and /or to be kept in the loop
  • Shout it Out - no cuts to our city! Street theatre performance organised by Brighton & Hove Green Party @ Jubilee Square, Brighton: Friday 13th Feb 11am & 1pm, Sat 14th Feb 2 & 3pm; @ George Street, Hove: Sat 14th Feb 11am & 12pm
  • Global Divestment Day action at Sussex University Mass bike ride and rally at Sussex University & presentation of petition calling on the university to stop investing in fossil fuels, Fri 13th Feb 3pm @ Library Square, Sussex Uni
  • Global Divestment Day action in Brighton Street stall in Brighton town centre, calling on the big banks to divest from fossil fuels, Sat 14th Feb 11-4pm @ New Road, Brighton
  • Hove People's debate for the NHS One of a series of three election debates organised by Sussex Defend the NHSFri 20th Feb 7.30pm @ Glebe Hall, Glebe Villas BN3 5SN
  • City of Power: how the City of London exerts its influence over government and society The talk and Q&A will be followed by a buffet lunch,Sat 21st Feb 11.45 am @ Bertie McLaren Pavilion, The Level. Organised by Brighton & Hove United Nations Association, please contact to let them know if you'd like to attend  - 01273 602168 / 07984 900394 / francisclark-lowes[at]
  • Brighton and Hove budget protest  Bring placards, people, musical instruments, megaphones... Let's tell them we won't accept these cuts, Thurs 26th Feb 3.30pm. Assembling outside Hove Town Hall. March to the protest organised by Children Centre's Campaign, see above flier.
  • NHS Charity book launch Launch of a new book by National Health Action party candidate for East Worthing and Shoreham, Dr. Carl WalkerFri 27th Feb 7.30pm @ West Street Loft, Shoreham.Tickets £5. To book, go to this Eventbrite page
  • Time to act on Climate Change: Brighton public meeting, Public meeting with speakers & break out cirles to plan for big Climate demo in London on March 7thFri 27th Feb 7.30pm @ Brighthelm Centre, North Road
  • Day of action against Maximus Maximus has taken on the contract to administer the infamous Work Capability Assessment on behalf of the government, after ATOS walked away from the contract. Day of action called by Disabled People Against Austerity, protest outside the assessment centre in Brighton. Mon 2nd March 1-4pm @ West Lees House, 21-35 Dyke Road.

Local campaigns: organising meetings

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