Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Brighton People's Assembly Against Austerity June / July 2015 Newsletter

June / July 2015 Newsletter
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Hello friends,

Wow what a demo on Saturday! Great to see so many people from Brighton joining the quarter of a million protesters - some of our local activists got into the national coverage, including Cameron the Crab. And just today we see more action from Disabled People Against the Cuts storming Prime Minster's question time.

Welcome to those new to this email list- we send out local news with details of campaigns and meetings once a month. All details are on our website at:  If you have any ideas or want to help, please email 
Brighton People's Assembly Against Austerity News
NEXT Organising Meeting 7.30pm Wed 1st July @ Brighthelm Centre (Stanmer Room)

7.30pm    Housekeeping
7.35pm    Review of Recent Actions e.g. Brighton/London marches
7.45pm    Peoples’ Assembly Admin roles
8.05pm    Champions’ Proposals
8.25pm    Working groups
9.05pm    Working group outcomes and record of commitments

Anna and Jen have volunteered to facilitate and Pauline will be taking minutes. Last meeting's minutes with a list of initial ideas proposed for further discussion can be found here. Facebook event page click here.

Message from Anna & Jen about the next meeting:

We had such a great turn-out at the last meeting after the election and many ideas of what to focus on next. We want to continue the momentum and really build something great from all the energy. 

We’ll be focusing on specific proposals and opportunities to get involved with the actions you’re interested in. We’ll be asking people to come forward during the meeting as champions of their chosen action. We will then have time for smaller working groups to get together and flesh out the ideas/dates/tasks associated.

We’ll also be looking for volunteers to take on some of the administrative duties involved with running the Peoples’ Assembly group.

Please think in advance of the meeting about any specific proposals for action you would like to make. If you have an idea, there will be an opportunity to propose it and invite others to join you in making it happen.

Mini Agenda for Working Groups
  • What is your action/idea:        
  • How will you go about setting up and doing this?     
  • Any specific dates for action?        
  • What resources/expertise do you think you’ll need?    
  • What tasks have the people in your working group volunteered for?    
  • When do you aim to have completed these?    
Date for the diary  - future organising meeting :
Wednesday 5th August 
The national people's assembly are calling for a day of protest onWed 8th July when the emergency budget will be announced - more information here If you're planning / like to do something locally, keep us posted and bring it to the next meeting.
Local Campaigns: Actions, Events & Meetings
Love Activists Brighton launched the Love Kitchen in January as a direct action to redistribute hot drinks, food donations and food surplus to people who are homeless or hungry. To share the love!
*Come and be part of the Love Kitchen crew at the Love Kitchen.
*Join us on the street runs.
*Arrange collections of food surplus from shops
* Donate : milk, tea, coffee, sugar, hot chocolate, soup, fruit, bread, sandwich fillers, foil containers, spoons.
Next Love Kitchen: Sunday 28th June 1pm-3pm at the Clocktower

Radical Bank of Brighton & Hove

Activists took over the empty Barclays bank on Preston Circus recently and opened it for a week as a community space called the Radical Bank of Brighton & Hove.

To find out more check out their blog. And watch this video of the open day before they were evicted.  
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