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17 JUN // Workshop: The fight for childcare is on! Leyton // Hosted by Women’s Strike Assembly and Antiuniversity Now // 09:30-11:30
JUN 17 // New climate movements (Date Changed) // Hosted by Greater Manchester rs21 // 19:00-22:00 // Friends’ Meeting House, Manchester
17 JUN // Workshop: They say it’s love but is it actually unpaid work? // Hosted by Women’s Strike Assembly // 19:00-21:00 // Common House
17 JUN // Fully Automated Luxury Communism, with Aaron Bastani // Hosted by Five Leaves Bookshop // 19:00-20:30 // Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham
18 JUN // Book Launch-Mobilization & Demobilization of Middle Class Revolt // Hosted by The Mobilization and Demobilization of Middle-Class Revolt and UCL Americas // 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
18 JUN // 20 years since J18 // Carnival Against Capital // Hosted by MayDay Rooms // 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
18 JUN // Antiuniversity 2019 – Drugs, Workers & Global Justice // Hosted by Health Poverty Action // 6 PM – 7:30 PM
JUN 18 // Bristol Land Justice Network organising session // Hosted by Land Justice Network // 10 AM – 12 PM // The Exchange, Bristol
18 JUN // Mutiny! A Radical Interactive Debate on the Political Crisis // Hosted by Mutiny2019 // 6:30 PM – 9 PM // Malet Street, London
JUN 20 // How can the unions build for the general strike for climate? // Hosted by Campaign against Climate Change // 18:30-20:30 // SOAS University of London
JUN 20 // Democratic Public Ownership // Hosted by Manchester Momentum // 19:00-20:30 // Central Methodist Hall, Manchester
JUN 21 // Preston YouthStrike4Climate Global Strike // Hosted by Youth Strike 4 Climate – Preston // 10:00-13:00 //Preston Train Station
JUN 21 // London #YouthStrike4Climate – Strike / V // Hosted by YouthStrike4Climate and UK Student Climate Network // 11:00-14:00 // Parliament Square
21 JUN //What can we do together to make our city more inclusive? // 18:00-21:00 // Exeter Street Hall, Brighton
JUN 22 // International Healthcare Phonebank – #MedicareForAll #NHS // Hosted by Momentum // 5:30 PM – 8 PM
JUN 22 // Chav Solidarity- A book tour: London leg 2 // Hosted by Chav Solidarity and Antiuniversity Now // 5 PM – 7 PM // Conway Hall, London
JUN 22 // Antiuniversity: Social Centres Past and Future // Hosted by Common House and Antiuniversity Now // Common House, London
JUN 22 // Stop DSEI skills day // Hosted by Stop The Arms Fair and Campaign Against Arms Trade // 11 AM – 5 PM // Bridge 5 Mill, Manchester
JUN 22 // Together for Education // Hosted by National Education Union // 10:30 AM – 3 PM // Central Hall Westminster, London
14 JUN // Greater Manchester Inequality Hearing // Hosted by Oxfam Campaigns and Greater Manchester Poverty Action // 12:00-15:00
JUN 14 // Grenfell Silent Walk – 2 Years On // Notting Hill Methodist Church, London // 7 PM – 11 PM
JUN 15 // Boycott Puma: UK Day of action // Hosted by Palestine Solidarity Campaign UK // 8 AM – 9 PM // UK
15 JUN // Stop DSEI Organising Meeting // Hosted by Stop The Arms Fair and Campaign Against Arms Trade // St Hilda’s East Community Centre, London // 12:30 PM – 5:30 PM
15 JUN // Learn to Organise! Organiser Training // Hosted by Manchester IWW // 1 PM – 5 PM // Friends’ Meeting House, Manchester
15 JUN // 35th Anniversary Annual Orgreave RALLY // Hosted by Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign // 1 PM – 4 PM // Orgreave Lane, Sheffield
15 JUN // Rent Strike x Antiuniversity: Rent Strike Endgame! // Hosted by RENT STRIKE and Antiuniversity Now // 2 PM – 4 PM // Russell Square , London
15 JUN // Workshop: Learning from our histories to create the present // Hosted by Women’s Strike Assembly // 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM // St John on Bethnal Green, London
15 JUN // Manchester Momentum Summer Fundraiser // Hosted by Manchester Momentum // 7 PM – 11 PM // The Old Abbey Taphouse, Manchester
15 JUN // ACORN Agency Fee Free Boogie at Sandbar // Hosted by ACORN Manchester – Union for the community // 8 PM – 12 AM // Sandbar, Manchester
15 JUN // Breathe Out Theatre: The Riot Act // Hosted by Working Class Movement Library // 8 PM – 9:30 PM // Working Class Movement Library, Salford
15 JUN // Vision Of a Society Without Government // Hosted by London Anarchist Communist Group // 13:00-16:00 // MayDay Rooms
16 JUN // Holyrood Rebel Camp // Hosted by Extinction Rebellion Scotland // 16 Jun at 10:00 – 20 Jun at 17:00 / Holyrood, the Scottish Parliament
16 JUN // Antiuniversity: Kurdish Freedom Movement & Rojava Revolution // Hosted by @KurdsCampaign and @antiuniversity Now // 2 PM – 4 PM // London Action Resource Centre
JUN 11 // Organise to protest the Tory Conference // Hosted by Manchester People’s Assembly // 19:00-20:30 // Unison North West Office, Arena Point, Manchester
JUN 11 // Digital Democracy In Question // Hosted by Digital Culture at King’s College London // 17:00-20:00
12 JUN // Never Forgive Never Forget: 10 Years after the SOAS deportations // Hosted by SOAS Justice For Workers – End Outsourcing // 12:30-21:00 // Russell Square, London
12 JUN // Climate Movie Night hosted by DeSmog (with filmmaker Q&A) // 19:00 – 21:00 // 81A Endell St, London
12 JUN // This Is Not A Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Takeover // Hosted by Foyles Bookshop (Charing Cross Road) // 18:30-20:00
JUN 13 // ‘The violence of empire come home’: Slavery, colonialism and Peterloo // Hosted by Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre and Education Trust // 5:30 PM – 8 PM // Manchester Central Library
JUN 13 // SOAS Speech Acts – Justice for Grenfell on the 2nd Anniversary // Hosted by The Glass Is Half Full // 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM // SALT, SOAS, LONDON
JUN 10 // More than the sum of our parts: Shared values for new joined-up ways of working // 6:30PM – 9:00PM // London
JUN 07 // Drug Policy Activist Training Day // Hosted by Health Poverty Action // 5e Punderson’s Gardens, London
07 JUN // Turkey: Don’t Drown Hasankeyf! // Hosted by Kurdistan Solidarity Network and Kurdistan Students Union – UK // 14:00-17:00 // Belgrave Square, London
07 JUN // Theresa May’s Resignation Party // Hosted by Bootle Labour // 19:00-01:00 // Lock & Quay, Liverpool
JUN 08 // Migrant Connections Festival 2019 // Hosted by Migrant Connections Festival and Grow Tottenham // 10:00-23:00 // Grow Tottenham
JUN 08 // Green Industrial Revolution: Next Steps for Scarborough & Whitby // Hosted by Hugo Fearnley for Scarborough & Whitby // 11:00-14:00
JUN 08 // Peterloo: The Build-Up, Manchester in 1819 // Hosted by New Manchester Walks // 11:30-13:15 // Manchester Central Library
JUN 08 // London March to Close all Slaughterhouses 2019 // Hosted by Go Vegan – London // 12:00-17:00 // Leicester Square, London
08 JUN // The Real Trade War: stopping the corporate plunder of people and planet // Hosted by Global Justice Now // 13:30 – 18:00 // Birmingham & Midland Institute
JUN 08 // ‘The Cuts’ – What can Labour councils do? // Hosted by Heywood and Middleton Constituency Labour Party // 13:00-16:00 // Woolworths Woolies Sports & Social Club, Rochdale
JUN 08 // What can we do about immigration raids? // Hosted by Brighton Against Borders and Brighton Anti Raids Network // 14:00-18:00 // Cowley Club, Brighton
JUN 08 // Building The Future // Hosted by Greater Manchester Housing Action // 16:00-19:00 // Niamos, Manchester
JUN 08 // IWGB Summer Party – Fiesta de Verano del sindicato IWGB // Hosted by IWGB – Independent Workers Union of Great Britain // 18:00-02:00 // Karibu Education Centre, London
09 JUN // Pride in London 10k // Hosted by Pride in London // 08:30-11:30 // The Bandstand, Serpentine Road, Hyde Park
JUN 09 // The Role of Islamaphobia and Racism in War // Hosted by Cheshire Stop The War Coalition // 14:00-16:00 // Storyhouse, Chester
JUN 09 // GGP Permaculture Cafe // by The Gaskell Garden Project and The Old Abbey Taphouse // 16:00-19:00
JUN 09 // Stand up for the planet // Hosted by Peak District Against Fracking // 16:00-17:00 // Mam Tor Ridgeline, Peak District
2019’s programme will take place from the 19th April, through May to the 5th June and will feature over 70 events of all shapes and sizes.
Donald Trump is coming to Britain for a state visit. Let’s show him what we think of his divisive, hateful policies!
Reclaim the Power is taking direct action this summer against the new gas-fired power stations fuelling the climate crisis, and training up to take action on the UK’s Hostile Environment for migrants.
JUN 6 // Co-creating Public Services With Stories of Lived Experience // Hosted by People’s Voice Media // 09:45-16:30 // People’s History Museum
JUN 6 // Talk & Tour: Peterloo, power & protest// The John Rylands Library // Hosted by Manchester Counterfire and Counterfire
JUN 6 // Labour and immigration: beyond detention, beyond deportations // Hosted by Manchester Momentum and Niamos // 18:00-22:00 // NIAMOS Manchester
JUN 6 // End the Tory Brexit Chaos Now! A Socialist Plan for Europe // Hosted by Rossendale Socialist Forum and Pendle Momentum // 19:30-21:30 // Sunnybank Social Club Helmshore
JUN 05 // Green New Deal for Westminster // Steven Saxby for Cities of London & Westminster Labour // 18:30-20:30 //
JUN 05 // Stop the Mistoria Evictions in Kensington // Hosted by ACORN Liverpool // 18:00-20:00 // Community Room, Kensington Community Fire Station, L7 0EU
JUN 4 // The New Authoritarians: book launch // Hosted by Haymarket Books and Pluto Press // 19:00-21:00 // Bread and Roses at the Chapel, London
JUN 4 // Stop Trump 2019 – No to Trump’s visit to London // Hosted by Stop Trump // 11:00-17:00 // Trafalgar Square, London
JUN 2 // Green Anti-Capitalist Perspectives – A Panel & Discussion // Hosted by Anarchist Festival and Green Anti-Capitalist Front // 16:00-18:00 // London Action Resource Centre
JUN 2 // Write Here, Write Now – An Anarchist Media Gathering // Hosted by Anarchist Federation // 11:00-18:00 // MayDay Rooms
JUN 1 // Antiuniversity Political Keywords: what do we mean when we say…. // Hosted by Antiuniversity Now // 17:00-19:00 // Decentre, London
JUN 1 // How can we stop Trump and the far right across Europe? // Hosted by Stand Up To Racism and Unite Against Fascism // 14:00-17:00 // National Education Union, London
JUN 1 // The Myth of Community: The Challenges of Organising Locally // Hosted by Anarchist Festival and MayDay Rooms, London // 13:00-15:00
JUN 1 // Follow the Money: Development Walking Tour // Hosted by Greater Manchester Housing Action // 12:30-14:00
JUN 1 // Unite Rank & File National Meeting – All Unite members welcome // Hosted by Unite Rank and File // 12:30-16:30 // Wood Green Social Club, London
JUN 1 // Partisan All Day Party #8 – UK Garage special! // Hosted by Partisan Collective // 12:00-23:59
JUN 01 // Groundswell Manchester // Hosted by Friends of the Earth // 10:15-17:30 // Mechanics Institute, Manchester
JUN 1 // Take over the city! A day of practical workshops // Hosted by Anarchist Festival and MayDay Rooms // 11:00-16:00
JUN 1 // Green Industrial Revolution – Morecambe and Lunesdale // Hosted by Morecambe and Lunesdale Labour Party // 10:30-13:00 // The Centre @ Halton
MAY 31 // Townsend Productions: ‘The ragged trousered philanthropists’ // Hosted by Working Class Movement Library
MAY 31 // Anarchist Festival 2019 // Hosted by Anarchist Festival, Housmans and Freedom Bookshop // All over UK and Ireland
MAY 31 // National Cycling Protest : Critical Mass Poster Collection // Hosted by Donnachadh McCarthy // 18:30-19:00 // under Waterloo Bridge, London
31 MAY – 19 SEP // Exhibition ‘Peterloo: news, fake news and paranoia // 13:00-17:00 // Working Class Movement Library
MAY 30 // Public Rally: Dump Trump – Stop Farage // Hosted by The People’s Assembly Against Austerity // 18:30-20:30 // Indian YMCA
MAY 29 // Winning a Green New Deal // Hosted by Manchester Momentum and Manchester Labour for a Green New Deal // 19:00-21:00 // Central Methodist Hall
MAY 28 // Co-operation Jackson UK Tour in Leeds // Hosted by Platform 6 // 17:50-21:00 // Roscoe Methodist Church, Leeds
MAY 27 // A Movement with a Plan: Co-Operation Jackson // Hosted by ACORN Manchester // 19:00-21:00 // Partisan, Manchester
MAY 26 // Election Count Rally against Racism and Fascism // Hosted by Stand Up To Racism Manchester // 20:00 // Manchester Central Convention Complex
MAY 26 // Extinction Rebellion Protest Tree Planting // Hosted by The Edible Bus Stop // 14:00-17:00 // Norwood Road SE27 9DD
MAY 25 // Envirolution Festival 2019! // Hosted by Envirolution // 13:00-19:00 // Platt Fields Park, Manchester
MAY 25 // Barclays Climate Action // Hosted by Momentum in Bristol and the West of England // 10:00-12:00 // Barclays Bank, 55 Broadmead, Bristol
MAY 25 // Acorn Leeds Launch! // Hosted by ACORN Leeds // 10:00-17:00 // Bridge Street Church, Bridge Street, Leeds
MAY 24 // The solidarity economy: Cooperation Jackson style // Hosted by Mutual Aid In Sussex – MAIS // 17:45-19:45 // Brighton Friends Meeting House
MAY 24 // PETERLOO MASSACRE 200th Anniversary – Guided Walking Tours // 11:30-13:15 // Meet: Manchester Art Gallery steps
MAY 23 // TDL 48 hour Strike – Save Lives Not Pennies! //
The Doctors Laboratory, 1 Mabledon Place, London // 23 May at 07:30 – 25 May at 07:30 // Hosted by IWGB
MAY 23 // The Shock Doctrine of the Left with Graham Jones // Hosted by Café+ RED HAUS BOOKS, Sheffield // 18:00-21:00
MAY 22 // Rally to rejoin the EU // College Green,
Abingdon St , London // 22:30-23:30 // Hosted by EUouth
MAY 22 // Urgent Red Bloc – Oppose Tommy Robinson in Salford // Hosted by Manchester Momentum and The Milkshake Movement // 18:00-20:00 // Mocha Parade, Lower Broughton Rd, Salford
MAY 21 // Why we oppose Trump state visit – Newcastle public meeting // Hosted by Newcastle Stand up to Trump // 19:00-20:30 // Brunswick Methodist Church, Newcastle
MAY 20 // Unfractured Film Showing Cheshire //Hosted by Frack Free Upton // 18:30-21:00 // Chester Quaker Meeting House
According to reports, “an anarchist comrade was violently attacked with a knife the afternoon of 2nd May 2019 in the FA bookshop Publico.
More than 1,000 Tube workers are to take strike action over the FA Cup weekend.
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets for May Day, in solidarity with millions around the world who marched for worker’s rights. While the French protest every year, these protests were remarkably violent as police fired tear gas at crowds in attempts to control factions bent on rioting, detaining more than 250 protestors by the end of the day.
Climate debate focus shifts to the Global South as thousands gather in Parliament Square to demand a climate emergency
A BLACKBURN man has been videoed ‘throwing’ a milkshake over right-wing extremist Tommy Robinson.
Asda staff are in revolt over the proposed imposition of a new ‘flexible’ contract with calls for the company to roll back from the plan in the wake of Sainsbury’s failed takeover.
Ecuador’s Waorani indigenous tribe won their first victory Friday against big oil companies in a ruling that blocks the companies’ entry onto ancestral Amazonian lands for oil exploration activities.
24 April 19:00-22:00
Socialist Economics with James Meadway.
Lecture Theatre A, The Rose Bowl, Leeds Beckett University.
24 April 19:00-21:00
The Personal is Still Political: A Facilitated Dialogue
108 The Moor, Sheffield, S1 4PH, United Kingdom
Hosted by Festival of Debate
25 April from 19:00-22:00
Pint of Peace!
The Old Abbey Taphouse
Guildhall Close, M15 6SY Manchester
25 April 19:00-21:00
Manchester Rally for Palestine Thursday 25th April
Mechanics Institute, 103 Princess Street, Manchester M1 6DD h
25 April from 19:00 – 20:30
The house is on fire: how we can stand with the youth strikes
Room S209, SOAS Paul Webley wing, Torrington Sq, WC1H 0XG
26 April 12:00-13:00 (Every Friday)
Climate Strike – Fridays For Future London
Parliament Square, Hosted by Climate Strike
Fridays For Future London
26 April 18:00 – 01:00
Mayday Rooms Spring Social
Mayday Rooms 88 Fleet St London Ec4 1Dh
Hosted by Plan C London and MayDay Rooms
26 April from 18:00-21:00
A Green New Deal for Homes? — Friends Meeting House Manchester
26 April from 18:00 – 19:00
The Salisbury poisonings – one year after SOAS University of London
Student / Young Pugwash – UK branch
Friday from 18:30-20:30
James Meadway on Corbynomics SOAS University of London
Hosted by The Great Moving Left Show
26 April from 19:00-20:30
Manchester Housing Hustings.
Where: Cross Street Unitarian Chapel, Manchester Hosted by Shelter
26 April 20:30 – 01:00
Anti Austerity DJ Night with Mike Joyce. Chorlton Irish Club
17 High Lane, M21 9DJ Manchester, United Kingdom.
Hosted by The People’s Assembly Against Austerity and Manchester People’s Assembly – Austerity Cut it Out
27 April from 09:30-16:30
Hemp and Lime insulation workshop
Hulme Community Garden Centre, 28 Old Birley Street, M15 5RG Manchester
Hosted by Carbon Co-op and Hulme Community
27 April at 10:00 – 28 April at 16:00
Reclaim The Power – National Gathering
The Printworks, 139 Clapham Rd, London SW9 0HP
Hosted by Reclaim The Power
27 April 10:00-20:30
Leeds bus to Surround Springfield Demo Leeds railway station
New Station St, LS1 4PR Leeds
27 April from 11:00-12:00
Kinder Scout Mass Trespass 87th Anniversary Walk SK22 2LH
Hosted by Manchester Greenpeace and Sheffield Greenpeace
27 April 12:00-16:00
Earth Day Climate Protest!
Parliament Square. Hosted by Earth Strike UK and 3 others
27 April 13:00-17:00
Who is Manchester For? Central Methodist Hall
4-5 Central Buildings Oldham St, M1 1JQ Manchester
27 April 14:00-16:00
March for unity against racism
Dominion Rd, Southall UB2 4BQ
Hosted by Southall Resists 40 and Labour Against Racism And Fascism
27 April 14:00-16:00
Anarchists like us. Communists like us.
Hosted by Plan C London, Ec4 1Dh
27 April 19:30 – 01:00
Solidarity Forever: UVW 5th birthday party! Rich Mix London
35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA London
28 April 13:30-17:00
Game Workers Unite UK branch of the IWGB first ever annual general meeting (AGM)! SOAS University of London, WC1H 0XG
28 April 15:45-18:45
3 Acres & A Cow, A History Of Land Rights & Protest In Folk Song
Hebden Bridge Trades, Holme St, HX7 8EE Hebden Bridge
28 April from 12:00-13:00
Manchester International Workers Memorial Day Albert Square
Hosted by Greater Manchester Hazards Centre
“Join us as we engage in acts of non-violent civil disobedience against governments in capital cities around the world. This is not a one-off march – we will keep going for as long as we have to, shutting down cities day after day until our demands are met.”
25, Apr 2019
BREAKING: Kurdish activists and friends occupy Amnesty International London HQ — Freedom News link https://bit.ly/2GyjRS9
25, Apr 2019
25, Apr 2019: Subvertisers in London film released by Dog Section Press – https://vimeo.com/329129255
April 16, 2019: International Rebellion Update #1 – The Rebellion begins
After so many months of preparation and planning, today was the day our Rebellion began. In 25 countries around the world, rebels of all kinds and backgrounds have begun taking non-violent direct action in a bid to save our planet from catastrophe. From today we will be writing history.
The London Rebellion opened under a bright blue morning sky. Earth Marchers, Rebel Riders and freshly arrived rebels from all over the country began packing up their tents – having camped the night in Hyde Park. READ FULL REPORT HERE
April 16, 2019
The NASUWT secured compensation of £14,933,905.34 for members during 2018.
The compensation was awarded for successful claims including unfair dismissal, unlawful discrimination, personal injuries and criminal assault. The NASUWT experienced a significant increase last year in cases relating to unlawful discrimination by employers towards members. UNION NEWS LINK HERE
April 16, 2019: Blacklist Support Group statement about Spy Cops Police have been visiting activists’ homes unannounced in regarding #spycops who infiltrated unions & political campaigns. To be crystal clear: we do not trust the police to investigate themselves & will not be providing any info to them – only to the public inquiry STATEMENT LINK
April 15, 2019
LEGAL SECTOR WORKERS JOIN RADICAL UNION FOR LOW PAID WORKERS UNITED VOICES OF THE WORLDParalegals, solicitors and barristers across the UK have voted to unionise through the trade union United Voices of the World (UVW) to form Legal Sector Workers United (LSWU). LSWU aims to tackle the sector’s poverty pay, inequality and fight to bring back legal aid. PRESS RELEASE LINK HERE – THE LAW SOCIETY GAZETTE
April 15, 2019
April 15, 2019: Government scraps no-fault evictions in ‘biggest win for tenants in decades’ The government has scrapped a law that allows landlords to evict tenants for no good reason, in a move that tenants groups across Manchester have hailed as a ‘win’.
Section 21 of the Housing Act previously let landlords evict tenants without good reason – once informed, tenants had as little as two months to pack up and leave. M.E.N. REPORT ON ACORN VICTORY HERE
14 April, 2019: LETTERS TO THE EARTH, AT APRIL YOUTH STRIKE “We the youth are rising up because we have no other choice” So says Noga Levy-Rapoport, 17, one of the organisers at UK Student Climate Network. WATCH VIDEO AND READ REPORT HERE – REAL MEDIA
13th April 2019
Ford unions ready to strike GMB and Unite have warned Ford bosses they are ready to strike over compulsory redundancies. In a statement to workers at Bridgend, Dagenham, Daventry, Dunton and Halewood, the Ford national joint negotiating committee said: “If any location is faced with compulsory redundancies, or plant closure, then each location would be balloted for industrial action.” UNION NEWS LINK
April 12, 2019
UVW forced Chanel to increase the wages of its cleaners by 10% in every Chanel store across the country after threatening to walk out on strike. If we can win that with the threat of a strike, imagine what could be achieved with an all out strike not only in Chanel but across all big fashion and other brands. Now the fight continues for the real London Living Wage!
April 13, 2019
April 13, 2019: GreenPeace tell government the 6 things they need to do to fight climate change
April 12, 2019: Review: Green Growth
According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) ‘Green growth means fostering economic growth and development while ensuring that natural assets continue to provide the resources and environmental services on which our well-being relies’. Green growth: Ideology, Political Economy and the Alternatives assesses the impact and viability of green growth and outlines the alternatives. RS21 REVIEW LINK HERE
April 12, 2019: To the climate strikers: thank you for teaching us a lesson A message of thanks to the youth strikers taking to the streets to demand action on climate change in the UK and around the world again today.
Friday, 12 April: HSBC – Stop funding destruction A coalition of campaigning groups are organising a protest outside the venue of HSBC’s AGM in Birmingham. Join us there to demand that HSBC stop funding the death and destruction of people and planet!
We are anti-militarism and climate groups who recognise the inseparable nature of our struggle for peace and climate justice. Organisations involved include: Palestine Solidarity Campaign, War on Want, BankTrack, 350.org, and the National Committee of Bangladesh UK.
Friday, 12 April: Climate Strike – Fridays For Future London (and everywhere)
Across the world, young people are going on school strikes for the climate, demanding that governments take the necessary action to decrease carbon dioxide emissions and act in accordance with the Paris Agreement* and the IPCC*.
Join the movement and come strike with us at Parliament Square every Friday between 12 and 13.
14 April: Major New reel news series of films on climate chance and visionary struggles from North America.
Join for a live interactive premiere of Episode 1 on April 14th – Live Chat during the premiere with reel news, plus Ian Hussey and Angele Alook from The Parklands Institute, Alberta.
April 9, 2019: Campaigners head to court to stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia Lawyers for Campaign Against Arms Trade will argue in the court of appeal that UK exports breach international law LINK (GUARDIAN)
9th April 2019: TSSA warns Tube ballot is “almost inevitable” TSSA members have rejected a “derisory” pay offer by London Underground bosses, and are set to begin a strike ballot
April 8, 2019: From California to Louisiana: Finding America’s Climate Heroes British video activist Shaun Dey was one of two members of Reel News who went to North America last year to make films about grassroots struggles around climate change, particularly around the ideas of “just transition” and “just recovery”. He reflects on his experience of travelling the region for 14 weeks
8th April 2019: UCU members at three colleges on strike this week UCU members are this week on strike at Coventry College, City of Wolverhampton College and the Warwickshire College Group in a dispute over pay.
7th Arpil 2019: ‘We’re going to win this war’: Anti-fracking campaigners celebrate victory against Ineos and vow to keep shale gas industry out of England .The two men who successfully challenged fracking company Ineos in court this week say “the tide is starting to turn” in the fight to stop the country’s fledgling shale gas industry in its tracks
6 Apr 2019: Dorchester hotel draped in rainbow flag as hundreds protest over Brunei gay stoning law More than a thousand’ people stormed the Dorchester Hotel in London today in protest against anti-LGBT laws in Brunei. Carrying placards and rainbow flags, campaigners banged on the windows of the building as they chanted ‘shame on you’ and ‘gay rights, human rights’
5th April 2019: WAR ON WANT PETITION: CALLING ON PAPUA NEW GUINEA TO TAKE ACTION ON ILLEGAL LAND GRABS Our recent report with our partner in Papua New Guinea Act Now!, “The SABL land grab: Papua New Guinea’s ongoing human rights scandal”, reveals how Special Agricultural Business Leases (SABLs) are still being used by foreign companies to illegally occupy land and grab forest resources from customary land owners, despite many SABLS being declared illegal and widely discredited.
4th April 2019: Pensions – the true story SHARE ACTION REPORT You might not know it but you almost certainly have a pension. Pensions aren’t just about retirement – they build the world around us. They are the tea we drink and the train station we commute into. They also fund climate change.
We’re building a movement to make sure the money we put into our pensions once a month builds the world society needs. Watch the video to find out more, and sign up to keep learning and take action. It’s early days for us. Stay tuned as we grow.
4th April 2019: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: SCHOOL OF TRANSNATIONAL ACTIVISM Debates about populism, the crisis of democracy and the backlash against globalisation are all raging. But very few people seem to be asking two essential groups of questions: in what ways is the nation-state changing and in what ways has it been surpassed? And what are the most effective political forms to find civic agency in this new context? Nation-states are not disappearing as some globalisation theorists may have suggested in other decades, but neither are they the best political forms for our future. Fearing our collective incapacity to solve global challenges, citizens retract to the known container of the nation-state; but this only makes the problem worse. What comes after nationstates and how do we get there? This is the question the School of Transnational Activism is aiming to answer.
4th April 2019: Applications for the next Press Officer School are now open – DEADLINE 9AM MONDAY 20TH MAY NEON – The Press Officer Network is a programme run by the Comms Hub to support press officers working in groups and organisations that campaign, organise, support and communicate about progressive and diverse issues. For many of us working in campaigns we’re in a constant battle to get good media coverage for our organisations. Often we work alone or in small teams – and there’s no training or support out there specifically aimed at helping progressives improve their impact.
3rd April: Interview: the Algerian uprising continues Supporters of the Algerian uprising will be gathering once again this Saturday (6 April) at 1pm, Marble Arch, London. Seth Uzman spoke to one of the volunteers and reports on the protests so far.
02 April 2019: We Spoke to the Legends Who Took Their Landlord to Court and Won Ben Leonard, who recently won a court case against his landlord, told us how he and his housemates fought the system
2nd April 2019: NASUWT members on strike in Belfast NASUWT members at St Patrick’s Primary School in Belfast today begin the first of three days of strike action over working conditions.L
01 April 2019: The Red Gyms of England — a new front for anti-fascism A new movement of socialist fight-sports clubs is smashing misconceptions that the left is a muddle of middle-class milquetoasts
01 April 2019: Extinction Rebellion activists have just stripped in the House of Commons public gallery to call attention to the ‘elephant in the room’
01 April 2019: Fossil Fools day #lockon at #Misson #fracking site being drilled in North #Nottinghamshire. For our water, our health and the climate: ban fracking!
01 April 2019: 1994-2019 Undercurrents: Celebrating 25 years in (direct) action ‘Undercurrents the alternative news video issue 1’ was released on VHS tape on April 1st 1994. Most notable feature included the country’s first video feature informing about the imminent introduction of the Criminal Justice Bill. A series of new laws which attacked the right to protest, to squat, right to silence and to assemble amongst many others. The first batch of 250 VHS tapes was sold out in a few weeks and press reviews were very positive.
29 March 2019: Can we transform the world in 12 years? Tamarack Media Cooperative produce 5 minute action film with the BBC
29 March 2019: Partial victory for cleaners at Chanel! Following the threat of a strike Chanel’s brave cleaners won a 10% pay rise! However, they won’t stop until they are paid the London Living Wage of £10.55 per hour, their workloads are decreased, health and safety laws are respected, and they are paid their wages by bank transfer (they are currently paid by cheque!). Stay tuned for strike dates and get ready to picket Chanel!
28 March 2019: Building the #YouthStrike4Climate (an RS21 Report) Hundreds of students of all ages have joined the Cambridge Youth Strike for Climate. Zareen Taj, a local parent and activist, reports on the organising behind the scenes. L
25.3.19:Another Day, Another Matter in Court in Sofia, Bulgaria. In a not uncommon occurence Australian Antifascist Jock Palfreeman once again fronted court in Bulgaria. This time, Svetlomir Neshkov, Vice Chair of the Bulgarian Prisoners’ Association is making a case against the 2016 change in prison visitation rules that saw cameras installed in the visiting section as well as the mandatory presence of a guard. Svetlomir Neshkov is leading and arguing the mass case on behalf of Jock and nine other prisoners. A surly and hostile head judge presided while Bulgarian Prisoners’ Association members, the other prisoners and their supporter’s spirits were high, enjoying the solidarity together despite their presence in the apparartus of the State’s repression.The process like all legal processes in Bulgaria is expected to be sporadic and lengthy.
21 March 2019: Refugee Lifeboat: Statement of intent Refugee Lifeboat is an activist group standing with migrants through material solidarity and political interventions. L
21 March 2019: Why I want to legally regulate drugs A short film to raise awareness about the harms of global drug policy and call for legal regulation of drugs created by Health Poverty Action and Campaign film. L
20 March 2019: Student bans and securitisation at KCL Politically active students at KCL have been barred from entering campus without any explanation from management. Here, we re-publish KCL Justice for Cleaners‘ statement. There was also a demonstration earlier today against campus securitisation.