With: Richard Burgon MP // Shami Chakrabarti // Chris Williamson MP // Lucy Anderson MEP // Liam Young – writer // Lara McNeil – Labour NEC Youth representative // Steve Turner – Unite the Union // Christine Blower – international secretary, NEU(NUT section) // Shelly Asquith - People's Assembly Against Austerity // Danielle Tiplady - nurse & NHS campaigner // Siân Errington - Labour Assembly Against Austerity // Murad Qureshi - Stop the War Coalition // Hugh Lanning – Palestine Solidarity Campaign // Laura Morales – Justice Mexico Now // Maz Saleem - Stand Up to Trump // Jenny Manson – Jewish Voice for Labour // Huda Elmi – Momentum NCG member & BAME Labour activist // Mike Jackson – Lesbians & Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) & more special guests to be confirmed.
Featuring: #JC4PM rally // Q&As // Seminars & workshops // Social media hub & training // Films // Book Launches & ‘meet the author’ events plus much more.
Join us for a weekend of people powered politics, internationalism and solidarity, discussing Labour's left ideas to change society for the better.
Lets come together to build on the vision and energy of Labour’s Manifesto, and win a Britain and world for the many, not the few.
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Resistance against academisation has never gone away, but recent months have seen a sharp increase across the country in the number of strikes and campaigns against academisation and a renewed mood to bring all schools that have converted back under local democratic control.
With the idea of a National Education Service under a future Labour government, the issue of academisation must take centre stage.
We face an entrenched ‘education ruling class’ who have power and control over vast swathes of the education system. It will take a huge social movement of staff, parents and students to shift them.
This event, with speakers and workshops, will focus on why we must resist academisation and how we do that. There will be speakers from campaigns against academisation and from leading figures in education and the opportunity, through workshops, to share ideas and strategies.
JUSTICE4GRENFELL AND FBU CALL ON PEOPLE FROM AROUND BRITAIN WHO DEMAND JUSTICE FOR GRENFELL TO JOIN US.
One year on and after 72 people have died and 70 injured in the Grenfell Tower fire, the government leaves behind a trail of broken promises:
THERE ARE COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS IN THE COMMUNITY WHICH WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO JOIN IN.
16 June at 12:00–16:00pm, 10 Downing Street, SW1V 2 London, United Kingdom
The festival takes place during the anniversary of one of the very first organised uprisings by workers in 1831 known as the Merthyr Rising. The Merthyr Rising of 1831 was the violent climax to many years of simmering unrest among the large working class population of Merthyr Tydfil where it is believed that for the first time the red flag of revolution was flown as a symbol of workers' revolt.
Today we annually celebrate this symbolic event through a cultural festival of music, arts, political discussion and ideas during the anniversary of the events of 1831.
This Day School is organised by Independent Working Class Education Network, with Barry Faulkner, national political education coordinator forUnite the Union, and features Ellen Lees from "We Own It."Saturday 19th May, 2018, 10.30 - 3.30.
UnitetheUnion, 128 Theobald's Road, Holborn, London (nearest tube, Holborn, WC1X 8TN) £5.00 - pay on the day - includes a modest lunch.
18.30. TUC, 23 Great Russell Street, WC1B 3LS
Annually at the TUC Congress house, we have an Irish History Month event in order to commemorate the History of Irish immigrants to Britain of the last few centuries. In 2018, it will be 100 years since we have our first Woman MP owing to the success of the Suffragettes who achieved the Votes for Women. This Sinn Fein MP was Constance Gore-Booth (Countess Markievisc) and refused to take her seat. We will have a speaker on this topic. Secondly, it will be 130 years since the "Match Girls Strike" as teenage girls of Irish heritage achieved all their demands since they withdrew their labour for three days in 1888. Mary Doolin, Senior PCS Union Full Time Officer, will be speaking on the history of Irish Women in the British Trade Union movement. Lastly, it will be 150 years since the last public hanging in Britain: an Irish man called Michael Barrett, who was innocent of the Clerkenwell Prison explosions of which took place on 20th May 1868.
A new deal for working people - TUC march and rally
On 12 May 2018, thousands of people will march through London to demand a new deal for working people. Come and join us.
With: Laura Pidcock MP // Cat Smith MP // Maya Goodfellow, writer & journalist // Shelly Asquith, People's Assembly Against Austerity & more special guests to be confirmed.
A public meeting to help build support for the TUC march for "a new deal for working people" on May 12 and to help explain Labour's alternative to Tory austerity.
On 30 March 2018, Land day, peaceful Palestinian protestors were fired at with live bullets by Israeli snipers that killed 17 people and injured over 1500.
Join us this coming Saturday to call for an end to the siege of Gaza and ask UK government to condemn Israel's actions.
When: Saturday 7 April, from 1pm - 3pm.
Where: Opposite Downing Street, SW1A 2AA.
Nearest Station: Westminster.
Organised by Friends of Al-Aqsa, Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Palestinian Forum in Britain.
Supported by Stop the War and EuroPal.
19:30 to 21:00 (GMT) Marchmont Street Community Centre, 62 Marchmont St WC1N 1AB London
Book launch and discussion with Peter Purton, author of Champions of Equality and Jane Connor, Lesbian and Gay Support the Miners.
Peter Purton was the TUC’s first LGBT officer. His book, of interest to everyone interested in equality and trade union history, reveals how LGBTtrade union members organised to win recognition, then support, and how trade unions supported the struggles of LGBT communities in Britain and across the world.
This is an inspiring tale, and in the dangerous world of the twenty-first century, it is a warning call to the LGBT community and those supporting it, to wake up to new threats, to remember how past victories were achieved. The labour movement has much potential as an active participant in the unfinished fight for equality, but this book shows the need for mutual engagement to make change possible.
Champions of Equality: Trade unions and LGBT rights in Britain, by Peter Purton, Lawrence & Wishart, London.
For information about Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, go to http://lgsm.org
Meeting hosted by Socialist Resistance
Join the Stop Trump Coalition on March 17
Demonstrations are already being planned by the broad-based Stop Trump Coalition, which involves more than 40 campaigning organisations, a dozen MPs, the TUC, 13 individual trade unions, academics, journalists and others.
Modern science is showing this was the world which made us human. Our Palaeolithic heritage enabled us to invent music, language, art, religion – pretty much everything that matters.
Patriarchy is not natural and hasn't always been there. It arose recently in the life of our species, with the increase of inequalities in the Old World about 5,000 years ago.
Patriarchy is a cancer on the body of humankind and the surface of the earth. Since humans created it, humans can decide to get rid of it.
Donald Trump is threatening to visit London later this year. Let’s give him the welcome he deserves!
Come on March 8th and then join us in making sure that
MATRIARCHY TRUMPS PATRIARCHY
If you can’t roar from central London, ROAR from wherever you are. Let’s synchronise our roars!
Saudi Prince Not Welcome
The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad Bin Salman has been invited to visit the UK. He has led the Saudi bombing of Yemen, which the UN has condemned as causing a "humanitarian catastrophe."
UK-made weapons are being used in Saudi Arabia's devastating bombing in Yemen, and the government continues to license further arms exports – despite overwhelming evidence of repeated breaches of international humanitarian law.
Mohammad Bin Salman's visit sends the message that arms sales are more important than Yemeni lives. This is not okay.
Parliament must hold the government to account. Please take two minutes to email your MP and ask them to speak out against Mohammad Bin Salman's visit and the ongoing arms sales.
Register for tickets at: bit.ly/LAAA2017
Sat, 28th October
Student Central (formerly ULU), Malet St, London, WC1E 7HY
With: Diane Abbott MP, Shadow Home Secretary // Richard Burgon MP, Shadow Justice Secretary // Jon Trickett MP, Shadow Lord President of the Council and Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office // Chris Williamson MP, Shadow Minister for Fire & Emergency Services // Cat Smith MP, Shadow Minister for Voting Engagement & Youth Affairs // Lucy Anderson MEP // Karen Lee MP // Kelvin Hopkins MP // Steve Turner, Unite Assistant General Secretary & People’s Assembly Against Austerity // Roger McKenzie, UNISON Assistant General Secretary // Mick Whelan, General Secretary ASLEF // Rehana Azam, National Secretary for public services, GMB // Mike Hedges, Unite London & Eastern Region Political Committee // Tosh McDonald, ASLEF President // John Hendy QC, Campaign for Trade Union Freedom // Maya Goodfellow, Guardian & Independent writer // Danielle Tiplady, nurse & NHS campagner // Lara McNeil, Vice-chair Labour Students // Huda Elmi, Momentum NCG // Sian Errington, Labour Assembly Against Austerity // Seema Chandwani, CLP representative, Labour CAC // Murad Qureshi, Stop the War Coalition & former London Assembly member // Sabby Dhalu, Stand Up to Racism // Shabbir Lakha, Stand up to Trump // Lewis Bassett // Amy Dunne, Jeremy Corbyn 4 PM // Nathan Akehurt, writer // Matt Willgress, Labour Assembly Against Austerity // Maryam Eslamdoust, Camden councillor // Emine Ibrahim, Greater London Labour Party board member // Peray Ahmet, National Policy Forum member // Christine Shawcroft, Labour Party NEC & Momentum NCG // Claudia Webbe, Islington Councillor & Labour NEC
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Russian October Revolution.
The Socialist History Society will be holding a seminar to mark the launch of
its Occasional Publication no. 41
Saturday 21St October
Marx Memorial Library, Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R,
2.00pm - 6.00pm. Free to attend, all welcome.
Speakers will include Tobias Abse, Willie Thompson, David Morgan, Greta Sykes, Francis King and John Partington
The Russian Revolution of 1917 changed the world forever. For once, it
appeared that the oppressed workers were within grasp of the levers of state
power and for a while the prospect of permanently ending exploitation seemed
a real possibility. The revolutionary mood swept across continents and its
impact was felt far beyond the parties of the left and the organised labour
movement. The revolution inspired writers, poets, intellectuals and
philosophers as much as it did workers and activists. With this special
Occasional Publication the Socialist History Society commemorates these
momentous events of one hundred years ago with a series of specially written
articles that examine the reactions to the revolution and its impact in
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